What To Expect With iOS 11

I really think we take the operating systems of these magical devices for granted.  People get caught up in the new hardware even when it’s not all that new, so they can show it off at the bar that night. Truth is the OS updates provide much more for the user experience than the hardwareContinue reading “What To Expect With iOS 11”

Six Things You Didn’t Hear at WWDC But Need to Know.

Apple unveiled tons of new tech goodies today in San Jose.  I’m not going to talk about any of them in this post.  However I am going to talk about all the changes they made that they didn’t talk about.    13″ MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 2 and Traditional USB-A ports are Gone from theContinue reading “Six Things You Didn’t Hear at WWDC But Need to Know.”

WWDC – HomePod, iMac Pro, iPad Pro, iOS 11, High Sierra

Today Apple is kicking off their annual world wide developers conference.  This conference originated around the debut of the latest softwares such as MacOS and iOS.  There have been cases where new hardware was introduced but it’s primary goal in recent years has been to give a preview of Apple’s newest OS. Heavy rumors have been circulatingContinue reading “WWDC – HomePod, iMac Pro, iPad Pro, iOS 11, High Sierra”

Making the Switch to a Standing Desk

Since starting at my job about a year ago I’ve had a pretty basic cubicle full of all the technology any IT person could ever ask for.  I spend about 60% of my week in that cube sitting in an old chair starring at my displays. Since my family is notorious for having back painsContinue reading “Making the Switch to a Standing Desk”

My First Ever Impressions with Android

I’ve been tasked with developing basic troubleshooting tips and tricks for mobile devices by my employer. Now, outside of two short and awful Android experiences, I’ve had no real world use with one of these devices but clearly I was going to have to become a pro with them very quickly. So I ordered a Samsung TabContinue reading “My First Ever Impressions with Android”

Moving From a Crop Camera to a Full Frame Camera.

I purchased my first DSLR in 2007.  A Canon Rebel XT (350D) with 18-55mm & 70-300mm kit lenses.  I had ZERO idea how to use it or any of the theory behind proper photography.  I did have a strong desire to learn. I would bring it with me everywhere and read as much as IContinue reading “Moving From a Crop Camera to a Full Frame Camera.”

Can iPad Pro Replace a Laptop?

I typically use my 13″ MacBook Pro for everything.  It links into my desk and becomes a desktop and follows me to most meetings outside of my office.  I use the iPad Pro 9.7″ for taking a lot of notes and research on the fly. Since I’ve been using Microsoft Office 365 and BOX, IContinue reading “Can iPad Pro Replace a Laptop?”

Amazon Give Authorities Personal User Data Recorded From Echo.

Amazon was recently under a subpoena to release information collected from an Amazon Echo device as it pertains to a murder investigation. Amazon initially refused to hand over the information citing First Amendment rights but since has given authorities permission to access the data with the defendants permission. The Amazon Echo speaker was found nearContinue reading “Amazon Give Authorities Personal User Data Recorded From Echo.”

Nokia Brings Back it’s 3310… but why?

Nokia thought it was a good idea to bring back the phone that made them a superpower back in 2000. Now when I was in high school (I guess I’ll date myself here) there were two phones that made you cool.  The Sidekick (too bad it was on T-Mobiles awful network at the time) orContinue reading “Nokia Brings Back it’s 3310… but why?”

Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

This week my new MacBook Pro finally arrived.  To be specific it’s configured as follows. Apple 13″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Space Gray) 2.9Ghz i5 Processor, 16Gb of Ram & 512Gb of Flash Storage. Size and Weight It’s noticeably lighter than the non USB-C model.  (.46lbs lighter)  Also the bezel on the screen isContinue reading “Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar”

Apple iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case

Apple has their own Smart charging case in an industry run by Mophie and a million third party vendors.  There’s that word “Smart” again.  What makes this case smart?  Well read on and you’ll see exactly why Apple’s “Smart” battery case may be the best battery expansion option out there. Design:  Personally I’m not a hugeContinue reading “Apple iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case”

iOS Battery Test for a Full Day

Today I’ll be frequently updating this post in testing the true “All Day Battery Life” of Apple’s, iPhone 7 (on T-Mobile), Apple Smart Battery Case, Apple Watch, and Apple AirPods to see if how they last in real life scenerios .  I will not be charging at all throughout the day unless need be.  BasedContinue reading “iOS Battery Test for a Full Day”