ASUS ZenBook 3

Michael Tchong

A slender gadget that exudes ultimate sophistication; the ASUS ZenBook 3 ($1999) is a true marvel sculpted to perfection. This slender damsel in cocktail blue has edges adorned in golden, giving the laptop a hint of tastefulness and royalty. The 11.9 mm thick ZenBook 3 may be the answer Windows was seeking ever since the launch of the Apple 12-inch …

Technivorm Moccamaster

Michael Tchong

Disclosure, I was Dutch-born although now I’m a dyed-in-the-wool American, but despite that inherent bias, I will give you my dos centavos of the Technivorm Moccamaster, a highly rated and accomplished coffee maker born in the Netherlands. When I first received the Moccamaster and set it up, I was actually disappointed. The coffee didn’t taste any better than an old …

CRM on the Mac

Michael Tchong

Things haven’t gotten much easier since our 2013 update, the Mac continues to be very weak in database management, especially in CRM-type solutions. Managing contacts is an arduous task on the Mac, particularly in the area of seamless integration with social networks. There are a few rays of sunshine. Apple has broken its tradition of rarely updating its Contacts app, …

Ford Fiesta ST

Michael Tchong

Last week, I had a chance to test-drive the new 2014 Ford Fiesta ST, Ford Focus ST and Ford C-Max, Ford’s hybrid car. As you can tell from the headline, my favorite of the three was the Fiesta, although the C-Max blew me away in terms of quiet power and gee-whiz visual controls. But it was the Fiesta that partied …

Cadillac ATS

Michael Tchong

Last week we had a chance to test-drive the new Cadillac ATS, the company’s latest attempt to unseat the BMW 3-series and Mercedes C-class hegemony. There’s no question the Cadillac is a kick to drive but can it play in the major leagues? The first thing we should acknowledge is that the ATS is not you grand pappy’s Caddy, that’s …