Posted on June 11th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Posted on March 2nd, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Fitness trackers are a hot topic right now. It’s hard to pick the one you might like, but here’s a novel way to choose: try them all.
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Posted on December 22nd, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
A glass of water destroyed Joy’s smart phone. It happened during lunch. We don’t care if we miss calls, it’s the turn-by-turn directions from Google Maps that we miss. So while we’re without a smart phone, we’re using “CoPilot GPS.” It brings turn-by-turn directions even when you can’t connect to the Internet.
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Posted on November 10th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
There are several makers of cellphone holders for bicycles and motorcycles. We got one from Satechi, $30, because it was beautifully engineered and we couldn’t res
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Posted on September 14th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
There’s a new version of “PawTrack,” for monitoring your kitty. It’s a GPS collar that keeps tabs on tabby. The collar is $125 and the service is $10 a month. It lets you know when your furry purry returns home, when it sleeps and where it goes when it roams the neighborhood. The new version is due in November.
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Posted on May 24th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
“Trakdot” is a palm-sized device and an app that tracks your luggage. You get an alert when it’s 30 feet away. If your luggage gets on the wrong flight anywhere in the world, at least you’ll know where it is. The $90 device recently won an Edison Innovation award.
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Posted on March 29th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Tagg keeps track of your pet’s whereabouts through a GPS attachment on its collar.
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Posted on November 19th, 2012 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
We got two snazzy gadgets that seem like good bets for holiday gifts. One is a new TomTom GPS device and the other a TomTom-powered sports watch.
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Posted on September 12th, 2012 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
A new app coming out in October will turn your Android phone into a TomTom GPS device, giving you turn by turn directions – and you don’t have to be online.
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Posted on August 21st, 2012 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Microsoft Streets and Trips is a $40 program that has been around for many years but is still popular with many, especially the recreational vehicle crowd, despite the existence of free Google maps, cheap GPS devices, and recommendation sites like Yelp. There’s a major difference here: You have to be able to get online with the Internet to use Google Maps, but Street and Trips works from information on a DVD or one-time download of the program. We did a comparison between the online Google Maps and the offline Streets and Trips on our Windows laptop. We chose Newport Beach, California (Joy’s hometown and the site of our most recent trip) as our base. Streets and Trips found 236 restaurants […]
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