10 December 2010

Droid App - LauncherPro

Along with many others I switched to the Motorola Droid phone and I must say, coming from an iPhone, it's a great phone.  Just like any other technology, more phones came out that are faster, have a better display etc. but I'm just going to wait for the next year and see how the phones play out.

One application that I looked for when I first got the phone was one that would modify the layout and interaction of the display.  I looked at different applications that you could add themes to allowing you to change the total look and feel of the layout.  It would change the background, the shortcuts and add different functionality.  Some of the applications that I tried did have a fee associated with them, well, all but one.  The one that didn't, is the one that I have stuck with ever since.  LauncherPro.

The basic version is free and you do get some great features.  The other option is getting the Pro version to add a little more functionality to the display.  After using the basic version for a while I did upgrade, not only to get the added functions that were being developed, but also to support the developer.  Not many people take a moment to think that there is someone on the other end of the application putting their own time into these apps that we then download and use.
11 October 2010


So I happen to see this article on ZDNet, and since I'm looking through Google filtered glasses these days, I thought I'd check it out.

Like the author, I too was one that jumped on the AppleTV-wagon back in the day, also like the author, the luster has worn off for me as well.  I was once an iPhone-AppleTV-MobileMe junky like many are, but now I'm an Android-Google-Cloud junky, also like many are.

AppleTV was great when I first got it, not only could I play movies and shows, but I finally had a means to play my music through my home theatre!

Google TV will be one of those products that I see in our house at some point after it comes out.  First generation?  Most likely not.

Gear of the Year: Pentax Optio W90 Point-and-Shoot Camera

Our house is one that loves the outdoors.  Camping, hiking, water sports, etc., etc... the list goes on.  One magazine I like to look at now and then is Outside.  I recently came across their "Gear of the Year" list and would you look at that ... our camera is on the list.

My wife and I were on our way back from St. Lucia when I picked up a copy of Outside in the airport and saw this camera for the first time.  It would have been nice had I seen this prior to our trip so that we could have used it snorkeling and sailing.  We ordered one when we got back and we also got the floating arm band so it won't sink to the bottom.

Logitech Revue With Google TV

Yep, I'll have to get one, or maybe, get in line now!
Logitech Revue With Google TV.