Tuesday Tech Tips

Posted by: on Sep 13, 2010 | 6 Comments

Step right up for this week’s Tuesday Tech Tips.  I did a random grab of tech news from my Instapaper archive so I’m guessing I will please no one with these tips.  I joke, I joke.  Anyhoo, on with the tips.

Do you have an iPad and an iPhone or maybe 2 iPads or perhaps 4 iPhones?  If yes, then Engadget has a review of the overachieving iPADock.

I know a bunch of you tried out the new Google Voice integration in Gmail. Now the good folks over at Google have written up some handy features of Google Voice in Gmail.

Calling all iPhone or iPod Touch runners!!  There is a new Nike+ App that throws away the little Nike+ sensor and instead uses the accelerometer of your iOS device.  Whats not to like about that?

With all the Tweetups going on all over the world, you are going to need a way to keep in video touch with all your new tweeps.  Skype 5.0 Beta to the rescue with 10 way video calling.

I love me some full screen browser windows all the time.  Google took that one step further and created Fullscreen mode in Google Reader.  Life is pretty good now.

I know all you iPhone owners out there have been waiting for iOS 4.1 (especially iPhone 3G users waiting for the performance tweaks in iOS4 to make their iPhones usable again). Head on over to the TiPb blog for an iOS4 walkthrough.

I’m not sure what took so long but TiVo finally produced a remote with a built-in keyboard.  Good grief TiVo, your product lifecycles are longer than even Microsoft’s.  If you are not sure the new TiVo Slide Remote is for you, read the Engadget review here and the Zatz Not Funny review here.

The controversial new Twitter app for iPad built by Loren Brichter and his team (who developed the Tweetie app) is out.  If you have an iPad you probably already have the new Twitter app but you might want to take a peek at the TUAW Blog review anyway.

And finally (he says while trying to keep from giggling in that nerdy sort of way)…who wouldn’t want an Atom-powered PC in “an exact replica” of the original beige Commodore C64 chassis.  Christmas is just around the corner.


  1. Trish McFarlane
    September 14, 2010

    Love the Google Voice tip and the full screen for Google Reader. Thanks Michael!

  2. adowling
    September 14, 2010

    I can already see my husband doing the same nerdy giggle over the C64. I bought him one for his birthday a few years ago, along with the disk drive and controllers and a thousand disks. He spent weeks playing games and writing programs.

  3. jason
    September 14, 2010

    hopefully google voice will come back to the iphone now that they’ve changed the wording of sections of the eula for itunes apps.

  4. Dwane Lay
    September 14, 2010

    Thanks for sharing. That C64 replica is going on my list. Can I hook up my old tape drive?

  5. Bill Kutik
    September 15, 2010

    It’s not quite as good as the Commodore, but I have an original TRS-8O from Radio Shack complete with two-line display, available to the highest bidder!

    • Michael Krupa
      September 15, 2010

      I’m sure that April Dowling would happily pay for your TRS-80 as a birthday gift to her geek IT husband.