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reviewed Candy Crush Saga. January 19, 2013
Candy Crush Saga
Candy Crush is a highly addictive iPhone game that definitely borrows from games before it like Bejewelled and Tetris.       The game is free, but you are constantly bombarded …
reviewed Candy Crush Saga. January 19, 2013
Candy Crush Saga
Candy Crush is a highly addictive iPhone game that definitely borrows from games before it like Bejewelled and Tetris.       The game is free, but you are constantly bombarded …
reviewed HBO Go mobile app. August 09, 2011
posted in AppleTV Connect
HBO Go mobile app
This review won't be very long. Essentially, HBO Go is awesome!      HBO Go is an online archive of every HBO series created, with a sprinkling of first run movies thrown into …
reviewed See's Candies. July 27, 2011
posted in Awesomeness
Among the many benefits of living on the west coast, one of the perks that is often overlooked is the availability of See's Candy from the Southern California local. It is so easy to obtain out here, …
reviewed BetterSnapTool. July 19, 2011
Ok.  So Win7 got something right.  Windows 7 introduced built-in window management features that let you drag a window to the side of the screen and it would automatically scale the window to …
reviewed iPhone Bootcamp. July 12, 2011
iPhone Bootcamp
I recently took a 3 day course in Santa Monica called "Intensive 3-Day iPhone Workshop".  The course is designed to be an introduction to iPhone programming as well as provide some basic …
reviewed Kinect Adventures!. July 05, 2011
Kinect Adventures Xbox Kinect Game
Over this past weekend, I had some family come out to visit. After some tasty grilling and a few hours in the sun, the energy level was starting to plumet. Fortunately, my two year old daughter had the …
reviewed turntable.fm. June 14, 2011
posted in Awesomeness
@trailblazer invited me to join her "turntable.fm" party and at first I was skeptical. The idea is that you invite your friends into an "online chat room" where there are 5 slots for …
reviewed WWDC 2011. June 07, 2011
posted in AppleTV Connect
WWDC 2011
   Steve Jobs and gang announced quite a bit on Monday to kick off this year's WWDC, but there was quite a bit to digest, especially with all the E3 announcements at the same time.  As …
reviewed CrossLoop. May 31, 2011
As the resident tech support guy for... well, just about everyone I know, the must frustrating part is when you're trying to help over the phone and you can't see what the user is seeing on their …
oRemote for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store
While shopping for a new receiver, I could have made my search even easier had I started by looking at the iOS apps which work with the different brands.  As luck would have it, the best AV Receiver …
Onkyo HT-RC360 7.2-Channel Network Audio/Video
I have been a long time Yamaha Receiver customer, but after my beloved RX-v1800 succumbed to an unfortunate electrical spike, I felt it was time to revisit the market and see what other offerings were …
reviewed Pulse News. May 10, 2011
Pulse News
Puse News Reader is an iOS app that uses RSS feeds to creates a visually engaging interface for browsing the latest stories from your favorite sites.  In addition to the headline, the app pulls in …
reviewed Bosch PS20-2A 12-Volt Max Lithium-Ion.... April 19, 2011
posted in Ubergizmo
Bosch PS20-2A 12-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Pocket
I was in the market for a cordless power drill, but I was overwhelmed by the variety of options and features even within a single brand's product line.  Fortunately, @Bhaddad had already done …
reviewed AT&T Personal Hotspot. April 12, 2011
posted in iPad Buzz
AT&T Personal Hotspot
One of the primary reasons to jailbreak your iPhone is to use an application called "MyWi" which enables iPhone users to share their cellular data with other wifi devices.  For example, …
Belkin Mini Surge Protector Dual USB Charger
Pretty much everyone is familiar with the idea of using a surge protector to protect your computer and monitor from unexpected electrical forces.  While more and more people are now finding ways …
reviewed Sion's Mexican Restaurant. April 05, 2011
posted in MBlocal
Sion's Mexican Restaurant
If I had my way, I would eat mexican food every day for lunch (and most other meals as well).  In reality, I'm not too far off from that pace, so I do try to find NEW mexican restaurants to somewhat …
reviewed 2011 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four. March 29, 2011
2011 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four
For the first time ever in men's Division 1 NCAA basketball championships, there are no #1 or #2 seeds remaining in the Final Four. The remaining teams are:    No 3: Connecticut  No …
reviewed GarageBand for iPad. March 22, 2011
posted in iPad Buzz
GarageBand for iPad
Let me preface this review by saying I have no idea how one goes about writing a song, but I've always had an interest in music, audio recording, and midi technologies.  I took piano lessons …
reviewed Flight Control HD. March 15, 2011
posted in iPad Buzz
Flight Control HD
Thanks to the recent iPad 2 release, a bunch of iOS developers dropped their prices to entice the new flock of iPad owners to their wares.  Not wanting to miss out on the fun, I snatched up Firemint's …
