Why My Mom Will Never Drop Cable for Netflix and Hulu

I’ve always done my best to keep my mom savvy with the times. I’ve tried to introduce her to Facebook, YouTube, the advantages of FarmVille over solitaire — you know, modern stuff. But the only time I’ve managed to captivate her interest is when I showed her the insane selection of movies and TV shows […]

How to Remove Noise from Your Podcasts with Audacity

Easily the most important aspect of your podcast, aside from its content, is audio quality. Poorly recorded or edited podcasts are impossible to listen to for any length of time, and bad sound quality will drive away your listeners no matter the value of the content you’re delivering. One of the most common problems for podcasters […]

Use Android Apps in Windows With BlueStacks

A little company called BlueStacks is making waves after releasing an Android app player for Windows. Android developers are excited about the prospect of bring their applications to the desktop, and Android users are probably excited to have yet another venue for playing Angry Birds. The excitement surrounding BlueStacks’ software has led AMD and Citrix to […]

Jawbone UP: A Wristband and App for Improving Your Health

Remember Jawbone? The company that made such nice Bluetooth headsets they were almost cool enough to wear in public? Well, Jawbone is at it again, but get ready for something completely different. They’ve taken their tiny gadget know-how and applied it to a problem we’ve all encountered: improving our health and fitness. Jawbone UP is […]

Google+ Pages for Businesses — the Good and Bad

Google just announced that Google+ Pages for Businesses are here, finally allowing a flood of brands and celebrities to create yet another social network outlet for interacting with customers and fans. At a glance, Google+Pages is shockingly simple and seems to offer almost no difference from the standard profile all users get upon joining, but […]

Google Music Beta Soon To Meet Google Music Store

I’ve been using Google Music (beta) for several months now, and if you haven’t already, request an invitation for yourself. It didn’t take long for me to fall in love with the simple interface, the surprisingly full set of features, and the nearly unlimited cloud space…but reports of the upcoming Google Music Store make this […]

Add Variables, Operations, and Functions to Your CSS with the LESS Dynamic Stylesheet Language

As a programmer, the most frustrating part about working with CSS is the redundancy. If you’re designing a layout with a strict color and font scheme, you can find yourself copy/pasting the same same snippets over and over…and what if that scheme changes? You get to track down each element, which takes forever even with […]

Oink Has Arrived — Let the Social Ranking Experiment Begin

After Kevin Rose’s exit from Digg, he quickly formed a team with the goal of creating apps that would challenge the conventional social/mobile experience. He called his venture Milk, and less than a year later Oink is being unleashed among the masses. Oink is a social ranking app for the iPhone and web that encourages […]

Untappd: An Android App Every Beer Geek Should Have

If you’re into craft beer, chances are good that you spend a good deal of time bragging to your friends about different beers you’ve tried or have on tap. Take, for instance, my text message conversation with my good friend last weekend. Friend: “At a place with Three Philosophers on tap.” Me: “How about you […]