Six Days With the Kindle Fire

November 21, 2011

Since the first Kindle was released, Amazon has offered a device that’s the perfect storm for this tech-loving book lover. Or is it book-loving tech lover? Either way, I’m a lover, and tech gadgets and books sit high on my affinity list. Put all that together, and I took a serious look at the Kindle […]

Hands on With the Kindle

November 14, 2011

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, while we were all listening to Peter Gabriel, I ordered the new $79 Kindle model. The three readers in our house have been happily passing it around the last few weeks. We’re making the jump from the Kindle 2 to this model, having skipped the Kindle 3 (aka […]

Ranking the PDF Reading Apps

May 6, 2011

PDFs and I have not always gotten along very well. They offer almost universal access of a document, but they are usually the second best method to deliver the content in question. (Not to single anyone out, but I’m thinking about you, restaurant websites, and your PDF menus.) I like to think of myself as […]

Review: Mac at Work

February 1, 2011

Last Thursday, I pulled a bulky envelope from my mailbox, happy to peel back the flap and find David Spark’s new book, Mac at Work (paperback | Kindle). David graciously offered to send me a copy for review a few months ago and I’ve been anticipating it’s arrival. By the time I crawled in bed, […]

Logophiliacs Rejoice! Scrivener 2.0 is Here

November 5, 2010

Logophiliacs: lovers of words — from the Greek logos for words and phileo for lovers of the brotherly kind. I can’t promise you that a Greek linguist would say there is such a thing as a logophiliac, but I know there is such a thing as a lover of words. And right now, they are […]

hands on with the iPad

April 16, 2010

In the first week or so after the iPad was released, I tried one out, whether a store demo or a friends, four or five times. This week, I became an official, and pretty gosh darn happy, iPad owner. There have been a lot of reviews written, mostly favorable, and many saying the same things. […]

hands on with pdfpen

August 17, 2009

Let me begin with a mild disclaimer. Everyone once in a while, I get an email from a software developer asking if I’d like to review their software. I enjoy reviewing software, but I often turn down those opportunities. I try to limit my reviews to those pieces of software that I would actually find […]

hands on with the kindle 2

February 25, 2009

Yesterday, brown trucks across the country began delivering the streamlined Kindle 2 to delighted readers and gadget freaks. I got my hands on one late yesterday and have had some time to play with it. As an owner of the previous Kindle, I had a number of immediate impressions. First off, let me say that […]

actiongear: review (and giveaway!)

December 30, 2008

I have written another guest post for MacSparky. It is a review of a task management app called

review: curio by zengobi software

December 17, 2008

This is a guest post by Tom Borowski. Tom is the owner of macsteps, where you can find tutorials, reviews and tips for Mac OS X and Mac software. You can also follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/macsteps. There’s something about note taking and data collection apps on the Mac that makes me want to […]