“Put your money where your mouth is.” I live pretty heavily by that rule, mostly because it’s usually ends up satisfying some curiosity or another. In my case, I wanted to answer the question, could I really leave my Mac for Windows? The short answer: absolutely. However, doing so had its highs and lows. Despite… Read more Closing My Windows: Back to Mac for Me
After a LOT of consideration, I’ve come to realize that if I want to play with the latest and greatest tech, get my hands dirty with cool new software, and really geek out with my cell phone or tablet, I have to switch to Android. Chrome easily the best default mobile browser. Android offers, hands… Read more Sometimes a deal with the Devil is a prerequisite to reaching Heaven
Barnes and Noble recently sent out an email announcing that they’ve lowered the prices on all the Nook Tablets (including the Nook Color): The 16GB Nook Tablet is now $199, the 8GB Nook Tablet is $179, and the 8GB Nook Color is $149. This is good news for anyone considering a Nook Tablet, but is the price drop… Read more Barnes and Noble Feels the Pressure, Drops Nook Tablet Prices
I spent too much recenlty playing with Barnes and Noble’s latest Nook Tablet. Yeah, I know, I’m late to the party. Before you start reading, let me make something clear: I reviewed the Nook Tablet, not the Nook Color. The Nook Tablet was released in November 2011, and currently retails for $199 $179 for the 8GB… Read more The Nook Tablet: A Reader’s Tablet? A Techie Reader’s Review
OK, so here’s the deal: a while back, I wrote a non-review on the Motorola Droid. Since that time, the Droid died after allegedly getting into a fight with a washing machine. I was able to get a Droid X to replace it, and while I was going to write a non-review of that one,… Read more iPhone 4 vs. Android: Observations
Dear Internet, I’m planning on finally joining the 21st century and buying a new gaming console. Let me rephrase that: I want to buy a new not-almost-strictly-for-kids gaming console. (I have a Wii and, frankly, I’m not all that crazy about it.) I still have a PlayStation 2 which I absolutely adore, and for which… Read more XBox 360 or PS3?
Recently, AT&T announced that it was doing away with unlimited data plans for smartphones. While power users and geeks everywhere have decried the change, I’m wondering whether it’s actually the right move. Background A while back, I had a conversation with a friend (my old college roommate, as it so happens) about Net Neutrality. I… Read more Why AT&T May Be Doing the Right Thing
First, this is not a review. It’s a collection of thoughts given my recent experience as an owner of a Motorola Droid. If you want a review, there are a number of excellent ones out there already. This is simply a collection of my thoughts. Take them with a grain of salt. Second, this piece… Read more Verizon’s Motorola Droid: Some Thoughts
Still looking for a new smart phone; haven’t made up my mind. I’ve been keeping an annoyingly close eye on the new Motorola Droid coming out for Verizon, and after reading all the recent reviews I’m more confused than ever.
(Updated on Oct 17th, 2009) The last personal cell phone story on this blog was written over three years ago. We (the wife and I) still have those cell phones, believe it or not, something which is about to change. For the past few months–ever since we moved to Land O’Butter, Florida, really–I’ve been wanting… Read more Smartphone Thoughts: HTC Hero, Palm Pre, Blackberry Tour, Samsung Moment