Stand Off: Apple or Android?

Working in technology for over 40 years is both a blessing and a curse. The blessing is that you get to stay on the bleeding edge of technology, exposed to new computing platforms, software, and devices. The curse is pretty much the same. While those of us in Tech understand the good, bad, and ugly…

Goodbye, iPhone! Hello Droid!

I’ve been asked if I’m still liking my Droid. It’s been two months since I got my Droid Maxx to replace my iPhone. I started my smartphone obsession with the Palm Treo and jumped on the iPhone bandwagon when they were released. They were hip, cool, very usable, and quite beautiful.

Cleaning Up Your Facebook News Feed

By now you are already suffering from all the junk that can clog up your news feed on Facebook. Everything from FarmVille and Bejeweled to endless likes of photos and other content. Did you know that any photos or articles that were “shared” with you by a friend who “liked” it exposes your comments to…

Is Your iPhone LifeProofed? Why Not?!

You know what I mean. How many of us treat our iPhone like we are walking on eggs, afraid to mishandle it, drop it on the ground, or even get moisture on it? How many of us have been searching for the perfect iPhone case, one that protects our beloved device, yet is light and…

Facebook App Sucking Battery Life?

It would appear this is the case on both Android and iPhone platforms. Recently my daughter told me that the Sprint rep told her to remove Facebook from her Android phone because it destabilizes the platform. He said it also quickly sucks down power. I handed my iPhone 4s to a friend last night at…

Brother MFC-J825DW is a home run!

I’ve worked in technology for over 36 years. I’m picky as hell. I’ve been looking for a new all-in-one (AIO) printer for a while. I’ve tried Epson, Canon, Lexmark. I never tried Brother. I saw the Brother MFC-J825DW printer in OfficeMax where it was on sale before Amazon for $99 and picked it up. The…

Deciding to Buy a Tablet?

Many of my friends and colleagues know that I am a consummate consumer of technology. Basically, that just means I’m a geek. I love technology and the way it expands my knowledge and helps me stretch to develop new talents, some of which I never knew I had.

Struggling With AT&T Wireless?

By now, I think we have all heard someone lament about how they struggle to maintain a decent voice or data connection on the AT&T Wireless network. Unless you are in a city where the 3G coverage is supersaturated, you probably watch your bars go up and down like a pogo stick. Many of us…

Black Friday Website Hosting Blowout!

Many people ask me which hosting service I use for building websites. For myself and my clients I recommend HostGator. I’ve been using HostGator for years and they have proven to be the most reliable provider with unbeatable pricing and customer service. HostGator is having a Black Friday blowout this week. Since I am a…

My Kingdom for the Perfect Smartphone!

I want to get rid of my awful Blackberry, but what’s a techie to do? Sprint HTC EVO, Verizon Motorola Droid X, and Apple iPhone4… oh my! All of these phones have great designs and great features, but the more I look into them, the harder it is to make a decision! HTC EVO has…

People Having Facebook Security Issues

Recently a friend of mine found that his Facebook account supposedly posted on all of his friend’s walls that there was a free iPhone4 to be had, if they would just “click here.” Of course it was bogus. The question I pose to Facebook is: “Why does this keep happening?”

Getting More Battery Out of Blackberry

Until my company supports the iPhone, I’m going to have to love my Blackberry. It’s not a bad device, it’s just that my thumbs are suffering from repetitive stress disorder. Seriously. They hurt! Okay, I digress. Back on topic. One of the most frustrating things about having any cell phone is dealing with battery life….