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Snow Leopard: This cat is a killer!

September 1st, 2009 | Comments Off on Snow Leopard: This cat is a killer!
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Apple Talk, Reviews, Technology

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Apple surprised everyone last week by unleashing their latest 10.6 version of Mac OS X (aka Snow Leopard) a bit early. It was expected in September, but the August 28 release date was welcomed by us “early adopters” who have gotten tired of reading about how slick it is on blogs. Show me the white cat, already!

And a slick beast it is. Of course, on the surface it’s a minor update offering very little in the way of new features… at least to casual users who might not appreciate the small nuances.

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iCaved: Palm Pre edition (Part 2)

June 8th, 2009 | 2 Comments »
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Apple Talk, Gadgets, Reviews, Technology

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Aaaand, I’m back. Today’s Apple WWDC keynote (and subsequent iPhone-related announcements) sort of distracted me from finishing my Palm Pre post, so I split it into two parts for ease of reading.

The Palm Pre has been exhaustively reviewed and dissected on numerous blogs by now, so I won’t go into a thorough review, but rather spend the rest of this second part discussing some minutiae that I haven’t seen discussed elsewhere as much. To me, it’s the small “gotchas” that make or break handsets like this, so hunker down and let’s get started.

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iCaved: Palm Pre edition (Part 1)

June 8th, 2009 | Comments Off on iCaved: Palm Pre edition (Part 1)
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Apple Talk, Gadgets, Reviews, Technology

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Unable to contain the lust I described in such detail back on May 19, I lined up this past Saturday with thousands (?!) of others to get a taste of the new Palm Pre (available exclusively from Sprint). For those who haven’t been paying attention, the Pre is basically a make-or-break handset for Palm (and to a lesser degree, Sprint, who has been bleeding customers for quite some time).

So, now that I’ve had my hands on a Pre for 48 hours, does it walk on water or can it barely swim? That depends on your expectations, and ultimately, your patience as a user.
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Gadget Mini-Review: Archos 5 (250 GB)

October 22nd, 2008 | Comments Off on Gadget Mini-Review: Archos 5 (250 GB)
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Apple Talk, Gadgets, Reviews, Technology

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Last year at this time, I first discovered the Archos 605 Wi-Fi Portable Media Player. As anyone who reads this blog probably realizes, I’m a bit of a gadget nut but most of my media-playing allegiance has gone to Apple’s iPod and iPhone. (I skipped the Apple TV originally because I’m more of a renter than a buyer these days, which has since been addressed. My living room still is without an Apple TV.)
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More DEAD NEXT DOOR soundtrack plugs: Let the good vibes roll!

May 27th, 2008 | Comments Off on More DEAD NEXT DOOR soundtrack plugs: Let the good vibes roll!
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Reviews, Tempe Entertainment

Seems like you just can’t keep a good (er… mediocre?) zombie movie soundtrack down! Yes, there’s been even more plugs and kudos for my inaugural soundtrack music effort, THE DEAD NEXT DOOR.
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More DEAD NEXT DOOR soundtrack press

May 21st, 2008 | Comments Off on More DEAD NEXT DOOR soundtrack press
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Reviews, Tempe Entertainment

Derek M. Koch over at Mail Order Zombie sent over his show notes for this week’s podcast which includes a quick review of THE DEAD NEXT DOOR soundtrack CD: Read the rest of this entry »

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DEAD NEXT DOOR soundtrack reviews: I want some of what these cats are smoking!

May 20th, 2008 | Comments Off on DEAD NEXT DOOR soundtrack reviews: I want some of what these cats are smoking!
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Reviews, Tempe Entertainment

I speak, of course, of the bloggers and reviewers who are thus far chiming in with extremely kind reviews of my CD soundtrack for THE DEAD NEXT DOOR which hits on May 20 (and is available right now at tempevideo.com for a mere $9.99!).
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