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After An Initial Stumble, the iPhone 5 Proves Itself [VIDEO]

iPhone 5 in Hand

After over two years using the iPhone 4, I was ready to move up to the 5 when it was released. As I did with the original iPhone, the 3GS, and 4, I was there on the release date waiting in line for it. The line was different this time around. Two years ago it was a little more than 3 hours from start to finish, this time it was only 90 minutes. I suppose my local Apple store has gotten better at handling the lines.

Tweetbot for Twitter Hits the Mac App Store

Tweetbot MacTweetbot, the long awaited Twitter client for the Mac is now available in the Mac App Store. For several months I have been alpha/beta testing the app on the Mac. I had previously been using YoruFukurou (not an insult, it means NightOwl) as my main Twitter desktop client. Although perhaps not perfect (then again, I haven't found a perfect Twitter client on any platform), it has powerful features for power users such as myself on Twitter. That said, it may not be the prettiest client either. Enter Tweetbot. Finely crafted and honed visually, Tweetbot is pleasing on the eyes and ears. If you have used one of their iOS clients, you will know what I mean.

We Review the 2012 Series of Doctor Who on Doctor Who: Podshock 281

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 281
Running Time: 1:49:17

We review the 2012 series of Doctor Who so far live on the net with your live feedback and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, and Tara Carstensen.

We Review 'The Angels Take Manhattan' in Doctor Who: Podshock 280 with Your Live Feedback

Doctor Who: Podshock 280

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 280
Running Time: 1:36:15

We review The Angels Take Manhattan live on the net with your live feedback and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper.

We Review 'The Power of Three' in Doctor Who: Podshock 279 with Your Live Feedback

Doctor Who: Podshock 279

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 279
Running Time: 1:31:02

We review The Power of Three live on the net with your live feedback and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper.

We Review 'A Town Called Mercy' in Doctor Who: Podshock 278 with Your Live Feedback

Doctor Who: Podshock 278

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 278
Running Time: 1:31:42

We review A Town Called Mercy live on the net with your live feedback and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper.

We Review 'Asylum of the Daleks' and 'Dinosaurs on a Spaceship' in Doctor Who: Podshock 277

Doctor Who: Podshock 277

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 277
Running Time: 1:53:11

We review Asylum of the Daleks and Dinosaurs on a Spaceship live on the net with your live feedback and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper.

Atari's Greatest Hits Universal iOS App 99-Game Pack is Free for a Very Limited Time

If you are of my generation, you saw the rise of the video arcade and home video gaming while growing up. Suddenly we noticed dust gathering on the old pinball game machines in the arcades as they were being replaced by these upright video game machines in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Many of them bore the name "Atari" on them. At the same time, a little machine called the Atari 2600 (actually at the time, I believe it was simply called the Atari VCS (Video Computer System)) which allowed you to play video games with your home television set (be it color or black and white).

You can play many of those titles from the arcade and Atari 2600 on your iOS device with the universal app called Atari's Greatest Hits - Atari (App Store affiliate link). For a limited time, you can get the complete 99-game pack (in-app purchase) for FREE. It is only available on August 31-September 1, 2012 in your local timezone. So act fast if you want it (I just discovered it myself now).

Identify the Birds You Photograph with 'Peterson Birds of North America' iOS App Now on Sale [VIDEO]

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This Labor Day Weekend, the Peterson Birds — A Field Guide to Birds of North America by Appweavers Inc. (App Store affiliate link) universal iOS app is on sale again for only 99¢ (normally $14.99 USD, at one time it was $29.99). Whether you are a photographer who shoots birds or a bird watcher or just someone that appreciates nature and our feathered friends, you will want to check out this in-depth app that helps you identify, learn about, and track the birds you see around you.

Three Day Sale of 'Video Camera' iOS App by i4Software [VIDEO]

A couple of months ago I reviewed the iOS video camera and video editing app called 'Video Camera by i4Software Vizzywig - Video Editor Movie Maker and Multi Camera Film Edit Effects Slideshow Music Editing Credits App - i4software' (App Store affiliate link) on the Photo Focus channel on Mobli. The app is normally $7.99 (USD) in the Apple App Store. For this Labor Day weekend the developer is having a 3-day sale for it.

Instagram Prints Now Available in My Instacanvas Gallery

Prints of my Instagram photography are now available for purchase in my Instacanvas Gallery. Canvas prints, frame prints, prisms, and cards of photographs from my Instagram feed are available. I only make 20% on each sale, but in these trouble times, every little bit helps.

If you enjoyed a photo you had seen in my Instagram feed (or posted elsewhere originating from Instagram) and would like have a print of it and help out the photographer a bit, check out what is available in my Instacanvas Gallery.

Sonic Newsdriver (30 August 2012) - Doctor Who News

The Sonic Newsdriver 20120830
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Thursday, the 30th of August 2012

In this episode: First Things First, Get a Life - A Pond Life, An Adventure in Space and Time, Regenderation, The Rani? and more!

Hosted by Louis Trapani • @LouisTrapani

Can Star Trek Continue? [VIDEO]

Star Trek Continues

Can the original Star Trek series continue on its five year mission where it left off in 1969? The creators of Star Trek Continues think so. 

The original Star Trek series has been recast and is attempting to pick up immediately where the original series left off before it was cancelled. Can they bring back the magic of the original series in this new web-based series? Perhaps if they stay true to the spirit of the original series and the vision of Gene Roddenberry and those that shaped the original production (at least for the first two seasons) they can.

A Classic Interview with the Late Mary Tamm, The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman Interviewed in Doctor Who: Podshock 276

Doctor Who: Podshock 276

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 276
Running Time: 2:02:42

A classic interview with Mary Tamm (Romana 1), 'The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman' Editors Anthony S. Burdge and Jessica Burke, plus other Doctor Who related news, feedback (Blue Box Bill, John M, Ruth Kubierschky, Stephen), and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, Ian Bisset, and Taras Hnatyshyn, with Chuck Rabb.

Let the Wookiee Win! Chewie Gets His Own Movie

Peter Mayhew, the actor who plays Chewbacca (Chewie) in the Star Wars saga will be getting his own movie reports Hollywood Reporter. It's not a movie taking place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but rather one taking place some 36 or so years ago around the making of the original Star Wars film (A New Hope) released in 1977.

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