(Disclaimer: Product links do have an Amazon affiliate tag. This is not an advertisement paid for by Anker. I love their stuff and want to see it more people’s hands.) You’ve no doubt noticed by now that playing games like Pokemon Go that rely on active GPS use do a number on phone battery life.… Continue reading Pokemon Go Gear Essentials
There’s nothing like discovering that your MacBook Pro wants to die after upgrading to Yosemite, and that it’s failed to alert you to the fact that Time Machine hasn’t backed it up successfully in over 20 days. It’s been getting progressively worse over the past few weeks. It started as slow app launch times, and… Continue reading Yosemite Hates my Mac
Google announced that they’re buying Nest yesterday, and with it came a flood of jokes about how we’ll need to have a Google+ account in order to change our temperatures from now on. Google isn’t buying Nest just for their Thermostat or Protect. They bought it for the next wave of products that Nest has in… Continue reading Don’t be evil.*
When you push changes to GitHub or Bitbucket, FTPloy will deploy changes automatically to your server via FTP (or SSH, soon).
I’ve been using GetGlue and Into_Now for a while to track my tv viewing. Glue let’s you check into pretty much anything, and you get stickers for doing so. Into_Now works by listening to whatever’s on your tv – whether live or DVR’d. But now there’s a new app in town, and while it still… Continue reading Viggle
Thanks to Luke, I’ve been able to enjoy Rdio for a day now and I like it so far, but I’m not sold on it. Follow me on Rdio. There are three ways to use Rdio: a mobile app (Blackberry, Android or iPhone), a desktop (AIR) app, or via the web. I downloaded the AIR… Continue reading Rdio
Two years ago, I wrote a post detailing many of the reasons why I wasn’t going to buy an iPhone. Needless to say, things have changed since then. First, a little backstory: I had planned to keep my old phone and number with Alltel/Verizon. I had made arrangements with my previous employer to transfer everything… Continue reading Why I got an iPhone.
Microsoft’s “Mojave Experiment” is horribly misleading. Wil Shipley has some great thoughts on the matter: “The Mojave Experiment:” Bad Science, Bad Marketing. I recently upgraded to Vista. I’ve avoided it like the plague since its initial release. I bought into a lot of the negative reviews, and they helped fuel my desire to stay away… Continue reading Mojave
I’m typing this from the WordPress for iPhone app (http://iphone.wordpress.net). When I first heard about this app, I was excited. As good as some of the plugins are to make the WP admin more “iPhriendly”, they’re far from perfect. I think this app has a lot of potential, but it’s far from ideal.
Today Mozilla officially released Firefox 3. If you haven’t grabbed it yet, what are you waiting for? These are some of the extensions that I now use: AnyColor – Currently available for the Windows version of Firefox 3 only, this add-on lets you shift the color/appearance of your current theme on the fly. It works… Continue reading Firefox 3 add-ons I can’t live without.