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Just One Device

06.03.2013 Future

I’m tired of all the debate over which class of device is best to use. Is it the phone, the tablet (and which size tablet), the laptop, the desktop, or some form of wearable computer? It’s boring and fruitless to debate this. I no longer think about which device to use. I just use the […]

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MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina Display—Powerful and Compact

12.11.2012 gadgets

I’ve recently upgraded practically all of my work tech. I’ve upgraded our phones to iPhone 5s, I moved from my 1st generation iPad to a new iPad Mini, and I’ve retired my main work machine, an early 2008 iMac and replaced it with a new MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina Display and a companion 27-inch […]

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What You Need In Your Next Computer: More Horsepower, Less Storage

11.13.2012 Mac

I recently bought a new computer system, primarily for work. I was surprised at how difficult a decision process it was, but I’m very happy with the end result. My previous work and home machine was an early 2008 iMac. It’s been a workhorse, but I found myself dealing with long wait times for it […]

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Tech Buying Tip #12: Wait Six Months

06.27.2012 gadgets

It is so exciting when new gadgets come out. Last year’s model now looks ugly and slow. The new one is so beautiful, fast, and feature-filled. The urge to buy now can be intense. But if you buy now, immediately upon the release of this shiny new thing, you’ll risk some clear penalties. A swift […]

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Tech Buying Tip #11: Buy a 3rd Party Warranty For Mobile Devices

06.26.2012 gadgets

I’ve talked about extended warranties in a previous tip: What To Do About Extended Warranties. Here’s something else to consider: the manufacturer’s warranty probably doesn’t provide the protection that you need, especially against dropping it, water damage, and other physical damage. I’ve purchased both manufacturer’s warranties and third party warranties and on the whole I find […]

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