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Julie’s Gadget Diary – I’ve Decided Not to Order the iPhone 5

on Friday, September 14th, 2012

I sorta hesitate to post this for the world to see because I’ve been known to change my mind. A lot. After feeling more fizzle than sparkle about Wednesday’s iPhone 5 unveiling, I’ve been going back and forth in my mind about my decision to pre-order one. I have been saving my Verizon upgrade sinceRead More…


Julie’s Gadget Diary – Martha Stewart Ain’t Got Nothing on Me

on Friday, September 7th, 2012
Posted in: Articles

If you read my review of the Midori Traveller’s notebook, you might remember that I thought it was insanely priced for just a square piece of leather with a couple holes punched in the spine and some elastic bands to hold it closed. After that review, I ended up ordering a BIG piece of leatherRead More…


Julie’s Gadget Diary – BookEndz Docks and USB Monitors

on Sunday, August 26th, 2012

If you read my gadget diary post from last week, you’ll remember that I sent my 3yr old 27″ iMac to Powermax to get credit for a future purchase. They’ve already received the computer, so I’m just waiting for them to complete the review process before they deposit the credit into my account. I don’tRead More…


Julie’s Gadget Diary – Goodbye iMac, You Will be Missed

on Monday, August 20th, 2012
Posted in: Articles

The title of this post didn’t make you think I was leaving Apple and going back to Windows, did it? It will be a cold day in … when that happens.  No folks, I’m still happy to be an Apple addict. But I’m bidding farewell to my 27″ iMac, because I’m trading it in for creditRead More…


Julie’s Gadget Diary 07-04-12 Happy 4th of July, Samsung Galaxy III and Other Tidbits

on Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
Posted in: Articles

Happy Birthday USA, you’re looking pretty good for 236! Most of you are probably outside waiting for your charcoal to get hot, but for those of you that are still indoors enjoying the air conditioning and surfing the net, I thought I’d post a mashup article of miscellaneous thoughts, news, etc. 4G and the SamsungRead More…


Julie’s Gadget Diary 05-28-12

on Monday, May 28th, 2012
Posted in: Articles

I hope everyone is having a very relaxing and reflective Memorial Day. I am because I’m currently on vacation in Fennville, Michigan. We’re staying right on the lake in a log cabin. It’s gorgeous here, with perfect weather so far. I was very excited to go on this vacation because I haven’t been very farRead More…


Julie’s Gadget Diary 05-02-12

on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
Posted in: Articles, Car Gear

When you live in Southern Indiana like I do, seeing a celebrity is a rare event. Lucky for me, I work for Cummins Inc. and our Cummins Turbo Diesel engine just happens to power the Tornado Intercept Vehicle 2 (TIV 2), featured on the Discovery Channel television shows “Storm Chasers” and “Mythbusters”. This vehicle has been designed toRead More…


Julie’s Gadget Diary 04-18-12

on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
Posted in: Articles

I’m happy to report that I’ve been writing in my journal almost every day since last Fall. In addition to my regular journal, I’ve also been writing in a Q&A a Day: 5 Year Journal since January 1st. This is a neat little journal that asks you a question each day and gives you a coupleRead More…


Julie’s Gadget Diary 03-22-12

on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

In my last gadget diary post a few weeks ago I mentioned that I had been day dreaming about my favorite Android feature – desktop widgets. I love my iPhone, but I would love it even more if it had widgets. I’d be overjoyed if I could just display my next several appointments on theRead More…


Julie’s Gadget Diary 03-01-12

on Thursday, March 1st, 2012
Posted in: Articles

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve been having a bad case of RGS (Restless Gadget Syndrome) lately. I’ve been bored with my iPhone 4S for a few weeks now, so this morning I switched back to my Motorola Droid X. Yes, I know it’s an “old” phone, but it’s the onlyRead More…


Julie’s Gadget Diary 02-11-12

on Saturday, February 11th, 2012
Posted in: Articles

A few weeks ago I posted a review of Zevia Stevia sweetened soda where I told everyone about my quest to find a healthier replacement for Diet Coke. While I really enjoyed some of the Zevia flavors, the price was way too high for me to justify buying it on a regular basis, so itRead More…


Julie’s Gadget Diary 11-20-11

on Sunday, November 20th, 2011
Posted in: Articles

Dear Gadget Diary, Gadgets have been keeping me busy the last couple of weeks with the iPhone 4S and now the Kindle Fire. I’ve only had the Fire for a few days, but my initial impressions are that it’s no iPad. But for $199, it’s a nice little tablet. I don’t want to make anyRead More…


Julie’s Gadget Diary 10-10-11

on Monday, October 10th, 2011

Dear Gadget Diary, My smartphone (which happens to be the iPhone 4 at the moment) was my BFF this past Saturday. The first thing I used it for was Google Maps to navigate to the GRT Glass Design Studio on the East side of Indy for an art workshop that Jeanne and I attended. GoogleRead More…

Julie’s Gadget Diary 09-23-11

on Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Dear Gadget Diary, Happy first day of Fall! Things have really cooled off here and the leaves are even starting to change a little. I have had the GardenWatchCam snapping pictures of my woods line for at least a week now. I’m looking forward to the time lapse video I’m going to see once theRead More…

Julie’s Gadget Diary – 09-17-11

on Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Dear Gadget Diary, It’s been a gorgeous early Fall Saturday here in Southern Indiana. We went to the local Farmer’s Market this morning to check out the fresh produce, baked goods, crafts etc. Then we headed out to our small municipal airport for breakfast / lunch at the Hanger 5 restaurant. I brought along my iPhoneRead More…


Julie’s Gadget Diary – 08-19-11

on Friday, August 19th, 2011

Dear Gadget Diary, Yesterday was chemo day. The treatments take about 5 hours, so I had to figure out something to take with me to keep me occupied and entertained for that whole time while sitting in a chair with an IV hooked up to the port in my chest. I decided to kill 2 birdsRead More…


Julie’s Gadget Diary – 08-11-11

on Thursday, August 11th, 2011

I thought I’d start up a new feature where I talk about the gadgets, gear and other ‘stuff’ I use on any random day. Think of it as a gadget diary of sorts… I probably won’t do a post every day (Ok, I know I won’t post one everyday), but I’ll do my best toRead More…