gadget diary

Julie’s gadget diary – One month with the iPhone 7 Plus has taught me never to say never

I’ve been a devout Android user for close to 5 years after switching from an iPhone 4S to the Samsung Galaxy S III back in September 2012. Wow, that seems like forever ago. After I made that jump from iOS to Android, I fell hard for Android and every time after that when I would …

Julie’s gadget diary – One month with the iPhone 7 Plus has taught me never to say neverRead More

Julie’s gadget diary – Another successful gadget giveaway day has just ended

Being the Gadgeteer certainly has its perks. I’m very lucky that I get a chance to play with and test the latest and greatest gadgets. But what do I do with all those great gadgets and gizmos once my reviews have been published? I continue to use some products, but the ones I don’t use …

Julie’s gadget diary – Another successful gadget giveaway day has just endedRead More

Julie’s gadget diary – Is this really what the iPhone 8 will look like?

Earlier in the week, Boy Genius Report posted a quick article with a picture/rendering/rumor of the soon to be announced Apple iPhone 8. Click on the BGR link and take a look. I’ll wait… Ok, now look at the image above. The screen shape, bezels, and top screen edge looks very similar, doesn’t it? What …

Julie’s gadget diary – Is this really what the iPhone 8 will look like?Read More

Julie’s gadget diary – I returned the LG G6 and even I’m surprised by the phone I’m using now

Are you confused by the title of this post because you remember that I just purchased an LG G6 a few weeks ago? It’s true, I did buy one and I enjoyed using it… for awhile. Then a few bugs crawled in that annoyed me enough that I decided to return the phone while I was still …

Julie’s gadget diary – I returned the LG G6 and even I’m surprised by the phone I’m using nowRead More

Julie’s gadget diary – I am finally replacing my Nexus 6P

I’ve been using the same phone for a year and a half which is like a decade in Gadgeteer years. The phone I’ve been using is the Nexus 6P and for the most part, it’s been a rock solid performer. So much so, that even after trying other newer phones like the iPhone 7, Google …

Julie’s gadget diary – I am finally replacing my Nexus 6PRead More

Julie’s gadget diary – I caught this bird interaction with my Nest cam today

I love my Nest cameras because they record everything they see 24/7 and not just a few seconds after motion has been detected. You never know what kind of interesting things that serurity cameras might capture. A few years ago I wrote a story about a mystery that was solved with the help of my …

Julie’s gadget diary – I caught this bird interaction with my Nest cam todayRead More

Julie’s gadget diary – No iPhone 8 till next year?

The Apple rumor mill is churning wildly today with news (should I call it fake news, if it’s still just a rumor?) that we might not see the mythical bezel-less iPhone 8 until 2018 instead of later this fall when Apple typically rolls out new phones. There appear to be problems in the supply chain …

Julie’s gadget diary – No iPhone 8 till next year?Read More

Julie’s gadget diary – I have finally found my perfect travel computer

After years of trying and failing to force an iPad or Android tablet to work like a laptop when I travel, I have finally found what I think is going to be my perfect travel computer. The 12″ MacBook. I ordered a refurbished unit from Amazon last Friday and it was delivered Saturday morning. I’ve been …

Julie’s gadget diary – I have finally found my perfect travel computerRead More

Julie’s gadget diary – Thinking about buying a new laptop (or tablet) for my next trip

I had to take Jeanne to the hospital this morning for surgery to have her gallbladder removed. I went back and forth last night trying to decide if I wanted to lug my 13″ MacBook Pro with me, my Samsung Galaxy S Tab 10.5 or just my phone which is currently the LG G6 which …

Julie’s gadget diary – Thinking about buying a new laptop (or tablet) for my next tripRead More