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
I’ve been using Pocket Casts as my main podcast-listening app since the beginning of the year. (You can read my original review here.) The main advantage Pocket Casts has over Apple’s own podcast app? Greater ability to organize podcasts. For example, I like having a listview of only podcast episodes that have been both downloaded (i.e.… Read More Pocket Casts vs. Downcasts: Which is the superior podcast app?
There’s a room in my house that currently has eight 60-watt incandescent light bulbs (i.e. the kind that have been commercially available for nearly a century now). Scratch that. It has seven. One blew. Now I have to replace it. Since new laws went into effect on January 1st of this year, old-style incandescent light… Read More Halogen vs. LED light bulbs: Which is the better replacement?
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
Long-time readers of this blog (hi, mom!) know my affinity for podcasts. I’ve offered advice to aspiring podcasters. I even returned my first Android phone largely because I didn’t like how that platform handled podcasts (in 2010). So when Apple came out with their own dedicated Podcast app over a year ago, I was ecstatic. Though version… Read More App Review: Pocket Casts for iPhone