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We're Back! Doctor Who: Podshock Returns After a Year Recovering From Superstorm Sandy

Doctor Who: Podshock 282

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 282
Running Time: 1:54:01

WE’RE BACK! Superstorm Sandy Aftermath Recap, DWP 282 recorded on 24 October 2012 includes discussions on books 'Love & Monsters: The Doctor Who Experience 1979-Present,' 'Whostrology,' and 'The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman' with your feedback, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani and Dave Cooper.

Getting Back on Feet After Sandy Devastation

After Hurricane Sandy at Barnum Island, NY

Sandy Aftermath Day 338: It's been "a year from hell" recovering and restoring from the mass devastation which Superstorm Sandy caused. There's still a great deal more to do, though it's getting closer to where a sense of "normality" will prevail while ongoing recovery work continues. This means our shows will be resuming shortly including Doctor Who: Podshock and perhaps a new one or two as well.

Knocked Out By Sandy

Wrath of Sandy

On October 29, 2012 we were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. In addition to not having power, heat, phones, net, etc. for almost two weeks, we were flooded with sewage water. Three and half weeks later, we are still expelling destroyed waterlogged stuff and trapped water from the premises.

Once we are back up and running, the podcast shows will return. There was already an episode of Doctor Who: Podshock recorded prior to the storm that still needs to be edited and posted.

Standing on the Bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise [VIDEO]

Enterprise D and Bird of Prey

There's nothing quite like it. It was August 2008, just two weeks before the closing of the Star Trek Experience in Las Vegas, NV and there I was standing on the bridge of the starship Enterprise. It's an incredible feeling for a life-long Star Trek fan. Now this was the bridge of the Galaxy Class starship Enterprise NCC-1701-D as featured on Star Trek: The Next Generation, not the original bridge from the original series, but it was no less exciting at the time. 21 years after we first saw Captain Picard command from it, relaunching Star Trek back on television, there I was standing on what seemed to be an exact replica of the television set.

After An Initial Stumble, the iPhone 5 Proves Itself [VIDEO]

iPhone 5 in Hand

After over two years using the iPhone 4, I was ready to move up to the 5 when it was released. As I did with the original iPhone, the 3GS, and 4, I was there on the release date waiting in line for it. The line was different this time around. Two years ago it was a little more than 3 hours from start to finish, this time it was only 90 minutes. I suppose my local Apple store has gotten better at handling the lines.

Tweetbot for Twitter Hits the Mac App Store

Tweetbot MacTweetbot, the long awaited Twitter client for the Mac is now available in the Mac App Store. For several months I have been alpha/beta testing the app on the Mac. I had previously been using YoruFukurou (not an insult, it means NightOwl) as my main Twitter desktop client. Although perhaps not perfect (then again, I haven't found a perfect Twitter client on any platform), it has powerful features for power users such as myself on Twitter. That said, it may not be the prettiest client either. Enter Tweetbot. Finely crafted and honed visually, Tweetbot is pleasing on the eyes and ears. If you have used one of their iOS clients, you will know what I mean.

We Review the 2012 Series of Doctor Who on Doctor Who: Podshock 281

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 281
Running Time: 1:49:17

We review the 2012 series of Doctor Who so far live on the net with your live feedback and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, and Tara Carstensen.

We Review 'The Angels Take Manhattan' in Doctor Who: Podshock 280 with Your Live Feedback

Doctor Who: Podshock 280

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 280
Running Time: 1:36:15

We review The Angels Take Manhattan live on the net with your live feedback and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper.

We Review 'The Power of Three' in Doctor Who: Podshock 279 with Your Live Feedback

Doctor Who: Podshock 279

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 279
Running Time: 1:31:02

We review The Power of Three live on the net with your live feedback and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper.

We Review 'A Town Called Mercy' in Doctor Who: Podshock 278 with Your Live Feedback

Doctor Who: Podshock 278

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 278
Running Time: 1:31:42

We review A Town Called Mercy live on the net with your live feedback and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper.

We Review 'Asylum of the Daleks' and 'Dinosaurs on a Spaceship' in Doctor Who: Podshock 277

Doctor Who: Podshock 277

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 277
Running Time: 1:53:11

We review Asylum of the Daleks and Dinosaurs on a Spaceship live on the net with your live feedback and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper.

Atari's Greatest Hits Universal iOS App 99-Game Pack is Free for a Very Limited Time

If you are of my generation, you saw the rise of the video arcade and home video gaming while growing up. Suddenly we noticed dust gathering on the old pinball game machines in the arcades as they were being replaced by these upright video game machines in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Many of them bore the name "Atari" on them. At the same time, a little machine called the Atari 2600 (actually at the time, I believe it was simply called the Atari VCS (Video Computer System)) which allowed you to play video games with your home television set (be it color or black and white).

You can play many of those titles from the arcade and Atari 2600 on your iOS device with the universal app called Atari's Greatest Hits - Atari (App Store affiliate link). For a limited time, you can get the complete 99-game pack (in-app purchase) for FREE. It is only available on August 31-September 1, 2012 in your local timezone. So act fast if you want it (I just discovered it myself now).

Identify the Birds You Photograph with 'Peterson Birds of North America' iOS App Now on Sale [VIDEO]

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This Labor Day Weekend, the Peterson Birds — A Field Guide to Birds of North America by Appweavers Inc. (App Store affiliate link) universal iOS app is on sale again for only 99¢ (normally $14.99 USD, at one time it was $29.99). Whether you are a photographer who shoots birds or a bird watcher or just someone that appreciates nature and our feathered friends, you will want to check out this in-depth app that helps you identify, learn about, and track the birds you see around you.

Three Day Sale of 'Video Camera' iOS App by i4Software [VIDEO]

A couple of months ago I reviewed the iOS video camera and video editing app called 'Video Camera by i4Software Vizzywig - Video Editor Movie Maker and Multi Camera Film Edit Effects Slideshow Music Editing Credits App - i4software' (App Store affiliate link) on the Photo Focus channel on Mobli. The app is normally $7.99 (USD) in the Apple App Store. For this Labor Day weekend the developer is having a 3-day sale for it.

Instagram Prints Now Available in My Instacanvas Gallery

Prints of my Instagram photography are now available for purchase in my Instacanvas Gallery. Canvas prints, frame prints, prisms, and cards of photographs from my Instagram feed are available. I only make 20% on each sale, but in these trouble times, every little bit helps.

If you enjoyed a photo you had seen in my Instagram feed (or posted elsewhere originating from Instagram) and would like have a print of it and help out the photographer a bit, check out what is available in my Instacanvas Gallery.

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