About Ian Eberle

Computer science major at Northwest Florida State College. I enjoy programming, web design, technology opinion, and following the news.

5 Text Messaging Apps That Use WiFi

I've been on vacation in rural Pennsylvania with my family this week and although my phone says "searching for signal" 75% of the day, I'm still able to connect with my friends and colleagues in Florida because I have a WiFi connection. As long as the person I'm contacting uses one of the free text [...]

Why You Should Ditch Your Cell Phone Contract

After seeing that Virgin Mobile is now getting the iPhone 5, I decided to look into some contract-free carriers that rival AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. I was very surprised when I found that customers can get an iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S4 on Virgin Mobile, Straight Talk, Cricket, Net 10 Wireless, and Boost Mobile. [...]

2018-03-11T20:15:34-07:00June 28th, 2013|Categories: Technology|

modern.IE: The Best Cross Browser Testing Tool For Web Developers

As a web designer, one of the most annoying parts of designing a website is cross-browser testing to make sure the site functions and/or looks proper on all browsers. The reason this causes so many headaches is that many designers like myself choose to use either a Mac or Linux computer, so we don't have [...]

2013-06-18T19:28:20-07:00June 18th, 2013|Categories: blogging, Internet|Tags: , , , |

Spotify vs Google Music Streaming

I recently wrote a review of Spotify, a music streaming service that blows iTunes and Amazon MP3 out of the water. A few days after my Spotify review was published, Google released their own competing service that integrates into the already-existing Google Play music store. Premium Spotify is $9.99 per month, but the Google service [...]

2013-05-22T12:38:52-07:00May 23rd, 2013|Categories: Entertainment|Tags: , , , , , |

Spotify Review: The Most Inexpensive Way To Listen To Music

When downloadable music first came out, I adopted the concept right away. The fact that you can open iTunes and download an album in an hour (I had dial-up Internet at the time) was amazing! I've been a loyal customer of iTunes for years now with a collection of thousands of songs I have purchased [...]

The Truth About Apple’s Pricing Structure

I was shopping for a new computer the other day at Staples and as soon as I told the guy working there that I was primarily a Mac user looking to buy a Windows 8 laptop, he brought out all of the pro-Microsoft, Apple-bashing opinions that IT professionals have come up with everywhere Apple products [...]

2018-03-11T20:15:49-07:00March 31st, 2013|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , |

The Big Debate: Is WWE Fake?

Lately, I have taken an unexpected twist in television entertainment and set up WWE's Monday Night Raw to record on my DVR. Ever since I started to watch the show, I have gotten comments from friends and family saying "You know that's fake, right?" or "WWE is just a male soap opera." The people making [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Bot On RuneScape

I started playing RuneScape back in 2006 after a friend of mine recommended the game to me. At the time, I was quite the console gamer, but this was the only online game I had ever played. I really got into the game in 2007 when we upgraded from dial up to high-speed cable Internet [...]

Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery Review

If you're like me and have accidentally (or purposely) deleted a file on your computer and emptied your trash can, you may be pretty sad to find out that you have lost the file forever. I've done this years ago with an SD card and I was not able to get the 100+ photos back [...]

Mac User: Why I Considered Switching To Windows 8

I've been a Mac user since 2010 and I haven't looked back in over three years - until recently. Ever since Windows 8 was released last October, I have been catching myself saying the "W" word (it's frowned upon to say "Windows" when you're part of the Mac cult) and "I want" in the same [...]

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