Quality Customer Service – MonoPrice.com

Santa was good to the Whipps family this year. Although I didn’t get everything I wanted, the biggie was right there under the tree: A shiny, PS3 slim. I’m a bit of a console nut, and so is my wife. We have every Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony console ever built, and even a Sega Genesis […]

RipIt – DVDs on your Mac

I’ve been working on setting up a Mac media system in my house, and no matter what I do, I just can’t make it work the way I want. The AppleTV is great, but I first have to rip things via Handbrake – which takes as long as the movie takes – and then I […]

Time Out New York – City Guide App is an A+

Deciding on what to do in a place as busy as the city of New York can be tough, because there is just so much going on. Welcome the ultimate city planner: the “Time Out New York” application! Let your iPhone tell you up to date events, prices, reviews and maps to find everything that […]

Audio HiJack Pro – Record Anything

Last week I talked about Pulsar, a program that lets you listen to satellite radio via your desktop, without having to log into a clunky web interface. Turns out that Rogue Amoeba makes a lot of products, including Audio Hijack Pro, so I sent off an e-mail, and they sent me a free license so […]

Battle Bears – Get into iPhone’s Bear Wars Game

Stranded behind enemy lines the player must hold off the swarming attacks of the Huggable Bears’ battalions! The cute pink devils look to hug Oliver, the player/Teddy Bear, to death. The “Battle Bears” game is on sale for 99 cents, for the holidays, and a free version is also available to start repelling the menacing […]

Cinch – Aero Snap on the Mac

My father is a Microsoft certified software dude, so he’s had Windows 7 for the past few months, and has installed it on a few machines to test it out. I was at my parent’s house a month or so back and had to use my mom’s Dell, and I found this cluttered screen with […]

AudioBook Review: Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer

Summary: A scientific experiment begins, and as the button is pressed, the unexpected occurs: everyone in the world goes to sleep for a few moments while everyone’s consciousness is catapulted more than 20 years into the future. At the end of those moments, when the world reawakens, all human life is transformed by foreknowledge. Author: […]

IMPULSIVE Review of Awful “Bouncedown” App

The #1 Top Downloaded Free application in the Apple Store is “Bouncedown,” and I wish that this fact had not inspired me to acquire the horrid game for this piece. There could be prejudice here, as the player testing the “Bouncedown” App is absolutely awful at the simple, but clunky game for the iPhone’s touch […]

Pulsar – Satellite Radio on Your Desktop

Let’s get this out of the way right now: I’m a Howard Stern fan. Like him or hate him, the guy changed radio as we know it, and for that, I thank him. Bababooey to all of you. Because of that – and the commercial-free radio offerings – I signed up for Sirius Satellite Radio […]