Technology

I am a technologist and love gadgets that add value by simplifying my life or by increasing my productivity. On this blog, I share how I use technology to improve my life and keep my personal information and most valuable data protected.

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AT&T GigaPower 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, fiber optics internet service came to our neighborhood in Alpharetta. I had the opportunity to try it out and compare it with Comcast Business Class. To better understand the differences in service…(Read More)

Review - Premium leather bands for the Apple Watch from Burkley and Monowear

In this article, I will review premium leather bands for the Apple Watch from Apple, Burkley, and Monowear. The latter two offer watch bands of outstanding quality but at a lower price point than Apple. Shop mentioned products Apple Leather Loop Band (Amazon) Burkley Holo Strap Padded Leather Band (Amazon) Monowear Perforated Leather Band (Online…(Read More)

Review: Onelink Environment monitor for the nursery or kids room

The Onelink Environment Monitor by First Alert monitors a room’s temperature and humidity and doubles as a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm. It is ideal for nurseries or kids rooms, but you can use it in any other room. In this review, I will explain the benefits the Onelink Environment Monitor provides in our home…(Read More)

Review: Twelve South charging stand for wireless headphones

Fermata, by Twelve South, is the world’s first charging stand for wireless headphones. I had the opportunity to use it during the last few weeks and here is my review. Shop mentioned products Fermata charging stand by Twelve South (Amazon) Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones (Amazon) I am a big fan of the Bose…(Read More)

'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. The problem seems to affect only Exchange accounts, and there is currently no fix available. The good news is, there is a workaround. I am a huge fan of MailButler and have been using the…(Read More)

Review: Kanex GoPower USB-C portable battery pack for 12-inch MacBook

The Kanex GoPower USB-C portable battery pack is a slick, lightweight and versatile companion for the 12-inch MacBook and other USB-C equipped devices. As a bonus, it can charge a MacBook and a phone simultaneously. I usually travel light and with the least amount of gadgets in my backpack. That was one…(Read More)

How to install fonts on iPhone or iPad using iFont

Have you ever noticed that “missing font” warning when you opened a document or spreadsheet on your iOS device that was created on a Mac or Windows machine? In this article, I will show you how to fix that problem and how to install fonts on iPhone or iPad using a free app called iFont…(Read More)

Grammarly - Advanced grammar and spell checker

Grammarly is an advanced grammar and spell checker for the English languages. It helps me to write better copy at work and in my capacity as a blogger. If you write as much as I do, I would highly recommend to check it out. The need for an advanced grammar checker Let’s face it…(Read More)

Review: HomeKit enabled smoke alarm from First Alert

First Alert recently released Onelink; an Apple HomeKit enabled smoke alarm. I took that as an opportunity to get my feet wet with HomeKit and to start equipping our house with home automation gadgets. I reached out to First Alert, and they were so kind to send me a review unit of their HomeKit enabled…(Read More)

Review: Unique iPhone 7 leather case by Twelve South

If you are in the market for a unique iPhone 7 leather case that fits your iPhone like a second skin, the RelaxedLeather case by Twelve South might be for you. Why I am not a fan of cases I am usually an opponent of iPhone cases and screen protectors for the following reasons: I…(Read More)

How to: iPhone 7 soft reset with two buttons

Apple has changed how the two-button soft reset works on the iPhone 7. In this article, I will explain how the iPhone 7 soft reset works using the Lock and Volume down buttons. What is a soft reset A soft reset forcefully power-cycles the iPhone and clears all memory. By doing so, you…(Read More)

Hammo TV: Affordable wireless headphones for TV

If you are in the market for affordable wireless headphones for TV, check out Noontec’s Hammo TV. The headphone maker is known for well-designed, yet affordable headphones and the Hammo TV personal wireless audio system for TV is no different. Noontec reached out to me and asked if I wanted to give their…(Read More)

How to take a screenshot on macOS and create a Dropbox link

Both OS X and macOS offer built-in commands allowing you to take screenshots of the active window, the full screen and more. In this article, we will go one step further and see how to take a screenshot on macOS and automatically create a Dropbox link from it that you can share with anybody…(Read More)

Is AmpliFi mesh networking technology better than your Wi-Fi router?

With Apple having reportedly discontinued work on its AirPort base stations, it was time to look for alternatives to the aging wireless infrastructure in my house. I wanted to find out, if new Wi-Fi Mesh networking technologies, such as the one AmpliFi provides, could replace the three Apple AirPort Extreme (AE) base stations that…(Read More)