Brydge + Keyboard with Speakers – Review

On July 22, 2014, in iPad, iPad Keyboard, Review, by Russ Walkowich

Brydge + Keyboard with speakers for iPad 2, 3, 4
Company: Brydge
Price: $99.00 MSRP

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The Brydge keyboard series has an interesting background. Begun over two years ago with a KickStarter campaign, the Brydge keyboard initially received favorable reviews by both consumers and reviewers. However, supply problems arose with the company and things faltered. Fast forward to this year and change came to the Brydge. New ownership took over and looked at what was good and made some changes to update the product line to keep up with the iPad and to provide much improved customer service.

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TechFan #170 – Beating a Dead Horse

On July 18, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Microsoft goes low-end PC, while also laying off 18,000 people. IBM and Apple announces a partnership, Manuel Noriega sues Activision, and we have two top ten list of most evil companies.

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TechFan #165 – WWDC 2014 and More

On June 6, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim and David discuss what WWDC means for Apple, rather than going over each new feature introduced this week. We also delve into how the announcements and new OS’s could have a profound impact on the home console market. All that, plus an email from John Nemo sparks a discussion on in-app purchasing and how Android and Window users are getting shafted by an OPEN system.

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TechFan #158 – In-App Podcast

On April 21, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim and David spend a lot of time on iOS gaming, in-app purchasing, and more. Amazon is also rumored to be on the cusp of releasing an “Amazon Phone”, and the guys try to decide if that’s a good idea or not. Finally, Tim is sick of the allergies, so if you have a remedy, please let him know!

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TechFan #157 – The Techfan Soldier

On April 11, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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David and Tim discuss OWC Radio launching next week, leadership in tech companies, the lack of history in the computer industry, the Samsung S5, Apple history, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, feedback from listener Michael Breed, and more on Office on the iPad.

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TechFan Podcast #149 – Crazy Woz

On February 7, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim and David discuss CRAZY WOZ, Sony exiting the PC business and LG thinking about it, Satya Nadella as the new CEO of Microsoft, Bitcoin booted from the Apple App Store, and what is Sapphire-Crystal and how could it change everything?

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Star Wars: Tiny Death Star – Review

On January 8, 2014, in Game, Review, by Tim Robertson

Star Wars: Tiny Death Star
Company: Disney Mobile and NimbleBit
Price: Free (In-App Purchases)
For iOS, Android, Windows Mobile
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I must be on a Star Wars kick as of late, and didn’t even realize it. This is my second Star Wars game review in the last week. I’m fine with that, as the Star Wars universe lends itself to many different gaming types, and the latest is Star Wars: Tiny Death Star.

Based on the Tiny Tower game from NimbleBit in which the player is tasked with building and maintaining a Tower, in Tiny Death Star, the goal is to build and expand the Death Star, one floor at a time, attracting virtual people (Galactic Bitizens) to move in and work in the Death Star. I don’t like to think about the fate of all my little Bitizens after the first Star Wars movie! Maybe they were all evicted before the end came for the Death Star? One can only hope!

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MyMac Podcast 486: Android winning market-share…losing the future

On December 10, 2013, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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There’s a lot said about Android devices gaining all the market-share, but very little about what kinds of devices these are, or what people use them for. As it turns out, mostly cheap, old, and not all that good for much. Gaz and Guy look deeper into it while still managing their usual shenannigans.

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Guy’s App Pick: Card Shark Collection from Easy 8 Software $2.99. Fun multi game solitaire game with Klondike, FreeCell, Golf, Pyramid, and many more
Gaz’s App Pick: IOS Banking Apps, one for Barclays GB users is the Barclays App, I use it all the time and think it’s a really good App
People’s Pick: From Eric Stone. Here is a great people’s pick for everybody.  Sonic Dash is an excellent endless runner, like Temple Run.  You get to play as Sonic the hedgehog and run through a colorful world full of baddies, spikes, bombs, you will even loop upside down on occasion.  It is free in the App Store as a universal app for iPad and iPhone.  It has in-app purchases but you definitely don’t need to purchase any of them to play or enjoy the game.

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Losing Innovation – TechFan Podcast #135

On September 28, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Is the Tech sector loosing innovation? Tim and David discuss that on this episode of the TechFan Podcast.

