Nothing But A Smartphone

Not long ago I wrote about pros and cons of devices designed to do only one thing well versus others that can do many things. Of course, the smartphone is the multi-use magic gadget with the chops to function as the be-all end-all device. That in mind, here’s a thought experiment: can the iPhone replace all other devices? Tablet First, the iPad (or other tablet). … Continue reading Nothing But A Smartphone

Spring Forward No More

Let’s talk about daylight saving time for a sec. Raise your hand if you’d like to see it abolished! My hand is raised. Last Fall, when we were supposed to “Fall back” (turn clocks back one hour), I wrote about finally ending this whole messing with the clock thing every year. So it’s time to file a complaint against it once more. Especially in the … Continue reading Spring Forward No More

The Grip Of The Smartphone

A thought-provoking idea was posted recently on Cal Newport’s Study Hacks blog. It asked, “Are smartphones necessary anymore?” That notion was based on the premise that a smartphone is nothing more than a connected mobile device. But many of the responses in the comments showed that the smartphone is much more than that. When Steve Jobs introduced the quintessential smartphone (iPhone), he said it was … Continue reading The Grip Of The Smartphone

The Longevity Of Apple Tech

Thanks to Apple’s recent news about slowing iPhone sales, it’s apparent that people don’t upgrade their phones as often as they used to. Until last week, the device I used was over four years old. I upgraded from an iPhone 6 to a brand new…iPhone 7! Wait, but that phone is like two years old. That’s right. And it’s a great upgrade! I would say … Continue reading The Longevity Of Apple Tech

A Tech Hero Quits Facebook

Venerable tech veteran Walt Mossberg announced he’s quitting Facebook after 12 years of socializing there. But does this news really matter? First, I applaud Mossberg’s decision. More power to him. He’s doing what he thinks is best. And frankly, my opinion is that we should all probably quit Facebook. More on that later. That said, I think his quitting does and doesn’t matter. Let me … Continue reading A Tech Hero Quits Facebook