Author: Shawn "Doc Rock" Boyd

Organize your brain with Workflowy

Workflowy is quite possibly the best list-organizing tool ever made. The interface is svelte and super speedy, mostly due to its lack of complex design, trendy thingamajigs and unnecessary options. Workflowy is like a blank sheet of paper that’s meant…

Five geeky ways to be more productive

Everybody talks about not having enough time to do the things they want, and every year, people resolve to try to do more. Productivity is the fourth subject we’re tackling in our series on getting you some tech help for…

Five geeky ways to get smarter

We’re off to a great start on geeking out your New Year’s resolutions. Now that you are slimming down and getting your full Richie Rich on, you might as well get smarter. The call to action is upon us all…

Five geeky ways to get frugal

Following up on our Five geeky ways to get fit post, we’ll now focus on another often-proclaimed New Year’s resolution, dealing with the finances. This one comes in many variations depending on where you are in your life. Whether it’s…

Five geeky ways to to get fit

Finally the madness of Christmas is over and we can get on with our normal lives. Well almost, because now we have to get cracking on our New Year’s resolutions. You remember those things right? The ones we all get…

Nonstop Tech Podcast: NASty talk & Siri

This is the ninth episode of our “Nonstop Tech Podcast, produced by the Nonstop Tech team. Please ignore the mislabeled title screen. It’s Episode 9 In this episode we discuss Network-Attached Storage, cross platform compatible USB drives and of course…

Transferring your data to iPhone 4S

iPhone 4S: Transferring data is a special edition of Nonstop Tech podcast designed to help you make the transition to Apple’s new iOS 5 mobile operating system as simple as possible. We give you the steps you need to ensure…

Getting Ready for iOS 5

“Getting Ready for iOS 5” is a special edition of the Nonstop Tech Podcast, designed to help you make the transition to Apple’s new Mobile operating system, called iOS 5, as simple as possible. We give you the steps you…

iPhone 4S Roundtable

@JohnGarcia, @JeromeKoehler and I got together on Skype to do a quick roundtable discussion on the iPhone 4S. We wanted to give you our viewpoints on everything from why Apple didn’t call it an iPhone 5 to how Siri is…

Nonstop Tech Podcast: Get the picture

This is the sixth episode of our “Nonstop Tech Podcast, produced by the Nonstop Tech team. In this episode, we cover a handful of tips on taking better pictures. It has been said the best camera is the one that…

Nonstop Tech Podcast: Mobile sounds

This is the fifth episode of our “Nonstop Tech Podcast, produced by the Nonstop Tech team. In this episode, we cover Pocket Podcast Catchers that let you grab your favorite shows over 3G or Wi-Fi without syncing with iTunes. We…

Nonstop Tech Podcast: Let’s keep it clean

This is the fourth episode of our Nonstop Tech Podcast, produced by the Nonstop Tech team, In this episode, we cover ultimate protections cases for your iPhone; Jetpack Joyride; making your computer perform better and last longer with a few…

Quick and simple sake tips

I wanted to call this “Sake for Dummies” or “Sake: Keep it Simple and Stupid,” but that wouldn’t be totally fair. See sake is not as difficult as many people tend to think. It’s actually very enjoyable and approachable. There’s only…

Nonstop Tech Podcast: Its all geek to me

Here’s another episode of our Nonstop Tech Podcast, from the Nonstophonolulu.com Tech team. This third episode is dedicated to getting your geek on. Jermome Koehler (@JeromeKoehler) and I talk about ways to learn about tech, keep up with tech and…

Nonstop Tech Podcast: Personal Stylus

The second episode of our Nonstop Tech Podcast is dedicated to personal landing pages, searching for the perfect stylus, Deus Ex and a rant about Microsoft Word vs. Text editors, with handy tips to even it all out. Below you’ll…

Simple ways to avoid viruses

By Kelly Guimont Special to Nonstop Viruses. You’ve heard a lot about them and about what software to install to protect from them. Sure there are a number of fine software packages that will guard your machine against malware and…

Nonstop Tech Podcast: Back it up!

The Nonstop Tech team is introducing a new podcast series. We don’t have an official name yet, so for now, we’ll just call it the Nonstop Tech Podcast. The mission of the podcast series is not only to showcase the…

How to convert videos for iPhone/iPad/iPod

I’m often asked how to get videos to iDevices in a simple and easy way. Following up on a post I did about downloading videos from YouTube, I received a question from one of my most prolific readers of my…

Chill makes video viewing a social outing

Have you ever wanted to “Chill” with your friends and watch something cool? Ever gathered around a monitor or TV to laugh at the craziest viral video you’ve ever seen? Well, this hot new startup coming from the “Founders Room”…

WAIT! Before you install Lion

The biggest story in tech today will be the official release of Mac OS X 10.7 or “Lion”, the newest versions of the Macintosh operating system by Apple. Lion has been on the minds of many Mac users since Steve Jobs…

Namesake iPhone app released

Namesake, the popular “Real-time Conversation” engine, took Hawaii by storm a few months back when @Hawaii made the mistake of inviting me to a social networking service that asks me to talk as much as I want about anything I…

Blotter: a cooler way to view your day

I have another calendar add-on to share as a follow-up to last week’s post about Fantastical. Blotter is a desktop calendar viewer for the Mac. It allows an “always on” look at your iCal and Google calendars without the need…

Fantastical makes calendar input easy

Ever forget to add something important in your calendar? Ever wish for an easier way to add things to your calendar? Well, Fantastical is the killer aha! application in computer calendaring that will make you wonder why it wasn’t always…

App review: Red Bull BPM HD

Nonstop Tech’s Doc Rock does a quick review on Red Bull’s BPM HD app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. We also caught up with Red Bull BPM’s DJ Manny at the BPM launch party at NextDoor for live app…