It’s not every day that I get to unbox an $8000 mobile phone…oh heck, who am I trying to kid?! Up until a few days ago, I could honestly say that I had never unboxed any device that cost so much. But through a twisting series of events, starting with my friend (and fellow gadget magpie) Drew purchasing a VertuRead more
I like sports games. I’ve tried the most of the current golf games currently available in the iTunes App. Store. Of them “Let’s Golf” is my favorite. However that all could change now that EA Sports has just released the next in their line up of much anticipated titles, Tiger Woods PGA Tour for the iPhone and iPod Touch. EARead more
I tend to think of myself as an “on the go” type of guy with a sedentary lifestyle…not sure if that makes any sense to you but it does to me. I have some travel for work, coach high school baseball, volunteer with the local Board of Education, and have a 15-month old that we are always taking to the
I just got done watching a news conference with New York’s Mayor Bloomberg, who was giving his daily Swine Flu update. He struck a nice balance by calling on people to be cautious and responsible by washing hands more than ever, telling them to stay out of work or school if they suspect they might be ill, and reminding peopleRead more
Amazon just revealed a few changes to their Kindle supported documents as well as modifications to their whispernet fee structure. You can now send both DOCX and RTF files wirelessly to your Kindle and they’ll be converted automatically for viewing. The fee structure for personal documents (books that you purchase remain free to download) has changed from being .10 perRead more
Going through my feeds, I came across this article about fantasy writer Peter Brett who wrote over 100,000 words of his epic novel, The Warded Man on an HP iPAQ 6515. I saw this initially on Crunchgear by the way. Can you imagine? I have a rough time tapping out a e-mail and could not imagine writing a entire bookRead more
[Note: This is a three-way, multi-site review. Chris Spera (italics), Clinton Fitch (bold), and Doug Goldring (plain text)have all teamed up to review Mobile Shell 3 together. It is being simultaneously posted on Gear Diary, and Just Another Mobile Monday.]
It is hard to believe that it has been only a little over two years (February 2007) since Spb
If you own a Samsung Epix, you’ve probably seen this message. The results are not fun: dropped connections, freezes, all manner of exciting crashes. Plus wondering what on earth a slog dump is and why it has forced itself onto your poor innocent phone.Read more
The wait is over.
The trilogy, complete.
Chevy Camaro is back – and back in a big way.
After a seven-year hiatus, the new Chevrolet Camaro has (finally) returned to dealer showrooms, and thanks to the good folks over at Freedom Chevrolet in Southwest Dallas, I was able to spend some quality time with the new musclecar sporting the regal
I suspect it comes as no surprise that those of us on GD who have an Amazon Kindle2 are big fans. At last count there were five of us from the site who have, use and rave about them. We love the portability, the exceptional battery life, the Whispernet for immediately downloading books and other materials, the Whispersync to keepRead more
The ContourHD from VholdR is billed as the World’s First wearable HD camcorder. Aimed at action/outdoor enthusiasts, this diminutive unit can record 720p high definition video at 30 fps or standard definition video at 60 fps. Yes, this unit can record your crazy action video on the 2 GB microSD card (included), or add your own up to 16 GBRead more
It was just a few weeks ago Jessica was writing about the excellent Stanza ebook reader for the iPhone. Today the New York Times is reporting that Amazon has bought out Lexcycle, the makers of the application.
According to the article:
Seeking to strengthen its presence on the iPhone and iPod Touch, Amazon has acquired Lexcycle, the company behind Stanza,
Over a year ago, whilst working feverishly on an overdue college paper, I spilled a large glass of water over my laptop. Cue panic attack as the MacBook Pro sizzled. I had a backup of that document on my Fujitsu tablet, but it was several days old, and so was the previous SuperDuper backup of the MacBook. Fortunately, the MacBookRead more
This set of quirky salt and pepper dispensers is sure to cause some dinner conversation. I know in my house both my kids would keep grinding (and grinding) until they had a plate full of salt and pepper. The red topped cube holds pepper and the white top cube is salt. And because dinner is no game – both dispensersRead more
Seidio is introducing a new type of case for the BlackBerry 8900. Branded as the Innocase 360, it features a full keypad and screen protector. Each half of the case snaps together to enclose your BlackBerry in total protection. I’ve had a few mis-haps where water seemed to seep into my BlackBerry keypad – so I’m anxious to give thisRead more
T-Mobile stated yesterday that they have now sold their one millionth G1 in a period of about 6 months. That’s very cool, but we really need to put that into perspective:
Originally, the T1 was said to have pre-sold 1.5 million units at launch. That figure proved to be incorrect.
Apple sold 1 million iPhones (original) in just 74 days
Here’s a wallet for the big spender. Look quickly and it appears to be a fat roll of hundred dollar bills held together “wiseguy” style by a green elastic band. A little closer examination discloses that this is actually a wallet that’s made to look like a wad of bills. How perfect for the high roller in your life –Read more
I guess we should have seen this coming, and many have been predicting it – the new General Motors does not include the Pontiac (or Saturn or HUMMER) brand. I will be sad to see it go as I have many fond memories of legendary nameplates such as Firebird, GTO, LeMans, Bonneville and even Grand Prix. Ever since GM beganRead more
I’ve been using HanDBase on various devices for years. It was one of the first mobile database programs that I found, and while I’ve tried others over the years, I keep coming back to it. Among the reasons are that DDH Software, the makers of HanDBase, created a desktop version of HanDBase that synchronizes with the mobile version, and DDHRead more
My day today can be summed up with only one word – disappointing.
I had a couple of problems I needed managed, and I needed to take care of them at the Apple Store. Usually I enjoy trips to the Apple Store because of the excellent customer experience. Today, however, that was not to be. My experience was, as I
In a former life I was a classically trained chef. I went to culinary school, worked in the restaurant business for a number of years and lived and breathed all things food and cooking. Although that seems like a lifetime away (I’ve since moved on to another career) I still enjoy cooking and do it often. I do a lotRead more
At its best, technology integrates with the rest of our lives so completely that it is barely noticeable. And yet, were we to suddenly discover ourselves without it, we would quickly realize how much we have grown to depend on this gadget or that. Moreover, while unboxings and full reviews are exciting, it is often the small ways in whichRead more
By now most of us are aware of Twitter. If you’re not Twitter is a “service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?”
Twitter is popular. The service doubled its user base in March alone (See this link). And as a result,
After using Google Voice on and off for the past few weeks and the new GV Mobile App on my iPhone for the last day, I’m pretty much ready to make the move to Google Voice full-time.
There are a few reasons for this and the quality and speed of the iPhone app is one of them, but before I