It has been a while since I’ve been able to post a new review to this blog. I have been extremely busy and I have had little time to order my thoughts on the subject of technology. So what have I been doing? I’ve been writing. Specifically, I’ve been writing and editing, and publishing, a novel. My first novel, but not my last. [click to continue…]

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Every now and then, a product just falls into your lap and you find that it is a solution to a problem that  you hadn’t realized that you had. This is a skill that some companies, like Apple, tend to do constantly. When done well, it leads to some absolutely amazing products! Today’s review is a product that I believe fits in this category. The problem that I didn’t realize I had? When I get up in the morning and get ready for work, I need to sync my phone and load up my daily dose of podcasts, but at the same time, I need to keep my phone with me to play podcasts while I feed the cats, and gather together everything I need to take in to the office. I usually carpool to work, and my time is limited, so I really need to do both at the same time. The solution I didn’t know I was looking for? The Bass Egg Verb. [click to continue…]

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That’s right, four years ago, on February 1st 2010, the first Nifty Tech blog post went live. While technology has come a long way since that first post, it is remarkable how so many of those early posts are still relevant today. For years is  long time in the technology industry, but I don’t think we’ve had a single Nifty Tech pick that has gone by the wayside. If anything, most of the products have managed to improve since the original reviews. And while things have been slow in the past year, we’re not done yet… [click to continue…]

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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… [click to continue…]

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VoIP Technology

by Guest Author May 14, 2013 Editorial

[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 […]

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Limited time offer for FX Photo Studio!

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor April 27, 2013 Announcements

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 […]

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Apple USB Superdrive – A cautionary tale

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor January 15, 2013 Editorial

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 […]

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Support the Staff’s latest endeavor!

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor October 9, 2012 Announcements

Yes, it’s been a while since our last review went live. Sometimes it gets like that, with new revisions coming out right when you think a review is ready, or discovering some problem that knocks a promising candidate right out of the water. And sometimes, life gets in the way. This post is about some […]

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#FollowFriday – @WritersPodcast: Mining the pyrite of speculative fiction for Literary Gold!

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor July 13, 2012 Follow Friday

It has been a while since I’ve done one of these. It isn’t that there aren’t plenty of folks out there worth following. Quite the contrary, there are a lot of them. The fault has been mine. I’ve simply been trying to work too many projects. But this isn’t about me. This is about someone […]

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The Janus Affair: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor June 6, 2012 Personal Stamp

Fastens your seat belts, folks, this one is one hell of a ride. If you read last year’s review of Phoenix Rising, you probably either already know what I’m about to say, or you’re already nose deep into the book and not reading this review. For those of you who are coming late into the […]

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