Public Service

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 […]


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 […]


Are you going to Balticon?

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor May 18, 2012 Announcements

I am! I’m going to be a guest again this year at Balticon 46, and if you’re going to be there, and you’re a Nifty Tech Blog reader, I’d like to meet you! While you can find out all about Balticon at their web site,, there are a lot of panels and programs to […]


How The Nifty Tech Blog Works

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor April 1, 2010 Feedback

Recently, a reader was asking me about the kind of compensation that I receive for doing The Nifty Tech Blog.  He seemed to think that companies were paying me to review their products, or were providing their products to me free of charge in exchange for a review.  Nothing could be farther from the truth. […]


The Boom Effect: Follow up

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor March 11, 2010 Personal Stamp

Back on February 27th, podcasters converged on a house in Virginia, and people of all different stripes converged on their computers all over the world. They came together for an internet auction to raise funds for the future of a small girl called Sonic Boom: The Boom Effect. During this 10 hour event, goods and […]


The Boom Effect

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor February 24, 2010 Personal Stamp

This post is going to be a bit of a departure from our previous offerings.  I’d like to ask for your help, and to assure you that this is a good cause.  Yes, I’m asking you to give, but you’ll get something back, too. Back in January of this year, my friend Tee Morris lost […]