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Why Wait? Well…

In technology, timing is everything. When shopping for new equipment, we tend to seek out the newest, latest, greatest in tech—and hopefully for the best price, if we can arrange that as well. That’s human nature. But is there a benefit to waiting, or is our desire for instant gratification justified? It’s not always as straightforward as a trip to the electronics store (or website).

To illustrate my point, I’m going to point out four types of electronics consumer. There is a fifth that I’ll get to at the end, but I want to start with these four:

1. The Early Adopter

We all know this one—some of us even ARE this one! He downloads beta versions of software before it’s officially released. He reads rumor websites like macrumors.com, and he tunes in to the live feeds of keynote presentations from the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and Apple’s WorldWide Developer’s Conference (WWDC). He pre-orders his devices; and when that isn’t an option, he waits in line all night.

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Talk about dedication! These guys are waiting in line together, AND they’ve got matching outfits! Source: MarketWatch.com

I confess to having a lot of those tendencies. And in tech, these are more often considered virtues than vices. It’s a little stressful knowing that there’s always something “brand new” on the horizon, but that doesn’t diminish the satisfaction of being the “first on the block” with the newest toys. Of the four habits, this one requires the greatest investment of time and money. But The Early Adopter is doing his part to keep tech companies in business, churning out the latest gadgets to meet that demand. And once he’s done his part, spreading the buzz about the tech he’s acquired (through no lack of effort), in steps…

2. The Bandwagoner

There is no crime in waiting a few weeks—or even months—for the supply of a given device to rise to meet demand. In most cases, manufacturers look at their sales and, as long as they don’t run into parts shortages or other logistical obstacles, they can ship out enough for everyone. This is where The Bandwagoner can pick up his device of choice. He’s not one to wait in a line, or to sweat over arcane pre-order processes. No, he’s patient. And this patience is often rewarded with “Version 1.1” (or later) editions, honed if not perfected after The Early Adopter reported any bugs he found in that launch wave.

The Bandwagoner also can enjoy the added benefit of a growing selection of peripherals and accessories for this new gadget. For example, I’m thinking of the varieties of cases for iPads and iPhones whenever a new model comes out. You see, it takes those case makers at least a few weeks to custom-fit their designs every time Apple adds or subtracts a few millimeters to their products. When The Bandwagoner is ready, he can pick up everything in one trip to the store. And if he waits long enough, he’ll slide into the next category…

3. The Mid-Cycler

This is a well-populated, if not-entirely-festive place to be. When a product has been out for several months (or even years, in some cases), it can be frustrating when you’re ready to buy the “latest” device, even if it’s not particularly “new.” For example, I recently had a friend of mine, “J,” text me to ask about the iPad Pro. This was our conversation:

J: I’m torn between the sizes

C: Have you handled both at the store? The 12 was a bit too big for my comfort. But you know there’s likely a new Pro coming out this year…

J: yeah it is a monster – hence my uncertainty. BUT a large factor in why I want a Pro (and not just new iPad) is to draw on. And the big one seems better for that. I’ve heard the new one is only going to come in one size and likely 10″. You heard dif?

C: Nothing official. They did just release a new 9″ non-Pro model. I’d be surprised if a new 12 wasn’t in the works.

J: Though I’d prob still go with a refurb old one. Wonder how much cheaper those would get when new model came out… And WHEN! Damn you Apple.

C: June 5 is their next big conference. WWDC. If you can stand to wait, it almost always pays off

J: Gah! I mean of course I can. This is all just for funzies.

C: 👍

J: But I want it now! Stupid lousy world.

C: Then get it now. Live your life, son!

J: blah. BLAH

C: Lol

I don’t know what he decided to do, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he waited a little longer, placing him firmly in the fourth category:

4. The Waiter

In tech, waiting for the next release is almost always a good instinct. What comes out next is almost uniformly superior to what’s out now; and it will either come out at the same price as today’s model, thus reducing the price of what’s out now; or the new device itself will debut at a lower price point. The Waiter loves when this happens, and he typically isn’t shy about gloating to The Early Adopter about the “better deal” he got, just by being patient.

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My hat’s off to anyone who can wait five years to buy hardware or software. Source: XKCD.com

The Waiter doesn’t always seek out the newest gear. Often he sees the new release and, unless it has some “must-have” feature, he happily picks up “last year’s model” at a reduced price. I’m reminded of a conversation I overheard at the Apple Store the other day, when a young woman was deciding between the $269 Apple Watch Series 1; or one of the other varieties, starting with the Series 2 at $369.

