I’ve been writing for a long time, and one of the things that I learned early on, is that there’s a lot to like about most everything you get to review. Your TRUE opinion usually hits after the honeymoon period is over. THAT can last a couple of months, depending on the device/gadget/thingy you’re reviewing. Getting past the WOW factorRead more
Over the past few days, I’ve been reading a lot on the rumors related to a Sprint/T-Mobile merger. Honestly, I was really surprised when I initially heard this. From a business point of view, it makes tons of sense; but from a technology point of view, it really has me scratching my head. Let’s stop and take a look atRead more
If you haven’t written a slogan for our ioSafe USB Hard Drive contest, then you need to stop, check out Larry’s truly awesome video review, and then head over to the contest page and write a slogan for ioSafe. The contest ends shortly after midnight tonight, Central Time. (Entries logged after midnight Central Time will not be considered.)Read more
It seems that Apple has been busy lately with the software updates. They’ve released yet another update to another OS component before they release their newest OS, Snow Leopard.
I got notification from Software Update that Remote Desktop Client Update 3.3.1 was released. The package contains two update packages:
This article describes Apple Remote Desktop version 3.3, which includes
My good buddies over at Just Another Mobile Monday have gotten an awesome opportunities to interview Jason Surguine from PDAMill. This multipart series is a must read for all PDA/gadget gamers! The interview is very insightful, and gives you the unique opportunity to look into the mind of a game designer. Stop what you’re doing and check it out!!
All the Internet’s a Blog…or something like that. I think I just made William Shakespeare groan. I truly think I heard it.
Wayne turned me on to a cool new blogging service that I wanted to clue everyone else in on. Posterous allows everyone to blog; and you don’t have to be a geek to do it. It not only
Two words – THANK GOODNESS!
I have been saying for years how horrible Entourage is. Its awkward, clunky, bloated, and so NOT compatible with Outlook for Windows. However, that layer of pain for those of us needing/wanting some kind of (more) Outlook-for-Windows-like app for Mac will soon be at an end…hopefully.
I just saw on Apple Insider that Microsoft Office
I’ve had a Mac laptop since 2006. I love my notebook and carry it just about everywhere I go. That’s part of my problem.
The contents of my Gear Bag
My Gear Bag holds just about everything that I might need in my portable office. I have my 13” Unibody MacBook, my MSI Wind, a copy of Windows Vista UltimateRead more
ITWorld has an interesting article comparing Windows 7 to OSX that’s worth a read. While it is definitely a one sided comparison (the way its written at least), it compares 10 different UI points. I can’t say that I disagree with the conclusions or the UI points chosen for comparison. The items compared include:
The Technologizer has an article on cool and innovative, but ultimately doomed, technology over at their site. Its definitely worth a read, especially if you like trips down the road to yesteryear. While you might think this includes things like the Newton and Sony Betamax, it doesn’t, it specifically avoids them.
For this article, I intentionally skipped some of the
For those with Palm Pre’s, you’ll remember that Apple recently released iTunes 8.2.1 that disabled the Pre’s abiltiy to sync with your iTunes library. This latest update appears to be a direct response to last week’s iTunes 8.2.1 Update.
Apple Insider is reporting that Palm’s Blog announced the update yesterday. The update should appear as an OTA (over the air)
As of late, I’m all about saving money. This year has been very hard on us as a family, and I am really looking forward to 2009 coming to a close; but unfortunately, we still have a ways to go yet. Until that happens, I’m doing my best to save the shekels.
However, no one wants to be a miser
If you’ve got a lot of contacts, like me…I have over 1300, then finding the right tool for working with them can sometimes be difficult. That’s where tools like Vito Technology’s FunContact 3x comes in.
Straight from Vito Technology:
Fun Contact 3x gives a whole new experience in managing your contacts with
its new and exciting features:
Categories supportRead more
Straight from the Cold War files comes a strange story I saw today from Boing-Boing. It seems that WSJ’s Jason Zweig is being charged $103.60 for use of a FREE AOL e-mail account he was given (again, free of charge) for being a Time-Warner employee.
It seems that AOL is “secretly” charging some users for use of their service.
One of the best things about being a technology writer is getting to look at some of the newest and best tech toys on the market. Recently, my parents bought a June 2009 15” MacBook Pro (the one with the new SD slot) for my mother.
My mission (and I have no choice but to accept it…) is to install
I’ve been writing for Gear Diary for a long time now. In fact, one of my very first, BIG reviews was on a “new” (in 2006)computer I had just purchased – my 15″ MacBook Pro. It was pretty cool; but I had sworn off becoming a switcher for a couple of reasons. One, was the introduction of Windows LiveRead more
I saw this the other day on ZDNet and wanted to say a couple of things. I promise to make this short and not ramble on too much. I’ve been cooking this response for the past couple of days, and it may still not be fully there yet…
At the Advertising 2.0 conference, Barry Diller, Chairman and CEO of the
If you don’t have it, you’re going to get caught holding the short end of the hard drive. If your drive goes south, without backup storage and some type of backup strategy, you could be in a world of hurt. Everyone here at Gear Diary knows what that means… We’ve had a couple of server issues over the past
If you like Vista’s and Windows 7’s desktop widgets and sidebar (they are much better in Windows 7, by the way), AND you have a D-Link wireless router, you might want to take a look at this. D-Link has updated their desktop widget and its now available for download at their website.
Thankfully, they have widgets for Vista/Windows 7, the
If you’re an AT&T customer, you’ve got cause to be (somewhat) happier. We all knew this was coming, but today, AT&T officially announced upgrades to their 3G Wireless Broadband network.
AT&T* today announced plans to upgrade the nation’s fastest 3G network to deliver considerably faster mobile broadband speeds. The network upgrades are slated to begin later this year, with completion
I’ve been following this story since late 2007. Psystar is the upstart company who has been defying all odds, and Apple’s apparent copyright on where their signature OS can actually be installed, by battling the Cupertino company in court.
It looks like they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on 22-May-09.
More information can be found after the break…Read more
Many people, me included, have been following the SLOG Dump issue that was originally posted on by Carly Z, in her article, “No more SLOG DUMPS!” here at Gear Diary. I’ve been very active in the Epix Support Forum over at AT&T, trying to find my way out of this issue. I finally bailed on the device, andRead more
If there’s one thing that ANYONE at Gear Diary can attest to, its the need for some kind of backup solution.The site has had at least 1 catastrophic failure, where a great deal of data was lost. I personally have had my PC’s go south at least twice in 13 years where a backup either wasn’t available or was corrupted.Read more
If you’re like me, you’ve got GOBS of eBooks, likely in more than one format, all over the place. I’ve got tons of books in MS Reader format (now THERE’S a blast from the past that most of us would like to forget), eReader format, MobiPocket format, etc. Some of the books that I have are ones that I’d really
I’ve been buzzing around the net in a drastic attempt to find something interesting to write about. With so many new people contributing on Gear Diary now-a-days (which is so TOTALLY awesome, I can’t see straight!!), the competition is going to heat up! I can’t wait to see what awesome goodies the team can come up with!
Anywho, one of