Posts Tagged ‘ IPhone ’

Should You Get Your Child an iPhone?

October 19, 2014
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Should You Get Your Child an iPhone?

With my daughter entering middle school this year, my wife and I thought it was time to her to have a cell phone. My daughter thought this should have happened eons ago but now there was a legitimate need with after school activities and pick-ups. Before we went forward with the purchase, I had...

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Swapping the iPhone 4S for the 5

June 25, 2013
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Swapping the iPhone 4S for the 5

In Sunday’s paper, I noticed that Best Buy is offering a trade-in program where you can swap your 16 GB iPhone 4 or 4s for a brand new iPhone 5. By slashing the price of the iPhone 5 by $50 and offering a minimum trade-in value of $150 for a working phone, you land...

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Saving with AT&T’s Shared Data Plan: Mobile Share?

August 27, 2012
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Saving with AT&T’s Shared Data Plan: Mobile Share?

My wireless tip of the day: If your household has multiple smart phones, you should look at the new shared data plans from AT&T and Verizon (screenshots below). I thought I figured out how to squeeze every penny out of our cell phone bill. Both my wife and I have iPhones on AT&T. Last year,...

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TiVo’s Tablet and Smartphone Streaming Demo (Video)

January 11, 2012
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TiVo iPad App with Streaming Option

Today at CES, TiVo gave Tech of the Hub a detailed walk through of their new streaming functionality for tablets and smartphones. The functionality lets you stream video from your TiVo to an iOS or Android tablet or smartphone via the TiVo app. Yes, so be it an iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire...

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The Search for a Home Theater A/V Receiver: Part I

December 6, 2011
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The Search for a Home Theater A/V Receiver: Part I

Tech of the Hub reviews A/V receivers from Onkyo, Pioneer and Yamaha Recently, I came to the realization that it was time for a new receiver, despite the fact that my trusty Pioneer VSX-1014-K has done an outstanding job for the last six years. Because it has multi-channel analog inputs that allow me to rely on...

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iPhone 4S Purchase Options and Unboxing

October 14, 2011
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iPhone 4S Purchase Options and Unboxing

It’s here! The new iPhone 4S. So far, I’m pretty impressed. I’ll report back on the iPhone itself after I have more quality time with it. At a very early hour, I was one of the first people in line at the Burlington Mall in Massachusetts. As we waited outside in the drizzle, the...

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iPhone 4S: Which Carrier to Pick?

October 6, 2011
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As I think about my impending iPhone 4S purchase on October 14th, the question remains, which carrier should I go with? The iPhone 4S will be offered on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. What are the pros and cons of each wireless provider? AT&T is the only carrier that will take advantage of the iPhone...

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What Steve Jobs Taught Me

October 5, 2011
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Looking back, I  used to think of myself as a Commodore guy, then a UNIX guy and then a Windows guy. At some point, I decided I was no longer going to be religious about operating systems and technologies. Steve Jobs helped me realize it isn’t the technology in itself that’s important. The most...

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iPhone 4S Launches: How Much Does a Name Matter?

October 4, 2011
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iPhone 4S Launches: How Much Does a Name Matter?

Tim Cook took center stage at Apple’s “Let’s Talk iPhone” event today (video). After the introduction of the A5-powered iPhone 4S, we were all waiting for “one more thing” and it never came. I was in shock when there was no iPhone 5. Well, at least not today (and probably not till next year). To be...

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iPhone 5 Rumor Round-Up

October 3, 2011
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Apple will finally reveal the latest and greatest iPhone(s) tomorrow, October 4th, at their headquarters. I’ve been waiting since March to make the move to the newest iPhone. While I’ve been happy with my LG Optimus V, it’s time to part ways. It’s a great budget Android smartphone, but I’m looking forward to a device...

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How to Wait for the iPhone 5

March 13, 2011
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Shortly, I will no longer be on my company’s cell phone plan. My Blackberry Curve has served me well for years but now it’s time to part ways. I would like my next phone to be an iPhone 5 which is supposed to be released this summer (or I don’t want an iPhone 4...

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