Review: HuniePop (The Adult Match Three RPG)

Ages ago there was a game on 16-bit computers called Bar Games. It featured random games you might find er, in a bar setting. One of the games was called “The Pickup Artist”. In this game you had to approach a woman and have an on-screen dialogue. Say the wrong thing and she told you…

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

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ExpanDrive – Real Drive Letters for Cloud Storage

Cloud.  Today, it’s all about the cloud.  Store in the cloud, work in the cloud … live in the cloud.  Google even created ChromeOS to embrace the cloud – and we now have laptops that do practically nothing unless they are connected to said cloud.  While you could argue the merits of cloud computing all…

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

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Google’s “Breakfast with Sundar” Wrapup

Everyone is being like Nintendo these days; forgoing the “all in” during big conferences – instead, setting up multiple, smaller conferences and demos regularly spaces throughout the year. On July 24th, Google presented “Breakfast with Sundar Pichai” to reveal new hardware, software and services. Let’s take a quick look at everything in a nutshell, and…

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

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Freemium Part Deux: DRM in Disguise

In my article, Freemium: It’s Real, It Sucks, It Really Sucks I discussed the latest bait and switch from the gaming industry. The concept of micro-transactions isn’t new; but now instead of it being an afterthought, games are being BUILT around picking your pocket, $.99-$99.99 at a time. Games like Simpsons: Tapped Out show how the model…

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

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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. At first look, Directory Opus…

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

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Google Drive: Why You Should Care

Introduction Cloud storage is big business. Everyone wants to handle your online storage needs. If you go searching for a storage host, you’ll see venerable names like DropBox, Box, SkyDrive, Amazon – and some names you may not be familiar with like SpiderOak and SugarSync. There are a lot of potentials out there, but which…

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

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Secret Treasures: SpaceSniffer (Windows)

If you work with computers long enough, you’re bound to create an arsenal of “secret treasures”; little programs that you may only use once a year – but are indispensable when you do need them.  Every time you use it, you think to yourself, “What would I do without this?” and you wonder whom else…

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

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DVDFab Media Player: This is not the droid you’re looking for …

  Blu-ray is a great format for high definition playback without compromise; especially if you use consumer Blu-ray set top box players.  Unfortunately, the Blu-ray format is also littered with copy protection.  This is seamless to end users with set top boxes, but for those of us trying to get these movies to play on…

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

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Directory Opus 10

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. At first look, Directory Opus…

About Shane Monroe

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

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Subsonic: Why you don’t need Google Music

When Google flagships a new product, the media blitz is astounding and Google Music’s release into beta (invite only) status was no exception.  Unless you’re living under a rock, you know all about Google Music and what it promises to bring to the table. This all comes, of course, on the heels of Amazon’s own…

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

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