reviewed CrashPlan. February 23, 2011
It's going to happen.  Hard drives fail, and when they fail you will lose data.  Computers have been around long enough that we can't pretend that hardware lasts forever.  By now, …
In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks: . . . And
I've been a fan of Adam Carolla's radio personalities since he was doing Mr. Birchum on the KROQ morning show in Los Angeles, and I've been subscribing to his multiple podcasts since the …
32ft 10M USB 2.0 A Male to A Female Active Extension from Monoprice
I've already shared my thoughts on the Xbox Kinect as well as my affinity towards Monoprice for cheap cables, so when I realized that I was going to need a longer cable to connect my Kinect sensor …
reviewed Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2. January 19, 2011
Star Wars The Force Uneashed 2
I really enjoyed the first Force Unleashed game, so I had high expectations for the sequel. Unfortunately, the sequel was highly disappointing.     In the original game, you start …
reviewed Takagi T-KJr NG Natural Gas Tankless .... January 18, 2011
Takagi T-KJr NG Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater, 140,000 BTU
We recently completed some home improvement projects at our house and part of our upgrades included moving to a tankless water heater.  The upgrade has significantly increased my shower enjoyment.   …
reviewed Stitcher Radio (iPhone App). January 11, 2011
Stitcher Radio (iPhone App)
As I've mentioned before, I like to listen to podcasts in the car during my commute.  The only problem is the amount of preparation it takes beforehand.  In order to get a podcast on your …
reviewed Studio Movie Grill. January 04, 2011
Studio Movie Grill
I think everyone will agree that becoming a parent is a life changing event.  However, despite all the changes that a new baby can bring, one of the first things people say to expecting parents is …
reviewed Lost (season 6). December 21, 2010
Lost (season 6)
NOTE:  Before I begin, the only point of this review is to say I was underwhelmed by the ending.  There may be spoilers in my review.  If you're anything like me,  you might want …
reviewed Kinect. December 07, 2010
   Since the 2009 E3 Conference, I had been telling myself over and over again, "You don't need the Kinect... That's not your type of game... You don't need the Kinect..." …
reviewed Navigon MobileNavigator. November 30, 2010
Navigon MobileNavigator
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/navigon-mobil...or-usa/id384680007?mt=8      I've been researching navigation apps on the iPhone for a while and all my research kept bringing me …
reviewed VUDU. November 23, 2010
Due to a  promotion offered by Wal-Mart, I  recently became interested in VUDU's online movie streaming service.  The deal was if you purchased the Toy Story 3 BluRay disk from Wal-Mart, …
reviewed iPad. November 09, 2010
posted in iPad Buzz
On a recent cross-country flight with my soon-to-be two year old daughter, I discovered the true magical nature of the iPad -- its ability to keep her entertained for several hours while confined to her …
reviewed Chili Cheese Burrito. November 02, 2010
posted in Awesomeness
Chili Cheese Burrito
One of my all time favorite Taco Bell menu items is the Chili Cheese Burrito (also known as the Chilito for those like me who have a long history with this burrito).  The Chili Cheese Burrito is …
reviewed Star Wars: The Force Unleashed [Xbox360]. October 12, 2010
The sequel to the Star Wars: Force Unleashed video game is just about to be released, but if you haven't played the original game in this series, now is a great time to pick it up. Not only will it …
reviewed Apple TV. October 05, 2010
Apple TV
The Apple TV (second generation) was released last week, and like the dutiful Apple Fan Boy that I am, I picked mine up as soon as it appeared in the Apple Store.  After a full weekend of playing …
reviewed Costco Hot Dog. September 29, 2010
Costco Hot Dog
It's tough to find issue with the Costco Hot Dog. For $1.50, you get your choice of a hot dog or a polish sausage as well as a fountain drink. I generally tend to go with one of each (even though …
reviewed Hulu. September 21, 2010
I'll admit it... I was late to the Modern Family party.  People kept telling me it was good, but I brushed it off as yet another sitcom.  After catching a few clips from the show, I decided …
reviewed Nike+ GPS. September 14, 2010
Nike+ GPS
The iOS market is saturated by "GPS tracking" apps.... RunKeeper, TrailGuru, etc...  Now Nike has thrown their sneakers onto the track with their Nike+ GPS App.  Previously, Nike's …
reviewed Ramona's Mexican Food. September 07, 2010
Ramona's Mexican Food
Ramona's doesn't make it easy for me to get one of the best burrito values in the area.  They close at 7pm on weekdays which makes it tough for me to get to on the way home and they are closed …
reviewed Plex for iOS. August 31, 2010
Plex for iOS
A few months ago, I posted a Wish List for an "Ultimate Remote Control".  I'd like to think the fine developers over at Plex were inspired by my article.      After …
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