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[18 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Roughly a year ago, Google and Starbucks announced the coffee retailer would transition from AT&T to Google Access (aka Google Fiber), boosting free wifi speeds at more than 7,000 Starbucks locations by up to 100X. How’s that going?
The Starbucks + …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[12 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

And, your opinion on the matter only matters if you make yourself heard! The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking public comment on a proposed rule change that would increase the minimum speed legally considered broadband from 4Mbps down …

Apple luv, Tech »

[24 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 177 views]

GameStop, the game retailer, is trimming 100-plus stores this year, but will continue to operate more than 6,000 location. Nevertheless, gaming isn’t what it used to be and the company is already investing big in smartphone retail and Apple authorized …

Deals, Tech »

[13 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 123 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 | 558 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 | 476 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 | 455 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 | 149 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 | 139 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 | No Comment | 1,014 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 | 852 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 | 432 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 | 340 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 | 152 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 …