I am an avid Google Reader user, so I'm thoroughly annoyed by Google's decision to kill it as of July 1. But there's no stopping the tide, so I've made the move to Feedbin as a Reader replacement as of today. It's a slick, snappy web application with a committed developer and, critically, support for Reeder, my favorite offline RSS reading application. Let's hope this … [Read more...] about Replacing Google Reader With Feedbin and Reeder
Connectivity overseas can be a real pain. Roaming is prohibitively expensive, so a local SIM is best. But most American mobile phones are "locked" to a carrier, and American phone companies use different network technologies and frequencies than most other countries. That's why I was excited to test my Verizon iPhone 5 abroad. Using the Verizon iPhone 5 on the Vodafone … [Read more...] about International Roaming With the Verizon iPhone 5
Release after release, Microsoft pushes Windows forward. Yet the operating system is continually undermined by the "value-focused" low-end machines pushed by the majority of OEMs. This race to the bottom has tarnished Windows for a decade and now threatens to derail Windows 8. Microsoft must do something to stop the crap before it's too late! Attack of the Craptops The … [Read more...] about Microsoft: Kill the Craptops Before They Destroy Windows!
One of the coolest things I get to do these days as part of Tech Field Day is bring friends from all countries to the United States to meet with various companies. But too often, they find themselves isolated and unable to communicate because of our odd mobile phone network. Although prepaid SIM cards are more available these days, I'm having a tough time locating a data SIM … [Read more...] about Is there no such thing as a cheap, prepaid data SIM in the USA?
I love my Apple TV, but hate that it's HDMI-only. Although the television industry has switched to HDMI, most projectors are still VGA or analog. And many of us have older VGA monitors we could press into service if only we could attach a playback device to them. That's why I'm so enthusiastic about the Kanex ATV PRO, a self-contained HDMI-to-VGA converter that does it all, … [Read more...] about Connect Your AppleTV to Any VGA Projector or Monitor with the Kanex ATV Pro