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Verizon FIOS pulls a fast one

Tweet Has this happened you? Verizon (FIOS not wireless) promises you a monthly price, but when you get your bill, it’s higher. Happens everyday, right? So we re-upped for FIOS in late November for another two years. Since I can […]

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Win 10 in my neighborhood not taking a bite out of Apple

[caption id="attachment_2809" align="alignright" width="150"] Microsoft[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2810" align="alignright" width="150"] Apple[/caption]   I visited Microsoft and Apple stores this afternoon to comparison shop Windows 10 PCs against MacBooks. Could Windows

My first drone: I returned it

My wife nicely got me the Parrott Bebop drone for Christmas. Admittedly, it is a toy that would likely gather dust after the novelty wore off. I never

Verizon Wireless tireless and not always above board in trying to lengthen contracts

Anyone reading my rants knows I've been railing against Verizon Wireless (VzW) phone contracts, and why not? The carrier just keeps giving me more ammunition. Here's two more little

Fitbit pedometer rocks…except when you lose it

Since surgery in late August, I have been doing a lot of walking and hiking. Liking gadgets, I often wondered how far, how many steps

iPhone 5 v. Motorola Droid Razr M

I made the leap to 4G last week on the iPhone 5 and am feeling absolutely, well, ok about it. Not thrilled. Not ecstatic. Just ok and feeling like

Verizon Wireless hassles me, then hassles me some more

Verizon Wireless has permeated my life with the relentlessness and negative energy of a repo man. It seems I am always on the phone with the carrier about

Reviewing Windows 8 reviews – as “exhausting” as using the new OS

My accountant the other day said she's in the market for a new PC and asked if she and her family should upgrade to Windows 8. Having covered

Text replaces voice with twenty somethings

We all know twenty somethings text like mad, but I thought this Verizon Wireless phone bill really drove home the point. Circled in red are my 23-year-old

MotionX-GPS quickly sucks life out of iPhone battery

Short iPhone 4 battery life is a fact of life just running regular apps like mail and browsing. Throw in  a power hungry app and any semblance of

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