Anyone that knows me, remembers that I’ve reviewed and have been very happy with the Tom Bihn bags for my laptops, iPads, or just basic backpacks and cases. So when I was approached by the PR firm for STM bags asking me to look at their new line of laptop and iPad bags, the Linear [...]
When the first wave of Intel-powered Macs arrived, Apple came up with a nifty application that allows users to install and run Windows OS directly from their Mac hardware: Boot Camp. After this handy program made its way out in the market, a few companies offered other ways to run Windows such as virtual machines. [...]
There are a lot of people that carry a Pen case of sorts with them in their backpacks, briefcases, etc. I am one of them. I have my favorite pens for the office locked in my desk, and my favorites for the house locked in my home office. That’s why you’ll notice that there are [...]
I was fortunate enough to record a new “ChitChat Across the Pond” segment with my dear friend Allison Sheridan from for the NosillaCast podcast last night. The live show will be recorded on Sunday, and, unless I’m mistaken, it will Allison’s 400th episode. Congrats to her and may she record many, many more. We talked [...]
As I mentioned before, FxFactory Pro is the first visual effects package that lets you customize and create your own plug-ins for Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Express and Adobe After Effects without writing a single line of code. FxFactory Pro includes 176 filters, generators and transitions for Final Cut Pro 7, Motion and Adobe [...]
I wanted to clear up a few points from my MacRoundtable appearance. My pick of the week was Spanning Backup. I use Spanning Backup (https://spanningbackup.com/s5m5/TUV6E7) to backup my Google Apps like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, and Contacts…and I thought you’d might be interested in it as well. After a 14-day free trial period, Spanning [...]
Our good friend and pioneer in the Mac screencasting field, Don McAllister, has just published his own magazine through the iPad Newstand. The new ScreenCastsOnline Monthly magazine is an interactive multimedia magazine. The magazine contains streaming HD video, audio and text. Each month you can expect hints, tips and tutorials that new and experienced Mac [...]
B&H has done it again ! (They are also an affiliate of Surfbits.com) Introducing the New Canon DOUBLE rebate page. Expiring June 2nd 2012 How it Works: 1. You click on the link below 2. Choose a camera body and then choose a lens or speedlight (or both) 3. Start jumping up and down in [...]
I’ve just had something happen that proves that Gmail has a mind of its own, but you knew that already didn’t you? Here’s what happened. About a month ago you may remember how I was lamenting the fact that for no apparent reason Gmail deleted all my labels (folders) that I had accumulated over the [...]
As you may know by now, I have a geek passion for fountain pens and all that goes along with that passion, paper, journals, ink and more. I think there are many of you that read this blog that enjoy the same passion as I do, or at least you might enjoy it if you [...]
As many of you already know, I had to take a few months off because of a Cancer diagnosis and resulting surgery. Well, I’ve been finally getting stronger and have been cleared for now of Cancer, so I feel like I wanted to get back to what I enjoy, blogging and reviews.
I decided to make Surfbits.com the single source for my blogging, rather then split it between Surfbits.com and my Posterous blog. I also wanted to let you know that The MacReviewCast podcast will continue under the control of Steve Beyer. He took over the podcast when I had to bow out and I have no desire to jump back into it right now. You may find me on some of my podcasting friends podcasts over the next few months, I’ve gotten a few invitations and I look forward to visiting with them.
So please accept my warmest and most sincere thanks for all the prayers and warm wishes during my recovery. I am certain it made a positive difference.
I would appreciate it if you would add the Surfbits.com blog to your reading list again and please support the blog by clicking on one of these banners on the blog. It’s nice to be back.
I wanted to take a moment and update you on my health situation. I’ve received so many great emails, tweets, and IM’s from so many of you that I was unable to answer them all. I thought I owed it to you to update you on how I’m getting along. If you’ve wondered why you’ve [...]
I know it’s been a few weeks and I wanted to share with you the situation that I had to deal with and the results that came out of the surgery. I’ve always been honest and up-front with my real-life while doing my podcast and blog. That’s why I had to leave the MacReviewCast last [...]
Hi, I wanted to update all my friends from the podcast as to why we’ve been so quiet of late. I am still fighting a medical problem and I just do not have the energy that it takes to review apps and hardware that I need to get reviewed for the podcast. I hate to [...]
Hello all, You probably have noticed my postings have been non-existent the past few weeks. I’ve been on vacation. No podcasting, no reviewing, nothing but relaxing. Links and interesting articles that you might enjoy, or maybe some personal information that I should pass along. Well I do post all these odds and ends, I just [...]