SplashData has been creating software for the mobile market since 2000. Over the past 9 years, their products have expanded from the Palm OS to also include RIM, Windows Mobile, Series 60, and iPhone/iPod Touch handhelds. SplashID, a secure wallet / password protection program, was one of their earliest offerings and continues to be a strong part of their productRead more
The Dazzboard team has been busy expanding features for their online media manager. Just last week, they launched Dazzboard for iGoogle so users could manage all of their music, photos, and video straight from their own iGoogle page. Today, they’ve announced a new Facebook application that will let users drag, drop and share photos and videos between their mobileRead more
There is a little bit of functionality in the current build of the AP News app that just “wowed” me when I was trying it out last night. It isn’t a game-changer but IS something every news and RSS app ought to consider adding into their next build.
What is it? Simple, the new AP News App
Evernote seems to come out with at least one update a week. That’s especially impressive since they are working on support for multiple platforms at the same time. Windows, OS X, WM, OS X iPhone, the Pre and more, that’s a good deal of juggling to be doing.
This update is one that potentially impacts every Evernote user regardless of
I am a self-admitted “Evernote evangelist”. I love the service/software/system and live by it. I use it for all aspects of my life, I have my work colleagues using it, we use it here on Gear Diary and I tell everyone I can about it.
No, I don’t work for Evernote. I’m not an investor in Evernote. I’m not even
Well, we’re just a few hours away from the formal release of iPhone OS 3.0. I for one couldn’t be more excited as it means that, once again, our iPhones and iPod touches are about to be transformed into something largely new. It also means that we’ll be seeing a host of new applications and update applications.The surprise tonight, wasRead more
In this month’s issue of Mac Life I spotted a write up on three different shareware screen savers. One in particular caught my eye.
I’m willing to bet if you’re a gadget head now as an adult chances are as a child you played with Legos.
I know I did! I think my mother still has a bucket full of
By now most of us are aware of Twitter. If you’re not Twitter is a “service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?”
Twitter is popular. The service doubled its user base in March alone (See this link). And as a result,
Tweetie for iPhone is regarded as one of the better Twitter applications. It let’s you handle multiple Twitter accounts, browse your friends, and features super quick loads along with an option for landscape keyboards all in a simplistic, easy to view format.
Now the same developers have released a version of their popular Twitter application for the Mac operating system.
Note: My friend Mark Chinsky has authored some popular articles for Gear Diary such as this LED Light Bulb review and the AeroGarden Pro 100. His day job is consulting on ERP accounting software where I know he’s an avid FileMaker Pro user so I’ve asked him to look at the upgrade that was recently released and provide someRead more
There’s been a big push by Microsoft to get everyone to cross over to the 64bit version of Vista. Are you and your hardware ready for it?
I’ve got a MacBook Pro. I purchased the notebook in December of 2006. It’s the low end unit, with a 2.16 GHz C2D processor, 4GB of RAM (yes, Leopard will see and use
I remember back in the day, the only tool that I knew of that actually had a defrag tool of any real value was Norton Utilities. In fact, I believe that Stacker, a drive compression tool that provided real time, data compression and decompression (effectively doubling the size of your drive…) of data on your drive ended up using anRead more
Not long ago, I had the opportunity to review Adobe’s PhotoShop Elements 6, which is probably the best consumer level photo editor. It basically takes all of the tools the pros use and bundles them into easy to use menus and wizards for the average user. The problem I have is that even with Photoshop, I am still left withRead more
I’ve been wondering lately if Microsoft needs a lesson in Software Development 101…
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been watching the fiasco that is Windows XP SP3 play out. With so many problem reports hitting Microsoft, their Vendor-Partners, and eventually, the news, you would think that a little preventative medicine would have been applied to the situation. And honestly,
I like handheld games. I spend a good bit of time playing games on my Windows Mobile handheld and on my Nintendo DS. There have never been, for me, enough good games written for the Windows mobile platform. For all the potential there, the selections have too frequently been knockoffs of each other.
A while back, I bought and played
There’s more to the latest Evernote Software beta release than simplifying the process of taking notes. As all future software will, Evernote runs smoothly on three platforms: Web, Windows and MAC OS. But… as they say on TV – “that’s not all” – find out below how to and why you’ll want to download this very cool software.Read more
People like me, who are used to using a software program such as eWallet, know the value and convenience of having all of their important personal data in an easily accessible and secure location. Once you’ve put out the initial effort required during setup, staying on top of future entries is just a matter of regular updates as newRead more
About six years ago, when we were preparing for the birth of my first son, I went out and treated myself to a fancy new camcorder. This thing, a Sony, had the works. All of the latest and greatest…including a one megapixel camera (yeah, did I mention this was in late 2001?)
I had big plans for that camera. I
I never remember what embarrassing facts I have revealed about myself to GearDiary readers. At my home blog, thedryspot.net, pretty much nothing is off limits. But if you don’t want to read about how last night’s spicy Mexican dinner affected my nether regions, I’d advise you stay away.
But here in the technoverse, I’ve held my cards a little
I was in Vegas earlier this week. But not for the same reason as some people I know. I was there to celebrate New Years with my girlfriend and do a little gambling.
I’m a video poker fan. Somebody once told me that playing video poker is like getting paid to take a standardized test every eight seconds. That’s a
Last month, Ded Pyhto, a software company which develops psychological application software, released Subliminal Flash version 3.0. Subliminal Flash is a Windows application that runs in the background displaying messages at speeds that the conscious mind is unable to see, but the subconscious mind is able to.
When I read the release information about the program and saw
I’ve been checking the Parallels site daily since their announcement of the new version 3.0 came out (see my earlier post here), and finally the day has arrived: Parallels Desktop 3.0 is available to download and buy!!
Head over to their site now to get your copy. They have a 15-day trial is available.
Update: See my later post
I just watched this enlightening video that proves once and for all that Windows Vista isn’t a rip off of Mac OS X. David Pogue from the NY Times looks at several features that people are saying Vista copied from OS X, and shows how the similarities are completely coincidental, and were not copied at all. Decide for yourself
First of all, I’m not normally a procrastinator. I am a chronic snooze alarm abuser though. The snooze function on Microsoft Outlook has proven to be one of the most damaging features for my career. My current record for putting off the completion of a project is an appointment that keeps popping up on my calendar marked “56 weeks overdue.”Read more