Showing posts from March, 2011

Roku XD Overview and Review

Considering cutting cable and just keeping the internet? The Roku could be for you. The Roku is a content streaming device that plugs into your TV or projector and plays internet services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, and many more. When you first unbox the Roku, it comes with an easy to use remote, and RCA cables. The Roku can be used with either a standard 4:3 TV or an HDTV with 720p or 1080p, depending on which model you chose. Once you have the device all plugged in, you have to select which way you want to connect the Roku to the internet, either by wired or wireless. Then you create your Roku account, and you're all set. The Roku was originally designed for Netflix, but even if you don't have Netflix account or any other online subscription, you can still use other channels you download in the Channel Store, such as Pandora,, Revision3 and my favorite: Crackle, which lets you watch your favorite Columbia Pictures movies, for free. I use Hulu Plus…

Video Game Rewind - The Simpsons Hit and Run Review


New iOS 4.3 Update Brings a Better Safari and Personal Hotspot

Apple's mobile operating system iOS has received an update today that brings improvements to software and hardware. The first new thing is AirPlay enhancements. Now you can view slideshows from one device to another. The next update is Safari performance. Safari now comes with the new Nitro JavaScript engine. Next is iTunes Home Sharing, which is similar to AirPlay, but can stream from iTunes on your computer. An update many iPad owners have waited for is an option to have the switch on the side to be a silent switch, or rotation lock. The iPad originally came with the switch for rotation lock, but when iOS 4 came out, they changed it to a silent switch which mutes your iPad. Now you have a choice. And last, the new update comes with the long anticipated Personal Hotspot. Where ever you are, as long as you have 3G, you can turn your iPhone 4 into a mobile hotspot using the data you already have for your phone. So it's free tethering, but if you weren't grandfathered into t…

iPad 2 is Better Than a Laptop?!

iPad 2 to have faster processor and thinner design

On March 2nd, Apple announced the iPad 2. This new iPad included a FaceTime camera, a faster processor, thinner design, and a choice between a black or white colored iPad. Apple has decided to drop the iPad case they designed by replacing it with a cover that magnetically attaches to the device. The cover comes in many colors, and can be used to cover the screen when not in use and as a stand, by folding to the back . The new iPad can also mirror whatever is on the display through either HDMI, VGA, composite, and component cables. It is also compatible with the wireless Apple keyboard. Apps that come with the iPad and that can be purchased include FaceTime for video calling to friends on another iPad 2, iPod Touch 4th generation, iPhone 4, and on a Mac. The iWork suite of office applications can be downloaded as well as iMovie, Garageband and iBooks. If you have other iOS devices or an Apple TV, you can enable AirPlay which will have all content you have on your iOS device be shared o…