The appearance of a new HP Conferencing Monitor for review has thrown a (temporary?) wrench into my More Mobile computing setup.
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My trip to Mexico City this past week has given me an opportunity to re-test the Google Pixel 6 Pro after two months with the iPhone 13 Pro.
Fifteen years ago this week, I wrote my first-ever “What I Use” post, back when I was still running the SuperSite for Windows.
Our third trip to Mexico in 6 months was structured more like a home swap than our previous trips, and I packed accordingly.
Our trip to Mexico this month has been a resounding success on many levels, one of which involves my more mobile computing setup.
I was eagerly anticipating this trip to Mexico City for a lot of reasons, but one is to test my more mobile computing setup. And so far, it’s worked out nicely.
Most modern smartphones now support dual SIM capabilities that let you call and text with two phone numbers while accessing one cellular data network.
With me switching to an iPhone, one might naturally wonder if a Mac is next. Put simply, no. But you’re looking in the wrong place.
Like many, I was hoping that the Pixel 6 would finally give Android a decisive answer to the iPhone. But like many, I was disappointed.
I listen to a lot of audiobooks, and this year was like any other, with a mix of new audiobooks and some repeat listens.
With 2021 winding down, it’s time to take a look back at the podcasts---and podcast episodes---that I enjoyed the most this year.
Thanks to some Amazon gift cards and the Black Friday sale, I’ve upgraded my more mobile computing setup pretty significantly. Here’s a quick peek.
Like many of you, I pay attention to the Black Friday deals on personal technology every year. But this time is a bit different.
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.
A few weeks ago, I received an email I had been expecting for some time: my Western Digital NAS will soon exit support. We had a good run.
Having completed an epic and long-overdue trip to Paris last week, I can report on some victories and some defeats.
Last year, Apple wowed me with iOS 14, a major visual and functional refresh of its increasingly creaky mobile OS. This year, it's Android 12.
When I’m at home, I use a professional podcasting rig that consists of a broadcast-quality microphone, a boom arm, and a USB audio interface.
I’ve been using a Thunderbolt dock as part of my mobility experiments, but I suspect that a USB-C hub will make more sense in the long run.
For the first time, I’ve weathered the transition from a desktop PC-based setup to a laptop. And I have a few observations.
When I started my writing career in the mid-1990s, my mentor Gary shared with me some tips for being more productive.
I’ve been using a desktop PC of some kind at a desk of some kind for over 25 years. So transitioning to a more mobile setup is problematic.
With an eye on a more mobile future, I’ve been experimenting with alternative PC setups for both productivity and entertainment.
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.
For our first international trip in almost two years, we’re visiting Mexico City, which can stand proudly alongside Paris as one of the world’s greatest destinations.
It’s been an interesting few months of tentative travel after spending most of the previous year stuck in and near my home.