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5 Years of BirchTree

I have been writing online consistently for the past 5 years. A smart man would have recorded the exact date I started so that I could say “Happy 5th Birthday, BirchTree!” but you’re stuck with me. Since I only know the year, and it really doesn’t matter that much, I’m declaring October 17, 2015 to […]

Free Podcast Apps Are Nothing New

There was a bit of chatter online yesterday over Marco Arment’s decision to make Overcast free and only make money on it though a patronage program. Essentially, he’s doing the Radiohead model of “pay what you want” for the app. Marco said he did this as a way to make sure all his users were […]

What If You Used iOS 9’s Low Power Mode all the Time?

One of my favorite new features of Apple’s iOS 9 is Low Power Mode. This feature is designed to kick in when you reach 20% battery remaining, and give you a little more time before you have to race to a charger. And while most iOS 9 reviews covered this mode briefly and determined it […]

Nintendo Wii: True Disruption or Just a Fad?

There are many comparisons that can be made between the upcoming Apple TV and Nintendo’s Wii gaming console. They are each platforms that promise accessible, simple games with a focus on motion controls. The Wii is a great example of disruption in the tech industry, as it truly made everyone from the corporate executives to […]

An iPhone Lover’s Review of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung offered iPhone users a 30 day test drive of one of their high-end Galaxy phones for the low, low price of $1. I’m hopelessly curious about devices/apps/services outside of the ones I use, so this was a great opportunity to dive deep into Android once again after being away for almost a full year. […]