Best Bot Yet

15 Dec 2009

In its short history, Tapbots has released two incredibly well-designed utilities for the iPhone: Weightbot & Convertbot. Last night they launched their third – and in my opinion, it’s the best bot yet. Pastebot is the ultimate clipboard manager for the iPhone or iPod touch. I’ve been lucky enough to use this app for a…

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Why I got an iPhone.

05 Nov 2009

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…

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Is CS4 worth the upgrade?

30 Sep 2008

Is Adobe Creative Suite 4 worth the upgrade? Having been involved in the Adobe Creative Suite 4 Web Premium beta test for the better part of this year, I’ve had a good bit of experience using the new versions of Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Illustrator. Here are just a few of the things that have stood…

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Piclens: Photo Browsing Enhanced

26 Jan 2008

PicLens is an add-on for Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari that will change the way you interact with a lot of websites. The add-on is currently compatible with Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa Web Albums, DeviantArt, Smugmug, Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Hi5, Friendster, Google Images, Yahoo Images, Ask Images, Live Images, and AOL Images. These screen captures really…

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Canon PowerShot S5 IS

26 Jan 2008

A few months ago, I picked up a Canon PowerShot S5 IS from It’s the nicest digital camera I’ve owned so far. I chose this camera for a few reasons: I wanted something more than 6.0 Megapixels; I wanted something with at least 8x optical zoom; I wanted something that could use lens accessories;…

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11 Oct 2007

For the past week I’ve been testing out several Beta applications associated with Windows Live. I initially learned about them while upgrading to the latest Windows Live Writer Beta. What I’ve seen so far has been exceptional. The unified interfaces, ease of use, and quick responsiveness have earned these apps a place in my daily…

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Upcoming Articles

09 Oct 2007

I’ve been working on a couple of lengthy articles that I should have available on the site soon. The first is a review of Litmus, an email and browser testing web app. The second article is a review of the Light content management system.

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05 Oct 2007

Buzzword is abso-friggin-lutely gorgeous. Seriously. I learned about Buzzword when I heard that Adobe bought the company developing it: Virtual Ubiquity. After spending a good bit of time using Buzzword, I may never use Microsoft Word or Google Docs again. (Check out these screenshots.) Adobe was smart to pick this company up. It’s a fantastic…

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An alternative to Nike+

29 Aug 2007

Since this post gets a good bit of traffic, I think it’s worth noting that you ought to check out RunKeeper if you happen to own an iPhone 3G/3GS. Not only does it not require a dongle, it’s more accurate and doesn’t require the latest hardware (3GS) to run. Well, I am nearly two weeks…

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In Sync

21 Aug 2007

A while back, I wrote about how I was able to sync Google Calendar events with my iPod using Outlook 2007. Because of various problems I had with Outlook 2007, including data corruption issues caused in part by subscribing to Internet Calendars, I uninstalled the program and reinstalled Outlook 2003 on my system. I’ve tried the open-source add-in for…

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