Living it UP!

This is the second part of a two part post [part 1], now that I have been using the UP for nearly two weeks. So far I like it, and I have found out I am more active than I thought even with long hours spent commuting and even longer hours sitting at a desk….

Jawbone UP and Android

Jawbone announced last week that their Jawbone UP was now available forAndroid, which was great news – I had been looking into getting the Fitbit Flex but with their overly long lead time to market (coming in Spring since back in January), I was more than ready to try the Jawbone instead. Jawbone had some…

Carrier IQ

I received a security alert about Carrier IQ yesterday evening and it seems well on the road to hitting the mainstream media by the end of the day. In a nutshell, a researcher, Trevor Eckhart,  found that hidden software on his Android phone was reporting back pretty much everything that he did with his phone…

T-Mobile 4G Hotspot (MF61)

  I have been using a T-Mobile's mobile 4G Hotspot (MF61) for about three months,  replacing a similar unit from Virgin Mobile that I have previously written about. The Virgin Mobile unit and network connectivity had started to become increasingly unreliable in terms of both network speed becoming extremely slow (maybe 50 – 100kbs) and…

Motorola Xoom SD Card support has landed

Yes, that just may be an iPad under-foot. The Honeycomb 3.2 update just came in overnight on my WiFi Xoom. I clicked yes to restart and install the system update and a few minutes later, there was 3.2. My SD card, which has been inserted but completely unrecognized since the 3.1 update now showed up…

Motorola Xoom

< p>The newest addition in the computer family is a Motorola Xoom. Yes, I still have my Pocketbook IQ 701 and I still use it every day mostly as an ebook reader because it is fast enough and has a nice form factor for reading. The Pocketbook IQ 701 does not come close to being…

Return of the Annual Zuckerberg Conundrum and Facebook Mea Culpa

Does this post look familiar to you? Well it's that time of year again when the CEO and founder of Facebook stands up and apologizes for the company's privacy transgressions and promises not to do it again. As I noted last year, it must be tough being CEO of one of the largest internet properties…

Google – Bring it.

Google is 'into' a lot of things these days and I  love Android, Gmail and Googlevoice just to name a few areas, but I'm beginning to miss the days when Google was just a search engine. Google got to where it is because it was an extremely good and probably the best internet search engine….

Thank you Kitty

I was trying to get an iPad 2 for my daughter's birthday but of course nothing was available so I have been periodically checking the Apple stores and to hedge my bets placed an online order with Apple, which promised shipment around April 21st (the online order was made around March 19th).

So yesterday (Saturday April 3rd) I figured I would try the Apple store in Smith Haven Mall again. I got there around 8:45am. There was a smallish line of about 4 customers, 1 apple employee a mall rent-a-cop and an open Apple store with at least a dozen customers already inside. The Apple employee said that the only iPads left were 64gb Verizon models which I did not want.

I was asking the Apple employee why they just couldn't be honest about when the store opens. The listed opening time is 10am – when I went to the store  two weeks earlier, it was at 9:15am and the store was clearly already open and doing business. An employee then told me that they sometimes open at 9am to take Genius Bar appointments except now it was 8:45am and the store was swinging.

While I was talking to the Apple employee, a lady came out of the store, walked over to us and said "Does anyone want a 32gb Wifi iPad"? I suspected that she had just bought it and was looking to make a quick profit, but I told her "Yes, I'm interested". Continue Reading »

No Survey for you!

Some posts just write themselves. I had joined the Virgin Mobile Customer Pulse team because I am a satisfied customer that is using their MiFi device on a daily basis.  I also figured that there may be an opportunity to write at least one or two informational blog posts from being on the forum. Well,…