Musings

  1. Taking a Closer Look at the iPhone 5, 5s and 5c

    Taking a Closer Look at the iPhone 5, 5s and 5c
    The iPhone 5 and its subphones have been out for a while now, with only rumors and whispers surrounding the release of the iPhone 6. So, for now, iPhone users have to content themselves with either the iPhone 5, 5s, or 5c. But with three different versions of the same number, what exactly separates each one?

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  2. iPhone, Mrs PQ and Heart Attacks

    iPhone, Mrs PQ and Heart Attacks

    When you put the word “naked” and “Mrs PQ” in a post you generally get my attention. This occurred last week when I read Kari’s latest post.  Now of course, I thought this was going to be a bit more salacious and less about throwing Mr PQ under the bus. While I can handle these jabs by my lovely wife, I could not let this post go without some type of reasonable response.

     

    Let’s start with her bedroom differentiation. Not what your thinking. Yes, it is true I do like to listen to an App with white noise as I fall asleep. I find it soothing. She stated that she would prefer to open the window a crack and listen and/or feel the outdoors, free of technology. Yeah…she likes to feel the outdoors alright. Did she mention she cracks the window when it’s 20 BELOW ZERO?  I swear I’ve woken up with a layer of hardened frost on my blanket. She’s apparently trying to bring the “outdoors” into the

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  3. iWatch, Mrs PQ and running naked

    iWatch, Mrs PQ and running naked

    In my quest to run a marathon in every state, and dare I dream, one on each continent, I am training for the Fargo Marathon in May.   While Fargo is not exactly an exotic locale, it is a flat course, and as marathons go, it’s an easier run.  As technology goes, it’s perfect timing for the advent of the iWatch, or so states Mr. PQ.

     

    At this point I offer a study in contrast.  When I turn in at night, I open the bedroom window, allowing a fresh breeze and the sounds of nature to permeate the room; perfect sleeping conditions.  Just as I’m drifting into a tranquil dream state, Mr. PQ will enter the bedroom, shut the window, turn on a fan and open an iPhone App that simulates nature sounds.  Apparently, he needs quiet and white noise to cover the pervasive harmony of our extra-urban neighborhood.  Now I grant, the occasional crack of a gunshot around 2 am can be a bit off putting, but how can you prefer a recording of corrugated

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  4. What Does the Future of Apple Look Like?

    What Does the Future of Apple Look Like?
    Apple has become synonymous with innovation and intuitiveness, giving the world the powerful, yet simple to use, iPhone, the MacBook Air, and different versions of the iPod suited for every personality. But if there was a crystal ball that could predict the next creations that Apple makes, what would it show?

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  5. Best Apps to Get You Through the Work Day

    Best Apps to Get You Through the Work Day
    iPhones already come loaded with features—some questionable, like the stocks app, and some great, like iTunes—but the beauty of the phone isn’t necessarily its base product. Rather, it’s the ability to add apps that make life easier, and we’ll take a look at the top apps for an easier work day.

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  6. Best Ways to Prolong Battery Life

    Best Ways to Prolong Battery Life
    iPads are so technologically advanced today, it’s almost impossible to put them down. But the more they’re used, the faster the battery drains. Here’s how to keep it ticking as long as possible.

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  7. How Will the New iPads Stand Up to the Competition?

    How Will the New iPads Stand Up to the Competition?
    The two newest iPads—the iPad Air and iPad Mini 2—were only released a few months ago, but it’s time to take a look at how they stack up against the competition. Some of the most notable rivals include the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Nexus 10 and though there are more, those two are the ones we’ll be comparing to the iPads.

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  8. Will Your Leather Bag Stand the Test of Time?

    Will Your Leather Bag Stand the Test of Time?
    A leather bag isn’t just a fashion accessory, it’s a style investment. Leather is one of the most durable, long-lasting materials out there, which is why it’s so important to take excellent care of your leather bag.

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  9. Are Kindles and Other E-Readers Worth It?

    Are Kindles and Other E-Readers Worth It?
    In the last several years, Kindles and e-readers in general have seemed to take off. But how viable an alternative is it to paper books? We'll take a look here, comparing Kindles against paper books in a number of categories.

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  10. When Will the iPhone 6 be Released?

    When Will the iPhone 6 be Released?
    Although the iPhone 6 isn't out yet, never mind even having a vague release date, iPhone fans are already speculating when the date will be- and what the iPhone 6 will look like.

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