Review: Anker TC930 Ultra-Slim keyboard for the iPad Air 2 and Air

Anker ultra-slim keyboard for iPad Air and Air 2

The Apple iPad is now a legitimate productivity machine but that wasn't always the case. When the first iPad debuted, I remember explaining to customers at the campus computer store where I worked why they were better off buying a laptop. But times have changed and my iPad is now powerful enough for my needs… Continue reading Review: Anker TC930 Ultra-Slim keyboard for the iPad Air 2 and Air

Photos from Blackhawk Cars and Coffee, June 2015

Last week I finally got a chance to attend Blackhawk Cars and Coffee in Danville, California. I knew it was going to be a big gathering of car enthusiast but I was blown away by the sheer size and variety of cars. Anne and I met up with a few of the guys from the… Continue reading Photos from Blackhawk Cars and Coffee, June 2015

How Subaru became the Apple of car manufacturers

Subaru sales growth compared

Subaru is killing it. Demand for Subarus is skyrocketing and the company is struggling to meet demand. The automaker's plants are at full capacity and its dealerships are asking for more inventory. According to Bloomberg, Subaru's profit margins are 9%, besting Toyota (8%) and BMW (7.2%). For a small automaker, that number is incredible. But… Continue reading How Subaru became the Apple of car manufacturers

Windows 10 available July 29. Here’s how to reserve your free copy

free windows 10 upgrade instructions

Microsoft announced today that Windows 10 will be available for desktops and laptops on July 29th. The company promised to roll out Windows 10 in mid-2015 for free and has kept its promise. But Windows 10 won't stay free forever; starting July 29th, users will have one year to download the free upgrade. After that,… Continue reading Windows 10 available July 29. Here’s how to reserve your free copy

The mystery of Asian apps that went viral

neko atsume gather the cats

There’s an interesting phenomenon that I noticed recently. Unlocalized Asian apps have been going viral in the United States. Users are curious enough about the apps that they're poking around blindly to figure out how things work. A few weeks ago, we saw the Chinese-made MyIdol take the US by storm. The app let users… Continue reading The mystery of Asian apps that went viral

Mann Engineering BRZ lowering springs (25mm) review

Subaru BRZ satin white pearl black wheels

  Disclosure: I won a set of Mann Engineering lowering springs from NorCal 86Drive end of summer raffle. I paid for installation and alignment. When it comes to modifying my Subaru BRZ, I'm relatively conservative. The car is so good from the factory, I don't want to mess up its handling and balance. When I won… Continue reading Mann Engineering BRZ lowering springs (25mm) review