A review of Google’s Backup and Sync

Google launched this new service in the second half of 2017. I remember being prompted by the Google Drive app to install an upgrade, and after it completed, I noticed a new app called "Backup and Sync" had been installed, and the Google Drive app had become an alias. The new app sat there unused [...]

Solid advice on back pain

I recently finished reading a book called "Ending back pain: 5 powerful steps to diagnose, understand and treat your ailing back", written by Dr. Jack Stern, a back surgeon. Here's the English cover: And for those of you who are in Romania, here's the Romanian cover: Some of you may remember that I dealt with [...]

A comparison of CrashPlan and Backblaze

I've been a paying CrashPlan customer since 2012 and my initial backup still hasn't finished. I've been a paying Backblaze customer for less than a month and my initial backup is already complete.  I'm not a typical customer for backup companies. Most people back up about 1 TB of data or less. The size of [...]

The Pullman Hotel in Bucharest

This is probably the first hotel review I've ever published on my site, but I feel strongly about this and wanted to share my thoughts with you. It's not often I have high praise for a hotel. I do for this one. My wife and I are repeat customers here and we've always had positive [...]

Tablets not quite ready for mainstream computing

The new tablet from Apple, the iPad Pro, which comes in two sizes as of this year, is quite impressive. I'm sure they're fast, and the addition of a stylus for more precise control is an interesting and fitting choice (which also hearkens back to the first tablets Microsoft made, years and years ago). Apple's [...]

My review of the Wet Shave Club monthly kit

Here's my review of the initial kit sent out by the Wet Shave Club, a wet shaving subscription service that allows you to sample various blades, soaps and after shaves every month. It's a rather long video, but it's not just a review. It's packed with lots of helpful shaving advice, so it's more like [...]

iOgrapher filmmaking gear

iOgrapher makes affordable and useful cases and lenses for mobile filmmaking. They're purpose-built for all iPad and iPhone models, making it easy to create handheld videos for your projects. I have one for my iPad Air and I love it. Here is their case line-up: And here is their lens line-up: All their cases have [...]

IWC Portuguese Rose Gold Chronograph IW371480

I love the design of the Portuguese watches from IWC and this chronograph is exquisite. Model IW371480 Swiss-made caliber 79350 automatic movement 40.9mm 18k rose gold case 18k rose gold bezel Silver dial with gold-tone hands and hour markers Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal Minute markers around the outer rim Two sub-dials: 60 seconds and 30 minutes Functions [...]

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker

I've had the original Bose SoundDock for several years and I love it. Also love the Bose customer service. When I called them after I lost a dock adapter, they sent me one for free. This is why I know the new SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker is great: it's a great product from a great company [...]