The Cotton Hoodie from Scottevest has an MSRP of $70 and is available now. Now I know what you’re thinking — $70 is a little bit expensive for a cotton hoodie. And, in most cases you’re absolutely correct. A quick Google search for the garment yields a host of various offerings that are, for the most part significantly less thanRead more
When I still regularly used a Windows Mobile device, PhatNotes by PhatWare was typically one of the first programs that I installed on a new device. I now use an iPhone much of the time rather than Windows Mobile. I’ve tried several notes programs for the iPhone, and while many of them are quite good, none have quite hit the
Dan: Judie and I are continuing to play with, tweak and become familiar with our Camangi Webstations. There is no question that it excels as an e-book reader. Thanks to The Android version of eReader both of us have downloaded our libraries and had a number of sessions reading from the device. There is no question that it works quite
Ok, I admit I don’t know many people who have landline phones from the traditional phone company anymore. Most people now a days have a VOIP phone that is part of the cable, phone, and Internet plans offered as a bundle from a lot of vendors (Brighthouse, Comcast, Verizon, etc). The idea is to phase out landlines.
Well, AT&T wants
As the battle of the Smartphones rages on, more consumers are making the smartphone switch every day. People are trading up their RAZR’s for something with a touchscreen, keyboard and high dollar data package. Comscore conducted a survey back in October to find out the Mobile OS market share as of Q3 2009. The survey was only conducted on users above
… and so as I do with all Top-whatever lists, I record my general disagreement, complain about the myopic nature of the list, rail against the hit-driven nature of these things … and then get around to reading the list! So I recommend you do the same by heading over to the NPR list – then coming back here toRead more
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It’s no secret that many members of the Gear Diary team use Mophie’s battery packs. Well, it looks like Judie, Dan and Larry may get a chance to see another brand new Mophie product at CES next week: a credit card reader for the iPhone/iPod touch.
The new case/credit card reader will be used
Are you willing to gamble $19.99 for a product that won’t ship until Spring 2010? Do you want a soft-touch coated grip for your iPhone that is made with “sturdy, durable construction”? One that provides simple wire management, improves accelerometer-based gameplay, works in both portrait and landscape mode, and one that employs a sleek, aesthetic, and ergonomic design for enhanced
From Energy Sistem, a company I had not yet heard of, comes two interesting eReaders. Both have a 6 inch Vixplex e-Ink display with 4 levels of grey, an 800×600 resolution, Integrated Speaker, and an ARM9 processor. Where they differ is their internal storage. The Energy Book 2060 has only 64 MB of internal storage while the Energy Book 1060
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After countless face-offs with Q, being a prisoner of the Cardassians and making first contact without ruining history, Captain Picard has finally been given the recognition he deserves.
CNN is reporting that Patrick Stewart is being knighted, and while it is well deserved for his myriad roles, he will always be Captain Picard to Trekkies worldwide.
With all the restrictions on what you can and can not carry on airplane flying around, there’s one thing that seems certain. The less you pack the better of you’ll be. As I get my gear bag ready for CES 2010 I’m faced with a mountain of charging cables that I’ll need to stuff into my bag.
One thing that
When I had my house built in 1998, one thing I wanted but could not afford at the time was a programmable thermostat. Thankfully, Trane was kind enough to send one that I probably would not have considered, the Trane XL800.
The first thing I had to do was install the thermostat. To do so, I had to turn off
Are you an Apple fan-boy? Are you all Apple, all the the time? If you are then you probably think that Apple’s icons are part of what make’s their operating system so nice to look at.
Now you can look at your Apple’s icons, dare I even say you can snuggle with them, when you’re away from your computer.
I know you’ve all been pantingly eager to find out when Barnes and Noble fixes the big book problem that I’ve discussed (in mind-numbing detail) before. Being the eager sort, I finally waded through their voice mail system, waited on hold for about 45 minutes to get “digital support,” and talked to a very nice guy named Sergio. Sergio
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Welcome to the final State of the eBook for 2009! It has been a big year for eBooks, and I am going to do my best to cover a timeline of the high points, as well as a few things to look forward to in 2010.
Rather than do a traditional timeline of events, I
As 2009 comes to an end, many of us — myself included — are already thinking about a list of new resolutions and goals for the new year. The problem I’ve always encountered is how to stay on track. Sure, just like everyone, I’m motivated in January; but then I find myself waning a few months later. By the following
I am a huge fan of Evernote. The cross-platform service allows me to capture my thoughts, pictures and voice notes no matter where I am or what I’m doing. I can use Evernote on my iMac and then later access new notes on my iPhone. I can write something on my Windows tablet PC and then finish the process
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It happens to everyone at least once in their life, your cellphone becomes a drowning victim. With the price of phones these days it is worth a shot at reviving it rather than declaring your phone DOA. Here is a few steps gathered from various sources on how to dry out your waterlogged cellphone or device.Read more
This past calendar year has been an active one in the automotive industry. The federal government moved in to assist two of Detroit’s brands survive into the new year. We saw severe budget cuts, inventory and dealership reductions, reorganizations and a renewed push towards a “greener” future.
As we prepare for 2010, much is still the same. Politicians are still
I have always wanted to visit the Orient. I an enamored with its culture. But, like so many Westerners, I can’t speak the languages. When I try, it sounds awful (especially since I have a slight New Jersey accent to boot.)
I have been watching for a while all of these translator applications that can convert English to whatever language
AppVault Pro was released December 29 by C3 Software. The vault contains 25 applications for the price of one. Yes, there have been similar applications containing several smaller apps but often times those apps have a lower quality from a standalone app. After spending the day with AppVault Pro I have to say this is a well polished app withRead more
Judie: As you may recall, I received my Camangi WebStation yesterday afternoon. Other than downloading some of my eReader library to it, I wasn’t able to spend as much time with the tablet as I might have liked before previously made plans drew me away. This morning I was greeted with tweets and links pointing to Michael Smith’s review, where
One of the first things that people install on their Android phones is some sort of application to kill background applications. In fact, as Carly noted today, Verizon employees suggested she install “Advanced Task Killer” to help stop applications running in the background. Why not use the functionality that’s already built-in to Android for this?
A few months ago I reviewed Arcade Hockey for the iPhone, and found it well done but with some basic flaws that made it hard to recommend. Since then a couple of things have happened. First off, my kids had a go at two-player mode, and more recently the developers came out with a new version that makes use of
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AT&T has been under a barrage of attacks lately from Verizon’s coverage map commercials. They finally fired back with some lawyer action and some commercials of their own. Gizmodo did some field testing to find out who owns the crown for 3G data speeds in the US. Maybe not the best coverage, but in these 12