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)
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?
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
Whenever someone tells me they need a new TV, but they don’t want to pay through the nose for above-average performance, features, and size, I steer them towards Vizio. Another reason to love Vizio smart TVs: They replicate a lot of the functionality of Google’s remarkable Chromecast. This is something I first noticed when I did… Read More One more reason to love Vizio TVs
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