Archive for the 'Technology' Category

Apple is still ahead of the Curve on innovation

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

While some bemoan the iPhone’s perceived lack of innovation vs. the Android onslaught (Perception in my opinion), very little is said about the Mac OS, and how it stacks up agains Windows. Yesterday, Apple made a slew of announcements, including a new thinner, lighter iPad, the new Professional Desktop, some new Mac Book Pros, and […]

Walt Mosenberg’s iPhone 5s Review

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

I have been waiting for Walt Mosenberg’s iPhone 5s review. Despite often being called an Apple Fan Boy, Mosenberg usually delivers the technical goods I am looking for in making a decision about apple products. Apple brings out a new top-of-the-line iPhone model every year, but a redesign only every other year. In the intervening […]

iOS 7: The iPhone’s new OS Breaks new Ground

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

My Thoughts on Apple’s new mobile OS!

Why I am sticking with the iPhone for now…

Friday, September 13th, 2013

I would love an iPhone 5s, but I am going to wait for the iPhone 6. I think Samsung has edged Apple out on innovation with the S4, Android’s customizability remains a strong selling point, BUT I still believe that the iPhone is fundamentally a better phone. At least for me it is. I don’t […]

Why I use a Mac

Friday, August 30th, 2013

I could give you the typical response of a Mac fan on this one, no viruses, more elegant OS, yada, yada, yada… But I wont. I can summarize my love affair with the Mac with one simple sentence… It does not get in my way. I recently wrote about workflow and tools, hope it was […]

The Claro Chronicles Continued

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

My saga with Claro continues. As I mentioned before I was double billed last month, and this month I refused to pay the bill as a result. Claro also took a $60 deposit from me, which was supposed to be returned after 90 days. When I requested that this deposit simply be applied to mhy […]

Email Etiquette

Friday, August 16th, 2013

I realize there are people out there who are barely computer literate. A person with a little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing. The chain email message I posted earlier came from someone who’s name I do not recognize, but that does not mean a lot. What did bother me was the fact […]

The Claro Chronicles Continue

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

This is my latest Update, the Claro Chronicles…. An engineer from Claro Costa Rica came by the house yesterday to test the signal from the tower that is about 4 Blocks away. There was almost ZERO 3G signal in my house. He was nice kid, but fixed nothing. He said, and I kid you NOT, […]

The Second Coming of Steve Jobs

Monday, August 12th, 2013

I am listening to this book on Audible. Amazing read. But what is even more amazing is how jobs was able to accomplish so much with his obvious maturity and ego issues. Since reading his acclaimed biography about a year ago, my opinion of Jobs has changed completely. I used to be one of those […]

The Claro Chronicles

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

This whole thing started several months ago when I got my @Claro_CostaRica iphone 5. From day one I have had no 3G service in my home, despite being only a couple of blocks (Maybe 4), from their tower. I took the phone to their store in the Passeo de Las Flores Mall, they swapped out […]

The Business Adventures of an Expat Call Center Guru in Costa Rica