Wii U: Launch Day Impressions



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As someone fortunate enough to be enjoying my Wii U on launch day, I feel it is my responsibility to tender my experience here for my fellow Review Lagooners since I know a lot of people are taking a “wait and see” approach to Nintendo’s new console.

Therefore, I’ll take a very quick look at the entire system and give you some initial feedback – hopefully enough that will help the “swing gamers” to decide whether they want to track one down before the holidays hit (believe me, these things will be NOWHERE to be found in a couple of days) or wait until the crazy shopping season is over. Read more

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

Filed under : Consoles, Gadgets, Nintendo

The Nexus 10 Early Adopter FAQ



While a lot of this article may also cover Nexus 4 and other devices recently upgraded to Android 4.2, it is targeted at Nexus 10 and I will update it frequently as I get more information. If you find anything here inaccurate or needing updates – or even if you just have a question – please do NOT hesitate to post a reply or contact me directly. Read more

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

Filed under : Android Tablets, Tablets

Directory Opus 10: The Power User File Manager



I’ve written reviews for Directory Opus v6 and v8 – and reused content from the former for the latter. In this review of Directory Opus v10, I’m starting from scratch. Surely I will cover similar topics but I’m going to take a new approach to this review than the others.
Stock Directory Opus Screen

At first look, Directory Opus could easily be mistaken for “just another file manager”. There are many of them around, too. It seems the “enhanced file manager” concept finally started taking off and there are no less than a half a dozen, fairly well-known file managers floating around out there. Despite this fact, Directory Opus (Dopus from now on) still remains a mystery to most people – largely due to the fact that it costs money while so many other ones are free. Read more

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

Filed under : Computers, Software, Windows

Nyko PlayPad for Android Devices Review



When it comes to hardware – “software is king”; after all – who wants a great piece of hardware with poor (or no) software available for it? Nintendo has proven that they can take low spec machines and pump out great software for it – and make a killing. Microsoft is combating the “end of cycle blues” by releasing updates to their Xbox software to extend the life of the aging console. The greatest games of all time … are the greatest games of all time BECAUSE software is king.

If “software” is king – then it stands to reason that controls are queen in the royal marriage of entertainment technology. Read more

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+