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It's all good

There is a lot of excitement our there in the world of mobile devices this week.

The Palm Pre just arrived on Verizon (shame, because if they had managed to get it there before the Droid, I would have been all over it, I am a huge fan and am still trying to figure out how to justify having two phones!)

Now, everyone is holding their breath to see what will happen on Wednesday with Apples big announcement, the possibility of a matching one from Verizon and more.  Rumours include the long awaited Applet Tablet (iTablet, iSlate, or whatever they are going to call it), Apple and Verizon working together, and much more.

My favourite […]

By |2015-02-22T04:47:56-05:00January 25th, 2010|Categories: Toys, Web|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on It's all good

Spending a weekend with a Droid

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So, I have now spent almost a whole weekend with my latest toy, the Verizon Motorola Droid, (click on the picture above to read a full review at Boy Genius Report)

As a point of reference, I also spent a few months with an iPod Touch (effectively an iPhone without the phone bit).

In summary, I love this thing!  It is definitely not as simple to learn and use as an iPhone, but that is because there is so much more that you can do with it.

I love the way that it integrates with Google apps.  Within a few minutes of turning […]

By |2016-11-03T04:24:41-05:00November 8th, 2009|Categories: Technology, Toys|Tags: |Comments Off on Spending a weekend with a Droid

Who's the coolest kid in town?

SIraya's Groovy Ipod by you.

As many of you may know, I am a lover of toys and gadgets.  I am now working hard to give Siraya the same obsession.  She’s a huge music fan and extremely fussy about what she listens to.  Interestingly, her favorites change over time and there’s no telling when The Singing Kettle just won’t cut it any more and you have to move onto Joseph or an Australian singing about kangaroos on Old MacDonald’s Farm!

Given this obvious display of choice making (and the fact that she never goes anywhere without her Ipod – just like any other self-respecting 2 year old!) we […]

By |2016-11-03T04:24:44-05:00September 4th, 2009|Categories: Siraya, Technology, Toys|Tags: |Comments Off on Who's the coolest kid in town?

Therap on an iPod Touch

Therap on an iPod Touch.

I have resisted getting myself an iPhone, partially because I like being on Verizon, and partly because I am holding out for a Palm Pre.  However after a number of discussions about using Therap on mobile devices I picked up an iPod Touch to do some testing.  An iPod Touch is basically an iPhone without the phone and camera (it picks up the internet over .  I tried to convince my kids that I had to get it to conduct some serious Therap research, but I am not sure that they believe me!

As many of you may know, I am not really a […]

By |2016-11-03T04:24:53-05:00April 29th, 2009|Categories: Toys, Web|Tags: , |3 Comments

Blogging from my iPod

My latest piece of technology is an ipod touch (basically an iPhone without the phone). It really is a remarkable piece of technology and I am particularly fond of the Apps (I am writing this on the WordPress app as I watch the Mets and wait for 8.1)

It’s also really good at running Therap!

::Justin ::

By |2015-02-22T04:43:33-05:00April 17th, 2009|Categories: Blogging, Toys, Web|Tags: , |Comments Off on Blogging from my iPod

Will Palm be cool again?

I have been a fan of the Palm operating system for a long time and have used a number of Palm dvices over the years (my current phone – which I love – is a Treo 700p).

The whole interface though is definitely showing its age and there have been rumours surrounding Palm 2.0 or Nova for some time.

Now it is amost here!

The will be announcing it on January 8th (not sure when it will be available) and to prove how cool they are, they have  competition using an XKCD cartoon:

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Good signs, I can’t wait!

:: Justin ::

By |2016-11-03T04:25:06-05:00December 18th, 2008|Categories: Toys, Web|2 Comments

When one screen just isn't enough!

One of the things I have tried recently (based on the advice of my friend Keith) is using more than one monitor at once!

It’s actually really cool.  I have always like big screens and small text so that I can see lots of stuff and have multiple windows open at once.

Well, this just gives me even more screen real estate, all I do is scroll or drag things of the left hand side of my laptop screen and they end up on the monitor (this is a nice big on we use for conferences and stuff).

On top of all this, Windows Vista actually handles the transitions between when I […]

By |2015-02-20T10:26:10-05:00June 7th, 2007|Categories: Hardware, Technology, Toys|2 Comments

Happy Birthday Iona!

Iona's Self Portrait

It’s a strange and somewhat scary thing to look back over the years since Iona was born and see just how far we have all come since then (I for one was very excited about my new Amiga 500!).

Most impressive is how far Iona has come and the potential for where she has to go from here.

Happy Birthday Iona!

Love you

:: Dad

By |2016-11-03T04:32:52-05:00March 20th, 2006|Categories: General, Personal, Toys|4 Comments