Good BiPhone

Glenn TysvaerFeatured, Product, Topics0 Comments

The break up was not bitter, we parted as friends. I needed to move on to be understood, where my needs were fulfilled on a deeper level, to an understanding of who I am. So after almost 6 years together I left my iPhone for the Google Pixel. Overall, I was happy with my iPhone though my last one had … Read More

How to improve your video skills in less than 5 seconds

Glenn TysvaerQuick Tip, Topics0 Comments

Based on many of the videos I see from friends or online from rookie video journalists that capture a significant or newsworthy event on their mobile device, the following advice is worth mentioning (and since I do this often it is a note to self as well). Consider rotating your mobile device to a landscape orientation when taking your next … Read More

Pump Up The Volume on your Mobile Phone Pics!

Michael PuhalaPhotography, Quick Tip, Topics0 Comments

For many, their primary camera is their mobile phone. It would reason that we should also have a keen understanding of the phone’s camera functions. I’m not here to tell you that you should step out of your camera’s auto mode and get into the minutia of manual controls. While those areas are good to experiment with and can quite … Read More

Why Apple Axed the Headphone Jack on the iPhone 7

Michael PuhalaFeatured, Topics0 Comments

Apple calls it courage. I call it greed. Today, Apple announced the iPhone 7 to the world. Lots of innovation was paraded in front of an eager audience waiting for the next best thing to come from Cupertino. Certainly the most controversial announcement was that the new iPhone 7 will not include what every cell phone has on the planet: … Read More

Oculus Rift: Has virtual reality arrived?

Glenn TysvaerFeatured, Product, Topics0 Comments

It’s the stuff of movies and childhood imagination, being transported to a virtual world. Whether the experience is a total or a partial immersion is the difference between virtual reality and augmented reality. In an augmented reality real life mixes with created elements. The best current example is Pokeman Go. You’ve probably either heard about it or have immersed yourself … Read More

The Citizen Savvy Reboot Project

Michael PuhalaFeatured, Topics0 Comments

I came up with the concept of Citizen Savvy back in 2009. The original vision was to apply a specific voice and brand to my technology advice that was an extension of my personal website and Twitter account. It later evolved exclusively into a newsletter outlet that produced 28 newsletters across a two year period (circa 2012 thru 2014). It was … Read More

The Stream Scene

Michael PuhalaApps, Featured, Topics0 Comments

Streamng Apps

Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, Tidal. Chances are you are using at least one of these streaming music services; well maybe not Tidal. Does it make sense to own music anymore? Is it better to lease or buy music? When the iPod first came onto the scene in late 2001, the way of the world when it came to music was … Read More

Introducing the Savvy Seven

Michael PuhalaTopics0 Comments

At Citizen Savvy, we want to provide easy ways to stay informed. To make it as easy as possible, we’re creating a newsletter called the Savvy Seven. Once subscribed, you will receive a periodic email that includes a mix of original content and the best of what we’re reading from around the web. As the name implies, there will be … Read More