Tag Archives: travel

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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No, you probably don’t *need* an Apple Watch

People keep asking me when I’m going to write a post about the Apple Watch, so here it is. I generally buy 1st generation products (well, ones from Apple, anyways) because I am curious to see how the technology is … Continue reading

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My favorite travel gear – electronics edition

As I have spent more time traveling over the past several months, I’ve settled on a set of must-have electronics that make the logistics a lot easier. I thought I would share some of my favorites. Take the HEAVIER iPhone … Continue reading

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Shortcut: Convert unwanted retail store gift cards into iTunes credits

Gift cards always make me a little uncomfortable. I worry that I am going to stick them in a drawer somewhere and forget about them, effectively wasting the money on them. So when I get one, I find myself rushing … Continue reading

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