In my weekly search for the next Blue Plate Special, I search through the iTunes rankings and search newly released apps. I try several apps before deciding on one that is worthy of the Blue Plate tag. This week, my wife, (who never pays much attention to my weekly search) told me she had an app for me for theRead more
Got a New Year’s party planned? Still need supplies? Maybe along the way, you have one or two gifts to exchange (or, cough, return). Make it easy on yourself and use a location-based service application like Poynt to pull up the businesses closest to where you are right now — and take care of it in one trip.
Image Credits: Photo of Miles Davis & John Coltrane by Don Hunstein. (Source: Jazz.com)
I have been a lover / student of music for decades and have learned any things, including: music refuses to be confined to didactic ‘genres’ that people want to use as labels, and music also refuses to align itself conveniently to the calendar – making things
Dan and I have both told you about Auto Stitch on a few occasions. It’s one of our favorite photography applications for the iPhone OS.
Cloud Burst Research, the developers of Auto Stitch, recently announced the release of version 2.0 of their super-cool panoramic making application.
The new version of Auto Stitch allows a user to choose their desired resolution
I wasn’t going to write a post about my experience with shipper DHL yesterday. Yes, although they told me on the phone twice that my Camangi WebStation was on the way it never came. Yes, I had to look on while Judie unboxed hers. I had to listen to her “ooh and ahhh”, all the time thinking that mine wasRead more
News from Berlin reports that 28-year-old Encryption expert Karsten Nohl was able to decipher the 21-year-old GSM algorithm that encrypts about 3.5 billion cell phones. The effects about 299 million customers alone in the US. Nohl presented his case at the Chaos Communication Congress to educate the community and raise security awareness. Some say his exploitsRead more
Over at DitchWalk there is an article called ‘Sex Tells’, which says that using sex in an advertisement is like a poker player’s ‘tell’. According to the article, watching a commercial can quickly tell you something about a product that perhaps the manufacturers don’t want you to know … read on to find out what!
I was perusing Androidforums.com today for some software tips, and stumbled on a few threads that maintained there was no reason to use a task killer with Android. These posters maintained that the OS was efficient enough to shut down programs that weren’t necessary and manage memory without a 3rd party intervention.
So, the folks here at Gear Diary got to chatting yesterday about going 48 hours without technology. We are talking no phone, no television, no computers, no e-readers, no Internet, no nada! From what I saw, most of the GD crew gave a “you’d have to pull my tech from my cold dead hands before you get me to relinquish
Another year has gone by and another set of networks is trying to charge more to the cable providers for their content. Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp, parent company of FX, Fox News Channel and of course Fox owned Fox affiliates, now wants a dollar per subscriber for letting Time Warner to carrier these broadcast affiliates that Time Warner used to getRead more
It seems like it took forever, but my Camangi WebStation finally showed up today. Dan’s is out for delivery, so in the meantime he is processing the raw video I’ve uploaded of my unboxing. While we wait for that, here are some pictures. I haven’t done anything other than unbox the Camangi, turn it on … and marvel at it
Attention all slaves customers! This is The Death Star AT&T Wireless. We have an important announcement.
Some of you may have heard nasty rumors that we have discontinued selling our flagship product in New York City. Nothing could be farther from the truth. We simply believe New Yorkers do not truly appreciate the gift that is the iPhone. They complain
The other day I jokingly wrote in a post that at some point we’re going to be required to fly naked to help ensure that were not carrying anything with us. Even then, however, regarding to need to undergo a cavity search before we can board the plane.
Well, I’m not sure where all that far from that based upon
I have been more than a bit quiet about the whole hubbub surrounding the potential for Apple announcing a tablet sometime in 2010. Part of it has to do with the fact that I’ve gotten so caught up in the rumors in the past… only to be disappointed each time. I don’t like being disappointed and am trying to avoidRead more
I have to admit, I am not a big fan of music that uses Auto-Tune. On the other hand, I found the Ocarina app from Smule to be fascinating. Of course I had to briefly learn the Legend of Zelda theme. The app is truly amazing. With that in mind, I decided to try out the I Am T-Pain app.Read more
I received a voicemail today from a good friend; she asked if I had spoken to <mutual friend>, and did I have any details? She was sure he was suffering from a barrage of calls. I was completely perplexed, and after first checking CNN (thinking I’d missed something important in the world), I realized I should check Facebook. And that’s
There’s no denying the “cool” factor of Apple’s Magic Mouse. The sleek top, which allows for not only clicking but also swiping and pinching is a tremendous update to its previous version, the Mighty Mouse.
But if you need even more out of your Magic Mouse, well then I’ve got the application for you.
Magic Prefs is an add
Netbooks are crazy popular. Dan‘s recent, unsuccessful search, for one showed us that. I believe there might not have been a more popular gadget gift this holiday season.
Last month Dan wrote a post called “Getting the Most From Your Tosiiba NB205 Netbook” here. The information is so helpful I feel it’s worth repeating as I went through
(image courtesy FEAST Online Bookstore)
When I started my first day at my office, a coworker asked (begged, really) if my handwriting was decent, since we deal in note-taking a fair amount. The apologetic look on my face said it all; my handwriting is awful. Years of typing have ruined any chance of something legible coming out when I
Thanks to Evernote, WebIS’ Pocket Informant and Appigo’s ToDo and Toodledo, we had four “Get Organized In 2010″ packages to give away to our FaceBook Friends.
Each “Get Organized In 2010″ included a one year subscription to Evernote Pro (value $45), a copy of Appigo’s ToDo (value $9.99) and a copy of Pocket Informant (a $9.99 Value)
Learn from my pain so that you don’t have to repeat it.
As I mentioned before, the Barnes and Noble iPhone eReader software has an awkward bug. This bug will not bite you if you stick to short books, but if you’re into anything longer than about 700 hardcopy pages, well, you’re kind of hosed.