Posted by Chris Van Dusen on January 25, 2011 ·
I recently returned from a mini-vacation to Sayulita, Mexico, a small beach town just north of Puerto Vallarta. I spent 5 days away from my gadgets. No cell service and very limited WiFi access. This would be my nightmare; or so I initially thought. While I was away from the technology I am dialed into 24/7, I had a very profound realization – we need to plug-in to un-plug.
I do not mean we literally jump on our devices to unwind, but rather what we work so diligently for each day is to [...]
Posted by Chris Van Dusen on December 22, 2010 ·
Guest Post by Cynthia Bemis @highoctane
Photo Courtesy of http://www.penn-olson.com
When asked to be a guest blogger for the iGuy and iGirl on why I love the the Droid, I launched into my mental list of features I adore: the qwerty keyboard, the haptic feedback (vibration response), and most of all the service through Verizon. I could go on and on, so I approached it a different way. What is it about the iPhone that makes people look past it’s imperfections and limitations and upgrade to the [...]
Posted by Chris Van Dusen on December 20, 2010 ·
Guest Post by Reggie E @oakleyOC
The past month I put the Philips Padded Easel Case for the iPad to the test. My iPad is always on the go, and needs that extra protection. However, for now I wasn’t ready for a titanium shield around it. The case’s exterior is smooth and is resistant to most palm marks, but once in a while some latent ones from lunch are easily wiped clean. The texture is friendly to decals, an opportunity to truly customize this case and make it an extension of me.
Posted by Chris Van Dusen on November 4, 2010 ·
The fine folks at ModulR were nice enough to send us their new ModulR iPad Case Accessory System. I don’t think I have been this excited to get a case since I first saw the Method Portfolio by M-Edge. The accessory system comes not only with an iPad case but also a cover, stand and wall mount ($99.00USD). I thought for many reasons this case was going to quickly transition into my full-time keeper, displayer and protector of my tablet goodness. The only problem with this vision is the [...]
Posted by Chris Van Dusen on November 2, 2010 ·
As many of you know I am very active on Twitter (@ifficiency). I can’t help but set the record straight on the NEW and IMPROVED Verizon iPad. Most of the comments I have read on Twitter describe how “Amazing the new Verizon iPad will be” or “how service is going to be so much better.”
The Verizon iPad is nothing more than a standard Wifi only iPad you can buy at ANY Apple, Bestbuy, Target or Walmart. No difference! No bloatware, not faster connection speeds…nothing. [...]
Posted by Chris Van Dusen on October 28, 2010 ·
Chris Brogan recently spoke at a LinkedOC event I attended and confessed to us he does not use location based services. He stated “Foursquare is the AOL of yesterday. It is not the best, but its all we got“. Although I agree with Chris and have never really seen the merit of “checking-in” I am now a believer in their future.
I have spent the last few months testing location based services Foursquare, Gowalla and Whrrl on my iPhone 4. This post is not intended to be [...]
Posted by Chris Van Dusen on October 22, 2010 ·
My friends at Wireless Emporium sent me this awesome iPad case. Before I review the case I recommend you check these guys out. The site is clean and has a huge selection of ‘gadget’ accessories. There is a link at the bottom of this post for free shipping!
The case we received (the day after we ordered it) is simple sleek and serves its purpose masterfully. I have had the opportunity to review more than a few cases from different manufacturers and I truly do like this case. The [...]
Posted by Chris Van Dusen on October 19, 2010 ·
I found this video early this morning and could not help but fall over laughing my butt off!! This is from Pantsless Nights the same guys that brought you ‘The New Dork‘ and ‘Im on a Mac‘. Do yourself a favor and watch these! they are hysterical!
Posted by Chris Van Dusen on October 16, 2010 ·
Watch live video from Startup School on Justin.tv
According to the website Startup School “Are you a hacker who has thought about one day starting a startup? Have you already started it? Then you’re invited to a free, one-day startup school this October 16 at Stanford. We’ll have a range of experts speaking about startups from their own experience.”
Let me know what you think of Mark’s talk?
Posted by Chris Van Dusen on October 15, 2010 ·
I have a secret to confess… I am a TEDster. I recently attended my first TEDx Conference (x- denotes an independently organized event) in Santa Barbara. I am here to tell you it was life changing. I had the opportunity to listen to lectures from some of the most brilliant minds in the Santa Barbara community. Jay (Saurik) Freeman discussed the implications of Jailbreaking your iPhone and how a phone is a true representation of its owner. There were talks on Nanotechnology, Angiogenesis [...]