Skyroam Global Hotspot review

Like most of you, I want to be connected all the time, even while travelling. Check out your carrier’s data roaming charges and you’ll quickly realize there needs to be a better option. This is where new services are popping up hopping to fill a void.  The Skyroam Global WIFI Hotspot is a $125 solution… Continue reading Skyroam Global Hotspot review

Apple launches HomeKit with a handful of partners

We knew it was coming but didn’t know exactly when. Apple’s home automation platform, HomeKit, finally launched and you can expect the first slew of products to hit retail shelves shortly.  Launch parters include Insteaon, Lutron, Elgato, Caseta and Ecobee.  “We’re excited to be shipping our HomeKit-enabled Insteon Hub and releasing the Insteon+ mobile app,… Continue reading Apple launches HomeKit with a handful of partners

Microsoft to launch global wifi network for enterprise customers

Microsoft’s Skype entity already offers a product called Skype WIFI (link) which allows you to buy WIFI access in millions of locations by the minute. A barebones webpage now may indicate that Microsoft has bigger plan for it’s WIFI resale business and may be branding it Microsoft WIFI (link).  The service (purportedly) will offer access… Continue reading Microsoft to launch global wifi network for enterprise customers

Eye2TV color correct’s TV for the colorblind

We have witnessed an onslaught of “smart” HDMI dongles from the Chromecast to the chromebit to Intel’s PC on a stick. These are all very cool technologies but do they really improve your life in a measurable and tangible way? Colorblindness isn’t as serious as many other human afflictions but it’s great to see a… Continue reading Eye2TV color correct’s TV for the colorblind

Is the LifeProof waterproof iPhone case worth it?

  LifeProof isn’s a new company but interestingly I receive a handful of reader emails every week asking whether the $89.99 investment is justified. The questions I see the most are: Does the Lifeproof case work? Does the Lifeproof case leak? Will the Lifeproof case protect my iPhone from my toddler Interestingly reviews on the… Continue reading Is the LifeProof waterproof iPhone case worth it?

Google may offer free international roaming

We have been hearing rumors that Google will be launching its own MVNO ( mobile virtual network operator) in the US. Now The Telegraph (link) is reporting that one of the goal’s of this new (unannounced) MVNO will be free international roaming.  The report claims that Google is talking to Hong Kong based Hutchison Whampoa (a… Continue reading Google may offer free international roaming

Technology Zen with the Google ChromeOS Chromebook

When I write a blog article or am working on a long form document, I try to enter a writing zone where I remove all distractions and concentrate on my work. We have seen many writer apps that create these minimalist writer interfaces. “MINDFULNESS: a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present… Continue reading Technology Zen with the Google ChromeOS Chromebook