Month: April 2011

Zite for iPad is Awesome


Zite, your personalized magazine

Since I bought my iPad a couple of weeks ago, there are two apps I use constantly. One is Flipboard, which turns your Twitter and Facebook feeds into a social magazine, which is pretty cool, but it separates Twitter from Facebook, and while it can use Google reader feeds, they are buggy at best.

The other most constantly used app is Zite. The difference being that it only shows you the links to stories in your feeds. You get none of the social context around it, your friends and people you follow become simple curators.

What’s more is that as you tell the app what stories you like, and what types of content you’re interested in’ it gets better at predicting what you will like in the future.

When you couple this with Delicious as a way of collecting and saving the real good stuff for later reading, you have a killer app.

So long Edge

Adam Copeland a.k.a. Edge

Adam Copeland a.k.a. Edge

This week one of the guys that I’ve followed since the very beginning of his career retired from professional wrestling, and in a lot of ways it kind of closed the chapter on a period of my life. WWE’s Edge has retired from active duty as a WWE wrestler after an amazing 14 year career.

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Rob Granito – vile villain who violates!

Rob Granito

A couple of weeks ago, comic nerd-dom (particularly comic artist fanboys) collectively FREAKED THE HECK OUT when the discovery of one Rob Granito was made by Rich Johnston.  Johnston, who has an amazing track record of whipping the masses into pitchfork wielding frenzies, called Granito out on his ridiculous resume and his obviously swiped portfolio.

This of course brought out the requisite crazies, sycophants, and sheep, who herded around Johnson rending and hewing their garments.

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My iPad 2 review

My iPad

My iPad

The iPad has been out for a year now, and while I enjoyed playing with one when it first came out, I didn’t pick one up.

I’m what’s traditionally known as an “early adopter”. I built my first PVR in 2003. I bought a TiVo on eBay and hacked it to work in Canada in 2004. I’ve owned all manner of Palm Pilot (a Handspring Visor which I had to fet imported from the United States), Compaq iPaq’s, Windows CE devices, iPods mini, classic, touch, iPhone, and even a Microsoft Zune (and just so we’re clear, I think the Zune software is far superior to iTunes, and the wireless syncing was one of the coolest features).

I promised myself that I’d wait for the second generation iPad, once the kinks were worked out, plus having dropped 20k on our basement last year, funds were tight.

So imagine my surprise when I won one last month?!? Of course I promptly took it back to Future Shop and traded it in for a gift card.

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