E3 2012 – Did I Miss Something?
Friday, June 8, 2012 by cyberacoustics
Now granted I don’t spend a lot time at E3, but I had high expectations to see what emerging mobile gaming options would be on display. I was deeply disappointed on the lack there of. How many friends do you know that are not walking around with a smartphone (otherwise known as super powered portable computer) in their pockets regularly? Basically, it’s a huge untapped market that the big boys appear to be treating as a door-to-door salesman knocking on your front door.
Everybody Needs a Buddy….
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 by cyberacoustics
Living in the Northwest, we pay some of the highest prices for gasoline. How do I know this? Not from the news, but from a simple app called GasBuddy. We all know that gas prices are not coming down, and every so often, it pays to call on a buddy for a little help.
Updated: And You Thought You Knew What OMG Stood For…
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 by cyberacoustics
Move over, Words with Friends. There’s a new favorite app on the block.
A "Titanic" New App
Thursday, March 8, 2012 by cyberacoustics
2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking. Since her maiden voyage and sinking on April 14, 1912, the story of the RMS Titanic has fascinated generations of researchers and fans. The 1997 blockbuster movie brought the ship to life and right into our living rooms. Everybody knows about Jack and Rose and their tragic love story, but what about the real passengers? What really did happen?
Enhance your iPhone 4 Pictures
Friday, February 10, 2012 by cyberacoustics
Some say that a picture’s worth a thousand words. I say: depends on the picture. With so many camera phones and point-and-shoot cameras out there, one only has to join a site like Flickr or even poke around on Facebook to see just how bad some pictures can be. But what if you could make your pictures stand out—just by using your iPhone, and spending less than $100?
Kindle Fire vs. The Nook…or Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 by cyberacoustics
Next week, two giants go head-to-head with their new tablets: the Nook Tablet on November 17th and the Kindle Fire on November 15th. Both Amazon and Barnes & Noble will put their next-generation tablets on the market, setting up a new battle for the hearts and wallets of holiday shoppers who are looking for gadgets that are good for reading books, watching videos, and browsing the Internet.
The good news is, no matter which one you choose, you won’t be breaking the bank. The Nook Tablet at $249 and the Kindle Fire at $199 is far below what you would pay for an iPad. But is there a spoiler out there that you haven’t heard of?
Holiday Shopping? It’s No Problem with a Smartphone!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 by beau
My wife and I were driving back from Seattle last weekend, (thanks to Waze again for making it fun!) and we were talking about our Holiday budget. Currently, we’re three weeks away from the notorious “Black Friday” You know—the day where you don’t sleep for 24 hours and run on caffeine and fast food?
It’s a hugely stressful time. What to buy? Where to buy it? How to get the best price? But there IS good news—this year, your smartphone works better than ever to help alleviate some of that stress. It turns out that you have the best shopping tool right in your hand! Having the right smartphone apps will make your shopping easier, and you’ll be able to be confident that you’ll be getting the best price out there. Here’s a quick list of some of the best shopping apps out there.
A New “Waze” to Travel
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 by cyberacoustics
Do you know of anybody today who doesn’t own an iPhone, Android, or a Blackberry device? Ok, maybe your grandparents aren't on the smartphone bandwagon yet, but have you heard of a new social navigation application that gets smarter with each driver added? We’ve all seen traffic maps with shades for green, yellow and red alerting us to traffic speed, but what if you had an app that could give you even more information? Say hello to Waze 3.0.
Apple Cards – When You Don’t Care Enough
Monday, October 10, 2011 by cyberacoustics
We’ve been hearing a lot about the Post Office these days: cutting jobs, delivery on Saturdays is up in the air, and various horror stories about “what happened to my package.” Personally? I love the Post Office. I ship out hundreds of letters and packages a week, in the United States and abroad, with virtually no problems at all. But I’m not writing this to save the Post Office. Instead, I’d like to point out another thing that is bothering me.
College Textbook Rentals: An Interesting Way to Save Money
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 by cyberacoustics
I know that it seem that I have been on a college kick lately, but this can really save you some bucks. We all know that college textbooks can be really expensive: up to $150 each for new hardcover versions—or even more! When you factor in having several classes, it’s not surprising that the used textbook market is booming. But did you know that the textbook rental market is also on the rise? That’s right, rented e-textbooks.