Articles in Personal Tech

InfiniWing Landing Zone 1.0 Pro Docking Station for MacBook Air – Review

InfiniWing Landing Zone 1.0 Pro Docking Station for MacBook Air – Review

The InfiniWing LandingZone 1.0 Pro docking station is a device specifically designed for Apple’s MacBook Air lineup of notebook computers.  For portability reasons, MacBook Air notebooks have far fewer ports than Apple’s other laptops. The designers at InfiniWing set out to create a docking station that expands the port options for MacBook Air users and simplifies the experience of using external monitors with the computer. The device is compatible with …

Apple iPad Mini – Review

Apple iPad Mini – Review

In October of 2012, Apple’s iPad lineup adopted a smaller sibling.  Following its launch in 2010, the original 9.7-inch tablet computer had become a de facto standard for tablets and few thought that Apple would introduce a smaller version, yet here I am holding a 7.9-inch iPad Mini.
Apple products are known for their alluring packaging; I’ve always kept the containers of my past purchases because the boxes themselves are almost …

T-Mobile Apple iPhone 5 – Review, Test Report, and First Look

T-Mobile Apple iPhone 5 – Review, Test Report, and First Look

When T-Mobile USA announced last December that it, too, would offer the Apple iPhone, it came as little shock as T-Mobile was the only mobile operator in the United States not offering the Cupertino-based company’s smartphone.  It was also assumed that T-Mobile would offer the iPhone 5 and, indeed, that is what T-Mobile started to sell today.
Despite the long lead-time, I found that neither the corporate sales team as well …

Jabra Motion Bluetooth Headset – Review

Jabra Motion Bluetooth Headset – Review

The Jabra Motion looked pretty in its clear plastic shell; so pretty that I felt a little bit bad about freeing it from its box. Once completely unboxed however, I was pleased to see that the device not only looked good but seemed to be thoughtfully designed as well. .
The standard headset package includes an AC charging adapter, a USB charging cable, a cigarette lighter car adapter, a remarkably thin …

New York Times iPad App With Search and Web App – Review

New York Times iPad App With Search and Web App – Review

Last week the New York Times issued an updated iPad app and finally added search functionality. The search engine looks through articles on the device itself as well as on www.nytimes.com.  After using the app for a week, I found that search functionality on the app versus on the website itself is rather limited.
Unlike on the web, however, the app has no advanced search and no ability to order results …

New Windows “Malware” Arrives Via a Phone Call

New Windows “Malware” Arrives Via a Phone Call

“Hello sir.  This is Sam, calling from your Windows Service Center,” the caller said.  Since this was the second such phone call I had received in as many days, I was intrigued (partly because we are Mac based and don’t have Windows PCs).
“That’s great,” I told him.  “What’s going on?”
“Well, sir, the reason that I am calling is that we have been receiving a lot of error reports from the …

Winter Storm Good Test for Mobile Phone Emergency Alert System

Winter Storm Good Test for Mobile Phone Emergency Alert System

If you are wondering who texted you about the blizzard on Thursday, it wasn’t from me.  However, like many others, I did receive a text message around 4:19 p.m.  It read:
Imminent Severe Alert
Blizzard Warning this area til 1:00 PM Sat.  Prepare.  Avoid Travel.  Check media.
and was signed by the National Weather Service (NWS).
Until that moment, I was working under the presumption that New York City would still be getting a …