Thursday, March 10, 2011

My 5 Favorite Games For The Apple iPad

It is hard to believe the Apple iPad is almost a year old.  I personally didn't run out and buy mine on day one, but I did buy it very soon after release.  At the time, I was using an ASUS Eee PC 1000HE netbook for my personal mobile computing and it was alright for doing basic web browsing and checking emails.  I purchased the iPad to replace the netbook, but I never realized how much I would use my iPad for gaming!  Like other gaming platform such as Nintendo Wii or Xbox 360, not every game is good or makes best use of the specific platform's strengths.  The iPad is a very unique gaming platform.  The large 9.7 inch touch-screen makes for an excellent game board or immersive first-person shooter (FPS). You can even interact with some games just by tilting and moving the iPad around.  It is truly a unique and engaging platform for gaming. After almost a year gaming fun on my iPad I present to you a modest list of my top 5 games that exemplify gaming on the Apple iPad.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Scanning Documents To The Cloud with OfficeDrop

I work with Enterprise Content Management (or ECM) systems for a living and have an extensive background in Imaging or Document Capture.  But yet, at home I struggle to find a good way to capture important documents and keep them intelligently organized.  I have a rather nice Fujitsu fi-5120c desktop scanner, but it rarely gets used.  I tried a number of consumer-focused scanning tools in the past but none of them seemed very inspired.  I usually find that they are just too cumbersome to configure and use, even for me.  So I gave up trying for a while while and my scanner sat on the desk collecting dust.

A few months ago, while I was getting organized for tax time, I decided to fire-up the internet search engine and look again.  This time I trained my focus on a "cloud" based scanning solution.  I wanted to see who in the industry was trying to leverage online storage infrastructure to store scanned documents.  Well, I found one service in particular that seemed to be doing just that and they have a nice desktop scanning tool as well.  The service is called OfficeDrop.