So you bought a late-2016 MacBook Pro? Congratulations! So did I! But how will you connect your favorite monitor, hard drives, and other accessories to those pesky new USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports? Read on for my "survival guide", listing the essential cables and accessories you should (and shouldn't) buy to go with your new MacBook Pro! Revisiting USB Type-C and Thunderbolt … [Read more...] about 2016 MacBook Pro USB-C/Thunderbolt Survival Guide
The iPhone 5 gets decent battery life, considering how thin it is, but it certainly doesn't last all day. That's why I decided to pick up a Mophie Juice Pack Air battery case for it. How does this compare to the Juice Pack for the iPhone 4? And is it worth $99? Read on for my full review! The iPhone Needs Juice I was initially quite impressed by the iPhone 5's battery … [Read more...] about Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 5: Hands-On Review
I know some people were upset when Apple moved from the old 30 pin dock to the new Lightning connector with the iPhone 5, but such is the price of progress. Early adopters like me, however, found it difficult to make the switch with Lightning cables in short supply. That's why I was thrilled to have a friend of mine bring over a couple of Apple's newest adapters from the UK: … [Read more...] about Apple’s Lightning to Micro USB Adapter is Tiny But Useful
You wouldn't know it from hefting my backpack, but I'm always looking to lighten my load with clever, compact, versatile cables. With so many devices now using USB for both data and power, I'm always on the lookout for nifty new cables. Here's a quick overview of a few cables that I found useful recently. StarTech 2-in-1 Mini-USB and Micro-USB Combo Cable Perhaps sensing my … [Read more...] about In Search of the Perfect USB Cable
I recently purchased a Novatel MiFi 2200 on Virgin Mobile (USA) as an emergency fallback networking device for Tech Field Day, and it saved our bacon on-site at Symantec. It literally saved our bacon. See, being a security company, Symantec had a strictly-controlled network that did not allow live streaming to Ustream. Since the CradlePoint PHS300 was in use by the delegates, … [Read more...] about Why Won’t My MiFi Charge?