tech

My Thoughts on the iPad Pro 10.5″

So I’m a bit of a technophile and an early adopter. Always have been; I had a Palm M100 in 9th grade because it looked cool. Plus it helped me keep my busy schedule of drama club and homework straight. Since then, I’ve tried to get new tech sooner rather than later. Sometimes I write about it. When the iPad Pro was announced, it wasn’t something I was able to buy. But I’ve been looking for a good way to draw on a screen since my first “tablet” in 2005. Well, I was able to get the iPad Pro 10.5″ this year; so how does it stack up?

Can You Go 2 Hours without a Screen Every Day?

When I was down in Florida, my brother and our friends told me about something they started doing every day: 2 Hours of No Screen Time. The idea is that for 2 hours every day, they forget about their phones, their computers, the TV, and any other screen they otherwise spend too much time in front of. Instead, they do something outside, or read, or some other low-tech activity. I loved this idea so much I’ve decided to start doing it as well.

Up Your Power Game with these Hisgadget Inc. Chargers

If you’ve purchased a power bank charger or USB outlet from Amazon, there’s a solid chance the devices came from Hisgadget Inc. They have quite an extensive catalog of products to make sure you’re always fully charged at home and on the go. I recently had the opportunity to play with two of those products: the Intocircuit Power Castle Dual USB Portable Charger & the iClever 50 Watt 6-Port USB Desktop Rapid Charger.

Wednesday Scrapple 1

I’ve been sharing a lot of links and such lately so I figured I’d try one of these Scrapple posts that Colin introduced me to.  Here we go!

I’ll do a bigger write up on this (eventually), but every Tuesday you can pick up the OnePlus One without an invite. I absolutely love everything about this phone. You should check it out. [#]

My co-worker Craig created a neat new WordPress plugin that will map your Instagram photos. I will be using it to map where I’ve smoked cigars. [#]

I’m trying to sell my Google Glass for $600. That’s less than 1/2 the price. So far, there have been no bites. However, a 3 pack of notebooks went for $950 on eBay. Original price? $10. Supply & Demand man. It’s crazy.

Uber is now in Scranton. This makes me incredibly happy. It will be very nice to have it in a few months (but more on that later 🙂 ). [#]

I have 4 side projects I want to work on between now and June. I’ve made a timeline/matrix thingy. I will post more about that later, but it’s the first time I’m trying it.

I’ve been using Unmark for bookmarks lately. You should give it a try. I really dig it. [#]

Favorites of 2013

It’s time for my annual Favorites of  the Year post. Much like 2012, 2013 was a great year. I saw a dream of mine come true by getting my second book, Responsive Design with WordPresspublished by PeachPit/New Riders. They’ve published most of the books that I read to learn about web design/development, so it’s a real honor to have my work published through them. And of-course, there’s all of the tech and media of the year. Here are my favorites.