Feb 03

Htc: HTC Admits Some of Its Handsets Leak Wi-Fi Passwords(via @Gizmodo) -

HTC has acknowledged that a software flaw on some of its Android phones means that they openly offer security credentials across the Wi-Fi networks they connect to. According to The Next Web, there would be nothing to stop someone harvesting the details to use in the future.

(Source: tumblr.com)

Feb 01

Working mobile (Taken with instagram)

Working mobile (Taken with instagram)

Jan 27

Day One iOS App Review

Day One is a Diary/Journal app that is as elegant as it is simple to use. Consider it a microblogging style of journal keeping. You pull up the app on your phone, hit the + sign and enter in a small bit of text about your life, hit save and your done.  Right now, you can view your posts by entirety, by the calendar, or by starred items, but the developer is very active in updating the app and has announced several new features coming soon.

Features Coming Soon:

What makes this app great, is the inclusion of iCloud and Dropbox.  You can only choose to use one at a time right now, but that shouldn’t be a big deal.  Any posts you make will be synchronized across your devices and your Mac version of Day One.  The Mac version has a couple more features than the iOS version, most notably a search function. 

Mac Feature List:

I am using this app to keep track of my daily activities, to track headaches and other kinds of situational experiences. Personally I switched away from using Springpad and over to DayOne. I am hoping that the developer will add some of the features from the Mac version for the iOS app to further enhance the experience. 

If you have been struggling to find a good app to keep a journal/diary/scrapbook of ideas, then Day One is a very good option. 

The Day One app is a universal app so you’ll be able to use it on all your iOS devices with a one-time purchase of $1.99.  The Mac Version will run you $9.99 on the Mac App Store.  

Security: When Antivirus Firms Can't Tell They've Been Hacked, We're All Doomed(via @Gizmodo) -

Symantec has been scrabbling around trying address a security breach from 2006 that came to light recently. But the fact that the company wasn’t sure its was hacked in the first place doesn’t exactly inspire confidence. Symantec originally said that the worst case scenario was that hackers had…

Jan 13

Jawbone UP band update

Blogger Note* I apologize for not posting recently.  I’ve been very busy at work and then very sick in recent weeks.

Jawbone UP update:

Personally, I have had a roller coaster experience with UP. I had three defective bands in the last three months. Each month I would send one back and get a new one. And somehow someway they would just stop working. Stopped charging, irresponsive buttons, and sometimes complete bricking.


As frustrated customers grew, complaints soared on Jawbone’s message boards.  

Jawbone understood that the problem needed to be addressed and created the No Questions Asked Refund Policy.


The UP No Questions Asked Guarantee

This means that for whatever reason, or no reason at all, you can receive a full refund for UP. This is true even if you decide to keep your UP band. We are so committed to this product that we’re offering you the option of using it for free.

The program starts December 9th and full details can be found at http://jawbone.com/uprefund.

I requested a refund, and I get to keep my UP band for free for being a loyal early adopter.  Question is, has the product experience already been soured to the point of no return?

I for one certainly feel that way. There are flaws in the product that need to be addressed.

The constant demand to plug in to your phone is the #1 reason that the product will become stale.  Wireless syncing though a battery drain is a plain necessity in today’s world. 

Sure you wear your band everywhere, but you have to take it off to charge sometimes will leave giant holes in your data collection. Quantified Self depends on the never ending amounts of data that you collect to be successful.  

I’ll keep testing, but so far like a new year’s resolution… the UP band has worn out it’s welcome.

Nov 15

Logitech Harmony 700 (Taken with instagram)

Logitech Harmony 700 (Taken with instagram)

Nov 10

Jawbone UP (Taken with instagram)

Jawbone UP (Taken with instagram)

Oct 14

http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/13/box-rides-on-iclouds-coattails-offers-50gb-of-free-cloud-stora/ -

Free Lifetime account of 50 GB for iPhone users!

Aug 25

TweetFire App Preview

So I have been hearing a lot about user troubles with following one particular user within the twitter feed of all your favorite tweeters.  

TweetFire App seems to look like any other twitter app, it does the basics like tweeting, following, and all the other twitter crazed will want.  And it does it fast.

That might be enough for some, but TweetFire has an awesome additional feature where it uses push notifications and alerts you to particular users tweets you select.

Try it out for free on your iOS device.

[Product description from website after the break]

Chad Etzel - Phrygian Labs, Inc.


 Get this AppFor iPhone Free

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★★★★ TweetFire ★★★★

This is Twitter on SPEED.

"The Fastest iPhone Twitter Client" - TheNextWeb

TweetFire was built with speed and performance in mind. Are you tired of other clients that take forever to load and try to download all of your data at once? TweetFire is perfect for you! Fast loading and smart refreshing means that you can navigate Twitter at lightning speed.

TweetFire gives you shortcuts to access all of your favorite views of Twitter. No more tab bars limiting you to only 4 different timeline views. No more drilling down deep into the client just to view a list, a saved search or a user’s tweets. Just create a shortcut, and it’s one tap away!

This isn’t just another Twitter client. This is TweetFire, a BLAZING FAST app.

★★★★ Feedback from Users ★★★★

Jul 30

iPhone 4 Noise Cancellation Test -

An awesome job by the people who did the video!