iPhone 4S

  • October 18th, 2011

Last week I preordered the iPhone 4S (along with over 4 million others). One 16GB for Syl and a 32GB for myself – both in white. The processor bump and Siri is pure awesomeness. Period. I can honestly say that any experience I had with [the previous] iPhone 4 Voice Commands were purely accidental. Comparing […]

AT&T 3G MicroCell, who is doing who a favor?

  • July 15th, 2010

Syl and I moved into a loft late last year and have had the worst experience imaginable with our AT&T iPhones. I completely understand that concrete structures aren’t exactly known to amplify carrier signals, but no other carrier (T-Mobile, Verizon or Sprint) suffers nearly as much as AT&T Wireless in the apartment. It’s terrible! In […]

Apple iPad, Underwhelmed? Will you buy one?

  • January 27th, 2010

The Apple tablet for the masses is here and it’s called the Apple iPad. I’m sure Apple conducted hours of user research & feedback to decide on the name iPad. Right? I really liked the idea of the tablet being called Canvas though. So what are my initial thoughts? When will the iPad Pro be […]

BHEESTIE Bag saves me $200: iPhone 1 vs. Heavy rain 0

  • January 7th, 2010

A couple days ago I decided to get some morning snowboarding in before the day started. Unfortunately, the rain which I hoped would subside persisted throughout the entire morning. Two hours later, our group decided it was time to call it quits. Immediately after loading up, I pulled my iPhone out of my ski pants […]

3 Enhancements worth Jailbreaking your iPhone for

  • November 10th, 2009

Every four months or so, I get the urge to do one of two things: If the iPhone is running an official OS build from Apple, I jailbreak it citing reasons of (a) flexibility, (b) customization, and (c) access to enhancements Apple either blocks from the App Store or blocks developers from offering users. If […]

Gmail IMAP vs. Push, sanity more important than Push?

  • October 7th, 2009

UPDATE: Thanks to reader comments, I discovered that this mini-rant concerning Gmail Push was due to my handset being unable to sync properly. Formatting the phone and following the Google Sync setup instructions agin resulted in a properly synced phone. Thanks Camron. iPhone toting Gmail users with a knack for pulling out their phone to […]

MobileMe subscriber? Make sure to enable Find My iPhone

  • July 14th, 2009

Just a friendly reminder. If you are a MobileMe subscriber and have upgraded to the latest 3.0 iPhone OS, make sure to enable Find My iPhone on the device. Here’s a real life scenario to understand just how useful the service could have been. This morning Syl and I carpooled into work. Four hours after […]

Hi Apple, the Genius Bar knows, so… 3.0.1 Update soon?

  • June 24th, 2009

The iPhone 3GS is a great upgrade from the original iPhone 3G. The processor bump, memory boost, and 3.2 megapixel camera with tap-to-zoom & video recording have made me fall in love with the iPhone all over again. If you’re contemplating or have made the jump from the iPhone 2G, the comparison between the two […]

Over the air sync options between iPhone, Mac, Google

  • February 4th, 2009

As a follow-up to Gmail, MobileMe, Address Book synced contacts sanity, this is a simple walk through on setting up OTA sync between your iPhone and Mac + Google. While some may question the value of such a post, this covers the requirements for syncing data which resides within your Google accounts using the free […]

Sanity check: Media Temple, SpamAssasin, IMAP, & the iPhone

  • November 9th, 2008

There is no denying that Gmail spam filtering is top notch. On average, I was fortunate enough to deal with less than 10 spam emails per week that managed to get through the Gmail spam filter. A free email service that offers accurate spam filtering? What’s not to like? From my own experiences over the […]