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Apple: It just works (used to)

Fundamental Trans/Re-gressions

I have grown immensely frustrated with Apple’s regression to the mean user, lowest common denominator processor, and inattention to those “power users” who have stood by their product line when it wasn’t cool, who grew to depend on “it just works.” Apple needs to refocus, slow down, and issue software that is truly intuitive and […]

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Maslow Basic Needs WiFi

TWIR #1: WiFi Is Voodoo!

I’ve decided that wireless internet networks are more closely related to voodoo than to physics and engineering, even simple logic. While our network in this house is admittedly more complex than most small businesses, how can it go from working for over a month at a time (with no changes to it at all) to […]

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Piedmont Park Lake Clare Reflection Watercolor

Some Tech Recommendations

I guess you can now say that I officially live in Atlanta. We went walking in Piedmont Park where I took the quintessential “Atlanta” photo of the mid-rises reflecting in Lake Clare. The photo turned out nicely. In fact, the photo turned out so nicely I turned it into a watercolor using a new iOS […]

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Gramophone closeup

Modern Day Gramophone

Obviously this didn’t come from grandma’s house. The Gramophone came from Restoration Hardware a couple of weeks ago and acoustically amplifies the music from the handheld device you place in the slit. It actually works amazingly well. The sound travels into the hollow bottom and then out the metal horn shape. It gains a slightly vintage sound. I love it!

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My iPhone 6 Plus

My New iPhone 6 Plus

I thought the characterization of video shot on the 6 Plus as “cinematic” was going to be a marketing overstatement—simply gross hyperbole! No. It’s not! The video is buttery smooth, beautiful, stable, gorgeously fluid. Shocking! Simply shocking!

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T-Mobile logo

Changing Mobile Carriers

So when my friend Mark told me that they were changing from AT&T to T-Mobile, I decided to give T-Mobile a careful look. I was, unexpectedly, pleasantly surprised by the aggressive plan T-Mobile is offering to increase customer market share to switch mobile carriers.

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Ultimate Ears

Ultimate Ears 18 Pro Custom In-Ear Monitors

Clean sound. Clear sound. Sound that is imminently present. This is the best listening experience I’ve ever had, and I can be very picky about audio fidelity. With computer speakers and cheap in home speakers (I got rid of my audiophile speakers many years ago: too big, too heavy.) I had given in to poor, mushy, non-defined […]

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