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Review: Uncharted 4 – A Thief’s End

In Entertainment, Reviews by J Michel Metz1 Comment

This is a review I honestly never thought I’d write, and certainly one that I hoped I’d never have to write. It actually physically pains me to put these words down, read them, re-read them, and commit them to the “submit button.” Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is goes beyond disappointment. It devolves into insulting and unashamed humiliation of the …

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Review: Synology DS216+ First Look

In Reviews, Storage, Technology by J Michel Metz1 Comment

A few weeks ago Synology sent me a DS216+ to review. Unfortunately, I haven’t had a lot of time to give it the thorough examination as I had wished, but I did manage to do a couple of quick tests in a temporary (that is, don’t try this at home or for a long-term solution) configuration. Overall I found the …

Comparison Review: Blood Glucose iOS apps

In Reviews, Technology by J Michel Metz2 Comments

[Note: If you are not a diabetic, or do not know a diabetic, this comparison chart will be of little interest to you] MySugr Glucose Buddy Version Tested 3.9.0 3.7.0 Grade B+ D+ Cost Free/Pro up to $139.99 Free/Pro up to $13.99 Data Entry A D+ Charts & Graphs B F Export F/B- D Import F/D- F Backup/Cloud C A …

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Review: Glucose Buddy (iOS App)

In Health Care, Reviews, Technology by J Michel Metz1 Comment

App Name: Glucose Buddy Version: 3.7.0 Developer: Azumio Date Updated: October 12, 2012 Cost: Free; up to $13.99 for additional features Overall Score/Value: D+ A part of the ongoing review of diabetic glucose applications for iOS/iPhone. Executive Summary Tap. Tap. Tap. Tap. An all-around painful experience with useless charting capabilities, whose only saving grace is the tight integration with a …

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Review: mySugr (iOS App)

In Health Care, Reviews, Technology by J Michel Metz1 Comment

App Name: mySugr Version: 3.9.0 (Current version 3.10.0) Developer: mySugr GmbH Cost:  Free, in-app purchase for full version $2.99/month, $27.99/year, $139.99/lifetime Overall Score/Value: B+ A part of the ongoing review of diabetic glucose applications for iOS/iPhone. Executive Summary The ease of entry for this diabetic logbook app pushes it to the current winner’s circle as the least onerous utility for …

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Review: The Order 1886 (VG)

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Arguably one of the most beautiful, photo-realistic video game ever created, the gorgeous The Order: 1886 looks like it should have been an instant top 3 games of all times. In fact, if you go by screenshots or gameplay trailers alone, you could even be duped into questioning anyone’s willingness to pan such a glorious achievement. Unfortunately, the beauty with …