Amazon’s streamer is perfect travel companion

Bring your own (Fire) TV

Last week, we were on holiday at North Captiva Island in Florida. We rented a lovely house right on the beach and got to enjoy beautiful sunsets, dolphins, manatees and a bald eagle from our deck. One of the things I always bring on trips for the last couple of years is my Amazon Fire […]
Do you use dark mode?

Things I wonder #poll

Do you use dark mode?

Everyone is offering dark mode now. It’s built into Windows and MacOS. You can get it on Android and simulate [...]
iPad Mini

Surprise!

iPad Mini

Apple surprised me with an update to the iPad mini. It was rumored that an updated version would be released this [...]
Add a headphone jack to your iPhone

Someone did it

Add a headphone jack to your iPhone

I am a sucker for breaking convention and not taking “impossible” as an answer. Scotty Allen of Strange [...]

“Hmmmm, I am not sure”

Annual smart speaker IQ test

LoupVentures put out their annual smart speaker IQ test. They tested Google Home, Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod and Microsoft Invoke (Cortana). Each system was asked 800 questions on a variety of topics and areas. Here are the results: And here are the results over time – they’ve been doing this test for 4 years now: […]

New toy

Oculus Go

Four times a year, I treat myself with a “toy”. Usually, at this time of the year, it would’ve been a new iPhone, but this year I got myself an Oculus Go. It was on sale on Cyber Monday and I’ve been eyeing it for a while. Yesterday it got delivered. My first impressions are […]

Not all laptop users are created equal

Ipad Pro ad & mom

Apple is running ads for the iPad Pro called “5 reasons iPad Pro can be your next computer”. I wish that was true. I wrote about it before, but what I didn’t write about was that my mom uses her iPad Pro just like that. Her old Windows computer was dying after 7 years and […]

Wow! It’s expensive!

Ipad Pro

One of the things Apple and I seem to agree on in life is that the iPad is the mobile computing future. The portability and battery life are superb and the dual-use case of a tablet with a keyboard is super useful on the go. I’ve been trying to use the iPad to use as […]

Life hacks

Charging drawer

One of the life hacks I enjoy every day, is my charging drawer. It may sound silly, but I really enjoy it. I used to have devices on chargers lying around everywhere, it was just a mess. My charging drawer contains every cable I ever need to charge all my devices. It gives them a […]

Best gadget of 2018

Nintendo Switch

If I had to nominate the best gadget I bought in 2018, it’s the Nintendo Switch. I love it because it’s a mobile game console. I really dig the ability to sit and play anywhere whether it’s a plane or on the couch at home. Even though you can, I never ever hook it up […]