iPhone 4, Something new, or more of the same?

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor June 15, 2010 Editorial

With great fanfare, and very little surprise, Apple announced this year’s version of the iPhone last week. And probably the most surprising thing about it is that we’ve seen it before. Thanks to Gizmodo and their somewhat questionable approach to journalistic ethics and property laws.


Poll time.

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor June 9, 2010 Feedback

Last month’s poll was about ways to process text, and the results were a little disappointing. The three respondents were equally tied between TextEdit, Pages, and Open Office Writer. It is hard to draw any kind of conclusions with such a small sampling, but if I had to hazard I guess, I’d say it is […]



by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor June 7, 2010 iOS

Are you one of those people who goes out to a restaurant and has great ideas over dinner? You scribble them down on a napkin, or the back of your receipt and then stuff it into your wallet or a coat pocket and never seem to get back to it? Or if you do get […]



by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor May 24, 2010 Mac OS X

Yes, you read that right. This week I’m reviewing Apple’s iTunes software, the music management, iPod/iPhone/iPad/Apple TV syncing software that has been around since 2001. After 9 years, iTunes certainly isn’t new, cutting edge tech. But then again, it isn’t the iTunes that was released all those years ago. The basics: iTunes is free, is available […]


Grocery Gadget

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor May 10, 2010 iOS

This week’s Nifty Tech Blog review is one of those iPhone apps that we talked about a few weeks ago.  Although Grocery Gadget started out as an iPhone app, it has grown to something a bit more.  It makes a fair bid to being one of the most creative ways to manage all your shopping […]



by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor April 26, 2010 Mac OS X

Whether your projects are small or large, eventually your going to need to get organized.  And the Omni Group has a nifty tool that they are sure will do the trick.  It’s called OmniFocus and it is available for the Mac and the iPhone.  Sorry, PC and Linux folks, that’s just how the Omni Group […]


Crash Plan

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor March 29, 2010 Featured

One of the most important things you can do with your computer, is back it up. Backups preserve your important data and can save untold hours of work by letting you revert to previous versions when you discover that you’ve done something to mess up one of your precious documents. Backups also soften the blow […]



by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor February 15, 2010 Featured

Our next bit of Nifty Tech is a program called Dropbox. Dropbox is software and a service from a company of the same name. Dropbox allows you to sync and share files across computers and over the internet automatically. You can find them at As of this writing, the Dropbox client software is version 0.7.97 […]


Delicious Library

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor February 1, 2010 Mac OS X

Welcome to The Nifty Tech Blog! This blog came about because of an event that happened not too long ago.  A friend of mine sent me an e-mail about a new piece of tech that he had discovered and that he thought that I might be interested in.  It turned out that his new discovery […]