Tuesday, October 09, 2012

my current mobile setup, thoughts...

Tonight's write up will be a quick summary of my current mobile / on-the-go setup and also a few thoughts on the current crazy mobile world.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

iPhone 5, NFC: make or break?

Well, it has once again become a crazy busy summer and now is almost fall.  I apologize again for the lack of updates.  Today's post will center around the beast that is the iPhone 5 and an emerging communication protocol: NFC (near field communication).  I won't be analyzing all of the rumored features of the iPhone 5 (that will be unveiled tomorrow) but concentrating on one feature and how its inclusion/exclusion could affect it and its adoption.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sweets for Geeks: Jellybean on my Galaxy Nexus

Google officially announced its latest update to the Android mobile operating system at it's 'best' I/O ever last month.  Jellybean, aka Android 4.1.x, builds upon the Halo theme gui that Ice Cream Sandwich introduced and keeps with a consistent theme throughout the OS.  Several key new feature have been included in Jellybean including Google Now and a much improved notification system w/actions.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A tasty dessert: Galaxy Nexus and ICS

Today's post will finally have some pretty geek photos and thoughts on Google's Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich.  This last month I broke down and got a Samsung Galaxy Nexus via Google's Play Store. Its unlocked and works on both AT&T and T-Mobile USA 3G and is of course a pure vanilla Android experience. I'll chat about the overal ICS experience and also my quick thoughts thus far on my Galaxy Nexus (hint: i love it!).

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

NFC tags and a quick demo

Well, if you've been reading my blog or twitter tweets, you'll probably notice my latest obsession with NFC (near field communication).  I finally received my first batch of NFC tags/stickers from www.tagstand.com and wanted to just showcase a quick demo of using a NFC tag with NFC Task Launcher to check in to foursquare with a tag.

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Monday, April 09, 2012

free to dev: my idea for the music industry

Today's post is more of a brain dump than post.  I've been thinking about the music industry again and thought of a few things I'd love to see happen.  I doubt the industry or RIAA would ever consider it but it's worth a shot.  The biggest problem I have with the industry is how it deals w/innovative services/sites.

Monday, April 02, 2012

HDMI Control: my crazy setup (3 devices)

I love HDMI control abilities!  HDMI control? HDMI Control is the ability for devices to be controlled over an HDMI connection.  This basically allows you to use one remote (in my upcoming example/setup my LG TV remote) to control several devices.  Think of it like having a Harmony remote and setting it up to control all devices.  Read on for the goodies!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Being passive... my first 3D HDTV

Well, late last year I broke down and finally upgraded to an uber nice 3D HDTV.  After a ton of research and asking around and more research, the LG 55LW5600 Passive 3DTV  was at the top of my list.  In today's post, I plan to share my experience with the LG 55LW5600 and 3DTV and also will post a follow-up post with every tip / hack / secret menu for the TV. 

Sunday, March 04, 2012

PSVita, phoneblets, commuting

As previously noted, I have been using my PS Vita now for about a week and half and thought it would be time to write up a quick initial usage report from a core gamer perspective and also touch on a few other topics such as the 'phoneblet' market (ie 5" phones like the Galaxy Note which I have a loaner of).

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sony Playstation Vita 3G+Wifi Unboxing (video)

It's official! The Sony Playstation Vita has launched to everyone in the USA and Europe. I got my pre-order 3G + Wifi version today. Let's take a look at what we get in the box!

Monday, February 20, 2012

BYOD: a failure waiting to happen...

Mid to late 2011, a new buzz word was running rampart in many corporate IT departments: BYOD (bring your own device).  Basically what this trend centers around is the idea that users would bring their own device be it a smartphone, tablet or laptop from home and be able to use it within their work's IT infrastructure and environment.  To me this feels like a trend we saw gain popularity but then pull an epic fail.  Keep on reading for my reasons on why BYOD is just that, a buzz word.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Tech, The Web, 2012

After a rather interesting begining to 2012, the blog is back up and online. I apologize for the downtime and lack of updates but hope to start posting more often.  Today I thought I'd post a few thoughts on some upcoming tech launches and events including the PS Vita and the iPad 3/2S/?