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 […]

HomeKit with an Ecobee3 Thermostat

by John Wilker in reviews, Technology, Uncategorized

I’ve had a Nest for several years, it was great. It’s still great, but my confidence in Nest as a company is waning, as is my interest in non HomeKit… Kit. As much as I dislike Silo’s I’m very much in the Apple one, so things that can’t talk to my gear just aren’t useful. […]

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 […]