28
February
2011

Tivo and Comcast DVR remotes

Hey with all this push to make it possible to manage your home theater from Ipad and iPhone apps, here’s the net for people: Comcast DVR. This thing actually has a nice application on the iPad and iPhone directly from comcast for free that manages the box. Tivo Series 3. I don’t have a Tivo […]

24
February
2011

Kinect and Move games

With new motion controllers, what are the best games out there. For Move, the funnest one so far is Killzone 3 mainly because the integration with the Move “gun” is so good. It is incredibly natural to use (at least for Dad’s, the kids like the old controllers) and the plot is really fun. You […]

23
February
2011

Ski reviews

Now that ski season is nominally ending (even though Crystal is knee deep in powder with 12″ last night and 10″ the night before), time to take advantage of the close outs. Here’s a list of the mid-fats to drool over: 88mm crazy. The entry level mid fats including my own (sigh) Fischer Watea 84s…Here […]

17
February
2011

Bicycling (redux)

Well time to get back to bicycling. Don’t really want to buy a $10,000 bike, but some cool gear makes sense. Most of the advances in the last few years have been in electronics. Now there is a standard called ANT+ that lets different wireless devices talk to each other. Of course Polar doesn’t use […]

17
February
2011

Mirrorless cameras and Fuji FX100

Well, the market is changing quickly, would say that it is not clear, but holding off on buying a compact camera makes sense. Fuji is rolling out their FX100 and Nikon will announce at the end of March. Mirrorlessrumors.com is a great site for monitoring all this…with a good roadmap Wolfgang Lutzky from Nikon Austria said […]

11
February
2011

Free deals

OK, these will probably evaporate soon, but tuaw.com reports: If you text “yes” to 11113020 you will get 1000 free rollover minutes from AT&T Mobility If you enter your Amex card number you will get five free iTunes songs. If you are an Amex platinum user, then you sign up for an airline (like United) and […]

07
February
2011

Iphone colors for gmail calendars

I use Google Calendars a lot for schedulling, but the colors are never quite right. In fact, now I have all the different calendars as brown. There is no easy way to set colors, but if you have a jailbroken phone, you can actually hack SQLlite, or most simply, you just add calendars one at […]

05
February
2011

Vuescan tips

OK, here are some great tips I’ve found. In random order: Vuescan for the Mac actually works well, but has glitches. The main issue is that sometimes it gets the colors all wrong even though the prescan looks good. The solution is to restart you Mac and then the colors are right. Vuescan also hangs […]

02
February
2011

Helicopter Remote Control

We’ve got a bunch of these helicopters that are tiny and micro and they are fun but hard to control. Brookstone has gyro-stabilized helicopters that are much easier to fly and more stable for $40 but in Popular Mechanics, they point out that Horizon Hobby has more expensive ones called Force RC that let you […]

01
February
2011

ILife and me.com tips

The “Old” Apple software is like anything on the PC kind of quirky. Here are some of the asymmetries 1. The iPhoto slideshow is beautiful and most of the web says you can’t just turn it into a movie. You have to use iDVD. Turns out that in fact there is a hard to find […]

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