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Seagate Central Shared Storage Device – Review

On September 10, 2013, in NAS, Review, by Larry Grinnell

Seagate Central Shared Storage Device
Manufacturer: Seagate
MSRP: $169 (2 TB), $229 (4 TB), available at discount pricing online.
Seagate Central

As reported on this site in some of my reviews over the last few years, I’m a huge fan of NAS (Network Attached Storage) technology. At present, I own a large RAID 5 NAS, with a slave unit to back up the first unit. Why? I have this much storage to support my media server. All my movies, TV shows, music, etc., are stored on my NAS, and its manufacturer keeps adding interesting new tools to keep their devices up to date, such as cloud support (the buzzword du jour), making it easy to connect to my NAS from anywhere in the world.

central-right-500pxBut wait a minute! This review is all about the Seagate® Central. For under $170.00 for the 2 TB model and under $230.00 for the 4 TB model, it’s competitive with any number of NAS devices. One thing they don’t have, however, is the killer brand of Seagate. Seagate has been around for a long time, because they make superior products and because they’re quick to innovate with appropriate new technology, and they back their products up. My experiences with Seagate go back to my first office PC (sorry, Mac users…) that had a Seagate ST-225 20 megabyte (yes, megabyte) hard drive. It was built like a tank and never failed me. But I digress…

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TechFan #130 – Android vs Windows

On August 9, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Forget Apple, is Android the biggest problem for Windows? Tim and David go an hour discussing the future of Android and Windows. Will we see a serious push from Android on laptops, and what would that mean to the future of Windows? Do people still want Window laptops? Do people want Android laptops? We go behind the numbers, and look to the future with varying degrees of agreement and disagreement. A fast, opinionated show.

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TechFan #129 – MAME, ROMS, and Crappy Products

On August 2, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim Robertson and David Cohen discuss KickStarter, disappointing products, the legality of ROMS, Donkey Kong for the Atari 2600, Wii breakage, more on Pacific Rim, Wolverine, and some television shows David MUST  watch.

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TechFan #128 – Roger Hector – Seriously?!

On July 26, 2013, in Podcast, TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim and David discuss Pacific Rim, the business of hollywood films, feedback about Android, and a special interview with video game pioneer Roger Hector to discuss Seriously?!

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TechFan Podcast #127 – OUYA

On July 19, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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David returns to chat with Tim about Android, Office 365, Outlook, problems with iOS and email, digital currency mining, and Tim’s new OUYA.

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JBL Flip – Review

On May 1, 2013, in Review, by Asher Weisberger

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Company: JBL
Price: $99.95

JBL has been trying to get into the market of portable wireless speakers with several different types of products. These products include ones like the Micro Wireless and the Flip Wireless Speaker. The JBL Flip gets its name from its unique design to either be set horizontally or vertically in a small package while packing enormous, clear sound.

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Identity Crisis – TechFan #116

On April 27, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim and David discuss the future of Windows, Intel, and Mickey Mouse.

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ALL tech companies copy. It’s all built on what came before. It’s how it’s implemented and the infrastructure built around it that matters and few companies out side of Apple, Google, and possibly Samsung seem to do it very well.

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Genius LuxePad 9100 Bluetooth Keyboard
Review

On November 27, 2012, in Bluetooth, iOS, iPad Keyboard, Keyboard, Review, by Peter Nikolaidis

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Price:$69.99 US
Company: Genius


I was recently sent a LuxePad 9100 Bluetooth Keyboard by Genius to review. In a nutshell, if you’re going to use a physical keyboard with your iOS (or other) device, this is a decent unit. However, there are shortcomings, not necessarily of the hardware, that you should be aware of.

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Age of Aquarius
TechFan Podcast #96

On October 19, 2012, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson


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David and Tim reunite to discuss David’s Hong Kong trip and some of the electronic goodies he has found and, in some cases, purchased. Later, Tim unveils the BatMac replacement, and talks about his new Video Game collection display. And what the heck is an Aquarius Computer System?

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TechFan Podcast #91

On August 31, 2012, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson


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Wrong is wrong, and it’s time to call theft, well, theft. Dishonesty is not rewarded. Tim and David discuss Samsung and the institutional theft that goes on there. Later the topic changes to Field Runners 2 and the all-new Activision Anthology app for iOS.
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