Yearly Archives: 2012

13 posts

iPad Mini First Look

A buddy at work walked into the store (AT&T I think) on launch day and picked up an iPad Mini.  Of course he had to bring it in to work for all the geeks to ogle.  Everything about the Mini is exactly what you expect except for one thing – this thing is impossibly thin. […]

Samsung Galaxy Note II

While at the AT&T store looking at the new crop of Windows Phone 8 devices, I poked around the Android area.  The Note II looked interesting, and all the higher end Android phones were snappy and responsive.  The Note II has a huge screen, lots of custom features, and seems like a great device. It […]

Bing Date Filter

I keep checking the search engines for the Windows Phone 8 release date for AT&T, and when I’m looking for date specific information rather than last years Windows Phone release dates, I often use Google because it allows you to filter results down to recent dates.  This has been a key feature that kept me […]

Installing Window 8 Upgrade

I just went through the upgrade process on a Windows 7 machine I use almost every day.  If it didn’t go well I would have a problem…. I purchased the online upgrade from Microsoft.  Amazon had the physical media for $69.99 on pre-order with a $30 rebate credit so I picked that up for another […]

Surface Windows RT Apps and Hand Wringing

Why all the hand wringing about the Surface RT not running the same apps as Windows 8 desktop?  Tech blogs all over the place are lambasting Microsoft for not making it clear.  Outside of the 5-10% of the population that writes or reads tech blogs and computer magazines, do consumers actually know the difference or […]

Affordable Macbook

A new 13” Macbook Pro was released this week.  Faster, lighter, thinner, higher res (retina), etc.  An amazing piece of equipment with a really cool commercial.  However the price tag leaves me gasping for air.  Apple has brilliant marketing to own the high end of the market.  The way I buy Macs is to repeatedly […]

Windows Phone 8

I wanted to restart this blog with a comment about the upcoming Windows Phone 8 but I’m trying to maintain my objectivity.  In the last 7-8 years I have owned and used daily, in order, the following phone OSes: Palm Windows Mobile 6 (the durable HP Voice Messenger iPaq 510, 2 users after me and […]

Amazon Kindle Fire HD vs. Google Nexus 7

I really like my iPad.  However, I don’t like to travel with it due to the potential damage and replacement expense, and I like a lighter tablet for reading.  About a week after the Google Nexus 7 came out some guys at work got one.  It was smooth and fast with Android Jellybean and worked […]