Google, the noun that became a verb

Google. Openly embracing and sharing your info with the online giant… Or trying your best to keep your data hidden from Vader? After you watch the clip, check out this infographic of Google by Pingdom.

Home Mac, Airport Extreme, DynDNS, simple remote VNC

Since I had willingly allowed my MobileMe subscription to expire, I no longer had access to Apple’s Back to My Mac service for accessing my home Mac remotely. Although the feature was definitely useful + headache free to setup and use, I couldn’t justify the $99 annual renewal for the entire MobileMe package. I experimented […]

Apple iPad, Underwhelmed? Will you buy one?

The Apple tablet for the masses is here and it’s called the Apple iPad. I’m sure Apple conducted hours of user research & feedback to decide on the name iPad. Right? I really liked the idea of the tablet being called Canvas though. So what are my initial thoughts? When will the iPad Pro be […]

BHEESTIE Bag saves me $200: iPhone 1 vs. Heavy rain 0

A couple days ago I decided to get some morning snowboarding in before the day started. Unfortunately, the rain which I hoped would subside persisted throughout the entire morning. Two hours later, our group decided it was time to call it quits. Immediately after loading up, I pulled my iPhone out of my ski pants […]

CSS + jQuery: Highlight important keywords inside text

A few days ago while working on a new UI component I had to come up with a solution to highlight identified keywords (using named entity recognition) inside of a chunk of user generated text. While the idea was fairly simple, the challenge was creating a solution which would work [relatively] well for all modern […]

The Magic Mouse

I’m glad that Man & Machine won the rights to the name "Mighty Mouse". The Apple Mighty Mouse was an absolute disappoint. Three years ago I was ignorantly unaware of just how terrible the white wireless pill was. Initially impressed by its clean lines and bluetooth connectivity, I eventually came to realize what a pain […]

3 Enhancements worth Jailbreaking your iPhone for

Every four months or so, I get the urge to do one of two things: If the iPhone is running an official OS build from Apple, I jailbreak it citing reasons of (a) flexibility, (b) customization, and (c) access to enhancements Apple either blocks from the App Store or blocks developers from offering users. If […]

Looking for Google Voice? Voice invites inside

I managed to get my hands on a GrandCentral phone number before the service was acquired by Google in 2007. Armed with a truly mobile "mobile" virtual number, I’ve managed to maintain better control and organization of my personal and non-personal phone calls – almost granular depending on who may be calling. Although I have […]

Gmail IMAP vs. Push, sanity more important than Push?

UPDATE: Thanks to reader comments, I discovered that this mini-rant concerning Gmail Push was due to my handset being unable to sync properly. Formatting the phone and following the Google Sync setup instructions agin resulted in a properly synced phone. Thanks Camron. iPhone toting Gmail users with a knack for pulling out their phone to […]

WithWaves AmazonBot is ready for Google Wave

Over the past couple of months I have been keeping an eye on the latest news and announcements for Google Wave. Why? Because the next communication platform from Google is going to change the way we communicate in real-time. For an explanation of Google Wave, check out this thorough post on Mashable. Despite the fact […]