Cloudflare has launched a new free web analytics/visitor-counting service. It promises to put end-user privacy first. The service has plenty of room to improve.
Lenovo continues its tradition of excellent Linux hardware support on the ThinkPad T14. Except minor issues with the built-in webcams and microphone.
Comparing a cheap air puffer to a brand-name model. You get what you pay for, even when it comes to a simple product like an air puffer/blower.
The new Firefox version for Android comes with big changes under the hood, but also drops support for thousands of extensions, and is less configurable.
I bought authentic and off-brand Roomba 900-series replacement parts to compare their perceived quality. The differences are quite small.
The open-source note-taking app Joplin supports encryption and choose-your-own-cloud. Desktop app gets the job done, but the Android app is slow and clunky.
Comparison review of the two secure PGP-oriented email providers ProtonMail vs Mailbox.org. A huge price discrepancy for the same service.
There’s a lot to like about the privacy-focused Mailbox.org email hosting provider. Some things, not so much.
The Instapaper app for Android has several issues, but its mobile web app is mostly okay.
Microsoft To-Do app is slow and requires frequent reloading. It doesn’t sync with Outlook, Cortana, and other Microsoft task list apps.
I listen to podcasts at my desk, and Pocket Casts’ new desktop apps (based on their web apps) means I don’t need my smartphone to enjoy them comfortably.
The battery is dead, performance is terrible, and Lenovo abandoned its drivers. My Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 1370 didn’t stand up to the test of time.
The final part and conclusions in my review-series for the Vilfo VPN router. Is it worth the premium price tag?
I found several privacy and security issues with the Vilfo VPN router during my week-long review.
The Vilfo VPN router has support for Wi-Fi but is too under-powered to serve as a Wi-Fi router.
The Vilfo router uses off-the-shelve hardware components but it isn’t top-grade stuff.
My experiences running Linux on the fifth-generation Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1. All but the GPS and fingerprint reader worked out of the box.
Let’s just say Logitech’s G403 gaming mouse hardware, firmware, and the companion software has some design flaws.
Compare three budget content delivery networks to find which one gets you the most bang for your bucks.
Ads had promised me that Hover.com was a great domain registrar. Trusting them to handle my domains turned out to be a big mistake.
How upgrading the USB 3.1 PCIe controller on my mainboard let my devices quick-charge over USB 3.1 from my PC.
A review of the Delock USB-C volt-/ammeter used to measure the power going through a USB Type-C connector.
The Sense sleep monitoring system from Hello Inc. was discontinued and its cloud services put to sleep.
The SpiderOak ONE backup service is better than their client software. Good security and privacy protections but tough to use.
SSLPing can keep an eye on the health of your TLS certificates and email you before they expire.
So is the Linux firewall distribution IPFire well suited as a home network router?
A deep look at the ASUSWRT router firmware.
A comparison review of six GeoDNS service providers. GeoDNS can help reduce latency by directing your website traffic to the nearest datacenter.
My review of Textpattern. It has all the traits of a good CMS and WordPress alternative but never quite made the cut.
Simplenote is a great note-taking service, but the apps and service have some serious issues with syncing.
The D3 Connected is the only robotic vacuum cleaner I’ve had that damaged itself the first week and that sees “ghost furniture”.
An Ethernet connection is usually the more reliable and faster than Wi-Fi, and the Chromecast Ethernet Adapter is no exception.
Lenovo’s contender to the stick-PC market runs Windows 10 but doesn’t even have enough storage space to perform upgrades. Linux may be the better option.
I purchased Bitcoins with a credit card from Cubits. The experience was better than Cex.io but still not great.
I had to replace my passport and credit card after purchasing Bitcoins from the Cex.io exchange.
A smart app connects your Linux desktop and Android device. Lets them share files and clipboard with each other.
I’ve migrated from DigitalOcean to Linode. I was surprised to learn it used a Unified Linux Kernel (with no SELinux support) instead of the upstream kernel.
Review of Linux and open-source stickers, T-shirts, and merchandise from Unixstickers.
There are a number of XMPP clients available for Android, but Conversations is the one you’ll want to use.
I’ve worn a Moto 360 for one year and I’ve got a lot to say about the experience.
How needs a Tor-enabled Wi-Fi access-point, anyway?
A group review of the free tier of the three uptime-monitoring services Site24x7 vs StatusCake vs UptimeRobot.
I tried out the new Sense sleep monitoring system and its kind-of-stupid “smart” alarm clock.
Review of the excellent FileLocator (Agent Ransack) desktop search tool for Windows.
A review of what Lenovo OneKey Optimizer is, how it works, whether it does anything useful, and should you uninstall it?
I’ve used Android Wear for the last two months. It’s not all “OK Google”.
A millionaire is obsessed with funding an asteroid defense system, but will it be too late to save Earth after all?
Review of the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 1370 hybrid tablet/laptop.
Join astronaut Mark Watney on Mars.
My keyboard has a detachable MicroUSB connector, and I love it! It makes it so easy to charge my devices.
I compared six Markdown editors from the Widows Store. The results weren’t overly impressive.