eBooks, Digital Readers and the Future of Printed Writing

In Family, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Opinion, Review by Michael Sheehan6 Comments

I am honestly not sure that all books should be electronic. I’m a gadget guy but some part of me feels that if we make everything digital that one day someone will accidentally kick out the plug and EVERYTHING will be gone. I do see the convenience and the immediacy that an eBook provides. It’s similar to the evolution of music as well. When I grew up, the LP or record album was king. I had contests with my friends to see who could fill more wine boxes with albums. We tried to research and purchase the best turntable for …

If You Aren’t Using DropBox, You Are Really Dumb!

In General, HTD Tech Tip, Opinion, Review, Software by Michael Sheehan13 Comments

Honestly, DropBox has got to be one of the best services I have ever come across, and if you don’t have DropBox account by the end of this article, I will be shocked. DropBox’s service offering is incredibly straight forward and simple. It is a file sharing and back-up program and system that allows you to sync the personal files you choose across Windows, Mac and Linux computers. Here is the premise, you set up two or more computers with DropBox (a simple software install), and start saving files, photos, folders etc. to a specific directory (named “My DropBox” if …

Consumer Heads-Up Displays May Be Sooner Than You Think with the “eyePhone”

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

I have been thinking about the recent release of iPhone OS 3.1 Beta 3 to the iPhone development community and the fact that there is now the framework and APIs for “augmented reality” applications available for programmers. What are “augmented reality” apps? Basically, applications that use the iPhone’s camera as well as GPS, compass and accelerometer to produce visual interactivity based on what the camera “sees.” What that means is you could point your iPhone at a city street, for example, and within your iPhone’s display, you would see store information or business that are in a building that the …