Windows 8.1 touch tablet – platform review

Nowadays when you buy a new tablet you have basically 3 choices: iPad (mini and Air), Android, and Windows (RT/ARM and x86/Pro).

Myself, I am an iPad fan and I am not going to change this. However, the fact of the matter is that not only was Steve Jobs not doing any programming (Steve Wozniak did it) but also Steve Jobs had no drawing skills whatsoever. So to this day the iPad has no support for digitizer pen (high-precision drawing is possible only with such pen, pressure sensitivity is just a bonus). Another factor is that after several years my old […]

By |April 20th, 2014|Reviews|0 Comments

Review: Flappy Bird SuperStar

Flappy Bird is on the verge of exceeding the popularity of Minecraft in that it is played by millions of teenagers. It is a huge success that continues to live on despite the fact that the developer pulled it from both iTunes and Google Play.

History

Some time in 2013, Vietnamese Indie game developer, Dong Nguyen (available on Twitter here), located in Hanoi, Vietnam released Flappy Bird – a simple game that he developed in a short time. He also developed and released some other games. The rumor has it that he purchased pay-for-review service where some companies published some positive reviews […]

By |February 23rd, 2014|Apps, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: Ridiculous Fishing – Apple’s Game of the Year

Ridiculous Fishing – A Tale of Redemption is the iOS game that has been selected by Apple as iOS 2013 Game of the Year.

Unlike some other iOS games made by big studios and developed with multi-million budgets, this game was made by 2 Dutch citizens.

The premise of this game is silly because you actually have to shoot at fish that you have caught! But like in many other cases: silliness of the game is not a hindrance of its success – maybe even a reason why some games are successful.

So how does this game work? You have to do […]

By |December 28th, 2013|Apps, Reviews|Comments Off

Dumb Ways to Die – iOS video game review

Some iOS video games really are stupid. Yet they can bring millions of dollars a month of profit. Maybe being stupid is the very reason why some games are popular?

Here I am reviewing Dumb Ways to Die, available not only for iPad and iPhone, but also for Android. This is a very entertaining video game that is very popular nowadays on app store and has tens of thousands of 5 star reviews.

This game has primitive graphics and even its icon is primitive.

So what is this game about? It’s about steering your character away from being killed in various situations […]

By |December 21st, 2013|Apps, Reviews|Comments Off

Bitcoin wallet for iPhone – Coinbase – review

Here I am reviewing an iPhone app that is not just another info-app about bitcoin with charts and prices and news, but that is a real bitcoin wallet. However, I am not giving you download link for this app. Why? Well, Apple operates in mysterious ways and Apple has pulled this app from the App Store for some unclear reasons.

No speculations from me why Apple does not allow bitcoin wallets but allows only informational bitcoin apps. I review it in hope that some day Apple will change its policy.In the meanwhile, this is for people who use bitcoin wallets […]

By |December 8th, 2013|Apps, Reviews|Comments Off

App Review: BitTorrent Sync for iPhone and iPad

Bittorent technology is usually associated with illegal movie and TV series downloading. However, BitTorrrent technology was also used to download legal stuff like video podcasts and Linux distributions. Recently, the company Bittorent Inc. came up with a new idea and product: Bittorent Sync. This app allows you to download or “synchronize” files between various machines, including iOS devices like iPad and iPhone.

Here I am downloading a podcast without a download server, just with use of Bittorent Sync (note the lower left corner with download speed but also with upload speed as I participate in peer-to-peer file exchange).

All I needed […]

By |November 29th, 2013|Apps, Reviews|Comments Off

ZeroBlock for iPhone – bitcoin app review

Bitcoin has many extremely passionate fans and this free app is a very useful tool that contains information and utilities and news related to bitcoin and can be useful helper for bitcoin fans and observers.

Note: while Apple disallow bitcoin wallets (i.e. apps with which you can buy and sell goods with bitcoin), information or utility apps are not off limits. It is a common misconception of bitcoin-ignorant journalists and podcasters to say that Apple forbids bitcoin apps as it refers to bitcoin wallet apps only.

The start screen of the ZeroBlock app shows an overview of various info. If you […]

By |November 23rd, 2013|Apps, Reviews|Comments Off
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    BitCoin revolution – what it is and where its future lies?

BitCoin revolution – what it is and where its future lies?

I would like to introduce you to the revolutionary new world that until recently was known only to a small “cypherpunk” subculture (not to be confused with “cyberpunk”). It then spread to a bit wider group of online activists, but after the Chinese got interested and started buying bitcoins and 1 bitcoin exceeded $400 and is still rising, crypto-currencies have entered the mainstream.

Note: apart from bitcoin there are other crypto-currencies like litecoin, peercoin, etc. but the main, with biggest volume, with biggest value, and the oldest one is bitcoin so I am concentrating solely on Bitcoin.

Origins and history of […]

By |November 17th, 2013|Editorials|1 Comment

WWP UA Igniter Sunglasses

For a change of pace, we’re looking at a pair of sunglasses. I really enjoyed the opportunity for two reasons. Up until recently, Under Armour was the sponsor of the Senior Bowl, the post-season college football all-star game played in Mobile, Alabama which showcases the best NFL Draft prospects of those collegiate players who have completed their eligibility. Being from Mobile, this gives Under Armour a special place in my heart.

This is an Official Wounded Warrior Project Licensed product. Between August 2012 and December 2014, Under Armour will make a donation of over $1 Million to Wounded Warrior Project™ benefiting injured […]

By |November 3rd, 2013|Accessories, Reviews|Comments Off

VPN Unlimited – iOS App Review

I must admit, I’d never really thought about using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) for myself. I always thought about them as being something used only so that you could connect with your corporate servers while you were off premises. I’ve been schooled.

A good VPN is important when using public WiFi. It protects you and your data. There is a great article by Alan Henry from 2012 on Lifehacker, which provides all the technical details of what a VPN is, who should use one (everybody), and why.  Mr. Henry also goes into some detail as to how to choose […]

By |November 3rd, 2013|Apps, Reviews|Comments Off