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Thursday, March 28, 2013

[Review] OtterBox Defender Case for the iPhone 5

It seems like I am finally getting off my ass and writing more these days, first things I have to do is get these OtterBox reviews out of the way. If you read the previous sentence again, you will notice that I said OtterBox reviews. As in more than one. That's because I posted one on AndroidDoes for the Samsung Galaxy S III. So my review of the OtterBox Defender for the Samsung Galaxy S III is on AndroidDoes and I actually have an extra one to give away. So head on over and enter!  Now on to the good stuff.

Friday, March 15, 2013

DropBox and Mailbox Team up to make the ultimate box

So here's the deal, the biggest thing that I miss from Android is the robust way that Android handles GMail. Gone are the labels, and most of the things that makes GMail so awesome. Now, the lastest version of GMail on iOS and in fact all of the Google apps on iOS are pretty awesome. However, since most of the contact that I make with my "official job" as a senior editor at AndroidDoes is through GMail, I've been looking for a more robust email solution on iOS.

I got my iPhone 5 a couple of weeks, maybe even a whole month after Mailbox was released on iTunes. Mailbox is supposed to be a revolutionary way to handle email, the whole point of the app is to get your email to zero. It allows you to parse the email that needs to be attended to now and snooze the email that can be handled later on. I was intrigued and went to sign up and boom I was in. Only problem is I was over 750,000 in line.

So the Mailbox team is doing a smart thing, only allowing so many people in the gates at a time, preventing server problems and ensuring that the people that are using the app are having a really good experience. It's not like we are paying for the app, it is totally free and right now they are only messing with GMail.

So today the Mailbox team announced that they are teaming up with Dropbox to help with the scaling issues that they are experiencing. What a great way to get the servers scaled up than to team up with Dropbox!

Well I am excited. I am getting to that point where I consider myself to be halfway there in the queue. I am 329,040 in line with 211,827 people behind me.

Here is a link to the Mailbox app.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Listen to David Bowie's New Album now for free

David Bowie isn't one of my favorite singers, but I do recognize that the man is a legend. It has been ten years since his last album.  Mr. Bowie has stuck a deal with Apple that allows anyone that has iTunes to listen to his new album, The Next Day, the whole album before it releases on March 12th.

This is a pretty interesting move, and one that I hopes catches on. There's something really special about this move, and I wish that more of the artists that I listen to follow suit. Anyway here's the link to listen to the album.

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