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Musical heaven with Audioengine A2 speakers

I went on vacation this weekend to musical heaven thanks to my new Audioengine A2 speakers. There was a bit of a shipping delay, but let me tell you – the sound is well worth the wait! First impressions: On receiving the package I noticed that there was an inspection sticker on the box, stating that [...]
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Crime in the Apple Store

Crime doesn’t pay boys and girls. App developer Moliker has allegedly been scamming the app store by creating fraudulent reviews for its applications, of which it has over 1000.  That’s a lot of apps!  Apple has pulled them all from the App Store for the time being.  Read more at AppleInsider.com.
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Logitech Anywhere MX mouse review

One of the first things that always grabs my attention about a mouse is the physical appearance, and this mouse looks awesome.  I think it’s the low wide body wedge shape that captures my attention.  It almost seems shaped like a sports car, like a Lotus Exige, for example.  Maybe that’s a bit of a [...]
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Finished reading Managing Humans: My final verdict…

Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager, by Michael Lopp, is a book that derives from Lopp’s personal experience at Apple, Netscape, Symantec, and Borland.  The book is written from the perspective of a fictional character, Rands, who takes you through multiple semi-fictional stories that complement the lessons in the book. [...]
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99Games iPhone App review: Chess Lite and Chess Pro

Platform: iPhone Application Name: Chess Lite | Chess Pro Application Type: Game Game-Genre: Strategy Cost (Chess Lite | Chess Pro): $0.99 | $3.99 Powered by: 99Games Summary: Wanna play chess? Chess Lite and Chess Pro are two great ways to play chess for cheap.   Being a $0.99 app, Chess Lite is obviously just a teaser [...]
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Belkin business rep gets caught paying for fake product ratings

Some business representative at Belkin was caught paying people (through Amazon’s Mechanical Turk) to write product reviews with 100% ratings for different Belkin products – even if they had never used the product.  The article comes complete with a picture of the guy.  This is all I have to say…
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99Games iPhone application: Jigsaw Wild review

Platform: iPhone Application Name: Jigsaw Wild Application Type: Game Game-Genre: Puzzle Cost: $1.99 Powered by: 99Games Summary: If you’re looking for a simple jigsaw puzzle game then look no further.  Jigsaw Wild is a simple Jigsaw puzzle game with an exotic wildlife theme, hence the “Wild” in the title. Pictures: 8/10 The photos the game [...]
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Get a LoD of this: How a book saved Ari Brouillette’s life

This is simply the best Amazon book review ever.  Check out the number of people that found it helpful.  98.3%!
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Engadget on the Palm Pre

Engadget got their hands on a Palm Pre: “There’s still a lot we don’t know about the Pre, and with a device this new, you can never truly understand what the experience will be like until you put it through the test of an average day’s work. That said, Palm has made enormous strides with [...]
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Galcon: Best iPhone game yet

I was just introduced to Galcon a couple days ago and I have to say that it is by far THE BEST iPhone game that I’ve played to date.  Galcon is a fast paced strategy game that dives you right into the meat and potatoes of what you’re looking for in nearly every strategy game [...]
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Apple stands for quality: no cheap MacBook on the horizon

[This article is intended to be read within the context of my other post: Apple's NetBook release stategy | Redefining "netbook"] Last Friday, AppleInsider posted an article about Apple releasing a netbook – I disagree with this as the term is currently defined.  AppleInsider then goes on to say that it’s believed by some that [...]
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Nokia N97: OS User Interface needs work

I just watched a video of the N97 (Above) that walks through some of the features of the new Nokia phone.  The phone looks alright, and I mean that in a good way.  It doesn’t look terrible on the outside, the camera lens cover looks pretty neat, and the flip up screen is sort of [...]
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VMware 2.0 vs. Parallels 4

As an update to my earlier post about VMware vs. Boot Camp, I’m now adding Parallels to the mix.  I used the same Boot Camp partition that I used in the VMware  vs. Boot Camp scenario.  I installed all of the Parallels tools onto Vista and restarted… The verdict: *drumroll* – Parallels and VMware are [...]
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VMware Fusion vs Boot Camp | Unibody MacBook | Windows Experience Index

Yesterday I decided to give VMware Fusion a try on my 13″ Unibody MacBook.  Running Windows, however painful, is still important for me because I’m a software developer mainly for Microsoft technologies – I’d like to be able to be able to program in .NET 3.5 and Silverlight using Visual Studio 2008… I didn’t want [...]
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BlackBerry Storm review: just a small breeze

David Pogue wrote a review for the BlackBerry Storm and the conclusion isn’t very good.  It’s terrible.  Instead of being a Storm, it seems the latest BlackBerry was just a small breeze.  They should have named it accordingly and we wouldn’t have been expecting so much.  It reminds me of those contests that drink companies [...]
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