My Apple Watch has rekindled my Love of Swatches

As a kid I love Swatch Watches. I only had one, but had many Swatch Guards to add some color.  As I got older I could afford a few more, and did. I have a thing for watches, I love them. Eventually I moved from swatches to other watches. Lots and lots of other watches. […]

Thoughts on the iPhone 7, so far

by John Wilker in I am a Consumer, iPhone, reviews, Technology

tl; dr;  It’s nice, a great update to a great device, with a few things I’m not a fan of. Want more details go to the verge. That said, yeah it’s a good phone so far. Mine came on iPhonemas day, and of course I rushed home from Denver Startup Week, grabbed the phone started […]

Carplay Thoughts, Siri

by John Wilker in I am a Consumer, iPhone, reviews, Technology

So Siri in the car is actually my biggest use case, for Siri. Ever since the launch of “Hey Siri” I’ve been an avid user when driving. I enjoyed it prior to Carplay. I just had to shout a little to be heard over the radio, which wasn’t bad, she was surprisingly good at identifying […]

My thoughts on Apple CarPlay, part one

by John Wilker in I am a Consumer, iPhone, reviews, Technology

So for part one, I wanted to just cover some initial impressions. So CarPlay as it’s own thing is fine, but since Apple has no control over the head unit manufacturers (I actually think an “Apple Car” is more likely to be an Apple head unit) there’s a load of crap that makes everything janky. […]