The Roost Laptop Stand and an iPad Pro at CES

Last year, I supported the Roost Laptop Stand on Kickstarter. The Roost is a portable, height-adjustable stand for laptops. At home, I use a Rain Design mStand with my MacBook Pro. It’s a nice stand, but it does not travel well. The Roost appealed to me because it was lightweight, foldable, and could adjust its height, features the … Continue reading The Roost Laptop Stand and an iPad Pro at CES

Apple Watch, Basis B1 Band, the Gamification of Fitness and Apps

It had been many years since I had worn a watch. The last time that I could remember wearing one was back in college, and I stopped wearing it when I started carrying a pocketable PDA or cellphone. Prior to ordering and receiving my Apple Watch, I had been wearing a Basis B1 Band1 for … Continue reading Apple Watch, Basis B1 Band, the Gamification of Fitness and Apps

11.6-inch MacBook Air Thoughts

Since the Apple Event announcing the new MacBook Airs, I’ve been using a loaner unit of the 11.6-inch Air. I won’t bore you with yet another standard review of the Air; instead, I’ll share some thoughts from the historical perspective of a longtime Apple laptop owner. Steve Jobs called the new Airs as the future … Continue reading 11.6-inch MacBook Air Thoughts

G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra Movie Review

When I think back about my childhood in the eighties, several things stand out, including my introduction to Apple computers, Transformers and G.I. Joe. Growing up, I had a subscription to the monthly comic book and many G.I. Joe toys, as you can see in the photo to the right. Yes, that’s me back in … Continue reading G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra Movie Review

Apple Wireless Keyboard Review and the Big Control Key

It’s been over a week with my new Apple Wireless Keyboard, and the experience up until now has been a mixed bag. First off, the positives. The design of the keyboard is remarkable; I love how it’s so thin and small. Since I have three monitors — two hooked up to my tower and the … Continue reading Apple Wireless Keyboard Review and the Big Control Key