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[13 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 104 views]

We knew it was coming and now it is here, but it still kind of blows. Amazon is increasing the price of Amazon Prime from from $79 to $99 a year in the US — how many people will leave?
Amazon …

Deals, Hardware, Tech »

[10 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 1 views]

The latest and greatest. Do you NEED an 802.11ac broadband router? What is the best home router for you? Whereas 802.11n provided a palpable, order of magnitude performance boost over 802.11g, many users will find that 802.11ac is an appealing …

Tech »

[5 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 513 views]

Electronics reseller RadioShack has made headlines of late because it plans to close over 1,000 stores. Like many retailers, RadioShack is having trouble finding its way in the post-Amazon world, but is there more to the story than that.
In the …

Apps, iOS, Tech »

[26 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 169 views]

If dissatisfaction is the mother of change, data is mother’s milk. That said, FCC Speed Test, a consumer app for collecting broadband metrics, is now available of iPhone and iPad.
An ongoing nationwide performance study of broadband service in the …

Cord Cutter, Tech »

[20 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 309 views]

What is net neutrality? It is a simple rule that states that all internet traffic should be treated equally. Given the mechanics and politics of that internet that, quite obviously, isn’t happening. Here is a quick and dirty look which …

Apple luv, Tech »

[3 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 98 views]

Arsenic, Mercury, Carbon Dioxide and more — electricity generated from coal kills. Little wonder that America’s leading technology companies are pursuing green power so aggressively. And, everyone’s favorite fruit company is right up at the top of the US EPA’s …

Apple luv, Tech »

[24 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 94 views]

Finally, an iconic Christmas image that doesn’t involve people beating each other senseless in a Walmart over a cheap TV! Here is what happened when a couple guys, a quadcopter, some trim and a couple sprigs of mistletoe descended on …

iPad, iPhone, iPod, Tech »

[8 Nov 2013 | One Comment | 951 views]

Apple has purchased a factory ($100 million) and partnered with GT Advanced ($587 million) to produce sapphire crystal. That’s a big investment in a big facility, which has led to big speculation, though at least one obvious application isn’t being …

iPhone, Tech »

[5 Nov 2013 | One Comment | 569 views]

Interesting times, indeed. Apple has purchased a former First Solar factory in Mesa, Arizona where GT Advanced Technologies will manufacture sapphire crystal for use in Apple products.
Currently, sapphire crystals are used in iPhone and iPad camera lens assemblies, as well …

Tech »

[31 Oct 2013 | One Comment | 305 views]

It has been widely reported that Apple has opened a new AppleCare warranty/warehouse location in Carlisle, PA, its second major US warranty center. However, the deal is apparently not quite done.
The source for the original rumor is 9 to 5 …

Tech »

[3 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 262 views]

With more than 31 million customers and over 300 daily trains, keeping up with Amtrak isn’t easy. The US national passenger rail carrier, however, has taken a big leap forward into the 21st Century with the launch of the Track-A-Train …

Apple luv, Tech »

[22 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 102 views]

Yes, the generals of the junta linger. Nevertheless, openness and the trappings of modern life are asserting themselves in Myanmar (aka Burma) — the first Kentucky Fried Chicken has opened and, later this month, so will an official Mac reseller.
The …

Cord Cutter, Tech »

[18 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 122 views]

The Roku 3, which shipped in March, has been received very well both critically and in the marketplace. The Roku 3, however, isn’t a standalone device, but a template for other new set top boxes, including the upcoming low-cost Roku …

Tech »

[6 Sep 2013 | 3 Comments | 795 views]

If browser market share is a proxy for Microsoft’s overall fortunes going forward, then Redmond is truly doomed. Five years after its initial launch, piggybacking off Apple’s open-source Webkit project, Google Chrome is now the world’s favorite browser and things …

Tech »

[23 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 424 views]

When the original Nexus 7 arrived in 2012, the reviews were breathless — Google had nailed it. However, within weeks, a range of serious issues surfaced — janky displays, poor software, reliability and, capping it all off, deplorable service. Though …