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iPhone + SPOT Connect Delivers Peace of Mind—via Satellite

2:10 PM, Jan. 10th, 2013 · Chuck La Tournous · In-Depth Review

SPOT Connect

As any good scout will tell you, the best way out of a bad situation is to be prepared. But how do you call for help if your adventures take you beyond the reach of the nearest cell tower? As Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous discovered, a company called SPOT offers a clever way of combining the reach of a satellite communicator with the power of your smartphone. And it might just save your life.

About those Apple Genius Ads

10:40 AM, Jul. 30th, 2012 · Chuck La Tournous · Analysis

The new Mac commercials aren’t cool; they’re not “Steve” ads; and Chuck La Tournous doesn’t like them. But they may be appeal to “non-Apple” folks, and if that works, that’s fine. They’re also the first Mac-rather-than-iOS-device-ads he’s seen since the “I’m a Mac” spots, and he thinks that makes them a good thing.