Jun 052010
Bad News on iPhone/iPad Tethering

More details are emerging about the new iPhone tethering capability, on Apple’s own website, no less. The good news is that, in theory, there is no reason why an iPad could not be tethered to an iPhone.  Doing this would enable you to save on the need to double up and have two different data plans – one for your […]

Jun 032010
New iPhone/iPad AT&T Data Costs and Tethering - Better or Worse?

AT&T announced a change in the data plans associated with iPhones and iPads earlier this week which they say will save 98% of their customers money.  Really?  Read on to see how this ‘saving’ actually costs out. Until now, AT&T has offered a single and mandatory data plan for iPhones, costing $30 per month, and offering ‘unlimited’ data usage for […]

May 302010
Cell Phones Are Redefining Themselves

A couple of trends promise to completely redefine cell phones and the role of the wireless carrier providing service to them. The first trend is the growing prevalence of fast, more reliable, and hopefully increasingly less expensive data connectivity for cell phones. The second trend is the growing sophistication of VoIP services and their migration now to phones as well as […]

May 272010

After a slow year last year (and lots of great value bargains) it seems that river cruising in Europe is booming once more.  Most of the river cruise companies are reporting strong bookings and many cruises are already sold out for 2010, and the companies have started offering their 2011 cruises earlier than normal. In addition, most of the […]

May 272010
Big Brother Wants to Watch You More Closely

Have you ever noticed how most legislation that is introduced to protect us against terrorists seems to end up doing little or nothing to help us ‘win the war against terrorism’, while adding another layer of inconvenience and restriction on ordinary people for no apparent good purpose? Many of these new measures are naïvely introduced by people with good intentions […]

May 262010
Apple's Stupid iPad Shipping Policy

The extraordinary and largely undeserved success of Apple’s iPad is all the more extraordinary when one understands that its sales numbers are being achieved in spite of, rather than because of Apple. Here are three policies that would seem to harm rather than help the sales of iPads : 1.  There is a limit of two iPads that can be […]

May 252010
Survey :  15% have had sex while driving

Leading Bluetooth headset manufacturer Jabra has just released the results of a survey about what we all do when we’re driving – other than keeping both hands on the wheel and concentrating on the road ahead, that is. 72% of the 1800 people surveyed admitted to eating while driving.  35% said they had taken clothes off (or put clothes on). […]

May 232010
BlueAnt Q1 Bluetooth Headset review

The BlueAnt Q1 Bluetooth Headset becomes the 17th in an ongoing series of Bluetooth headset reviews that I have published.  Not only is it the 17th in the series, but it succeeds in listing all 16 previous headsets, and winning the accolade of now being what I consider to be the best currently available headset out there. I should explain […]

May 202010
iPhone Tethering and iPad Implications

People privileged enough to be testing the latest Beta release of the iPhone 4.0 firmware have uncovered a new feature which hopefully will end up being released in the production version of this software.  This is the ability of the iPhone to be tethered. ‘Tethering’ refers to the process of connecting a phone to another computing device such […]

May 202010
Technocell PowerPak Universal Charger/Battery review

Every different rechargeable battery powered device these days comes with its own charger.  This is usually unnecessary, because 90% + of all such devices are powered by 3.7V lithium ion batteries, and have most of their ‘charging intelligence’ built into the device rather than the charger.  As a result, in theory, nearly all modern devices could potentially be charged by […]