Closing My Windows: Back to Mac for Me

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“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 these highs, however, I’ve decided …

Sometimes a deal with the Devil is a prerequisite to reaching Heaven

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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 down, the best customization. Android …

New Nook Prices

Barnes and Noble Feels the Pressure, Drops Nook Tablet Prices

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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 enough to sway people currently …

Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet Review

The Nook Tablet: A Reader’s Tablet? A Techie Reader’s Review

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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 model and $250 $199 for the …


Why AT&T May Be Doing the Right Thing

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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 defended the idea that no …

Smartphone Thoughts: HTC Hero, Palm Pre, Blackberry Tour, Samsung Moment

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(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 itching a new cell phone, …