Winterize your touchscreen

Guess what?  Winter is just around the corner which means cold temps and, if you have a touchscreen device (iPhone, iPad, etc), you may be faced with cold fingers too.  You've probably already realized that typical gloves do not work with your device.  I saw a tweet from my babysitter that she used her nose... Continue Reading →

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We Need More Face-to-FaceTime

Whoever thought it was a good idea to put pockets on men's swimming trunks owes me $200.  I don't know if you've ever taken three kids under the age of nine to the pool before, but it's easy for your attention to get pulled into multiple directions.  You're so focused on the kids that you... Continue Reading →

The Evolution of Location-Based Services

For the past several months I've been experimenting with various location-based services (LBS).  Foursquare, Gowalla, and Yelp have been the main ones I've been using.  I realize there are others such as Facebook Places, Loopt, Brightkite, etc., but I had to start somewhere to see what all the fuss was about.  I have a couple... Continue Reading →

This Family of Five Cut Cable

A little over a month ago, we made a rather bold decision.  We decided to cut our DISH Network subscription.  We didn't replace it with Comcast, DirecTV or any other cable/satellite service.  Instead, we replaced our cable boxes with Roku units.  These rather tiny boxes tie into our wireless internet network and allow us to... Continue Reading →

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