I'm JK and I'm OnTheRun


My name is James Kendrick and I'm thrilled to be the newst member of the AWT family. I've been covering mobile tech since before tech sites existed, and I'm a self-proclaimed gadget addict.

Way back in the day I started jkOnTheRun, my personal tech blog, just for fun. It grew rapidly and was acquired by GigaOM. They hired me to keep writing for it so I made a career change to my dream of writing about mobile tech full time.

I covered mobile tech for GigaOM for several years and then five years ago I jumped over to ZDNet where I still write about mobile tech today. I'll continue to do that while contributing my thoughts and views about it here on AWT.

I am platform agnostic but have some good Apple gear that I use to get my work done. I have a 2013 MacBook Air, 11-inch, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, and most recently an Apple Watch. The MBA pretty much stays on the desk in my home office, a loft in downtown Houston, and many days the iPad Air 2 is the main system for working remotely.

While my home office is nice, most mornings I head out to spend the day working all over downtown. I like to see what mobile gear people use in public and this is the best way to do so.

iPad Air 2 in BrydgeAir

iPad Air 2 in BrydgeAir

Since I write for a living I use a keyboard with the iPad Air 2. My favorite keyboard currently is the BrydgeAir for the iPad Air 2. It turns my iPad into a MacBook clone and it is the best I've used, by a wide margin. That's says a lot as I've owned, tested, and reviewed dozens of iPad keyboards.

So now you know who this JK guy is and why he's here. I've been a long-time friend of Steve and can't wait to share my take on this thing called mobile.