AMEX eCertificates system down: customers having trouble redeeming gift cards

October 2, 2015 / 0 comments

If you’ve tried using an American Express eCertificate you bought with your AMEX Membership Rewards Points recently, you might have run into trouble the last couple of days.

How can I watch HBO GO on Tivo?

October 1, 2015 / 0 comments

With streaming television and on-demand television becoming more common and the ability to add Netflix to your Tivo screens (and lose it) — many wonder if there’s a way to access HBO GO on a Tivo box.

How do I earn money from Google Consumer Surveys (and how do I get paid)?

September 23, 2015 / 0 comments

Google Consumer Surveys is a relatively new advertising product from the search giant. The basic idea behind the Consumers Survey product is for visitors to answer survey questions before they can access the content on the website they came to see.

What is Trailhead and what’s their relationship to Salesforce?

September 20, 2015 / 1 comment

If you found yourself on the second floor of Moscone West this past week during Dreamforce 2015, then you found yourself in a outdoors-themed wonderland hosted by an entity called “Trailhead”.

TodayTix Review: Is TodayTix better than TKTS and “RUSH” tickets?

August 24, 2015 / 3 comments

You may have run across TodayTix before and if you haven’t heard of the discounted Broadway tickets app in the past, you might be a little internet-wary of its claims.

Yelpers sue Yelp for backpay because they registered, wrote reviews

August 18, 2015 / 0 comments

In “ridiculous lawsuit” news, a class action lawsuit against Yelp was dismissed recently because… well, the rationale was stupid.

Automatically close a Google Form after hitting response limit

August 2, 2015 / 0 comments

I’m a part of an organization that runs a weekly event that is limited to 20 participants.

Review: 1byone’s portable, smart car jump starter is worth the peace of mind

July 28, 2015 / 0 comments

No jumper cables? No road side assistance or AAA? No problem, 1byone’s portable jump starter will get you back on the road in less than ten minutes.

Disable Pushbullet desktop notifications for WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram (and other apps)

July 23, 2015 / 8 comments

I was recently turned onto Pushbullet by a friend. Pushbullet is an app and browser extension that allows you to easily transfer files and respond to messages to/from your laptop.

Facebook has made the web a smaller place

July 22, 2015 / 0 comments

A recent Medium post titled “The Web We Need to Save” went viral. Though I found it to be a little annoying at points, it had some insightful thoughts about how the web has changed in the last decade.

Select and Search: Copied text on Chrome activates Google search

June 28, 2015 / 0 comments

On my mobile phone, I recently highlighted some text in an article and a header with Google’s logo and the selected text popped up from the bottom of the screen.

Lyft Hotspots: “Drive Happy” with $5 rides in San Francisco

June 26, 2015 / 1 comment

With “HotSpots”, Lyft continues to find ways to make their car sharing service less-expensive and more accessible.

Here’s what Google’s Artificial Intelligence “sees” when you put a Rorschach test in front of it

June 22, 2015 / 1 comment

Google Images indexes and categorizes trillions of images and it’s not a group of employees sitting there day and night sorting and organizing our jpegs and PNG files.

The complete list of Dreamforce bands and musicians (2003-2016)

June 6, 2015 / 1 comment

Dreamforce started out as an “user and developer conference” focusing on SaaS (software as a service) to one of the largest technology events in the world.

Cut MP3s Online: Cut, fade in/out audio files with MP3cut.net

June 1, 2015 / 0 comments

Are you silly like me and like editing MP3s? I’ve used MP3 cutting software in the past to cut and fade my MP3s, that’s because I didn’t know there were ways to trim MP3s online… MP3 cutting in the cloud.

Most popular CRM: Salesforce has most CRM customers worldwide

May 26, 2015 / 0 comments

The CRM industry will be worth an estimated $36.5 BILLION worldwide by 2017 surpassing ERP and growing significantly faster than the Business Intelligence, Supply Chain Management and the Web Conferencing industries.

Review: TP-Link RE200 AC750 Wireless Range Extender

May 15, 2015 / 0 comments

My apartment is approximately 730 square feet and the layout is long and narrow — very much like a spaceship or two submarines.

A list of all the Dreamforce keynote speakers from 2003-2015

May 10, 2015 / 0 comments

Dreamforce might be the biggest cloud conference anywhere, and it’s quickly becoming one of the largest technology conferences in all the land.

A driverless future with autonomous cars is closer than we think (sorry, Ford)

April 29, 2015 / 0 comments

Times are changing in the automobile industry and it’s not looking good for Ford, Chrysler, and GM.

Verizon begins shipping out Galaxy S6 Gold Platinum phones

April 23, 2015 / 0 comments

Just got a shipping notice from Verizon that my Samsung Galaxy S6 Gold phone is on it’s way!

No Valets: How to crowdsource Citi Bike’s supply and demand problem

April 16, 2015 / 0 comments

Last year, Citi Bike introduced a new valet service to maintain balance throughout the bike sharing system.

Lyft’s 10 minute match: Wait a little longer, save more cash with Lyft Line

April 13, 2015 / 1 comment

In the continued battle between Lyft and Uber, both ride-sharing companies are trying to one-up one another with features, promotions and benefits.

Here’s why the gold platinum version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 is worth the wait

April 2, 2015 / 0 comments

Despite having to wait another two weeks (and having to deal with a iPhone 4 during that time), I decided to go with the gold platinum edition of the new Samsung Galaxy S6.

Phone Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S6 or the iPhone 4?

March 26, 2015 / 0 comments

Why am I comparing a phone that is nearly 5 years old to a phone that hasn’t even been released yet?