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reviewed Nexus 4. March 16, 2013
Nexus 4
For the kind of price that Google is selling this in the U.S., it is almost unbeatable... UNLESS, Apple comes up with a cheaper version of the iPhone!            …
reviewed WD 1 TB My Passport External Hard Drive. November 17, 2012
WD 1TB Hard Drive
My name is Jim and I am a compulsive fanatic about backing up my hard drive.  For years I have used an external drive for this under the theory that, if disaster strikes, (earthquake, fire, aliens …
reviewed IPad mini. November 04, 2012
IPad mini
This time with the iPad Mini.      Yes, indeed :-)      Steve Jobs will turn in his grave ;-)   A screen size of 7.9", a mere 0.9" more than …
reviewed iPhone 5. October 27, 2012
iPhone 5
It took me almost a month before I got hold of my very first iPhone, ie. the iPhone 5. I did try to make a go for it on its first 2 days of launch on the Apple.com HK site as in that country it is using …
reviewed Dell Streak 7. August 17, 2011
Dell Streak 7
I knew it almost right away - this little baby was going to be trouble. Just the kind of trouble I'd been looking for.      I loved the look of her, that's for sure. Slipping …
reviewed CCleaner. August 12, 2011
CCleaner
   The program CCleaner (www.pirifrom.com/ccleaner) has long been a favorite for maintaining the health of Windows systems.  It removes .tmp files, cache files, cookies, has a registry …
reviewed iPad 2. August 11, 2011
posted in Business Matters
iPad 2
I could be wrong... but if I'm right, here's the take.      Just as the stock markets are being "reinvented", our online and computing experiences are also being …
reviewed iPad 2. July 30, 2011
posted in iPad Buzz
iPad 2
Warning: Once you held it you won't want to let it go!      For the last 3 days, I've spent a great deal of my time "readying" the iPad for my dad's usage. The …
reviewed LibreOffice. June 15, 2011
LibreOffice
LibreOffice      I recently downloaded the free substitute for Microsoft Office named LibreOffice.  This is an open source program from many of the same developers of OpenOffice.  …
Hamlet's BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for
For some of us, living our lives connected to the digital world is a normal occurrence. I can reach anyone at any time, and others can reach me. But is that healthy? Should I step back and take the time …
reviewed Video Capture For Macintosh and Windows. April 29, 2011
Video Capture For Macintosh and Windows
   iShowU HD Screen Capture      Most Mac users are familiar with the ability of OSX to perform instant screen captures of either the entire screen or a designated portion …
Hamlet's BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for
Everywhere you turn, you hear someone ask "How are you?" Usually, the response is some variation of "Busy, very busy." It is so prevalent that an anecdote in Hamlet's BlackBerry: …
reviewed Zinio Digital Magazines. April 16, 2011
Zinio Digital Magazines
The advantage of having an iPad (read about it in the iPad Buzz community) and/or other tablet (notably Androids) is its lightweight and glossy contents, specifically one that involves more pictures and …
reviewed Carbon Copy Cloner. April 09, 2011
Carbon Copy Cloner
By now, almost everyone understands the wisdom of performing regular back-ups of your hard drive.  With the Macintosh, OSX, Time Machine can mostly automate this process.       …
reviewed Sophos Anti-Virus. April 07, 2011
Sophos Anti-Virus
   I have been using the newly-available free Home Edition of Sophos Anti Virus for about two weeks .  While Sophos (www.sophos.com) has concentrated on the business market, they recently …
reviewed M-Edge Executive Kindle Jacket, Purpl.... March 31, 2011
M-Edge Executive Kindle Jacket, Purple (Fits 6
I bought this cover with my 3G graphite-colored 3rd generation Kindle and LOVE it!    My Kindle nestles snugly and securely in the four strapped corners and the cover itself adds hardly …
reviewed iPad 2. March 15, 2011
iPad 2
Back when I wrote my review for the first iPad, a fellow Lunch.com member asked me how you can upgrade something that is already so perfect?  I asked myself the same question and then on March …
reviewed CrashPlan. February 23, 2011
CrashPlan
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, …
reviewed Radio. February 20, 2011
Radio
The radio is one of the few gadgets that seems to be everlasting. It is in fact one that had outlived the Walkman, the CD player, MD player, LD player and even the DVD player. It is one of the oldest …
reviewed Kobo App for iPad (and website). February 16, 2011
Kobo App for iPad (and website)
   This review covers only the Kobo app for the iPad and the Kobo website, not the physical ereader.       The thumbnail recommendation for this app+website is due to …
reviewed TikTok & LunaTik. February 11, 2011
LunaTik
In November, a small startup with an idea and a dream created a Kickstarter project:  The TikTok and Lunatik watches.  These watches were designed for the Apple iPod Nano, which allowed iPod …
reviewed iPhone 3G. February 01, 2011
iPhone
I think the Iphone 3G was a revolution in the mobile phone market. Admittedly the upgraded versions 3GS and 4 are much faster and with more technical fuzzyness - however, 3G pathed the way. No doubt, …
reviewed Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device. January 31, 2011
Amazon Kindle 3 3G / Wi-Fi eBook Reader
Last year, I bought a Kindle DX from the Amazon site and returned it within 24-hours. I was underwhelmed, because:    1. It was heavy  2. The refresh rate was slow  3. …
reviewed Samsung Galaxy Tab. January 16, 2011
Samsung Galaxy Tab
I had just been delivered the Samsung Galaxy Tab by PCCW (the former Hong Kong Telecoms) early in the week as a free bonus for my subscription of a 2-year contract of Netvigator Everywhere (which essentially …
reviewed Sony DSC-T99. January 07, 2011
Sony DSC-T99
Ok, I'm a gadget freak and I admit it. When it comes to electronic gadgets, I go gaga over them, especially when it comes to cameras and phones. No, I'm not crazy enough to go and queue in the …
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