Mobile Archive


App Review: Any.Do and Cal – Time Management Apps that Work

Is it just me, or have both Android and iOS really dropped the ball when it comes to time management apps? They both have calendars and task apps, which work alright I suppose. But when you compare these core apps to third party options they’re both severely lacking. After trying a variety


Google I/O: What Caught My Eye

Google I/O was yesterday, and I just couldn’t get excited about it. I’m not sure if my technolust is fading, or if we’ve reached the point where we’re just not making the strides we used to. I remember a few years ago I’d be glued to the live blog of any Apple or Google announcement. Tweeting


App Review: Springpad

I cannot keep my digital life organized. And since my digital life is pretty much my real life, that becomes a problem. My recipes are in one place, blog posts to read in another, to-watch-play-read in their own pockets, and so on. It’s ridiculous. I’ve tried a ton of services and some


Google Now is Available on iOS

I’ve gone through a few smartphones this year, bouncing back and forth between iOS and Android. I landed on iOS as my  mobile platform of choice because it has tons of games,a good camera, and good battery life. One thing I missed about Android though was the Google Now app. Google Now is a


App Review: Whims

I must say, I am really surprised by the staying power instagram has. When it was released, I understood the novelty. Low resolution square photos felt new in our high def, wide screen world. Applying filters is fun, and makes mundane pictures seem interesting. After all, would photos of snacks be as eye


Google Reader Alternatives: NewsBlur

A couple of weeks back I wrote a post about Google Reader being retired, and what the various options were for someone who was looking for something new. I mentioned at the time that I couldn’t write about NewsBlur because they were slammed so hard that the site was unusable. They’ve either beefed up their servers, or


5 on Friday: 5 Alternatives to Google Reader

Update: NewsBlur is running well now, and I was able to check it out. The inevitable has happened. Google Reader is going away. The service will be permanently taken down on July 1, 2013. I’ve been using Google Reader for almost as long as I’ve had a Google account, so it was a bit


Just Read.

There are several epic battles that shall forever rage in the geek universe. Star Wars vs Star Trek? Xbox vs PS3? Mac vs Linux vs PC? All these are  child’s play compared to the battle that is paper vs electronic books. Amazon launched the Kindle in 2007 for $400. While it sold out


Service Review: CPR Cell Phone Repair Review – Carmel

Disclaimer: I after I broke my iPhone I went to CPR to get it fixed. I didn’t mention writing a review, or get any kind of discount. I just looked them up when I drove by one day. As much as I loved my Android phone as a pocket computer, the lack


And Back Again…

I was so happy when my husband decided he wanted a Galaxy SIII and I could take his Galaxy Nexus. I was able to overlook the bad battery life.  I picked up a MyCharge, threw it in my purse, and considered it done. I was able to overlook the fact that I’d