My thoughts on Apple’s iPhone CPU throttling

Updated 12/29/17: Apple has posted an official response to this issue on their website. It's the right response. Everyone's chiming in on this issue so I'm not going to rehash it, but I do have a practical suggestion that addresses it. You know what's going on: older iPhones with older batteries tend to run slow [...]

Pitch black darkness

Last night, the power went out everywhere. Completely. I happen to be staying in a village in the province of Dobrogea, Romania at the moment, and just as I stepped out of the house to walk to my car, all the lights blinked out of existence. It was, as they say, a dark and stormy [...]

Energizer's new Advanced Lithium batteries

In early January, I was contacted by an ad agency on behalf of Energizer. Would I be willing to get the word out about their new Advanced Lithium batteries, as a blogger and photographer? Sure, but I'll need to try them out first, I said. I promised I would use them in my Canon 5D's [...]

Camera preview: Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR

I'm a little late to the table with my thoughts on the new 5D, but I have an excuse: I've been traveling abroad (see this, this and this) and only now managed to sit down and think about it. There's also an advantage to this: I got to read through the other reviews that have [...]

Camera review: Olympus SP-560 UZ

The Olympus SP-560 Ultra Zoom is just about as good and versatile a camera as you can get, short of a DSLR. I've been using this late-model digital camera for the last month, and I'm very impressed with its design and capabilities. A detailed write-up is available below, as well as a video review (approximately [...]

Camera review: Olympus EVOLT E-500 DSLR

For the past month, I've been testing out the E-500 DSLR from Olympus. It's an entry-level DSLR with impressive specs for its class. These past 30 days or so, it has been my primary camera. It's been everywhere with me, every day. I've used it in all sorts of conditions (indoors, outdoors, daylight, nights, cold, [...]