While we at the Nifty Tech Blog don’t report on the tech press, that doesn’t mean that we don’t read it. Although sometimes we might wish that we hadn’t. It is a known fact that Apple has hired people to work on wearable technology of late. That much has been well reported. But tech pundits have gone on from this fact to deduce that since Apple is investing in wearable technology, it must mean that an iWatch is most surely about to appear. The lack of vision that these pundits display makes it clear why they are reporting on technology, while Apple is innovating in the field. They see only the most basic of possibilities and assume that since they imagined it, it must be true…
[This week, we have something special for you. Over the past few months, we've had many people contact the Nifty Tech Blog interested in guest posting on the Blog. Unfortunately most of those inquiries haven't panned out. They've just missed the target of helping to demystify technology.
But this week, we have something that has hit that target. This is an article offered to us by Rachel Greenberg, who is a bit of a VoIP evangelist. Rachel is actually part of the VoIP industry, in that she contributes to several sites that help customers compare different VoIP providers to find the balance of cost and features that satisfy their needs. Since this article is more about a technology than a particular service offering, and since Rachel is a bit of an insider, we've filed this article under Editorials. You may feel there is some bias to the article, but it should still help you on your own investigation to see if VoIP is something that might make your life better.
We hope you enjoy Rachel's article. - Editor]
I’ve been lax in dealing with my correspondence of late. Personal matters have driven a lot of things to the side, including this blog. So, when I came across an e-mail from MacPhun telling me that their app FX Photo Studio was going to be free in the iTunes store for just one day in April, I figured that I had missed an opportunity to share this with you. Well not quite. FX Photo Studio, is available FREE TODAY. FX Photo Studio is a photo manipulation app that boasts 194 different photo effects. We haven’t looked at it before as a potential review, but we will be considering it in the future. But if you want to check it out for yourself, today is the best time to pick it up. Just head to the iTunes Store and get your copy for iPhone or iPad before the price goes back up.
UPDATE: Whoops, it turns out I did miss the free day, but MacPhun was so happy with the numbers they got, they have kept FX Photo Studio at free and they are hoping to get 10 million downloads by the end of May.
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Limited time offer for FX Photo Studio!
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This article isn’t a real review. To be honest, it can’t be, as I had the product in my possession for a grand total of four days. As the headline above says, this is a cautionary tale. It is a warning about the way that companies advertise their products to make them sound better than they actually are, stupid decisions corporations make that make their products less useful and pull sales out of their own pockets, and how good customer service can still save the day. I hope you’ll read my little tale, as it may give you the opportunity to save yourself some time and money.