Archive for the 'gadgets' Category

I Want a Trial!

Friday, February 20th, 2009

At the risk of sounding even more egotistical than I have been recently (difficult, I know… but I’m going to try!), I’ll quote myself from an article we published over on iPodObserver regarding the iPhone App Store today: I would love to be able to download an app and have a 24-hour trial period. If […]

No Sirius iPod Coming Soon

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Every few years, the rumor mill perks up with talk, speculation, or simply hope that Apple and Sirius will team up and put Sirius content on the iPod. It ain’t gonna happen folks. At least not any time soon. And the reason is simple: Apple makes money selling music on the iTunes store. Until Apple […]

Mobile blogging

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

For years I’ve complained that the only time I think to blog something is when I’m away from my computer and, hence, nothing gets blogged. My blog frequency certainly supports that. Now that WordPress for the iPhone is out, perhaps that will change and you’ll hear more from me here, as well. Time will tell.

Winter Migration (of the Computing kind)

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

As many listeners of our Mac Geek Gab podcast know, I recently purchased a new 2.6GHz 15″ MacBook Pro from Apple. It arrived yesterday, but I really didn’t get a chance to even begin setting it up until today. Honestly, if I wasn’t traveling to Austin, Texas next week, I probably would have waited longer […]

Hamilton’s Gadget Law

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Everyone who bought an <insert name of gadget here> on day 1 *knows* that it’s going to be cheaper at some point down the road.

You Still Have To Dial a 1

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

It’s time to change my cell phone number. A year ago I migrated to a New Hampshire number and got 603-781-9445. Ever since, I’ve been getting wrong numbers, often to the tune of 3 or 4 daily. The problem is that parts of northern Massachusetts use area code 781 and, yep, there’s a 944 exchange […]

iPhone Report

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

For now, my Treo 650 works better for me.But we have been tracking the iPhone news over at iPodObserver, and we’ve compiled our iPhone Special Report where you can see all the iPhone-related headlines, all the time. Check it out! and

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

I just wanted to take a quick minute this morning and let you all know about two publications we recently brought into the family here at BackBeat Media. is a site created and published by Michael Johnston, focusing directly on Apple’s latest gadget and its impact in the market. Already iPhoneAlley has posted some […]

I’m the luckiest guy on the planet

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

And yeah, sometimes my face doesn’t work so well, but that pales in comparison to being the guy whose GPS unit died the *day* before the factory warranty expired… Garmin replaced the entire thing!


Thursday, September 8th, 2005

My family and I are fortunate enough to have just moved to a college town. We really love it here, we do. One of the great things is having a constant influx of new, free minds floating around through town. College students are like intelligent sponges — they absorb everything and quickly regurgitate it in […]