Why iOS 7 Has Been a Disappointment to Me

Why iOS 7 Has Been a Disappointment to Me

Sep 29, 2013 | 3 Comments

As the headline indicates, this isn’t about you — and it’s definitely not about another OS or company. When I see a problem, my first instinct is to try to address it (whether that’s a guy thing or a geek proclivity, I’m not sure). Unfortunately, however, I can’t fix what I perceive to be a […]

File Recovery Isn’t Easy, But It’s Possible

File Recovery Isn’t Easy, But It’s Possible

Dec 27, 2012 | 2 Comments

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of ReclaiMe. All opinions are 100% my own. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve become more familiar with ReclaiMe, a file recovery solution that enables you to recover data from a wide variety of different file formats and drive types. I was surprised by the simplicity […]

Elite CommandAR Smartphone Game Controller Review

Elite CommandAR Smartphone Game Controller Review

Dec 26, 2012 | 8 Comments

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of AppGear for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. When I first experienced augmented reality, I was rather amazed. Through the computer's camera lens, I was able to see something that really wasn't there in real life. But, it was there! But, it really wasn't.  […]

Image Filters Didn’t Make Instagram Successful

Image Filters Didn’t Make Instagram Successful

Dec 12, 2012 | 11 Comments

Yeah, I know. Adding image filters to your Internet service is all the rage these days. Twitter’s doing it. Google’s done it. Flickr did it today. Enough. Yeah, I know. They’re fun to fiddle with, but I honestly don’t believe that Instagram became successful because of image filters. When I first hopped onto Instagram, I […]

Coupons.com Cyber Monday Scavenger Hunt: Clue #5

Coupons.com Cyber Monday Scavenger Hunt: Clue #5

Nov 20, 2012 | One Comment

I like saving money, and Cyber Monday is a great opportunity to save on the various gadgets I’ve talked about (and touched) over the past year. I’ll give you my three best Cyber Monday shopping tips: (1) make a list so you don’t get distracted by all the pretty, shiny, unnecessary items; (2) use coupon […]

My First Hour with Google’s Nexus 4

My First Hour with Google’s Nexus 4

Nov 14, 2012 | 4 Comments

I’m very grateful that T-Mobile stepped up and helped me unbox the Nexus 4 live on YouTube today! Without the fine folks there, viewers would have been forced to watch me drool over the hardware in silence. Android 4.2: Snappiest / most buttery Android device I’ve used. I’m not just saying that either. You won’t […]

Sinofsky Out: Were We Right About Windows 8 Usability?

Nov 12, 2012 | 23 Comments

Yes, Steven Sinofsky will no longer be at Microsoft. Can’t say that I’m surprised, either. I don’t know the guy, and I would never wish anything but the best for him. Still, my long-standing belief that Windows 8′s UX is a disaster area remains unchanged and, if anything, Sinofsky’s sudden departure is vindication. I’m certain […]

The iPad mini is Not a Nexus 7

Nov 10, 2012 | 4 Comments

And it doesn’t need to be, either. I really wish I wasn’t constantly asked to compare the two (which I will do), since each seems to be serving a different type of user. Is one better than the other? Yes. But not outright. One is a device that works “well enough” for $200, and the […]

Facebook is Not for Fans!

Facebook is Not for Fans!

Nov 9, 2012 | One Comment

At least, not fans who really appreciate everything you do. At the moment, when you post anything to your page that someone has Liked or Subscribed to, only 15% of your intended audience is going to see that status update. The only way to guarantee that 100% of your audience will see what you posted […]

And So Begins Scrollgate

Nov 9, 2012 | 8 Comments

I confirmed this on my own iPhone 5 screen. I’ve also reported the bug to Apple (though it likely already knows, as this has been floating around the tech socialsphere today). It remains to be seen whether or not this is a hardware or software issue, but it only seems to impact newest-gen devices (iPod […]

Community Trumps Content; MotherboardsOrg YouTube Channel Hit Hard

Nov 8, 2012 | 3 Comments

Watch this: Then look at the statistics for the MotherboardsOrg YouTube channel via VidStatsX. Boom. Mere hours after this video was published, it has generated over 5,550 Likes on YouTube and the MotherboardsOrg channel has lost nearly 10,000 subscribers to boot. Don’t mess with community. Ever.

Android is the New Windows

Nov 8, 2012 | 12 Comments

I mean that in the most polite way, too. :) There’s a reason that Android is the most widely used smartphone platform today — just like there’s a reason that Windows is still the most widely used platform on desktop computers today. You never heard an argument from me; it was inevitable that Android (or […]

Google Chrome is a Dog

Nov 3, 2012 | 17 Comments

I love Google Chrome. It’s my default (or go-to) browser on just about any platform. It’s feature-packed and always-up-to-date. However, that said, it’s a performance dog on damn near every OS. Honestly, how Google could let performance remain on the bottom of the stack for so long is beyond me. Sure, it executes JavaScript quick […]

Apple Starts Selling a Lightning to Micro USB Adapter in the US

Apple Starts Selling a Lightning to Micro USB Adapter in the US

Nov 2, 2012 | 6 Comments

It’s about time. This adapter was originally released for distribution in the European Union only, where it’s the law (that every mobile device support the Micro USB standard). I was lucky enough to have a random subscriber send me one, and have been loving it. So, for those of you who complained that iOS products […]

I Have a Better Idea for Facebook Promoted Posts

I Have a Better Idea for Facebook Promoted Posts

Nov 2, 2012 | 5 Comments

Facebook is suggesting that I can pay it $49 to promote a single post to all the people who have opted-in to liking me there. Here’s an idea: maybe Facebook can pay me $49 to post there in the first place?