Reviews
14 posts
Serial - Driverless Serial Terminal Emulator for macOS
Apple/Mac
This review is a long-time in coming. Back at the end of 2013 I wrote an article on Enabling a USB to Serial Port Adapter in OSX. The issue was that Apple changed
The Temperfect Mug by Joeveo
kickstarter
The team behind the Joeveo Temperfect Mug had quite a story in bringing this product to market: tree through roof, hurricane, bad factories, scheduling, design issues, and production issues. The concept is that
Ube (now Plum) WiFi Connected Smart Light Dimmer (Lightpad)
kickstarter
Ube renamed themselves to Plum and renamed the WiFi Connected Smart Light Dimmer to Lightpad. The Plum Lightpad is a WiFi-Connected "Smart Switch". It installs in place of an existing dimmer
iBank for iPhone - Stuck in the Middle
Reviews
Retail Info Where to buy:  iOS App Store Retail Price:  $9.99 Would I Pay Retail?  Not right now, I purchased with the 50% off sale at launch. Initial Impressions I should have
PadPivot iPad Gaming Mount
hardware
The PadPivot is a “Lap and Desk Stand” for the iPad and other tablet-sized devices.  I had purchased an original iPad the previous year and had kept looking for a nice desk stand
C-Loop Camera Strap Mount
hardware
The C-Loop was my introduction to the Kickstarter service.  If you don’t know, Kickstarter is a way for potential inventors / service providers to crowdfund their ideas.  It provides a great jumping off
iBank 5 - The Leader in Macintosh Personal Finance
finance
Over the last 6 years, IGG Software has continued to lengthen their lead in the Macintosh Personal Finance space, becoming the dominant player assisting you with all aspects of your Financial Life (ironically,
12 min read
SmushBox - Smart SMS Texting for Everyone
hardware
On March 27th, I was listening to the Security Now podcast (Security Now #397 – “Listener Feedback #164”), when Steve Gibson mentioned a Kickstarter project called the SmushBox.  He described it as “Mark [Thompson]
Evernote vs. Dropbox
dropbox
I got into a discussion the other day around the merits of Evernote versus Dropbox.  Just about everyone has heard of these two services and I wanted to explore why you’d use
April Fools!  Your blog backup is incomplete.
backup
My first VaultPress backup was completed at 7:03pm, Fri, February 25. I felt safe. I had been playing with various WordPress backup solutions, including AWB, BackupBuddy (I purchased it), but wasn’t
Battle of the Clouds - Rackspace Cloud vs. Amazon EC2
amazon
You can’t pick up a technical magazine, hang out on Twitter, or read an article on a technology blog without hearing the phrase:  Cloud Computing.  What is cloud computing?  Wikipedia defines it
14 min read
Quicken Essentials for Mac - The Bare Minimum
finance
Update – 20120712:  I was wrong, this is still a great article, but I gave up on Intuit and any and all of their Macintosh software, see my latest post here. As I mentioned
22 min read
iBank - Your Quicken Alternative
finance
I’ve entered my last transaction into Quicken 2007 for Mac. I’m tired of the interface, it’s the last PowerPC application I have on my Macintosh (I want to uninstall Rosetta)
14 min read
Quicken Essentials 2010 for Mac.  Why bother?
quicken
I’m upset with Intuit and I’m not sure what to do about it. First and foremost, let me get this out of the way. I love Quicken on the Macintosh. I’
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