Macintosh And PC Tech Blog Posts For July, 2015

Jul 06

Microsoft Lumia 635 Live Tiles
Microsoft Lumia 635 Windows Phone 8.1

The minimalist design, inexpensive and personalized Lumia 635 is an option for those seeking 4G LTE and a quad-core smartphone. The handy smartphone from Microsoft packs a punch with its 1.2GHz quad-core CPU and Windows Phone 8.1 software. Cortana, the new voice assistant introduced in 8.1, helps schedule alarms, checks the news and navigates with GPS via the included map software. Last year, Microsoft completed the transition of purchasing the Nokia brand and now refers to this product line as the Microsoft Lumia 635. Microsoft sponsored me to keep the Lumia 635 in this review. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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Microsoft Lumia 635 Quick Unboxing

An extended review for the Lumia 635 made sense. How would only a few weeks reveal quirks in the software or usability after app and firmware updates from Microsoft? Continue reading Extended Review: Microsoft Lumia 635 Smartphone With 4G LTE

Jul 04

Mark Fields CEO Ford Motor Company Ford Trends 2015
Mark Fields CEO Ford Motor Company Begins Ford Trends 2015

Going further with Ford has meant many things over the years. I have been attending and covering their events all around the USA. The Blue Oval noticed and has been good about keeping me in the loop with the automotive world including when Ford had a TV show on NBC called Escape Routes. Being able to interview the teams on the show, before the finale and then have videos included in a local Las Vegas newspaper, was all part of the fun.

Going Further With Ford From Las Vegas to San Francisco

My latest adventure with the Ford Motor Company was in late June when I visited San Francisco and Palo Alto, California, in Silicon Valley. This is the first event outside of Dearborn and Detroit that Ford has setup to show what technologies they are adapting to their newest vehicles and e-bikes. Continue reading Going Further With Ford Road Trips In Nevada, Utah, Arizona & California