When my wife and I drove to Washington D.C. this past weekend, I used Google Maps on the Pixel 6 Pro for navigation. Hilarity ensued.
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While traveling this past week, I noticed that Momentum Plus, the paid New Tab extension that I use, added a new Soundscapes feature.
We drove through the desert in a car with no name. We rode in a hot air balloon. We sailed down some canals. Yep. We’re in Mexico, instead of our usual home swap.
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On the surface, it’s not at all fair to compare the flagship OnePlus 9 Pro to the mid-range Google Pixel 4a 5G. But I have my reasons.
I’ve added a OneDrive feature I call Folder Backup to my daily workflow, which lets me sync some folders outside of OneDrive between my PCs.
Some will be amused by this, and I suppose some will even be outraged. But there is just something special about the new iPad Air.
This is when a review gets personal, when my mind narrows from its focus on the greater user base to what kinds of problems the product might solve for me.
What a difference a pandemic makes: With our vaccinations scheduled, we’ve started plotting some long-delayed travel.
About a month ago, my wife and I began plotting our first real travel in well over a year. We decided to start small, and semi-local, with a drive. To Washington D.C.
We recently switched from Roku to the Chromecast with Google TV, and now I’m sorry I waited for so long.
In March 2020, I switched from Google Fi to Mint Mobile, and I’ve saved several hundred dollars over the past year by doing so. Now what?
My approach to file management has evolved over the years, guided by both my own special form of OCD and by major improvements to cloud-based storage services.
At the end of every year, tech blogs lazily pump out “best of” lists culled from back-end site queries. And, yeah, we’ll get to that here soon enough.
The iPhone 12’s display is gorgeous but it’s also a bit small, especially with that intrusive notch. Is there even a display size sweet spot anymore?
The web is awash with ideas about how we can optimize our smartphone home screens to be more efficient and less distracted.
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