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Apple’s current line of Watches. Source: Apple.com, click image to go to their comparison page.

The Apple clerk pointed out that the most prominent additions for the Series 2 are the built-in GPS, and that it’s now water resistant to 50 meters (as opposed to the Series 1, which is simply “Splash resistant”). The young lady thought it over, and said, “I don’t need the GPS, and I’m not going swimming with it.” So the salesman suggested she save the $100 and go with the Series 1. For those who don’t remember, the Series 1 debuted in 2015 for a starting price of $349. So not only did not needing to have the “latest and greatest” save her $100, but she saved $80 just by waiting a couple years!

Apple products almost universally reward The Waiter, despite the “ooh” factor of having the brand-newest iPhone, iPad, etc. In fact, Apple broke typical protocol and teased for their patient Waiter audience that a new Mac Pro desktop is on the horizon for possibly as early as 2018. They never do that. If you’re curious about your own next Apple purchase, you might want to pop over to MacRumors Buyer’s Guide. But as we’re still several weeks away from WWDC, don’t be surprised if that site tells you to wait on everything.

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WWDC, likely Apple’s next opportunity to announce new products this year, starts June 5, 2017. Source: Apple.com, click image to learn more about WWDC.

There’s only one scenario in recent tech history where waiting was not only not rewarded, but outright punished. This past week, Nintendo announced that they have discontinued production of their surprise Holiday 2016 hit, the NES Classic. Those who didn’t wait in line or jump through the typical “Early Adopter” hoops for it aren’t going to get to be Bandwagoners for this one. At this point, one can only hope that Nintendo will release a “Version 2.0” follow-up edition (perhaps including Super Nintendo games, or even the ability to download and install games legally?). With the focus shifting to Nintendo’s even bigger hit, the Switch, it’s more likely that Nintendo aren’t thinking about any further “Classic” offerings for a while. But hey, maybe they’ll surprise us. We’ll just have to… wait.


 

Finally, there is a fifth category I’d like to bring up:

5. The Archaeologist

There’s waiting, and then there’s WAITING. This category is mostly populated with hobbyists who have their “daily driver” computer or whatnot; but they seek out “vintage” (or to put it less kindly, “obsolete”) devices with the aim to restore them to original release condition… even if that original release was in the 90’s, 80’s, or even earlier. Sometimes, they see what they can do to augment the original hardware with more modern features, like adding a Solid State Drive (SSD) to devices never built with such a drive in mind, like an iPod from 2002. It’s nowhere near practical, but it can be entertaining to watch them succeed—and just as entertaining, if not more so, when they fail.


For your viewing pleasure, here are David “The 8-Bit Guy” Murray…

…and Ian “Druaga1” Anderson. You may not want to try these at home.


 

What category to do you fall into? Do you have to have the latest gadget before everyone else? Do you know to “never buy a console at launch?” Have you never paid launch-day prices? Or do you not care about such things, and you buy what’s available when you need it (and not a second earlier)? Each position has its merits. And sadly, each has its pitfalls. I think the best course of action is to “pick your battles.” That is to say, some devices merit rushing out and grabbing them on day one (I, for one, have no regrets standing in line outside Best Buy for my Nintendo Switch). On the other hand, most of my other tech purchases have put me firmly in the “Bandwagoner” or even “Waiter” categories. And I’m fine with that.

I mean, until they announce what’s coming out next. ◼︎

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Thank Hue, Thank Hue Very Much

I’m hoping to start an annual tradition here at this blog: every Thanksgiving, I’m going to point out something in the world of technology for which I’m thankful. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to single out this year, when I drove up to my home.

And the lights in my home turned on, automatically.

Some backstory: when I moved into my current place, I needed to get new lightbulbs (pretty standard upon move-in). My stairway has a very high ceiling, so I wanted a bulb that I wouldn’t have to change for a long time (if ever). LED bulbs, while more expensive than incandescent or compact fluorescent bulbs, last much, much longer. And if I was already looking at LED bulbs, I might as well see which ones I could control from my phone, or computer.

