It's all ball-bearings nowadays.

September 26th, 2014 @ 6:07 am
Friday Five: Favorite iPhone Games

Words With Friends

February 14th, 2014 @ 4:40 am
Friday Five: My Favorite Words with Friends Words
  1. SQUAD
  2. JO
  3. ZA
  4. TASTERS
  5. CHAI
January 2nd, 2014 @ 7:17 am
Dealing with My iPhoto Library

I have about 40,000 photos, which makes iPhoto impossible to use. I don’t mean, “It’s difficult for me to use.” I mean, “I can’t use it at all.” It crashes on me constantly; And on the rare occasions I am able to even open the application, its performance is too unbearably slow and unresponsive to […]

September 13th, 2013 @ 6:12 am
Friday Five: Awesome iPhone Apps

TweetbotThese are the iPhone apps which I use most frequently:

* I’m excluding games and Facebook.

December 12th, 2012 @ 9:18 am
iPhone 5 Christmas Wallpapers

Each of these holiday-themed images is 640px x 1136px, which is perfect for an iPhone 5 background.

October 5th, 2012 @ 9:29 am
Death and All of His Friends

I just finished a 5.47 mi run with a pace of 10'00"/mi with Nike+ Running. http://t.co/MaWGhsAh #nikeplus — David Vincent Gagne (@davidgagne) October 5, 2012 About a tenth of a mile after the five mile mark, I tripped on a crack in the sidewalk and went flying. I was able to break my fall with […]

March 15th, 2012 @ 6:25 am
The Price of Being Connected

Let’s take a look at my current connection costs here in Los Angeles: Service Purpose Approximate Monthly Rate DirecTV HD Satellite TV + 2 HD DVRs $135 AT&T mobile phones + data $235 Verizon land line (for alarm system) $24 Time-Warner Cable Internet $50 So I’m paying almost $450.00/mo to stay “connected”. Eek.

March 9th, 2012 @ 1:37 pm
Favs App

The new Mac app Favs looks pretty nifty (hat tip to Shawn Blanc), but I don’t see why I’d use it instead of Stellar.io. Stellar is free, handles all the services I use, and works beautifully on my iPhone 4S. I have an extra invite to Stellar available right now. Tweet me if you want […]

April 13th, 2010 @ 7:10 am
Replaced by iPhone

I noticed my alarm clock sitting forlornly on my bedside table last night as I was going to sleep. It got me thinking about all the things I no longer use. Sure, we all know that CDs have been replaced by mp3s and VCRs have been replaced by DVRs and DVDs. But there is a […]

August 13th, 2009 @ 1:02 pm
Cool Mystery Gift

When I got home from work last night, there was a mysterious package waiting for me. I wasn’t expecting anything and the return address was nothing I recognized. Inside was a small silver and black box and a note saying that it was a late birthday present from my friend Bob. Bob is an arms […]

July 28th, 2009 @ 4:37 am
iTunes Tuesday: iPhone Music Streaming

No matter how hard you try to keep your music library organized, compressed, and free of ABBA, eventually you’re going to have more tunes than you can fit on your iPhone (or iPod, or any other mp3 device). The most recent iPod Classic has a capacity of 120GB, which can certainly hold a lot of […]

June 19th, 2009 @ 6:00 am
Friday Five: iPhone Games

The iPhone games that are occupying the highest percentage of my free time right now are:

  1. FlightControl (previously)
  2. Wild West Pinball
  3. Parachute Panic
  4. Wild West Guns
  5. SkyBurger

Continue reading …

June 16th, 2009 @ 6:18 am
iTunes Tuesday: Display Song Lyrics

Did you know that you can store a song’s lyrics inside iTunes? Simply right-click on any song and choose Get Info. Then switch to the Lyrics tab and paste the lyrics there. Now when you play that track on your iPhone or iPod touch, the lyrics will be displayed right on the screen.

June 10th, 2009 @ 8:48 am
Flight Control

The absolute best iPhone app on the market right now has got to be Firemint’s FlightControl. You are an air-traffic controller tasked with routing planes (and helicopters) to the correct landing strip at one of three different airports. It sounds simple — and it is easy to learn and play — but after you’ve gotten […]

January 23rd, 2009 @ 1:44 pm
GarageBand + iTunes = Free iPhone Ringtones

Whoa! I had no idea that you could use GarageBand and iTunes to create custom iPhone ringtones from any song in your iTunes library. That is bitchin’!

January 23rd, 2009 @ 9:00 am
Friday Five: iPhone Apps

It’s time for me to revive the Friday Five here. We’ll start with a list of my five favorite iPhone apps:

  1. Shazam
  2. Twitterific
  3. TapDefense
  4. Vicinity
  5. Morocco
December 4th, 2008 @ 3:16 pm
How to Handle a Ducking iPhone

For some reason that makes little sense, Apple decided to not include one of the words I use most frequently in the iPhone’s internal dictionary. So if I ever send you a text message saying that something is, “ducking awesome,” or that you need to, “get the duck out,” that is why. A certified Apple […]

August 14th, 2008 @ 8:22 am
iPhone SMS Alarm Bug

This morning I discovered what is possibly the world’s most annoying iPhone bug. For some time now I’ve been trying to determine why every now and then I seem to sleep right through my alarm. The iPhone alarm can be set to be tragically loud and uncomfortably annoying, so the fact that I have frequently […]

August 12th, 2008 @ 10:03 pm
iPhone Wallpapers

I played with Photoshop a bit tonight while watching the Olympics and turned some of my favorite photos into iPhone wallpapers. (It’s certainly not hard to do — just resize any image to 320×480.) Here are 11 that I think look pretty good.

August 12th, 2008 @ 8:48 pm
Frenzic

Crap. There goes the rest of 2008. Take a look at Frenzic (iPhone version), “a fast-paced, addictive game that makes Tetris look like child’s play.”