Chirp

I heard about the new app called Chirp (by ASGI Ltd). I downloaded it and immediately though it would be cool to save the chirp as a sound file but the app offers no such option. I used the Voice Memos app to save the playing sound. I converted the voice memo into a ringtone …

Cloud Storage Comparison

I’ve been trying out DropBox, GoogleDrive and Microsoft SkyDrive in parallel over the last month. The experience has reaffirmed that DropBox is the gold standard for this category. Other entries like Box.net and iCloud do not qualify at this level as they lack desktop integration on multiple OSes. SkyDrive uses your live.com credentials. You can …

My First Tablet

Back in 1988 I took a summer job working for a construction company. This company built cabinets. I designed a pair of tablets that could be used as portable writing workspaces. The were simply a piece of particle board with maroon colored formica surfaces. They were very solid and very heavy. You could sit with …