Poor boy Apple Dot Mac alternatives

Purchased a new Apple computer lately? Apple recommends supplementing your new purchase with a yearly subscription to their Dot Mac (.Mac) service. Touting such conveniences as iWeb publishing (no HTML/CSS knowledge necessary), Photocasting (think personal photo broadcasting), iDisk (access files anywhere at anytime or share files with others), Backup (schedule automatic backups offsite or to […]

OS X 3.1 Mbps EVDO – Sprint Novatel U720 Rev. A USB Modem

UPDATE: Apple updates WWAN support for Intel based Macs – Download. Having previously experienced and tested the EVDO options for the MacBook Pro with the Verizon Wireless Novatel V640 ExpressCard (Rev. 0), I’ve managed to get my hands on the latest offering from Sprint – the Novatel U720 USB modem (Rev. A). Key feature differentiating […]

Create & manage screenshots on OS X

Creating & managing screenshots on OS X may not garner the same type of attention had the topic been something more along the lines of creating a web development environment on OS X, cloning a hardrive, or improving your iChat experience. Regardless, those that do collect and amass a large collection of images can attest […]

Want to get on my pathetic [Christmas] tree?

With the wild success of the Million Dollar Homepage, and the ensuing massive flow of imitators, I’m surprised that the upcoming holiday hasn’t presented the net with Christmas tree sponsorship opportunities. The idea inspired by a Flickr note left by Paul on the above image of Charlie Brown pathetic tree. The tree is very much […]

Life reviewed with Yelp.com

Personal accounts of experiences, rants, or raves are often deciding factors prior to stepping foot into a dining / retail establishment or completing a business transaction. Not surprising considering the fact that as humans, we all appreciate certain levels of service and are often turned-off by anything less. Why go through the hassle or apprehension […]

New York Times: How to get to be the first in line

As a follow-up to yesterdays Amazon offers Nintendo Wiis, fails to deliver?, Matt Ritchel of the New York Times (Technology) published a short piece concerning the experiences of shopping for a Nintendo Wii using the more traditional wait-in-line in front of a brick ‘n mortar vs. shopping online with Missing From Internet: Avid Shoppers Sharp […]

Amazon offers Nintendo Wii’s, fails to deliver?

UPDATE: New York Times interview with Missing From Internet: Avid Shoppers’ Sharp Elbows [Screenshot or Print Version] November 19th has come and, for the most part, past. While I admit to having passed on the idea of acquiring a slick Sony PS3 ($500) console, my goal was to end the day with an even slicker […]

Web development – Recommended OS X tools

Development applications & utilities surface with announcements and updates on a regular basis promising increased productivity, time-saving innovative features, and my all-time favorite – the ability to “deliver awesome standards-based sites in no time!” If only achieving the end results were so simple… I have fielded a handful questions from contacts inquiring about applications used […]

Update: Widgetized October Special WordPress theme

October Special, previously recognized as the Pink October WordPress theme released early last month, is a widgetized release which allows users to manipulate sidebar content – both top and bottom – using convenient drag ‘n drop “widgets” within the Presentations Dashboard preferences pane. About & Legal Although there are no monetary requirements needed in order […]

Sony Mylo – 8 weeks of college lunch money

UPDATE 11/5: This review unit is available for sale on eBay. Sold. Prior to this review, I had the impression that Sony had created a respectable mobile communications device suitable for instant messaging and VoIP users. True to the sales pitch, the Sony Mylo, or “My life online” delivers – to a certain degree. Inspecting […]