Review

My product and services reviews focus on digital rights as much as the products themselves.

Subscribe by feed or email.

The Joplin logo in front of a screenshot of an empty notebook in the Joplin app.

Review: Joplin note-taking app

The open-source note-taking app Joplin supports encryption and choose-your-own-cloud. Desktop app gets the job done, but the Android app is slow and clunky.

A screenshot of the main window of the Pocket Cast app shown on the macOS desktop. The list of podcasts lists different technology podcasts.

Pocket Casts’ desktop apps are okay

I listen to podcasts at my desk, and Pocket Casts’ new desktop apps (based on their web apps) means I don’t need my smartphone to enjoy them comfortably.

A hand holding up a paper card with a cut out globe and the word “GeoDNS”.

Review: Managed GeoDNS on a budget

A comparison review of six GeoDNS service providers. GeoDNS can help reduce latency by directing your website traffic to the nearest datacenter.

A Lenovo IdeaCentre Stick 300 sticking out of a ceiling-mounted projector.

Review of Lenovo IdeaCentre Stick 300

Lenovo’s contender to the stick-PC market runs Windows 10 but doesn’t even have enough storage space to perform upgrades. Linux may be the better option.