Tag Archives: mobile

Shortcut: Simple rubber strips to make a phone easier to hold without the bulk of a case

A few weeks ago, my iPhone pulled a disappearing act worthy of Houdini. I was taking an early 6:30 am shuttle flight from Boston to La Guardia. As the plane taxied away from the gate, I checked for any last … Continue reading

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Shortcut: Overcome cell network congestion by dropping to 4G

Ever been in some crowded area, like an airport, and tried to pull up a web page on your phone? Your connection strength looks fine with three or four bars, the LTE symbol shows up, but the pages just hang… … Continue reading

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If you travel frequently, take a look at Arro app for taxis

I find myself traveling down to New York from my home base of Boston at least once a month.  While I generally aim for taking the subway and Amtrak, there are a lot of times I find myself in a … Continue reading

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Speed up customer service by using Twitter instead of calling on the phone

Last weekend, I was booked on a Southwest flight from Boston to Nashville for a series of work meetings. Most of the Northeast had been crippled by a winter storm, but both Boston and Nashville just received glancing blows. My flight … Continue reading

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Social media’s attempts to appeal to casual users is driving down my usage

Congratulations, Facebook… all of your hard work to appeal to casual users has been successful. I hardly look at you any more. And careful, Twitter… you are risking the same fate! I used to love Facebook. I found it a great … Continue reading

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How my iPhone 6 Plus wore out the pocket of my jeans

At this point, I’m fairly used to people jokingly asking me if my iPhone 6 Plus fits in pocket. Yes, it fits, no problem. Well, as it turns out, “no problem” turns out to be a slight exaggeration. A few weeks … Continue reading

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Solved: Plantronics Voyager Legend fixes wind noise issues with firmware update

Yes, I’m still that jackass who walks around with a bluetooth headset on his ear. After more than a year using the Voyager Legend bluetooth headset from Plantronics, I still love it.  Between its ability to connect with my phone and … Continue reading

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