This has been a crazy summer, and I’ve been pretty negligent about posting to this site. Sorry about that. To play catch up, I’ll be unloading a bunch of a “mini reviews” over the next few days. First up — The Platinum Power Case for iPhone 5 and 5s. My wife’s iPhone 5 has a… Read More Quick Review: Platinum Power Case for iPhone 5 and 5s
Speaking of podcasts, let’s say you’ve gotten a brand new podcast-playing app for your iOS or Android device. If only there were an easy way to get the new app to know what podcasts you were already subscribed to… Wait, there is! If you’ve been using a third-party podcast app like Pocket Casts, Instacast, Downcast, etc., there’s a good chance it’ll… Read More How to transfer all your podcast subscriptions from one app to another (the easy way)
Note: This post is just for my Mom. Seriously, she asked for my iPad buying advice, and at this point I’ve gotten better at giving tech advice in blog form than I do over the phone. Hope this helps, Ma! At first glance, Apple’s iPad line seems very un-Apple-like. Apple currently sells four different models, each with… Read More So you want to get an iPad. Which one is best for you?
SquareOne has only one trick up its sleeve, but it’s a good trick that it does very, very well. Is that enough to turn this Google-phobe into a Google-holic? (Spoiler alert: No, but it’s still a good app you might want to try.)… Read More App Review: SquareOne — The first third-party Gmail app I actually might keep using
In my last post, I talked about how I returned a Pebble Smartwatch because of its deficiencies as an “always-on” fitness tracking device (otherwise, it performed as promised). I had my eye on the FitBit Force — and was just about to purchase one — when I saw a friend tweet this:… Read More Review: The Misfit Shine Activity Tracker
Let’s cut to the chase. I didn’t intend to only spend a day with the Pebble. I wanted it to be my new everyday watch. I read glowing reviews of it at Verge and Engadget. I even read a not-so-glowing review at CNET, but it wasn’t enough to scare me off. I needed a new… Read More 24 Hours with the Pebble smartwatch
After my last post — a review of the app I use for podcasts — I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the other third party apps I use. Here are some of the ones I’ve been using almost daily for a while now: For reading/marking up PDFs: Goodreader I bought the iPad 1… Read More The Apps I use: 2014 Edition