cellular

Why a phablet?

For a generation raised on ever-smaller devices, the “phablet” craze doesn’t make any sense. Didn’t we leave gigantic cell phones behind in the 1980s? Younger folks are snapping up these half phone, half tablet devices in…

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Hands on with the YX027 Panel Antenna

Here’s what you get The panel antenna. Wall mounting bracket. Anchors and screws. Mounting the panel antenna is easy. There are many holes around the edge of the mounting bracket so hopefully finding a stud…


5G? LTE-Advanced? What does it all mean?

The cellular industry is full of “it.” So often, the marketing types take over and all of a sudden a perfectly usable, definable term gets thrown around until it’s meaningless. That’s what happened with “3G” and…



Is it worth looking for a brand name?

Before 1975 or so, most people didn’t know what “generic” meant. All of a sudden, though, there was a feeling that you could “stick it to the man” by getting the same quality goods in a…


My take on the iOS icon controversy

Hey it could be worse, they could look like this. And now, the criticisms begin. After the shock of seeing that Apple can actually still innovate, the faithful have turned to analyzing the tiniest bit of…


Sprint approves Softbank Merger

“My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.Our Constitution works; our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here the people rule.” —President Gerald R. Ford, August 9, 1974 So…




The battle over voice control

You know… you get to a certain age and it becomes harder and harder to believe that “the next big thing” is going to be as big as everyone says it is. Your brain gets full…