The popular Roku player has given users the convenience of streaming movies from Netflix and Amazon Video On Demand. Now you can get even more function from your Roku media player with the addition of new “App Channels” that include the likes of Pandora, Flickr, Facebook and three channels powered by Mediafly. You’ve previously seen Mediafly on various devices,Read more
I first met Judie some two years ago. At the time I was writing for Patrick over on Just Another iPhone Blog. Patrick had the great idea of putting together internet radio program and for the next weeks a number of us “met” each Monday night to talk about our favorite gadgets. Judie definitely had a way of bringingRead more
While I was rather critical of the Commodore 64 iPhone App, that doesn’t mean I’ve given up my continuing quest to replay classic arcade games! Today we get word that Atari.com has a new site dedicated to their classic arcade games, and that you can actually play many of those games online! The games include many for the AtariRead more
A Gear Diary Thanksgiving from Gear Diary on Vimeo.
Today is all about stopping the rush, stepping back, looking at life a bit more clearly and being thankful for the things that matter. Sure, those are things we should try to do all the time but… too often… the rush of life gets in the way. So today we
There is an application that I have been using on my iPhone for the past five or six weeks that has transformed the way I use the device. It has already become one of my “must have, can’t live without” applications. The thing is, it was a “must-have, can’t live without” application within about a day of my starting toRead more
Yes, it is that time of the week again. State of the eBook is back to bring you the latest eBook news and commentary, just in time for Black Friday and the holiday shopping season.Read more
Bluetooth technology is often underused in my eyes. For a long time there was no use beyond sending ring tones and talking over a wireless ear piece. As of late, this technology has found greater utilization allowing for wireless syncing in vehicles and even multi-player gaming. Using Bluetooth to listen to music has become a great option while on theRead more
If you have a desktop replacement laptop, you will know that they definitely get very hot. So hot that they have even been known to induce burns when they come in contact with skin. So hot that even Apple recommends not to use your MacBook on your lap.
Laptop coolers have been on the market for quite a while to
The Jabra Stone Bluetooth headset came out a few weeks ago. It is, by far, one of the most unusual Bluetooth headsets we have seen. Larry and I have been using it for a little while, and we’ve found that it has some significant pluses and minuses.
Let’s take a look.
Most of you usually use your device’s in-built camera for catching some quick shots of friends and phone numbers, but have you ever thought of using it as a scanner?
Honestly, I never really had until not too long ago when Wizcode released their latest application, PhotoCopy Mobile. PhotoCopy Mobile uses your Windows Phone’s in-built camera as a scanner,
Have you ever thought about how gaming would be like on the new Windows Phone, especially on the new HTC HD2? Southend, a Sweden-based company has recently released a demo of the newly developed 3rd person shooter for Windows Mobile, Electopia.
Electopia is a graphically advanced action adventure game. Play as Chip, a charming maintenance robot that has crash-landed
You may remember our review of ScreamingToaster’s Wicked Blogging App back in September. I recently got the chance to meet the ScreamingToaster team — Nazmul and Izabel Idris — and they’ve got some big things in store for BlackBerry and Android fans (stay tuned to Gear Diary to get a full rundown!). One recent update has been the release ofRead more
When I received my new iPhone 3Gs, one of the first things I did was ask our merry little band here what they recommend as “must-haves.” One of the most suggested items (for heavy users) was an alternate battery supply. Another top suggestion was a case of some sort. Enter USBFever.com and their new Leather Battery Pack.Read more
Well it turns out that the 7″ tablet running Android that we first posted on the other day may, in fact, be real. That means it just might be available in the timeframe initially described- early next month. The Camangi WebStation is 7″ tablet with Android that includes web browser, music(video) player, digital frame, eBook reader, and so on. WithRead more
One common discussion between Halloween and Thanksgiving in recent years has been the lamentation over ‘Christmas Creep’ – the trend that has resulted in retail stores being in full-on Christmas display mode before Halloween. In fact, Halloween has become *LATE* for many retailers, with stores like Kohls and KMart displaying Christmas themes by mid-September, and Lowes having their whole storeRead more
Back in August, I reviewed the HP MediaSmart Server LX195. I, the resident Linux Geek here at Gear Diary, was pleasantly surprised by how useful the little server was. Even so, I still thought there was a little something missing from that great device. HP has addressed a lot of this with the HP MediaSmart Server EX495.
or … Five Years Loving a Game With a Stupid Name.
One of the quirky ‘top whatever’ lists that appears every now and then is the list of worst names for video games. And somewhere on every one of those lists is Divine Divinity. Yeah, it IS pretty obvious why.
The game would also appear on another list – if
One of the tough choices in the 2007 hit video game Bioshock was deciding whether to save the ‘Little Sisters’ and sacrifice some of the ‘Adam’ you need to make it through the game, or to kill them and gain more Adam but also a label as an evil murderer. Whatever choice you make, you have to get past herRead more
My gaming tastes are either changing, or I have become a simple person in my older age. It seems the flurry of simple puzzle games not only entertain me, but also keep me addicted to the small bursts of gaming time I have. Orba is a simple screen clearing game. The premise is simple and has been seen in severalRead more
Carriers across the world insist on a 2 year contract when they hand out a new phone, such as an iPhone for a low price of say $199. But what does the same phone cost in Europe or in Australia?
Which country is getting the best deal? Are you getting ripped off?
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just be automatically notified whenever your favorite bands are playing near you? That’s the idea behind Concertimatic, from InfoBridge, LLC. The iPhone and iPod Touch application will actually scan your iTunes music library and alert you whenever bands you like are playing in your area by using the internal GPS — or manuallyRead more
There are a lot of potential benefits to jailbreaking your iPhone, but there are also potential downsides. Case in point: as if it weren’t bad enough to have your iPhone Rickrolled, there is now a worm the exploits the same weakness on jailbroken iPhones and does real damage. This worm affects jailbroken iPhones with SSH installed, but without theRead more
I am still a young MacBook owner. My beautiful 13″ MacBook Pro has truly become a part of me. My sweet Skooba backpack and MacBook go everywhere I go. This is probably the first time I can say I love a computer. What is one of my only complaints? The audio is not very good. I thought about getting someRead more
Have you ever needed to take a video, but had your hands full — literally — trying to record while shining a separate light? Ever taken some video at night only to find out you can’t make heads or tails out of what you actually recorded earlier? USBFever has finally solved this conundrum and launched a new product that marriesRead more
I like puzzle games quite a bit. I travel a lot, and so even though I enjoy things like Dark Nebula, Earthworm Jim (yay!), and Cro-Mag Rally, puzzle games like Myst or Beneath a Steel Sky or Bookworm or Glyph are better for me, as they are easy to stop in the middle, the time pressure isn’t aRead more