Philips has a system called Hue, which has several components that matched my needs precisely. And since I’m “counting my blessings,” I’m going to list those elements of the Hue ecosystem which I use in my home.

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The Starter Kit

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The Hue Bridge—the control box included in the kit— is what allows the whole system to work, so it’s a must-have before I could get anything else. It’s this Bridge, along with my Hue iPhone app, that lets me use the technology of “geofencing,” to establish a perimeter around my home.

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It’s as simple as flipping a (virtual) switch. (Source: Philips Hue app v.1.12.2 for iPhone)

When my phone enters that zone, the lights turn on. I even have it set up only to activate after sundown, to save electricity.

The Bridge is connected to the internet via a wired network connection (alas, no wifi, in this day and age!), so I can even control my lights when I’m away from home. Three color-changing bulbs are included, although honestly, I usually keep them on a warm yellow-white setting. Although it is fun, especially when watching a scary movie, to turn the room dark red with the push of a button.

 

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The Hue Bridge seems to be one of the last modern gadgets to require a wired network connection. Perhaps the next version will be wireless. (Source: ArsTechnica.net, click photo for their 2015 article about the Bridge.)


The White Bulb

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Originally marketed as “Hue Lux,” these bulbs are just as “smart” and interactive as the color bulbs, but they can’t change color—only brightness. I have a few of these in my bedroom and office. And when I walk into my office…


The Motion Sensor

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The Motion Sensor detects when I cross the threshold into my home office and turns on the lights for me. This is especially useful when I’m carrying a heavy piece of equipment toward my workbench and don’t have a hand free to switch on the lights. When I walk into my office and the lights turn on for me, I really feel like I’m living in the future. The next step: having the door open automatically, with a contented sigh:

But I don’t need everything to be automatic. At night, when I’m in bed, I want to be able to turn all my lights off with one button. Luckily enough…


The Dimmer Switch

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I have this mounted magnetically on my nightstand. I have it set to turn all the lights in my home off in one press, for those times when I’ve gotten comfortably into bed, but I’ve forgotten to switch off the lights downstairs, or in the office. Of course, when I’m feeling truly lazy, I can just call out to Siri to turn off all my lights. She does it, and I’m thankful for her, too, but I kind of wish I could program her to turn off the lights the way Michael Caine did in The Cider House Rules.


The Lightstrip

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This one is mostly for fun more than function. I have this strip mounted to the back of my television in my living room. When it’s movie time, or if I want the right mood for a show I have on my TiVo, I have a setting for turning all my lights off, and turning the Lightstrip on. The backlight effect minimizes strain on my eyes. It’s also a color-changing light, so I could alter that to complement whatever I’m watching, if I were so inclined.

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My TV with a Lightstrip providing the backlighting. The movie? Dude, it’s DIE HARD!


There is only one Hue element I’m not entirely thrilled with:

The Tap Switch

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Since installing my Hue bulbs, the Tap Switch has been my go-to light switch for turning all my lights on; or off; or on in only one room; or only in my stairwell, as I’m going downstairs; and so on. Unlike the Dimmer switch, it has four discretely-programmable buttons; instead of a dedicated “off” or “on” position, it can be programmed to four unique “scenes.” And for the past two years and change, the four Taps I have installed throughout my home have performed admirably. But, sadly, they’re already starting to show their age… I think.

The website specifies that “Philips Hue tap uses kinetic energy and is powered by your touch. So no batteries needed.” The tap promises a lifetime of 50,000 clicks. Unfortunately, nowhere in the Hue app does it track how many clicks each Tap has taken, so gauging its lifespan can be tricky. Mine are starting to get a little fussy already, two years in, occasionally requiring multiple clicks to turn the correct lights on and off. I did the math: for me to have already hit 50,000 clicks in two years, I would have needed to click the Tap almost 70 times per day, every day. And I don’t click it anywhere near that much, especially now that my office lights turn on whenever I walk in, and my entry lights turn on whenever I drive home.

It’s a relatively minor quibble, and considering how easy it will be to replace each Tap as it eventually ages out, it’s not one worth disqualifying the entire line.

So for all those devices working in (almost) perfect concert, I thank you, Philips. When it comes to lighting up my home the way I need it—and with apologies to Rob Cantor—all I need…is Hue.

