Articles in Personal Tech

Zipbuds Pro Mic – Review

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There are a number of problems with in-ear headphones, ranging from ear discomfort and quality issues to distracting microphonic noise and the tangled mess they can quickly become.  Earbuds usually fail to match the quality and comfort expected from over-the-ear headphones.  However, it isn’t practical to tote along bulky headphones, and in those instances, it’s important to have a reliable pair of earbuds to listen to music or take phone …

Apple Watch Review and Report: A Stylish Watch with Many Complications

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Dick Tracy. That’s all I could think of when I made my first phone call with the new Apple Watch. Dick Tracy and his 2-Way Wrist Radio.
The Apple Watch is clearly a first generation device and, especially since Apple has packed in hundreds of new and updated features into it, there will be a steep learning curve both for users and the company as well.
Apple offers the watch in two …

Bowers & Wilkins A5 AirPlay Speaker – Review

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Bowers & Wilkins, or B&W, is a British company known for its high-fidelity speakers. It has added consumer electronics to its product lineup, and one recent addition is the Apple AirPlay-equipped A5.
The A5 is an elegant black rectangular unit with metallic accents that houses twin 20W mid and low range speakers as well as twin 20W tweeters. Included is an egg-shaped remote that controls power as well as volume, play/pause …

Wojo Wallet – Review

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A man’s wallet is a part of his being and identity.  His smartphone, keys, and his wallet are the only things guaranteed to be on his person every time he leaves home.  For the man with a minimalistic lifestyle – the money-clip man, we could call him – the Wojo wallet may be just the ticket.
The lightweight compact wallet is simple in design – just a credit-card-sized neoprene sleeve with a …

8 iPhone Tips and Tricks You Didn’t Know About

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The iPhone remains the most popular smartphone currently in use and, while it’s fairly simple to use, there are many features and functions that have even eluded power users of the device. Here are eight tips and tricks you may find useful.
1.) Turn automatic updates off when traveling.
The iPhone’s automatic update feature is intended to keep all apps up to date without user intervention. Apple says it was designed to …

Hailo E-Hailing Taxi App – Review and Report

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While taxi hailing apps have been around for several years, and one player in the space, Uber, has been making somewhat unwelcome headlines, another company, Hailo, has been quietly making friends in cities across the globe.
Indeed, Hailo not only stays out of headlines but also isn’t targeted by protesting cabdrivers, primarily because Hailo was founded by three black-car drivers in London and works closely with taxi drivers in the cities …

Phone Expander iOS Space Saving App for iPhone and iPad – Review

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Despite what Apple claims, 128 GB may simply not be enough.
If you are perennially running out of storage space on your iPhone or iPad, there may be a solution, a new Mac app called Phone Expander.
While the space problem has come to a head when performing upgrades (the release of iOS 8 highlighted the issue as thousands of users were told by their devices that they didn’t have enough free …