Wednesday, May 25, 2011

iPad Magazines, Take Two

Now things are getting interesting. Conde Nast recently announced a new subscription fee for iPad magazines: $1.99 per issue (subscription renews automatically every month) or $20 for a whole year. That means if you get a subscription on your iPad, you can get the iPad edition for less than the cover price of a P150 local magazine. Per issue, it will cost you around P86 or P72. Meanwhile, the international print edition can set you back by P800. That's crazy!

Blackberry Torch Review

I am a Blackberry virgin no more. For years, my Blackberry virginity remained intact. I resisted Blackberry's advances. To me, RIM phones had always been synonymous with work, the office. And now that my BB cherry has been popped, I have to say that I like it!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Now Playing: Portal 2

Decided to treat myself to some new games and here's what I got: Portal 2 and Mass Effect 2 for the PS3.

Technology is "stuff that doesn't work yet"

This is just a quick re-post of this article by Douglas Adams, author of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, who I had no idea passed away ten years ago. I read the H2G2 quadrilogy back when I was a teenager then re-read it a few years ago when I found a gorgeous leather-bound copy in Fully Booked. Still brilliant.

Anyway, for some reason Adams' article, "How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Internet" was being posted on the social media recently. Choice quote used as title above. I found the article smart and funny, though it's probably made the rounds on the Internets a number of times already. Still worth reading!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Thoughts about the PSN blackout

This is me just a few days before the PlayStation Network blackout, with my new white PS3. My wife Frances bought it for me for our fourth anniversary because my old PS3 was hanging often, raising fears of the dreaded Yellow Light of Death. (We have a long history of PlayStation love; she proposed to me with a PS3 phat a few days after its launch.) I'm smiling in the picture, but little did I know that in a few days, all my PSN info and credit card details would be stolen.