On Amazon Prime Instant Video

January 21, 2014

I’ve gotten tons of use out of Amazon Prime over the past two years. But a lesser-known perk is Amazon Instant Video – the Amazon Prime membership adds a significant amount of “free” streaming content. Specifically, a fair amount of stuff that used to be on Netflix but vanished due to the content-streaming wars: HGTV and Food Network programs.

On Google + Nest

January 15, 2014

After moving into our first home about a year ago, I’ve had my eye on Nest products – the “smart” thermostat and smoke detector. Both seemed perfectly targeted to middle-aged Apple fans that want to tech-up their home. The products were a bit on the expensive side, but not prohibitively out of reach, and looked cool – not unlike Apple products. Which makes sense, as Nest’s founder Tony Fadell worked at Apple on the iPod.

Review: Retina iPad Mini

December 19, 2013

After spending a few days with a white Retina iPad Mini, thoughts:

Retina iPad Mini

December 18, 2013

So I went to the Apple Store with the intent of purchasing an iPad Air, but ended up getting an iPad Mini. Think what swayed things to the Mini direction was the keyboard (it’s oddly slightly easier to thumb-type on the smaller screen, in both portrait and landscape modes), and that the iPad 2 Smart […]

Caving On The iPad

December 16, 2013

So it looks like I can’t hold out much longer. Will probably cave and get a Retina iPad Mini or iPad Air this week.¬†Spurring things is last-minute holiday travel.