Science + Tech

My Tech: What I Use

hnmlogo-2015v2I’ve wanted to write this post for a long time – highlighting the tech I use on a regular basis. This is a “living post” and will continue to evolve as I add/subtract items…

(I am an early adopter so I’m frequently rotating product and selling the old stuff on Gazelle, eBay and Facebook Marketplace).

Note: I have not been compensated by any vendor/provider for this post – I’m just listing the stuff I actually use!


  • Apple MacBook Pro | 13″ | 2.7 GHz Intel i5 | 8GB RAM | 120GB HDD
  • iPhone 7 Plus | 128GB | unlocked, but currently running on Verizon
  • Apple Bluetooth keyboard
  • Apple Magic Mouse 2
  • LG UltraWide 34-in display | 2560 x 1080


  • Apple Watch Series 2 (Nike Edition)
  • Fitbit One
  • Bose QC35 QuietComfort Noise Cancelling headphones


  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Pixelmator
  • Synergy
  • Aurora HDR
  • WordPress
  • Google Chrome
  • FileZilla: FTP client
  • Mint
  • Jing: screen capture utility

Top Mobile Apps

  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Google Photos
  • Slice
  • Hipmunk
  • Netflix
  • Acorns
  • Aviary

Gadgets | Misc

  • Canon T6S DSLR w/ Canon 18-135mm lens
  • TV
  • Sonos home theater system
    • Playbar | Sub | Play:1 | Play:3
  • XBOX One + XBOX Live subscription
  • Amazon Echo
  • Amazon Dot
  • Blue Microphones Yeti


  • Amazon Prime
  • Sirius/XM Satellite Radio
  • AT&T GigaPower fiber internet
  • AT&T Digital Life home security
  • DirecTV satellite
  • Trendy Butler
  • Spotify
  • SmugMug
  • Luma mesh WiFi router
  • Pagely: Premium WordPress hosting


  • 2016 BMW M235i 😉
[my original inspiration for this post comes from webpreneur Paul Stamatiou]

James Hicks

James is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of HicksNewMedia, a Digital Publishing and Technology Consulting team providing effective and relevant solutions to individuals and businesses looking to more effective utilize the social interweb. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.

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