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Hit the Road, Jack: Saying Goodbye to a 3.5mm Hole

On Wednesday, Apple announced that their new iPhone 7 would be the first in the line not to have a dedicated headphone jack. This was met with some controversy and consternation, and I wanted to offer some brief thoughts on the matter.

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The lonely Lightning port of the new iPhone 7. (Source: WhatHiFi.com, click photo for their article.)

This is Apple’s M.O.

The first thing that surprises me about the response, honestly, is anyone’s surprise at the move. Apple is notorious for moving away from older technology when they create new devices, or new versions of existing devices. Here’s a brief timeline:

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The original Macintosh (right) and the first iMac (left). (Source: MacWorld.co.uk)

1984: While IBM-styled PC manufacturers are still including 5.25” floppy drives, Apple unveils the first Macintosh computer, equipped with the smaller, yet higher-capacity 3.5” diskette drive. Apple’s last computer with a 5.25” drive would be in their II (“two”) series, the last of that line being 1988’s  Apple IIc Plus. PC makers would eventually phase out the 5.25” floppy by the early 1990s.

1998: With the iMac, Apple courts controversy again by removing the 3.5” diskette drive from this new all-in-one form factor, opting strictly for optical media; first in the form of CD-ROM, then DVD-ROM, and finally, rewritable DVD “SuperDrive,” first appearing in 2002’s Flat Panel iMac. Apple would remove the “floppy” drive from its laptops, as well; 1999’s PowerBook G3 would be the first Apple notebook to exclude the diskette drive, in favor of an optical drive.

2008: Speaking of laptops, Apple invents a new model, the MacBook Air (below), boasting unprecedented (for Apple) thinness and lightness in a fully-featured computer. One feature that is notably absent is its optical drive.

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2008’s wafer-thin MacBook Air. (Source: nextmedia.com.au)

Apple is confident, not only that users could rely upon the optional USB SuperDrive for their disk-based needs; but that program installations and media downloads would be performed over the internet, instead of coming from CDs and DVDs. This change coincides with the growth of the iTunes Store (selling music in 2003, TV shows in 2005, and movies in 2006); followed by the arrival of the App Store in 2011, from which users could download their programs directly from Apple, instead of having to insert an installation disc. Ambitiously, Apple both predicts and precipitates the massive shakeup of the disc-based media and software industries.

Apple would eliminate optical drives from its iMac and MacBook Pro in 2012, and it would redesign the Mac Pro desktop tower in 2013 and MacBook in 2015, each without optical drives as a matter of design.

2015: The aforementioned MacBook (below) marks another design change by tossing out all ports but one universal USB-C port for both charging and data interface.

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2015’s redesigned MacBook. Note the single port on the corner. (Source: abc.net.au)

This move would be a boon to the after-market USB hub industry, for users who need to plug in more than one device at the same time, to say nothing of charging the battery in the process.

As history has shown, the iPhone 7’s removal of the headphone jack is just the latest in a long string of bold moves. Anyone who wasn’t prepared for it just hasn’t been paying attention.

Thin is In

During his segment of the keynote, Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing, asked the question outright: “Why we would remove the analog headphone jack from the iPhone?” He would go on to answer:

Our smartphones are packed with technologies and we all want more. We want bigger, just brighter displays. We want larger batteries, we want faster processors, we want stereo speakers, we want Taptic Engines, we want all of that and it’s all fighting for space within that same enclosure. And maintaining an ancient single purpose analog big connector doesn’t make sense because that space is at a premium.

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Phil Schiller’s inside look at the new iPhone 7. (Source: Reuters)

And he’s right. We demand a certain thinness from our mobile devices (as long as they’re not prone to bending, as was the case with 2014’s iPhone 6 Plus, shown below).

Removing the analog headphone jack not only frees up that much space on the phone’s shell, but it also allows for further technological expansion inside the phone. This could result in longer battery life, more processing power, or ideally, both.

This also means the removal of an oft-taken-for-granted component in all other smartphones: the digital-to-analog converter (DAC). Translating digital audio to conform to analog headphones requires a dedicated chip. Apple has this time opted to leave the audio processing to the headphones; be they from Apple, or from other manufacturers who can focus on higher-quality DACs without the limitations of an iPhone’s internal real estate. These chips can be built in to the plug, the cord, or the headphone itself. Some predict this will mean higher quality sound than an iPhone’s native DAC could have generated. Time will tell.

