“Daddy Spa” – Quality Floor-time for Girls and their Dads

In Family, General by Michael Sheehan18 Comments

My world is ruled by women! I have a lovely wife and 3 wonderful girls. So, how does one spend quality floor time with girls? I can’t say that I dress up as a princess (even if my girls would want it I don’t think I would fit in a yellow Belle dress). What is “floor time”? Basically it is a time that you spend with your child where you are truly down at their level, on the floor doing activities that they want to do. This is where you don’t structure the interaction with them and truly let them …

Quick Roundup of iPhone JailBreak & Unlockers

In Apple, Cellular, Gadgets, General, Hardware, iPhone, Software by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Just a quick post here. Last weekend as I was installing a 3rd party app, I managed to freeze my iPhone. I could only restart the iPhone but it would freeze at the Apple logo upon each restart. So, since it had been a while since I had Jailbroken my phone, I had to find the latest and greatest iPhone Jailbreakers and Unlockers (I only Jailbreak). With iPhone 2.0 just around the corner, some people may not be ready to jump ship and lose all of their 3rd party apps. Or, if you are thinking about selling your iPhone on …

Children Should Not Be Allowed to get Sick!

In Family, General by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

All kids get sick. Colds and flu’s are just part of a child’s process of building immunities for their future health. When a child is sick, it is not a fun experience for either the child or the parent. But it is part of life. It’s when an illness becomes a child’s life that is the most devastating. It is truly not fair. I have been blessed with healthy children. Sure, I have one child with severe peanut allergies but that sort of thing is manageable through education, awareness, and training. My wife and I are always in a state …

Why Clouds Create Community

In General, Hardware by Michael Sheehan6 Comments

This is a re-post of an article I wrote on the GoGrid blog. Clouds are sexy right now. In this article, I tracked how “Cloud Computing” is becoming a hot, up and coming Google Search term. But why is it that there are so many new user communities that are conglomerating around “the cloud” versus other more traditional hosting concepts. I would say because of the social environment where this technology is emerging. Asking the Question Why Clouds Create Community was last modified: May 12th, 2009 by Michael Sheehan

Review: Safe Internet for your Kids with Intego Content Barrier x4

In Apple, Family, General, Review, Security, Software by Michael Sheehan11 Comments

Being a good dad means protecting your kids. That can be by physically keeping them from danger, or, by preventing their young innocent eyes and minds from being corrupted by seeing content that they are too young for. With technology, connectivity and communications pervading all aspects of our lives, it has become increasingly difficult to control what our children see, when they see it and how long they see it. What can you do to protect your kids? I can offer a few possible solutions. Remember, I’m a tech-oriented dad and offer hardware and software solutions. However, I also try …

Review: Car Gadget for Dad – DLO TransDock Micro with IntelliTune

In Apple, Cellular, Gadgets, General, iPhone, Review by Michael Sheehan28 Comments

Only a few days left before Father’s Day descends upon us, so in the spirit of “giving to Dad” (heck, it should be a WEEK of giving and not a day), here is another gadget review. Today I found out that the Netflix Player (reviewed here) is currently out of stock and back-ordered for 4-6 weeks. So, you could give Dad a printout of the product (or my review) with a nice bow on it, or you could take a look at this new product released by DLO (Digital Lifestyle Outfitters), the TransDock Micro with IntelliTune. I have now tested …

Review: Netflix Player – Get Dad Movies On Demand

In Family, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Review by Michael Sheehan9 Comments

I’m going to try something this week and write up some quick product reviews in case you are looking for something to buy your dad or husband for Father’s Day. This year, budgets are tight so even spending $100 may be pushing it, but when you make a tech decision, you should do some careful reviews prior to pulling the trigger. The Netflix Player might be a good gift right at that $100 level. I have been a Netflix subscriber for many years (with a slight diversion where I was with BlockBuster until they started taking away features and raising …

The 3G iPhone Dust is still settling … and Accessory Announcements come!

In Apple, Cellular, Gadgets, General, iPhone by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Hot on the heels of the iPhone 3G news-breaker are now peripheral press releases coming from accessories manufacturers. The first one that I have seen comes from Speck with a product line crafted exclusively for the iPhone 3G. While I typically only do product reviews of products that I can actually test, I’m breaking my own rules by posting a “review” of a product I don’t physically have. But my reason for posting this is pretty selfish actually. I have several companies that I have worked with doing reviews, mainly relating to the iPhone or Mac products. I love getting …

Ways to Track the Apple Developers Conference Live

In Apple, Cellular, Gadgets, General, Hardware, iPhone by Michael Sheehan8 Comments

Tomorrow will be a tough day on the net…well, not for everyone, just the people interested in what Steve Jobs will be saying at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) Keynote. The WWDC runs from June 9-13 in San Francisco and promises to be full of explosive announcements. We already know that the 3G iPhone will be revealed, that there is probably a change coming for .Mac (perhaps called “Mobile Me”) and probably a couple more things up Steve’s sleeve (like the new Developer’s Mac – Mac Fusion). The Keynote starts at 10:00 am (Pacific Time). The question, though, in …

GoGrid and RockBox and Video Podcasts

In Apple, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Review, Software by Michael Sheehan6 Comments

So GoGrid and RockBox are not related, not related at all for that matter. However, the two are joined together in this video PodCast episode of Gadget Guy on Linux Journal. I am writing about this for a variety of reasons: RockBox looks like a great way to re-use old MP3 players GoGrid is a great product (heck, I work for them) It is our first venture in sponsoring PodCasts GoGrid and RockBox and Video Podcasts was last modified: June 5th, 2008 by Michael Sheehan