Bluetooth headsets, although very practical , still, in my opinion, haven’t received the widespread acceptance they deserve. Perhaps it’s the fact that they’re just another battery that needs charging, perhaps people just forget them or perhaps it’s there size. With many states introducing laws that require drivers to use some sort of hands free device when using their phone inRead more
Yesterday Judie and I posted our sad tale of woe after speaking to UPS and both being told that there is no Saturday shipping in our areas. I could understand Judie’s situation since she is in a totally rural area but I am in New Jersey! It didn’t make sense that I would not be included in the Saturday deliveryRead more
Just when I thought I had played or reviewed just about every puzzle collapse game, I found Collapse! Chaos Free. The game was number two on the free app rankings this week so I gave it a try. At first I was leery of another match the color blocks collapse game and did not expect anything we have not seen
The agency model is making some hardcore waves in the ebook world. First Kobo explained they would be discontinuing coupons, and now Fictionwise has quietly booted their membership program.
Buywise offered 15% off books for members, along with special “micropay rebate” offers. It looks like the discount on the books clashed with the new clauses in agency contracts disallowing
One of the new apps that I am most looking forward to on the iPad is the Keynote application. The reason is simple. The app looks amazing, and I have been using Keynote more and more over the last two years. Having it available for both creating and presenting material on the über-mobile iPad will likely be a terrific stepRead more
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Operating System updates are a funny thing – we just got one from Apple the other day (OS X 10.6.3), but how many folks who have applied it really even know what it does? Sometimes it is just the fact that something is known to be coming that builds anticipation – even if we don’t really
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I have been a huge fan of Louis Armstrong for decades, even having ‘What a Wonderful World’ as the dance I did with my mother at my wedding. The song was a huge hit for Satchmo at the end of his legendary career, and was re-released upon his death in 1972, as well as gaining huge
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Think back to the first time you met a ‘big celebrity’ – not a sighting in a massive crowd, or perhaps getting an autograph scrawled on whatever you could grab, but when you had some actual human contact with someone considered a legend in their field; contact in the form of sharing kind words, having that
It’s HERE!. Oh wait, it’s not. OMG the iPhone is coming to Verizon! Uhm, oops, it’s not.
Again and again and again this is what we have been hearing since shortly after the iPhone was first introduced. Every few months there is a small rumor about the iPhone coming to Verizon and then BAM! It is on every blog and
Last night, Navigon released another significant update to their MobileNavigator product for iPhone – version 1.5. In this latest update, we get some interesting features including social networking connections to Facebook and Twitter, we get the presentation of multiple routing choices (Navigon calls this MyRoutes), as well as the addition of a 3D terrain display called Panorama 3D View (for
Oh boy is Apple being devious. Or are they?
Dan just posted about the brand new update to iTunes. Version 9.1 just dropped and is required if you plan to sync your new iPad with iTunes.
But here’s the thing. According to the Boy Genius Report some users are reporting that once they’ve upgraded to 9.1 they are no longer
It’s times like this that are hard to write a lead-in for a review. Anyone who has been interested in handheld gadgets since the days of the original Palm devices are going to recognize the name BugMe! So, it’s hard not to start off by talking about how much I liked BugMe! back in the days when I used a
The expected new version of iTunes is out now and available. No surprise here… It syncs with the iPad and adds support for iBooks. It also lets you have more control over your Genius Mixes by letting you rename, rearrange and remove them. That is, of course, if you even USE the Genius Mixes feature.
It is ready and waiting
Soyntec hit us up with a press release today on some of their new lap top bags. The thing is, these aren’t regular old, garden variety bags.
The new additions to their Wiffinder series have a built in WiFi detector sewn into the front of each bag.
Using the detector is as simple as pressing a button. If there are
Last week’s CTIA International Wireless event wrapped up in Las Vegas, bringing no doubt that the age of the “super phone” is upon us. Sure, you’ve heard that Sprint will be rocking the HTC EVO with full 4G WiMax goodness. Samsung will be bringing out their Galaxy S phone that doesn’t just have a vivid AMOLED screen, but a Suuuuuuuuuuuper
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I know I haven’t talked much about the recently released Nintendo DSiXL … well, that is because it is a DSi that is bigger, and I already did a DSi Review last year. There have been plenty of other reviews, but today from GameStop there was some news that should make owners of existing DSi systems
Judie: When the April 3rd iPad release date was announced, there were more than a few of us left scratching our heads, although none of us thought too much about it … yet.
At first glance, a Saturday release coupled with Saturday delivery didn’t warrant much conversation; either you would go wait in line to get your iPad, or you
The agency model of publishing ebooks is about to go into effect on April 1st. Just to review, it sets up a formal split between publisher and seller that, among other things, prevents retailers from adjusting their pricing. So Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and Apple will all be selling major titles for the same price. At thatRead more
We all know how easy it is to purchase applications in the iTunes App. Store. Once you have a credit card on file you simply “click” once or twice and bam! Your new application is automatically downloaded to your iTunes library.
Even 99¢ applications add up over time. Apple has made it so easy to spend money in their App
I know, I know… Yet another Evernote post. Then again, think of it this way… At least it’s not another iPad post…
As I have written about numerous times before, one of my key productivity applications isn’t an application at all. Rather, Evernote is a service whose power comes from a series of applications that allow me to access my
It seems like such a long time since November’s BlackBerry Developer Conference in San Francisco. It was this event that first demoed a LinkedIn application for BlackBerry smartphones. LinkedIn, for those that are not familiar, is a business social-networking site geared to link you with other professionals in similar industries.
We’ve been using the app all morning, and so far
With the launch of the iPad less than a week away comes word of another new product from Apple. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple will announce its next generation iPhone, dubbed iPhone HD, on June 22nd.
In addition to the new hardware features, the WSJ also says Apple is working on a second model which will run
Looks like those of us with Motorola Droids can enjoy some OtterBox love these days. While they can’t offer the waterproof/dustproof/lifeproof protection some of their tougher cases are known for, OtterBox seems to have cracked the ultimate dilemma; protecting phones that need to work as two pieces!
Here’s what Otterbox says about their new Commuter Case for Droid:
I was looking at my nightstand last night and had a sudden realization…R I have too many devices laying around and I need something to organize them and charge them at th same time. Yes, there are lots of “stations” that will charge multiple devices but none have really caught my eye… Until now.
The IDAPT i3 Universal Desktop Charger
Needing a light in a dark room is a funky thing. Flashlights are okay, but they take up one hand (or your teeth if you’re extra tough). Headlamps don’t always provide an even light, and don’t even bother to try those tiny LED keyring lights. If you’re reading, there’s always booklights, but I find those are tough to position well.Read more