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An X-ray of last year’s iPhone 6S. Note the headphone jack in the lower-left. (Source: iFixit.com, click photo for their full teardown.)

Moving Toward A Wireless Future: CHARGE!

Apple doesn’t expect its users simply to use the iPhone’s built-in speakers for all future audio needs. After all, not only are they bundling with the new iPhone wired headphones that connect directly to the multi-purpose Lightning jack, but they’re also including an adapter (below) to allow users to plug their existing analog headphones into that jack.

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Apple’s included Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter (Source: Apple.com)

Third party companies like Belkin have already announced splitters, such as their RockStar™ (below) to allow for lightning headphone use while simultaneously charging the iPhone.

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Belkin’s Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar™ (Source: Belkin.com, click photo for their page.)

But wired headphones may themselves be the next thing to go. At the same keynote where they announced the iPhone 7, Apple unveiled AirPods (below): wireless earbuds that promise high-quality audio while leaving the Lightning jack free for charging (or other purposes, like an SD Card reader).

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Apple’s wireless AirPods. (Source: Apple.com, click photo for press release.)

But what if the iPhone didn’t need to plug in a cable even to recharge its battery?

Apple’s latest gadget du jour, the Watch, doesn’t require a cable to be inserted into a hole to recharge its battery; it uses a magnetic pad placed on the bottom of the watch (shown in this video narrated by Apple designer Jony Ive).

Likewise, Apple’s latest flagship tablet, the iPad Pro, features the “Smart Connector,” a row of three small circles (shown below), through which electricity can travel from the iPad to devices like keyboards; or to the iPad, from devices like the Logi BASE Charging Station. In both cases, the power goes strictly through touch, through the process of “inductive charging.”

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iPad Pro’s new Smart Connector on the edge. (Source: MacWorld.com)

Third-party manufacturers have been working toward a future with touch-only charging for years. Mophie’s Juice Pack battery case now comes in a model allowing for wireless charging, through their “Charge Force” line (see their video below to learn more).

Even furniture maker IKEA (below) has gotten in on the trend, selling wireless charging pads, and building the technology into some of their lamps and nightstands.

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IKEA’s SELJE Nightstand with wireless charging. (Source: IKEA, click photo for its page.)

I predict that iPhones will eventually have built-in wireless charging technology to take advantage of these options without needing a special case or adapter, just like some Android phones do already.

Eventually, the iPhone may not have any holes for any purpose: not charging, headphones, or anything else. This could bring about a near-hermetically sealed iPhone, with greatly improved water and dust resistance.

Conclusion

I don’t expect the removal of the headphone jack to go over smoothly, and I encourage debate on the subject. I just think that knowing Apple’s history, design philosophy, and ambitions for the future have made this a foregone conclusion. Personally, I’m ready to have one fewer wire to have to untangle.

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New Year’s Technology Resolutions, #5: Get a Backup Battery

Author’s Note: This is the final installment of January’s “New Year’s Technology Resolutions,” but I will be offering up handy tech tips throughout the year. If you have any tips of your own you’d like to share, let me know!

In the previous post, I stressed how important it is to back up your data. Another backup step that gets overlooked all too often is backing up the very electricity that feeds your devices.

If you only use battery-powered devices like notebook computers in your home or office, this doesn’t really apply to you. If, on the other hand, you use desktop computers, DVRs, game systems, or anything else that contains a hard drive and relies on a wall outlet for power, pay attention.

Lightning strikes are both unpredictable and hazardous to your electronics.

Lightning strikes are both unpredictable and hazardous to your electronics.

Due to any number of factors, power interruptions happen. Perhaps too many people in your office or apartment building are cranking the AC or heat at the same time; the wiring in your building was never intended for the load it’s now handling; or perhaps some natural phenomenon like heavy winds or lightning causes a brief blackout. In any of those cases–not to mention those that may not occur to you–the last thing you want to have happen is for your computer, TiVo, XBox, etc. to lose power in the middle of saving important data (be it documents, shows, games, or anything else). To prevent damage or lost data caused by a power interruption, I strongly recommend a battery backup, also known as an Uninterruptible Power Supply, or UPS.

A UPS works much like a standard surge protector or power strip. In addition to surge protection, however, the UPS contains a battery, so that in the event of a brownout or blackout, the battery can kick in and provide a steady stream of electricity to your components, at least long enough to shut them down properly.

