(The New) iPad 3 Review – Solid unit, uninspiring upgrade
April 11, 2012
So the “The new iPad” or the “iPad 3” (depending on your preference, mine is for the latter) has been out for a couple weeks now. As is my custom, I got my hands on one (16 GB 4G Verizon) and took it for a test drive. Since the iPad 3 really has only a few features that are different from the iPad 2, I’m just going to talk about those features and my thoughts on the upgrades. The new upgrades are the processor (which I’m going to skip, yawn), screen, battery, 4G, and camera.
Automated Screen Launch
September 13, 2011
At my previous company I set myself up a screen server as mentioned in my previous post, “A screen/shell server is awesome!". There were only a half dozen servers there so if the screen server got rebooted, it wasn’t a big deal to get my sessions back up and running. At my new company we use virtual machines, so there are quite a number more “servers” to connect to. As I was setting up my screen server, I realized that I didn’t want to deal with the hassle of reconnecting them all, so I sought an automated solution.
The Kindle 3 Has Arrived!
August 27, 2010
Yesterday, much to my glee, the new <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Reading-Display-Graphite-Globally/dp/B002FQJT3Q/?void=fidelis” title=”[amazon] Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6” Display, Graphite, 3G Works Globally - Latest Generation">Kindle 3 arrived. With the Kindle 3, comes the new option of getting the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Wireless-Reader-Wifi-Graphite/dp/B002Y27P3M/?void=fidelis” title=”[amazon] Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6” Display, Graphite - Latest Generation">Wifi only version or a <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Reading-Display-Graphite-Globally/dp/B002FQJT3Q/?void=fidelis” title=”[amazon] Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6” Display, Graphite, 3G Works Globally - Latest Generation">Wifi+3G version. As I do love my ability to buy books ANYWHERE (like when you are standing in line to board a plane), I bought the Wifi+3G version (in Graphite). In case it wasn’t already abundantly obvious, I’m very excited about this unit. I’ll admit, I’m a Kindle fanboy. After receiving and playing with it, I’m even more impressed. Unlike the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Reading-Graphite-Globally-Generation/dp/B002GYWHSQ/?void=fidelis” title=”[amazon] Kindle DX Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G, 9.7” Display, Graphite, 3G Works Globally – Latest Generation">Kindle DX, I know this one won’t be returned to Amazon. I’ve had more than enough time to get a good idea of how the Kindle 3 works, and how it compares to the Kindle 2, so I thought it was time to share.
iPhone 4 – Revolutionary becomes dull?
June 24, 2010
The iPhone 4 (Courtesy of Engadget) So the iPhone 4 is officially out today; I thought it was a good time to reflect about the history of the iPhones. Back in 2007, the world was taken by storm with the original announcement and release of the iPhone. The device was in-arguably revolutionary. It wasn’t like any cellphone seen to date. In 2008 we saw the release of the iPhone 3G, which included this cool new feature called “3G” which was on numerous phones even before the iPhone released in 2007. In 2009 the world was taken by aimless wandering with the release of the iPhone 3GS. It was… faster. That’s it, just faster. Now in 2010 we have the iPhone 4 (which actually is the fourth version, unlike the 3G being the second version). But is it that great?