Smartphone App: Google Hangouts

I've loved my mobile phone since switched to android from iPhone; however, there's been one basic thing that's been missing: A good text messaging app. [caption id="attachment_1435" align="alignright" width="168"] Hangouts has a clean chat like interface for messaging with multiple people.[/caption] Sure, I've tried a few in the play store: handcent sms and go sms to name a couple, but...Read More

Smartphone App: MTB project

[caption id="attachment_1413" align="alignleft" width="300"] This is an awesome woman. I'm very very blessed.[/caption] Courtney and I recently took a trip for our 1-yr anniversary out to summit county.  If you didn't know: Summit county is awesome in late september because the aspens are amazing: Also, everything's cheap because it's the off season: from being able to get a condo for...Read More

Tool of the Week: Google Cloud Print

Google cloud print is a cool tool that lets you print from any of your mobile devices, tablets, or computers to any of your printers, anywhere! It's awesome for me because if I get emailed a PDF I need to print, i can send it to my printer at the office with just one click. To set-up google cloud print,...Read More

Tool of the Week: Getting your phone to display decibles instead of bars

Here's a pretty cool trick that I tweeted last week: Basically, instead of bars telling you how strong your signal is, you get a number with higher resolution and real units, which is awesome if you're even remotely mathematically minded. So, Why would you want Decibles vs Bars? Well first, you're not sacrificing your bars. You can always click the display where the signal strength is...Read More

Smartphone Apps: 12 Must have Apps

I love having a smartphone, and although a lot of commentary could be said for being a generation that is addicted to our phones, they can be incredibly useful tools. I try to keep my phone free of games, and focus on making it a useful productivity tool.  This blog post is 12 apps to fill your home screen that...Read More

Dropbox vs. Google Drive: Why I went back to Dropbox

Update: I now use Google Drive, Dropbox, and Amazon Glacier to back up my files, each for a different purpose.  I still love Dropbox as my favorite syncing/sharing service, but I use google drive with my work account for sharing files in our network, and Amazon Glacier as an emergency only  Fire-safe backup for photos and other stuff. When Google Drive...Read More

Tool of the Week: Airfoil

[caption id="attachment_976" align="alignright" width="200"] Listening to music from my macbook on my iphone[/caption] Here's the scenario: You're in the kitchen on your laptop.  Your speakers are in the livingroom.  You want to listen to something off your itunes library (or even pandora), but the speaker cable won't reach... And why should it? We're in a wireless world, right? Using Airfoil,...Read More

Tool of the Week: Flipboard

A co-worker of mine recently suggested I start blogging cool smartphone Apps, and I think this is a great idea.  While doing "Tool of the Week" I've already pointed to a few services that have smartphone apps, and have tagged them with the "Smartphone App" tag, but i'm going to start doing some more posts specifically related to cool apps across...Read More

Tool of the Week: Wunderlist

My friend Andrew introduced me to wunderlist when we were working on a project together.  At the time, I thought it was neat, but now I know that it's AWESOME. Wunderlist is a task management tool that syncs across multiple platforms and even has a smartphone version!  I use both the Mac OSx app as well as the iphone app....Read More

Tool of the Week: Pintrest

I love sharing articles and things I find interesting around the internet.  Recently my friend Nicole told me about a website I had never heard of before called Pinterest.   Pinterest makes sharing stuff you find on the web really easy, and your past shares are shown in a very aesthetically pleasing gallery.  You can choose to send your pins to facebook...Read More