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The tools of our trade

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Being the only Windows user in a mostly Mac environment, my toolset is a bit different than the rest of the team at GreenMellen. Beyond my Windows devices, I'm also a bit of a gadget guy, so I have a lot of fun little toys to play with. Here's a quick look at what I use. Desktop I have very similar desktops at home and at the studio. Both are running Windows 7 with three monitors and both are … [Read more...]

Motorola Xoom vs. the Apple iPad 2

After much speculation and debate, the iPad 2 was finally unveiled.  As most people had predicted, it was a very nice update, but nothing was really groundbreaking.  It's now thinner, faster, and has front and rear-facing cameras.  The software, screen and price are essentially the same. On the flip side, I picked up a Xoom last week and I've been quite impressed with it.  So which one should you … [Read more...]

My first thoughts on the Motorola Xoom

As many of you know, I picked up a Motorola Xoom from Verizon last Thursday.  It runs the latest version of Google's Android Operating system, version 3.0, known as "Honeycomb". The timing worked out well, because I had my wisdom teeth taken out Friday morning and was laid up in the recliner all day with the Xoom at my side.  A netbook or phone would have worked in that case as well, but a tablet … [Read more...]

Why don’t you have an iPad?

I enjoy tech gadgets, and I tend to have quite a few of them.  I have a variety of computers, a Flip video camera, a Verizon Mifi, and I change phones fairly often.  With that in mind, people are often surprised I don't have an iPad, so I thought I'd explain why. The iPad First off, the iPad is great!  I've used them before, they're amazingly slick, and some of my favorite apps like Evernote and … [Read more...]

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