My writing partner John Biggs (TechCrunch, Gizmodo, The New York Times) and I talked with a cool guy the other day. Bob Andelman, known worldwide as “Mr. Media,” asked us about our newly released second edition of Bloggers Boot Camp. We talked about the book and a lot more for the better part of an hour.
Bob asked us some great questions about blogging, creating content, and generally being cool on the Internet. Johnny and I talked about our experiences at Gizmodo, NBC Universal, Mashable and TechCrunch, and made each other laugh while we tossed out a plethora of blogging tips.
It was a great treat to be able to hang out with John in our first dual interview. Enjoy!
Are you thinking about buying a laptop, tablet, smartphone or e-reader? Before you get stuck with a device you’ll rarely use, first determine the task you’d like to accomplish, and then choose the tool that fits. Come along with me and I’ll help you make the best possible decision.
Most of us humans are notoriously bad at predicting what we’ll do. For example, people often make a decision to buy, say, a tablet, predicting they’ll be using it for all their computing needs. Other buyers have their heart set on a laptop, when they might be spending far more money to accomplish the same thing a cheaper gadget could do just as well. Let’s figure out which situations are best for which devices.
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As a smartphone reviewer, I’ve tried dozens of handsets, encompassing all the current operating systems and most of the brands. I must admit, I’ve used iPhones more than any smartphones, and I have good reasons for that. Allow me to elaborate.
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The newly released Galaxy S5 brings a 2.5GHz quad-core CPU and a gorgeous 5.1″ display to your hands, but only a 2800mAh battery. Brando has aimed to address this by releasing its Power Jacket series of cases in both covered and non-covered versions and with different battery capacities.
I put the $33 non-covered 3500mAh version of the case to the test for two weeks and gathered some real-world performance data and observations.
I’ve been looking for the perfect smartphone dock, and I’ve tried several candidates so far. My next contender is the Sarvi Dock, an undulating aluminum stand whose makers claim it works with a variety of cases and smartphones. Let’s see what it can do.
The internet has grown and evolved since its release for public use in 1988. Where once the market was dominated by PCs sharing only information, now it is saturated with opportunities to help enhance and grow your business.
The D-Link SharePort Go III (DIR-510L) is a tiny travel router and charger that lets you wirelessly connect up to 5 devices to a single Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection. Making it even more valuable is its ability to charge up an iPad. And that’s not all it can do. Continue reading
iPhones offer you handy apps and features that make your life more enjoyable, interesting and organized. Beyond that, there are lots of helpful features that most iPhone users don’t even realize they have. Keep in mind that many of these 7 iPhone features features will only work if you have the latest iOS 7.
Here’s a easy way to catch up on all the iPhone 6 rumors: Watch Sam Beckett’s quick iPhone Air video that encompasses all the latest scuttlebutt. Continue reading
Okay bloggers, how can you match the success of Upworthy, the junk merchant that’s figured out the secret to attracting vast hordes of Web and social media traffic? This infographic has the answers. Continue reading