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Bily Foster: Web Designer, Developer and Producer.  Bily has been around the internet since the BBS days.  When he first got his hands on an iPod touch he knew that the iPad wouldn’t be far behind.  One of the first to order the original, and first in line for the last two releases of the iPad.  Bily covers all kinds of tech news all brought to him by his iPad.

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Wreck-It Ralph

One of the most anticipate movies of the year for me, Wreck-It Ralph is about not accepting the status quo and reaching for your dreams. It’s great fun for both parents and kids alike. There is enough action and adventure to keep them entertained, and enough eye candy and cameos to keep you glue to the screen as well. With out ruining any spoilers, I can honestly say it was great to see Q-Bert again! It’s been so many years since I dumped a roll of quarters into that game, that seeing that he isn’t completely forgotten was nice. Keep Read More...

Hulu Plus – A balance between TV and TiVo

It’s not secret that I was a big fan of TiVo. For almost 10 years I sang their praises until they screwed me over by overcharging me. Instead of ‘refunding’ the extra I paid they provided me with ‘discounted’ refurbish HD units that ended up failing left and right. Needless to say it’s been almost a year later and I’m still not going back to TiVo. I tried to use the cable providers DVR and it’s a complete mess of a system. It hardly worked, and it seems every time I went out of town and came back home instead Read More...

How to Create Your Own In-House Video On-Demand System

I’ve been running my own in-house digital video system since the early 2000s. And when Apple released the second-generation of the AppleTV I was able to upgrade from a Video On-Delay to Video On-Demand. You see before the AppleTV I used my TiVo, and a proprietary server system to pull the movie to the TiVo box. But it was inefficient because it had to download the movie before I could watch it, and it was only a text browser so it worked but was hard for my mom to use. But now by using off-the-shelf software and hardware you too Read More...

iPad Smart Case

Apple quietly released their new Smart Case and I understand why they did not make a big deal of it. It’s not a product announcement worth fussing over, don’t give me wrong it’s nice but it’s not exciting.  It’s just a case with a Smart Cover for an all around body protection for the iPad 2 and the new iPad. When I first saw it at stores I cringed because it reminded me of Tupperware, But due to my GhostArmor double protection making the magnets a little week for the smart cover I was concerned about potentially losing it, so I went ahead and Read More...

Hello world!

As with tradition, my first post is a ‘Hello world’ to test the system and welcome everyone to my new project.  Thanks for checking it out.