Here’s the reality: UPS systems aren’t cheap. They’re several times more expensive than a standard surge strip, because they do so much more. Most desktop UPS connect to your computer so you can see the relevant usage data on your monitor, or use specialized software for testing and automating shutdown. Checking one of the big box stores, UPS systems from the major manufacturers like APC, CyberPower, and Tripp Lite range from around $50 to as much as $500 (and enterprise-scale UPS systems for servers that never turn off can go for much more than that). While pricey, the value and protection they provide are worth it, in my opinion. I have two desktop computers in my home, and each has its own UPS. My home theater has its own, as well. It’s an investment in the health and safety of my equipment, one I don’t take lightly.

Another reality that doesn’t get advertised enough is that when you buy a UPS, typically only half the outlets are connected to the battery, and the other half are only as effective as a standard surge protector. This means if you have four devices that need constant power–not unreasonable, if, for example, they were a desktop computer; a monitor; an external hard drive; and a modem–then you’ll want to invest in an eight-outlet UPS. Use the non-battery outlets for devices like printers that can survive blackouts with much less risk of damage.

Your home theater equipment can also be damaged by a power interruption.

Your home theater equipment can also be damaged by a power interruption.

If you want a UPS for your home theater, they make “pizza-box” shaped systems that can sit under your DVR or game system, with the outlets in the back. Just be mindful of how many home theater devices contain hard drives before you plug them in: DVRs such as TiVo have hard drives and thus would benefit from constant power; whereas a simple DVD player has no drive and, while it would be inconvenient to have a blackout interrupt your movie, it won’t damage your player in the process.

The last advice I’m going to offer before you run out to get your UPS is to remember that it contains a battery, and that no battery lasts forever. I, for one, found out during a recent brownout that my old UPS’ battery was out of juice, and that I had been operating under an unfortunately false sense of security. Do some research (or hire a tech consultant to do it for you) and find out how much trouble and money would be involved in replacing your UPS’ battery after about three years. You don’t want to have to spend more for a replacement battery than the UPS cost originally, and likewise, you don’t want to find out the hard way that the battery can’t be replaced at all. You can also invest in a UPS with a visual indicator showing how much life is left in the battery. Such a feature can add to the price, but it may provide you with a greater sense of awareness and well-being with regard to exactly what works, and for how long. And as the saying goes, knowledge is power (even during a power interruption).

I hope you’ve found this post useful, and likewise have benefited from its predecessors this month. Like I said at the top, I will be offering further tips down the line, as well as informative (and hopefully entertaining) anecdotes from my experiences providing tech support over the years. As always, I encourage feedback and would love to hear from you. Perhaps you’ll have an idea for my next post!

New Year’s Technology Resolutions, #1: Check Your Clocks and Calendars

As we crawl, bleary-eyed into a new year, we should take this opportunity to make sure our devices are on the same page (of the calendar) as we are, and that they’re not stuck in a Jumanji-esque time warp.

New Year’s Day is one of three good times each year to make sure everything is set properly. The next is the beginning of Daylight Savings (where applicable), this year on Sunday, March 10, when our clocks “spring forward” an hour. The third, naturally, is the end of Daylight Savings, on Sunday, November 3, when the clocks “fall back” again. Also, if you do any travel outside your own time zone, you should make sure your mobile devices update properly when you reach your destination. Here’s how to check your clocks and calendars.

If the linked instructions either don’t work, or aren’t clear enough, feel free to contact me directly (there may be a specific issue interfering with the adjustment of your settings), or leave a comment on this post.

I’ll be offering more resolutions you can–and should–adopt, throughout January. If you have some tech resolutions of your own, feel free to drop me a line and let me know!

Happy New Year (whatever year it is!)

Happy New Year! Welcome to Our Blog!

It’s 2013, and At Home With Technology is officially launching our new blog, authored (unless stated otherwise) by our president, Craig Sherman! Check back often for new posts! Throughout January, Craig will be posting a series on “Technology New Year’s Resolutions,” starting with a reminder to check your clocks and calendars. Happy New Year, and good luck with your own resolutions!

It’s Komplicated

 

I stopped by It’s Komplicated to discuss the legacy of Steve Jobs and the iPhone 4S, with host Myshell Tabu.

You can find this interview, as well as future segments about and by At Home With Technology, at our Youtube page.

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