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Essential — a minimalist elegantly designed smartphone

September 27, 2017

I’ve now had a chance to play with the Essential smartphone but, because of my travel schedule, I’m not quite ready to write my review. So, here is the “essential” info on this high-end new phone. And if you’re looking for a review, here are several to chose from.  And here is my one minute CBS News Radio segment about the phone: [...]

What Mark Zuckerberg said about Facebook and Russian election ads

September 21, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg pledged to cooperate with both Congress and Special Counsel Robert Mueller  on the investigations regarding Russian interference with our election. The company will turn over confidential information to the government, but not release it to the public [...]

Apple’s iPhone X: Should you buy one?

September 13, 2017

My few minutes of hands-on experience with the iPhone X at the Apple reveal on Tuesday is hardly sufficient to review the new phone, but I can say that it looks good, feels good in the hand and that it’s easy to get to the home screen, despite the lack of a home button.    MORE Read the full post on the Mercury News site [...]

First impressions after a few hands-on minutes with new iPhones

September 12, 2017

Hands-on area at Steve Jobs Auditorium Larry ran into Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak at Apple Park After the presentation at Apple on Tuesday, the press was invited to a hands-on area just outside the Steve Jobs Theater on Apple’s new “Apple Park” campus.  We got to see the new products up close, and got a little bit of hands-on time with them. Obviously, tinkering with a [...]

Tech vs. Trump and Obama too

September 7, 2017

This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News Shortly after the Trump administration announced its plan to rescind DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and encourage Congress to take action, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg posted  that she was “heartbroken and deeply concerned.” And she wasn’t alone. Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke up along with the CEOs of Microsoft and Google [...]

Tech checklist to prepare for a power failure or disaster

September 4, 2017

Whether it’s a hurricane, earthquake or any other disaster, it’s important to make sure that your tech is ready and able to operate even in the event of a power failure. Batteries, flashlights and portable radios are a must. Also consider flashlights and radios with a crank that don’t even need batteries. Get an external backup battery for your cell phone that can recharge [...]
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