Ooma VoIP Adds Innovative Feature to Assist in 911 Notifications

In Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Press Release, Safety, Tech News by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Today, I learned that Ooma, a VoIP company who I recently reviewed, has added a pretty interesting feature to their telephony service. In the past, there has always been a bit of a question around the reliability of 911 calls using a phone service that uses an Internet connection for it “digital dialtone”. Advances have been made and now most VoIP services include Enhanced 911 service; the “Enhanced” part means not only is the caller ID sent to emergency services, but also the full address associated with the caller’s phone number, and the call is routed to the nearest Public …

MacWorld 2011 – Sort of a Yawner with a Few Moments of Wakefulness

In Apple, Case, Consumer Electronics, Event, Gadgets, General, Hardware, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mobile, Opinion, Review, Software, Tablet, Tech News, Video by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

I have been going to the MacWorld Expo for many years now and I’m really sad to see it losing much of its excitement. When Apple was there, showcasing new products and innovations, there was a vibrancy and energy. Ever since Apple pulled out of the Expo, I feel that it has been going downhill. Apple provided the weight to drive the show, and there were many large vendors who helped as well. With Apple nowhere to be seen, having moved most of their large announcements to their Developer Conference and press events, MacWorld 2011 to me seemed to be …

The AT&T HomeManager Consolidates your Family’s Telephony & Internet Information in one Device

In Family, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Review by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

There is a niche out there between the techno-savvy and technophobes. It’s a market where the members see the value in technology and gadgets but might not adopt it quickly or readily. They may have a computer or laptop but only use it periodically to pay bills, check news or weather or do email. If they have kids, their kids are probably much more into tech than they are. So how do you sell technology to this niche? Not very easily. The problem is, they would probably like to spend their money and time elsewhere than with a gadget. The …

Cut the Cords to your iPhone with Altec Lansing’s BackBeat 903 Bluetooth Stereo Headset

In Cellular, Gadgets, General, Hardware, iPhone, Review by Michael Sheehan19 Comments

I must say, I had been waiting for the iPhone to support A2DP for a while. When it finally rolled out, I was excited but I didn’t have a set of headphones with which to test it. I just hadn’t made the plunge to buy a set. The promise of having stereo audio from my iPhone, all via a Bluetooth connection was stupendous. I was simply tired of untangling my traditional headphones each and every time I took them out of my pocket. And, the ability to just have no cords whatsoever, was great. The folks at Altec Lansing‘s PR …