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Rocky Patel Luxury Collection Cigars – Something for Everyone

Note: This is a sponsored post from Holt’s Cigar Company about Rocky Patel cigars. But don’t fret. It’s also an honest post.

I’m sitting at a beautiful resort in Cabo San Lucas in Mexico right now. This is my view:

…and it is beautiful. But aside from the view, I’m at a conference where I’m learning a lot, enjoying the weather, and smoking cigars with friends. While I have my own preferences as a seasoned cigar smoker, I understand my tastes are not the same as everyone else’s. And they might not be the fit for a newer smoker. Luckily, the Rocky Patel brand of cigars from Holt’s Cigar Company has a little something for everyone.

Building Web Apps with WordPress

I just finished reading up a book that was co-written by my friend Jason Coleman called Building Web Apps with WordPress. I picked it up because while I’m generally good at developing themes, I know there were some things I was missing- types of code, optimizations, plugin best practices, etc. I wanted to improve my WordPress skills and I felt this was the book to do it. Boy was I right.

My Thoughts on the Galaxy SIV

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Since the Samsung Galaxy SIV was announced, I was pretty much waiting on baited breath for its release for Verizon customers; I was so excited I went out and picked it up the day after it was released, the soonest I could (I had actually pre-ordered it on May 18th through Amazon, but due to some issues I cancelled the order and picked it up at my local Best Buy). I really liked the form factor, features, and of-course, the amazing 13MP camera it touted. So does the phone live up to my expectations? Let’s see.

April 9th: Articles Round Up

Since I’ve been travelling and sick for the last few weeks I haven’t really done a good job of promoting some articles I’ve written across the web. In-case you missed it, here are some of my better works!

Redesigned USA Today is Better than Ever: I review USA Today’s latest release for Android, focusing on a new design and some really great features! (@droidappstorm)

Manage Your Information Securely with Dashlane: Dashlane has quickly become one of my favorite apps. In this review I take a look at the Android version. (@droidappstorm)

Do Just About Anything with Freshbooks for iPhone: I review my favorite accounting software’s new iPhone app. Spoiler: It’s pretty amazing. (@iphoneappstorm)

Keep Tabs on New Movie Releases with eTrizzle: This interest little aggregator for Android could use some finness but has a lot of potential!  (@droidappstorm)

Also, I’ve been tapped for a weekly spot over at Android.Appstorm, so be sure to check back there every Tuesday for my latest article!

Favorites of 2012

I’m going to be honest here. 2012 was a pretty great year for me. A lot of amazing things happened in both my personal and professional life; most publicly, I got my first book published, and I hope do the same in 2013. While I don’t have too many traditions on this blog (something I hope to change in 2013), my Favorites of the year post has been a pretty good staple.

Articles I Wrote for Other Sites: Summer 2012

The Appstorm Network

Tutorials

…the of course there was my book, which was published in June and titled Building WordPress Themes from Scratch