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I'm a technologist, and I love gadgets that add value by simplifying my life or increasing my productivity. On this blog, I cover Apple, home automation, networking and other technology, and I offer reviews of the products I love. I also share tips, tricks and stories about how I use technology to improve my life.

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Apple

Apple AirPods Pro Review
The AirPods Pro are the best wireless headphones Apple has ever made. They are so good that I decided to ditch my Gen 2 AirPods and two sets of Bose noise-cancelling headphones.
Apple Watch Series 5: Is it Worth the Upgrade?
Everything you need to know about Apple's new smartwatch and my take on whether or not the Apple Watch Series 5 is worth the upgrade.
22 Best iPhone Cases [Ultimate Guide 2019]
In-depth review of the best iPhone cases in 2019, featuring protective cases, leather cases, wallet or folio cases for the iPhone XS, iPhone 8, iPhone XR and more.
5 Simple Steps to Fix Email Problems on Mac, iPhone or PC
Here are five simple steps you can take if you're unable to send, receive or delete emails on Mac (macOS), iPhone, iPad (iOS), Android or Windows PC.
The 27 Best Productivity Apps for Mac in 2019
Here is a list of the best productivity apps for Mac users, based on my personal experience. Since I continuously[...]
AirPlay Mirroring Slow? None of the “Fixes” Work?
If you are having issues streaming videos via AirPlay to your Apple TV and none of the other fixes have worked, I might have a solution for you.

Home Automation

UniFi Video 3 vs. UniFi Protect [Ultimate Review]
The ultimate review of both UniFi Video 3 and UniFi Protect, plus a step-by-step migration guide from UV3 to the next-gen video surveillance platform.
eufyCam – Wireless Security Camera With a 365-Day Battery Life
Review of the eufyCam and eufyCam E, featuring 365 days of battery life and on-device facial recognition. Plus, comparison to Arlo Pro 2, Arlo Ultra and Nest.
Danalock V3 Smart Lock Review
I have used the Danalock V3 for the past few months in my home, and in this review, I'll share[...]
Ecobee vs. Nest – Hands-on Review and Comparison
Hands-on review, comparing the ecobee4 with the 3rd-Gen Nest Learning Thermostat. Also included: The cheaper ecobee3 lite and Nest Thermostat E.
Arlo Ultra Review and Comparison to Nest Cam IQ
Review of the new Arlo Ultra 4K home security camera and comparison to the previous leader in this segment, Google's Nest Cam IQ.
SENS8 Security Camera with Siren and Floodlight Review
The SENS8 Light Cam is the first wired home security camera I have reviewed that required drilling a hole into[...]

Headphones Reviews

Apple AirPods Pro Review
The AirPods Pro are the best wireless headphones Apple has ever made. They are so good that I decided to ditch my Gen 2 AirPods and two sets of Bose noise-cancelling headphones.
Sennheiser HD1 Review – Premium Wireless Headphones with Limitations
The Sennheiser HD1 wireless noise-canceling headphones produce excellent hi-fi sound quality, feature premium materials, and boast minimalist yet aesthetically-pleasing craftsmanship.
Sony WH-1000XM2 vs. MDR1000X Headphones [Review]
This is an in-depth review of the Sony WH-1000XM2 Bluetooth noise cancelling wireless headphones in comparison to their predecessor, the Sony MDR1000X.
Jabra Evolve 75e Review and Comparison
I'm on a quest to find the best office headset that I can also take with me when I'm traveling.[...]
Plantronics Voyager 6200 UC vs. Savi 745 Office Headsets Comparison
As a sales executive, a quality headset is one of the most important tools I have in my tool belt.[...]
Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC Review
The Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC stereo Bluetooth headset is one of the most well-rounded, active noise-canceling headphones I have tested.[...]

Networking

Zyxel Nebula Review – Cloud Network Management
Zyxel Nebula is a cloud-managed networking solution consisting of Wi-Fi access points, Ethernet switches, security gateways, and a management console.[...]
AmpliFi vs. UniFi Review – How to Get The Best WiFi signal
AmpliFi vs. UniFi is a review of the leading WiFi mesh networking technologies on the market. For this article, I[...]
How to protect your home network from hackers with CUJO
In this article, I will show you tips and tricks on how to protect your home network and connected devices[...]
How To Improve Your WiFi Signal & Coverage
In this article, I will share some tips on how to correctly position WiFi routers to improve your home's WiFi[...]
AT&T Fiber vs. Comcast Business Class internet service
I have been a mostly satisfied Comcast Business Class customer for many years. But recently, AT&T GigaPower, the company's superfast,[...]
AmpliFi Review: Wireless Mesh Network for better WiFi
With Apple having reportedly discontinued work on its AirPort base stations, it was time to look for alternatives to the aging[...]

Productivity

Top 10 Email Productivity Ideas You Can Implement Today
Spending too much time checking email can hamper your productivity at work and make it difficult to stay focused on your to-do list tasks. Over the years, I’ve refined my email workflow in an effort to boost my personal productivity, and the list below highlights a few of the tips, tricks and tools I’ve found most helpful.
The 27 Best Productivity Apps for Mac in 2019
Here is a list of the best productivity apps for Mac users, based on my personal experience. Since I continuously[...]
Calendly vs. WhenWorks – Review of scheduling apps
In this Calendly vs. WhenWorks review, I compare two of my favorite calendar scheduling apps that I have used for[...]
Dropbox vs. iCloud – Comparison of Cloud Storage Solutions
Dropbox is without a doubt the leading cloud storage service. No other solution, including Apple’s iCloud, has come close to what[...]
Backblaze vs. CrashPlan – Comparison of Cloud Backup Solutions
CrashPlan recently announced that it would exit the consumer backup business. As a result, the company will discontinue their CrashPlan[...]
How to Copy The Path of Any File in Finder
If you are working in a team that is using shared (Dropbox) folders to collaborate, it's sometimes necessary to point[...]

Troubleshooting

5 Simple Steps to Fix Email Problems on Mac, iPhone or PC
Here are five simple steps you can take if you're unable to send, receive or delete emails on Mac (macOS), iPhone, iPad (iOS), Android or Windows PC.
AirPlay Mirroring Slow? None of the “Fixes” Work?
If you are having issues streaming videos via AirPlay to your Apple TV and none of the other fixes have worked, I might have a solution for you.
Mac Not Going To Sleep? This Might Fix It!
For the past few months, I have struggled with an issue that would prevent both my iMac and MacBook Pro[...]
Apple Two-Factor Authentication Shows Strange Location
If you use Apple’s two-factor authentication (2FA), you may have noticed that macOS and iOS sometimes show you a strange[...]
Apple Watch Authentication Error on T-Mobile
I purchased my new Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE on launch day, but couldn't activate LTE on it because[...]
Empty Subject Line Bug in MailButler for Apple Mail
A bug in MailButler, a popular Apple Mail plugin, results in an empty subject line when replying to individual emails.[...]
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