September 29, 2014

Review: Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6As another fall begins, there are a few certainties—most of America will become madly obsessed with the NFL, Starbucks will begin selling its Pumpkin Spice Latte (and others will sell their versions), and Apple will release new iPhones. This year was no different, as Apple introduced the eight generation of its popular product a little more than two weeks ago. Now, with over ten million in the hands of users, the big changes are starting to sink in…

September 20, 2014

Article: Pay at Six O’Clock

I didn’t have much to say about the Apple event last week that wasn’t already said by the usual band of tech writers, but after a few days, I finally had a chance to let the dust settle and think about what I had just seen and provide any notable comments, especially as as shipments of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are making their way out to people (you did preorder, didn’t you?)

September 4, 2014

Article: DownLite (VSearch) Mac Adware

I’m hoping that linking to this will maybe get it to show up on more search results—basically there is a new piece of adware making the rounds for Mac OS X that almost always gets installed when someone tries to watch TV or movies from less than official sources. Basically, it’s a small program that runs in the background and redirects browser traffic and generates popup windows. It also prevents the saving of some Safari settings…

September 1, 2014

Review: Wink Hub & GE Link Lightbulbs

GE LinkI’m a sucker for gadgets—ever since the earliest days of running SchwarzTech, I’ve always been at odds with if I really needed something, and the desire to have a new toy to play with. From a financial standpoint, I feel like I’ve mostly made reasonable choices on purchases (I still haven’t gotten any sort of smart watch yet), but I’ve always been fascinated with the home automation side of things. Products like the Philips Hue have been out my reach for just dipping my feet in the pool, but GE’s new Link bulbs, priced at $15, piqued my interest…