The best ways to listen to music online

If it seems like every day there is another new way to listen to music online, that’s probably because there…

If it seems like every day there is another new way to listen to music online, that’s probably because there is. Over the years I’ve used pretty much all of them, and have purchased premium subscriptions to many of them as well. I think it’s good to support start-ups, and getting rid of the ads doesn’t hurt either. Note that my opinions are built on personal preference and that you should all of these because they’re all great in their own way. Anyway, here is a rundown on the best of the bunch:

Why Microsoft Points Are Actually Awesome

What you’re probably thinking. Stop it! Well, maybe not awesome. But definitely better than the common perception would have you…

What you’re probably thinking. Stop it!

Well, maybe not awesome. But definitely better than the common perception would have you believe.

Recently I had an epiphany. For the past few years every time I made a transaction on Xbox Live I tried to convert the ever-annoying Microsoft points into dollars in my head so I could figure out how much money I was blowing. I realize now that while it’s not a very intuitive system, it’s actually not that bad.

Here are a couple of strategies to help you get the most bang for your virtual buck:

What’s Up With Google+: A beginner’s guide

I’m sorry, Google. I know I called you evil in my last post. Compared to Facebook though, you’re like Little…

I’m sorry, Google. I know I called you evil in my last post. Compared to Facebook though, you’re like Little Orphan Annie. Now that you’re teasing me with the delicious field trial of Google+, let’s be friends again. Readers, here’s what you need to know.

For starters, everything you’ve heard is true. Google+ is a lot like Facebook. You’ve got your profile, your friends, and your photos. At its core, is there all that much else to the big F?

Hey, this looks familiar…

Windows Phone 7 vs. Android

  vs. I’m a big supporter of what Microsoft is about right now. I think Google makes some awesome products…

 

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I’m a big supporter of what Microsoft is about right now. I think Google makes some awesome products but they’re slowly transitioning into a 90’s era Microsoft-ish juggernaut (evil) and I haven’t been too fond of the Cult of Mac since elementary school. Microsoft has had its issues, but they seem to finally be giving up on that “F*** you, we’re Microsoft!” attitude that’s left them behind the curve in recent years – giving us the Xbox 360, Windows 7, and the subject of this post, Windows Phone 7.

I’ve been holding off on getting a new phone for ages. My old phone had some great features like making calls and being pretty small, so I held on to it until a few weeks ago when my send button kind of broke and the first Windows Phone 7 came to Verizon in the same day. I’d been hearing a lot of interesting buzz, so I went out and picked one up.

Three days later, I traded it in for a Droid X2.

Double Fine: Double the Fun

Forewarning: I’ve got a lot to talk about here, so this one is going to be a doozy. Also, this…

Forewarning: I’ve got a lot to talk about here, so this one is going to be a doozy. Also, this is more of a humor piece than a straight review, so take it with a grain of salt. See my other reviews for something more… informative. Forewarned!

This being one of my first posts, I want to get this out of the way – I am a fickle beast. I fall in love with a game and two weeks later I’ve forgotten it exists. I’ve got mad ADD, and if a game loses me for a second, it loses me forever. But for those first few days, man. I cannot get enough.

Anyway, Double Fine! I’m currently binging on Double Fine’s latest game, Trenched. It is awesome. Is it perfect? No. But it is pretty freaking sweet. I’m going to take this opportunity to talk a little bit about Double Fine, their games, and what makes them pretty freaking sweet also.