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Review: Snugg iPad mini case

November 5th, 2013 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Gadgets, Reviews, Technology

Any Apple fan knows that getting your hands on the sleek, shiny gadget is just the start of the fun. Picking the right accessories is also part of the adventure, and while I generally keep it simple, I know people who have half a dozen cases and covers for their tech toys, one to match […]

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HMAUS Springfest Tomorrow

May 4th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Technology

“Explore” is the theme of this year’s Springfest event, one of two signature annual gatherings of the Hawaii Macintosh & Apple User Society (HMAUS). Taking place on the campus of Kapiolani Community College, Springfest is a free, casual conference that offers presentations and workshops inspired by Apple technology. Topics include photography and digital art, as […]

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Bartleby’s Second Book Featured by Apple

October 25th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Gadgets, Technology

It was over a year ago when “Bartleby’s Book of Buttons,” a delightful digital storybook for iPad, hit Apple’s App Store. Created by Hawaii-born artist Henrik Van Ryzin and his wife Denise, I found the app to be a delightful, wonderful digital storybook for the iPad. That first release was dubbed “Volume I: The Far Away […]

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Clean Energy App Brings Green Tech to Students

May 10th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Environment, Hawaii, Technology

In Hawaii, we’re surrounded by clean energy projects. We’ve got solar farms, wind farms, biofuel producers, geothermal and wave energy experiments… researchers are branching out, venture capitalists are moving in, and federal funds are flowing. And it seems as if every hot new electric car hits our streets early. While we might take all this […]

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iPad App: MovieBuddy

October 18th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Gadgets, Hawaii, People, Technology

The MovieBuddy app for iPad, conceived and developed in part in Hawaii, takes a great thing and tries to make it even better. Netflix is everywhere. Not content to destroy the likes of Blockbuster, the DVD rental company is leading the way in the inevitable shift toward streaming media. Getting discs delivered to your mailbox […]

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Honolulu’s ‘Real Weather Girl’

October 16th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Technology, The Web, Video

When it comes to covering the weather, local television news outlets aren’t shy about emphasizing the appearance of their reporters over their meteorological data. This may be even more true in Hawaii, where the weather doesn’t change much. The “Real Weather Girls” app for iPhone and iPad takes this concept to the next level. “Real […]

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iPad App: Flickpad

August 26th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 11 Comments · Gadgets, Hawaii, Reviews, Technology

Digital cameras and online galleries have transformed how we take, organize, and share pictures. But part of me misses the simple, organic fun of casually sifting through a pile of photos. Enter Flickpad. Conceived and co-programmed in Hawaii, Flickpad offers a unique and instantly intuitive way to explore the photos your friends post on Facebook […]

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iPad App: Bartleby’s Book of Buttons [Updated]

August 17th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 14 Comments · Gadgets, Hawaii, Technology

“Bartleby’s Book of Buttons Vol. 1: The Far Away Island” [iTunes Link] is a new iPad application for kids (and playful adults) that embraces everything that makes the Apple device special. It’s a kind of “digital pop-up book” that engages readers in ways that no dead tree could, and it was born right here in […]

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