Meet the Ultimate 6150. As you may recall, this was the device that I felt was the most “old-school PDA-like” back in January when I first saw it, because it didn’t have a built-in keyboard or an extended numeric pad. Instead, the 6150 has a relatively clean front panel. But as usual, I am getting ahead of myself; let’s startRead more
It’s been about six months since I purchased my T-Mobile Blackberry Curve 8320. As anyone who reads Geardiary knows, I recently abandoned it for my iPhone. I was browsing Howardforums and found an interesting forum post that anyone considering purchasing a Blackberry Curve should read. It concerns a problem that has existed on every new model of Blackberry thatRead more
I still remember when I started seriously playing the guitar. I was in seventh grade. At that time, we were given a choice of band, chorus, or guitar. But you had to pick one. Well, by then I had already determined that I was done with the clarinet, so I would not be joining the band. And I had noRead more
I’ve been wondering lately if Microsoft needs a lesson in Software Development 101…
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been watching the fiasco that is Windows XP SP3 play out. With so many problem reports hitting Microsoft, their Vendor-Partners, and eventually, the news, you would think that a little preventative medicine would have been applied to the situation. And honestly,
After writing the review for the Coghlan’s LED Micro Lantern, Coghlan’s offered to send me 2 new LED headlights to review. Today I am going to take a look at the 0.5 Watt LED Headlight from Coghlan’s.
The wattage of this headlight is serious. If you need to be able to see anywhere you point your head at night,
… Like Steve McQueen
All I need’s a fast machine
And I’m gonna make it all right …
Four decades after hitting the big screen and redefining the on-screen car chase, the Ford Mustang Bullitt returns to the streets in 2008, blending the best Mustang ever with the latest Ford Racing technology. Not only did we spend a
In recent months I’ve been looking at getting a new car. Actually, at first, I was looking at used cars, but, eventually, I ended up looking at new hatchbacks. I was replacing a sports car and the point of the exercise was to get a vehicle that would save me gas, and be a little more utilitarian without totally givingRead more
In March I bought a BlackJack II off eBay US, since I wanted a cheap smartphone with a keyboard. It was very cheap, had HSDPA (important) and ran Windows Mobile 6, so I was pretty happy. But not long after I got it I realised it just wasn’t quite right, especially after having used the Nokia N95 8GB for severalRead more
[Note: This is the second of two articles relating to to the Adobe PhotoShop Elements 6/Premiere Elements 4 Bundle. Click here to see my review of Adobe Photoshop Elements 6].
My video camera, a Sony Handycam, is slightly over six years old. I bought it in anticipation of the birth of my first son. Oh did I have plans
I’ve received several requests recently about doing article on the ins and outs of online dating, and after a bit of thought, I decided to do it. So in order to give as broad a spectrum of how right or how wrong things can go when you are putting yourself “out there”, I’ve decided that I’ll need help…which is whereRead more
Back in April, when I first posted about the Beyza Cases MacBook Air Thinvelope Leather Case, I made the comment that if they created “this same style case, but with white stitching for the MacBook Pro 15, then I [would] have to put my order in immediately.” My contact Ali wrote to say that although they weren’t planning on makingRead more
It was almost a year ago that Clinton posted his review of the O2 Zinc, and since then a lot has changed. As I mentioned in my MWg Mobius posting, O2 was purchased by eXpansys, and as part of the purchase eXpansys acquired everything and has now rebranded the company as MWg.
Today I’m going to share
Yesterday morning we reported that some of your iPhone data was nearly impossible to erase. This issue was discovered when someone purchased a refurbished iPhone and using special software was able to read personal information from an area of the iPhone that should have been empty. Several people wondered aloud if there was any way to wipe all theRead more
For the past two weeks I’ve been testing a new backpack from Skull Candy. This pack is perfect for anyone who is on the go because it integrates a hydration system and the ability to play your mp3 player (iPod/iPhone supported) through stereo speakers located on the pack straps! How did it all work? Read on.Read more
Despite an occasional straying here and there, I have been shooting with Nikon camera gear just about my entire career as a photojournalist.
In this millennium many of my duties have been restructured, with tasks added as well as getting a new title – editor.
But all along I have been shooting Nikon.
Until this week.
When the 3G iPhone ships many people will be selling their old iPhones. What they may not realize is some of data may survive a full iPhone system restore (the common way to wipe existing data). This observation is documented by developer Jonathan Zdziarski who posts this iPhone privacy alert on his web site:
May 5, 2008: iPhone Privacy
There has been an issue which has been bugging me for the last couple of days, and tonight Mitchell and I found a solution. I thought I had better post about it, as I’ll bet that others have run into the same…
When I bought the MacBook Air I restored it to the MacBook Pro backup copy I had stored
I was twittering one night and Judie mentioned that she had this product to test. Only problem is that the product claims to remove cigarette and tobacco odors and she doesn’t know any smokers.
Much to my eternal shame, I told her that my beautiful, intelligent teenage daughter has decided she is a smoker. The really great part
On Friday I transferred my Blackberry phone number from T-Mobile over to my Apple iPhone, effectively terminating my contract with T-Mobile and ending a 15+ year practice of taking a Blackberry with me everywhere I went. In January I’d purchased an iPhone (“just to try it out”). Like many iPhone owners, I’d been hauling two phones with me. The BlackberryRead more
If you like saving money, or in the case of Apple iPhone replacement accessories hate paying full retail prices, there’s a company that will keep some change in your pocket.
Newer Technology has been around since the 1980’s selling Macintosh memory products. Today they have a line of five accessory products for the iPhone and iPod.
• Bass Response Earbuds
When I arrived at the conference area to grab breakfast before entering, Tim McAfee was there to greet us, handing out my Flickr t-shirts. I was hoping for a medium, but some of the other guys had already beat me to them; he made it up to me by giving me two larges. Ha! After getting set up and thenRead more
Notice anything interesting about this Sam’s Club free sample cart? While I was shopping at my local Sam’s Club in Manchester CT today I had to rub my eyes twice to make sure I wasn’t seeing things. If you aren’t sure what’s a little offbeat in the picture, click on through and let me show you what it was —Read more
This is definitely a moment in OLPC’s history of big changes as views are conflicting on what the mission should really be about. This week, we have two important announcements: Microsoft is officially pushing Windows XP into the XO and Sugar Labs is no longer dedicated to the XO but will now offer the possibilities of building a “learning ecosystem”Read more
About a week ago I sent the Shift review unit back, so I figured it’s time to tie up my thoughts on this controversial device.
Prior to receiving the Shift, I read several reviews of the device, and they all seemed to sing the same tune: it was too slow and too expensive. In my experience only one of these
Some of you may know that I am sort of the headphones and headset guy around here. I have reviewed quite a number of both consumer based, as well as, higher end headphones, earphones, headsets, and pretty much anything else that can pump audio and music directly into your brain. We’ve looked at in-the-ear, out-of-the-ear, over-the-ear, even around-the-ear. Frankly, IRead more