It looks like Amazon has refined their online wireless store so that AT&T and Verizon cell phones will be sold without the need to file a rebate. Amazon has always sold phones however some were sold with a requirement to file for a rebate while others were rebate free. For now only AT&T and Verizon are being offered on theRead more
I’m a Apple fanboy through and through. This I admit freely. But I’m also man enough to admit that not everything Apple does is perfect.
Time Machine, Apple’s default back up program, is one of those not so perfect things.
My biggest problem with Time Machine is the inability to customize just when Time Machine backs up. The only time
If rumors are true we may see Facebook offer vanity URLS as soon as next week. What the vanity URL promises is to turn ugly lengthy links to your profile like http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=531173044 into something more memorable like http://www.facebook.com/judie.lipsett. Facebook has been offering these types of URLS since earlier in the year but only to celebrities and the closely connectedRead more
AP Mobile News released version 2.0 of their popular iPhone App last week. There was only one problem. The application completely froze and refused to start (and subsequently re-start) on my iPhone and, judging from the iTunes reviews, those of many other upgraders. Thankfully the AP App has been fixed and a new update is now available for download .Read more
Life, Sorry, Monopoly, and Clue were just some of the board games I grew up playing. Times change and with new technology comes new, updated versions of some of our favorite classics. Sometimes the updates are improvements, while other times the original seems better.
Electronic Arts has become one of the premier iPhone and iPod Touch application developers. With hits
If you don’t have it, you’re going to get caught holding the short end of the hard drive. If your drive goes south, without backup storage and some type of backup strategy, you could be in a world of hurt. Everyone here at Gear Diary knows what that means… We’ve had a couple of server issues over the past
A while ago, I ranted on a Symbian forum about what a piece of cr disappointment the Nokia N96 was, and how it’d put me off Nokia smartphones forever. Until a recent firmware update, the N96 was slow, buggy and practically unusable. It creaks so much, I’ve actually come to think of the squishy casing as a feature – useRead more
About three weeks ago I noticed that online case and accessory distributor Seidio was introducing a new Innocase 360 for the BlackBerry 8900. What’s unique about this case is that it includes a full keyboard cover which looks nearly identical to the BlackBerry keys. I thought the cover would be useful against wet weather and keeping stray debris away.Read more
Are you a fan of magic tricks? I’ve always been fascinated by card tricks and while in the back of my mind I know there’s often a reasonable explanation for how most tricks are done there’s still a part of me that’s happier not knowing.
Card Mystery from Sunphonia is a recently released application for the iPhone and iPod Touch
Yesterday Google announced an ambitious upcoming product called Google Wave. It’s an open source personal communication and collaboration tool that’s still in the early stages and has not been formally released. The promise appears to be that Google Wave will capture and consolidate all your communications with contacts. From my very brief review this looks a lot like Friendfeed withRead more
Some pretty big announcements hit today when Palm confirmed a few more features for webOS during The Wall Street Journal’s D: All Things Digital conference – namely Palm Media Sync, Twitter integration, and an App Catalog. Now, the big news is that Palm’s Media Sync will allow the Pre (and other WebOS devices) to sync with Apple’s iTunes out of
In this month’s issue of Mac Life I spotted a write up on three different shareware screen savers. One in particular caught my eye.
I’m willing to bet if you’re a gadget head now as an adult chances are as a child you played with Legos.
I know I did! I think my mother still has a bucket full of
In my search for a better launcher for my Macs I came across this little gem. Sapiens takes a different approach to launching applications on your Mac. It relies most heavily on the mouse or trackpad and then uses the keyboard to supplement its speed and accuracy.
Sapiens is clever because it learns from you, so unlike anyRead more
If you like Vista’s and Windows 7’s desktop widgets and sidebar (they are much better in Windows 7, by the way), AND you have a D-Link wireless router, you might want to take a look at this. D-Link has updated their desktop widget and its now available for download at their website.
Thankfully, they have widgets for Vista/Windows 7, the
I would normally do a quick post over on whatsoniphone.com about an application update but this update for GV Mobile is so significant that it deserves an entire post in its own right. The application takes Google Voice and makes it a truly usable application/service on your iPhone or iPod touch. In fact, this app has now replaced the phoneRead more
I know, I know, why would anyone need a stylus for their iPhone or iPod Touch? It’s designed to be finger friendly, right? Well there are a few reasons I can think of and I’ll bet, if you think about it, you’ll think of them too. Still not sure? Read on to find out and learn if the Pogo fitsRead more
I’d heard that the ability to read and review your Kindle book notes and highlights online was coming soon. This morning I received notice that any notes (or passage highlights) that I make on my Kindle are viewable via the Amazon web site.Read more
I’ve always been a big fan of Astraware. As a former Palm Pilot user I can remember playing Bejeweled on my IIIc. It’s been a long time since the days of Palm games and Astraware has come a long way since the introduction of Bejeweled. They’ve turned a blockbuster handheld game into a mega-gaming company with tons of popular titles.Read more
If you’re an AT&T customer, you’ve got cause to be (somewhat) happier. We all knew this was coming, but today, AT&T officially announced upgrades to their 3G Wireless Broadband network.
AT&T* today announced plans to upgrade the nation’s fastest 3G network to deliver considerably faster mobile broadband speeds. The network upgrades are slated to begin later this year, with completion
Proving that there is NOTHING that cannot be converted to a USB memory stick, here is a Ninja throwing star (aka – Shuriken) that’s marketed as a 2GB USB Memory card. The site doesn’t say whether this is a plastic knockoff or if you may actually be able to embed it into someone’s thigh (that’s a joke). This is oneRead more
Could 2009 be the year that Androids take over planet earth? If you were attending the Google I/O Developer Conference today then you might think that. The company announced that we should expect between 18 and 20 new Android based smartphones from about 9 different manufacturers by year end. This is a huge uptick from a year where we’ve limpedRead more
Do you own a Windows Mobile phone? Do you want to watch Hulu and youtube in your browser? Then you should be interested to hear that Skyfire is finally out of beta as of this morning. Now, I will be honest: I’m not a huge fan of Skyfire. Or, at least I wasn’t a fan of the beta. Has itRead more
This post began as a quick post about the update to MacSpeech Dictate — software that brings accurate voice recognition technology to the Mac. Dictate was first released a little over a year ago and was the first time that voice recognition on the Mac worked well. It was built on the Dragon NaturallySpeaking Version 9 engine and, while fallingRead more
There’s no denying the popularity of the video console games Rock Band and Guitar Hero. Even my daughters, who range in age from 3-8, love to jam along to tunes on Rockband. Tapulous has carried over the fun that is playing a musical instrument to one of your favorite songs over to the iPhone with its game Tap Tap RevengeRead more