I tend to be a huge fan of notebook bags and cases. I carry my MacBook Pro with me most days and, as result, having a good, usable bag is important to me. Having a usable, well organized, high-quality bag that is also good looking is a bonus. And, thanks to my work here on Gear Diary, I’ve had theRead more
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Well, while we’re all scratching our heads over what the iBook announcement means for other ebookstores, Kobo has come to the rescue with an answer.
According to the email I received this morning, Kobo is working to have an iPad-ready version of their application available at iPad launch. Now, Kobo is the company that rose from
Web browser-based games developed using Flash are very popular, as are social media applications. Now WebWars hopes to find success by bringing both together in a new LRG (layered reality game) called Web Lords. The game site is accepting sign-ups for the upcoming beta test for the game.
From the press release:
“WebLords is quite possibly the ultimate online strategy/role-playing
Having a lost child is never good. The amber alerts that now go out can save precious time in the recovery of a child, be it a child who is just lost or a child who is abducted by strangers or people who know the child. Part of what makes this work is accurate information given to law enforcement agencies.
InnoPocket has announced the availability of an all new case for the iPhone 3G and 3Gs made from 100% genuine carbon fiber.
The CF Formula series of cases should appeal to car enthusiasts. InnoPocket believes this is a case that will stand out in the crowd of boring and flimsy plastic accessories and it is a must have product for
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OK, so Gear Diary (along with every other tech site) has been full of (mostly somewhat negative) opinions about the iPad since yesterday’s launch. My thoughts are not so much about anything Gear Diary has already covered here or here or here or here or here or here or here (whew!), but rather goes back to
In honor of Data Privacy Day, Google has put together the above video explaining how they protect your privacy. Really, it’s more like “How we use your data, but only to make your life better, so it’s all good right guys?”
Google’s 5 Principles (my thoughts in blue italics)
* Use information to provide our users with valuable products
Custom accessories are uber-popular right now. We’ve seen several of our favorite accessory manufacturers bring custom offerings into their collections over the last few months. One of the best of the bunch, iFrogz, has several items in its inventory which the company allows you to custom build to create your very own, one of a kind, item.
Update: According to Cnet McGraw Hill was never going to be part of the presentation so a last minute change wasn’t a response to the prior day’s loose lips. Maybe so, but watching the video of the interview with McGraw Hill’s publisher it sure sounds like he was in the know… then out of it. One thing is for sure…
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I remember as a kid when my father bought my mom her first Hummel. At the time they were treasured and very expensive – and the type of expense my parents really couldn’t afford at the time. Through the years they added to the collection, eventually getting a nice little wall display case
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Weeks of rumors and fevered speculation are finally over, and the iPad has been released. You can check out Gear Diary’s liveblog, and listen in as Judie, Dan, Larry and I discuss the iPad in our podcast. Of course, there was one area of the iPad announcement that, while rumored, is still a bit
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Tired of your WinMo OS or want to give Android a try? Pocketnow has a nice video of a simple linux bootloader that allows you to choose between Android or WinMo as a bootup option on your Windows Mobile phone. I don’t know what phones this is compatible with, but I’m gonna assume you can use any phone
During the Gear Diary liveblog of the big Apple iPad announcement today, Joel and I both mentioned that while we love the idea of the iPad, it’s not exactly the eInk killer people are touting it to be–at least for us personally.
The gold connectors on the bottom of the Google Nexus One are to be used for dock accessories, including a Desktop Dock and a Car Dock, but those accessories were nowhere to be found. Today, the Desktop dock is now available for order.
Across the blogosphere, millions watched with bated breath today as Apple unveiled their latest — the obviously (yet unfortunately) named iPad — to a crowd who seemed to be enthusiastic and yet instantly critical of the ~10″ tablet.
Gorgeous UI, large vivid screen, the ability to run existing iPhone apps, and a new iBook store are huge selling points for
Looking at the initial reactions to Apple’s announcement of the iPad one can wonder if everyone is actually looking at the same device. Some are excited but many are rather critical already. The issues… no flash, no multitasking, no camera and the need for attachments in order to do many of the things you might want to do. Oh, and
I am married to someone who has a unique gift (well many actually but there’s one in particular that that’s relevant to this post). Most of the time she only needs to meet someone once in order to remember them, remember enough details to contact them again in the future and to be able to share that information if need
Puzzlings first came on my radar as it quickly rose to the top of the app list. I heard several podcasters proclaim their addiction to the game so figured I better check it out. To my surprise, the game had become free when I decided to download. As my reviews have shown, I am a sucker for a good puzzle
Yes, we’re counting down to the big announcement/ announcements. Judie, Larry and I (along with just about everybody else) will be listening in as Apple (likely) once again transforms computing.
We’ve just installed a live blogging system (Yeah Judie!!!) which will make it possible for us to not only to post the news in real time as it is announced
I know, I know. Today is supposed to be Apple Tablet Day. We arent supposed to talk about ANYTHING else. Yeah, right. I dont think so.
So, here are some news items about another “Jesus phone-like” device, the Google Nexus One:
3G fix for Nexus One coming: According to a post over at Boy Genius Report, Google is in theRead more
Motorola has been tearing it up on their comeback this year, and they’re looking to make sure more than just the tech world knows about it. They’ve bought a chunk of ad time during the Super Bowl to promote Moto Blur, but no one knows quite what they’re planning.
Well, from the teaser we know it involves some sort of
I know, I know…you don’t ever want to hear the phrase “Apple Tablet” again. And hopefully by tomorrow we’ll have some confirmation and the flurry of rumors will finally quiet down for a few days. But until then, here’s more fuel to fire the speculation…
Apparently the McGraw Hill CEO needs to use one of his dictionaries to look up
Being the gadget freak that I am, I like to have gadgets in the kitchen almost as much as I do in the office or on the go. I am a big fan of drinking tea (both hot and cold), but often I only want one mug of tea at a time, not a whole pot. I was looking around
Almost a year ago I was sent a Nintendo Wii as a birthday present by a good friend. About a month later my then six-year-old niece and nephew heard about it and were excited to send me, via their mom, my sister, a Nintendo Wiifit pack. Some time ago I was sent the “Wii Thrustmaster Motion Plus Elite Fitness Pack”.