Author: Shawn "Doc Rock" Boyd

How to: YouTube videos unplugged

There are many reasons why you may want to have some YouTube videos downloaded for offline viewing or for archiving. The most common reason I hear are for work and school presentations, weddings or other celebratory events. I get asked…

SMSW blog: Funny or sad?

I am forever talking about the sorry state of our education system. Often I am grabbing for straws attempting to defend my comments. Every once in a while, a gem like Sh*t my Students Write will come along to prove…

The white iPhone has arrived

After considerable delays and constant setbacks, at long last the “Big White Elephant” is finally in the room. The long awaited white iPhone is now available from Apple.com, AT&T and Verizion’s online stores and well as the brick-and-mortar stores today.…

Oh snap! Crackle just popped

There’s another great content streaming application to add to your favorite mobile platforms. Crackle Mobile is a suite of mobile applications from Crackle that allows users to stream full-length movies, television episodes and Crackle Originals directly to their mobile devices.…

Seamless your music, to go

Ever come across a neat application and immediately think to yourself, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Seamless, a new “ah-ha” moment application from Five Details, is just that. Imagine the ability to be totally deep into your favorite track…

Review: PDF Expert for iPad

The more I use my iPad, the more I find myself not needing to lug my beloved and now neglected MacBook Pro. Yet, the need to manipulate PDF documents has been one of many leashes keeping us tied to our…

Postcards from the edge from Postagram

If you follow my lifestream or those of my close friends, you’ll know we absolutely love Instagram. Before there was a “Tech Section” on Nonstop Honolulu, John Garcia asked if Instagram was rad or fad. Instagram made a clever strategic…

Securely send sensitive files with Dropbox

It’s tax season and many of us are gathering all of our tax documents and supporting files. Without even a second thought, most of us send some pretty sensitive information over the Web via email this time of year. Although,…