Archive for the ‘Gadgets’ Category


Introducing the PowerShell Profile Editor

Saturday, August 4th, 2012 by Alex Riedel
PowerShell’s profiles make setting up your work environment a bit easier, allowing you to pre-load your most common snapins or modules, define functions, set variables and whatever else you need on startup. However, since there are quite a number of profiles, potentially one for each host, one for all users, one for each user, one for all users and all hosts, the number of files can get a bit out of hand. If you consider that some of these are also duplicated for 32 and 64 bit if you happen to run on a 64 bit OS, you’ll see that…   More »

Back from Tech-Ed: Can I read your e-books on my iPad or iPhone?

Thursday, August 5th, 2010 by Ferdinand Rios
SAPIEN Press e-books are currently formatted as PDF files. Therefore, any PDF reader should be able to display our files so that you can read them. Of course, depending on your device, "your milage may vary." Let's take a look at how the Apple iPad handles our e-books. The Apple iPad has a 9.7" (diagonal) display with a resolution of 1024x768. There are several applications that can display PDF files available on the iPad including DropBox, an awesome tool for accessing files across various devices including your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPod and iPad. Recently, Apple updated its iBooks e-book reader…   More »

Back from Tech-Ed: How can I get iPowerShell?

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 by Ferdinand Rios
iPowerShell is SAPIEN's FREE iPhone/iPad PowerShell reference tool. It is available from the Apple iTunes store. You can easily download the most current version by searching for iPowerShell in your iTunes application or click on this link to connect to the iPowerShell page directly in iTunes.…   More »

Back from Tech-Ed: Do you have iPowerShell for …

Friday, July 16th, 2010 by Ferdinand Rios
... Android, Blackberry, Windows 7 Mobile or Palm? The simple answer is, unfortunately, no. But we have started looking into some of these other mobile device platforms, specifically Android and Windows 7 Mobile. There are so many cool and interesting features we want to add to iPowerShell, that it is taking up all of our current mobile platform development resources. If you are already an Android or Windows 7 Mobile developer, maybe we can work together to get iPowerShell out faster on those platforms. Contact and let us know!…   More »

iPowerShell v.2 now available in Apple app store.

Monday, March 1st, 2010 by Ferdinand Rios
iPowerShell v.2 is finished and is now available at the Apple app store (iTunes link) for download. Don't know what iPowerShell is? iPowerShell is an easy to use reference tool for users of Microsoft's PowerShell scripting language for use on the iPhone or iPod Touch. It contains full descriptions of each and every core PowerShell Version 2 cmdlet, their syntax, parameters and examples of proper usage. It also contains the complete set of "about item" help topics as well as provider and alias help. iPowerShell includes a quick search function that allows the user to type in partial search terms…   More »

iPowerShell brings PowerShell Help to iPhone

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 by Ferdinand Rios
SAPIEN Technologies released today the first ever iPhone application for Windows PowerShell users: iPowerShell. The first version of iPowerShell is an easy to use reference tool for users of Microsoft's PowerShell scripting language. It contains full descriptions of each and every core PowerShell Version 1 cmdlet, their syntax, parameters and examples of proper usage as well as the complete set of "about item" help topics. Let's take a quick tour... This first screenshot shows a part of the alphabetized list of help topics. Here we see the first few "about" item topics. Tapping on one of these items displays…   More »

iPhone blogging

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 by Ferdinand Rios
A new iPhone app has just been released that allows iPhone and iPod touch users to post blog entries to their WordPress based blog sites. This posting was done using that WordPress app. I have to say that even though this first release is lean on features, it is simple to use and very convenient. You can post to WordPress itself or any WordPress based blog. There are no blog management tools in this release, so it is only for posting. I can post text and pictures. It even has a nice preview mode where you can see a preview…   More »

Windows Server 2008 +1 Event

Monday, February 4th, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
I've been invited to speak at a Windows 2008 related launch event in Syracuse, NY on February 28. I'll be speaking about PowerShell in as much time as they want to give me. The event is sponsored by Visory Group, a Microsoft Gold Partner. Microsoft will also be there in person and virtually to talk about new Windows 2008 features such as: Virtualization Power Shell Terminal Server Enhancements Network Access Protection Encryption Improved Clustering Advanced Management Tools You can learn more about the event and register by visiting here. Technorati Tags: PowerShell, Windows, Server2008, Longhorn…   More »

Unrelated: Whole-House Movies

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008 by Don Jones
So I tried the Windows Media Center thing for several months, even going so far as to buy two DLink DSM-520 media receivers. My goal was to rip several (non-copyrighted) DVDs into a format I could stream throughout the house - essentially giving me “in-room movies” on every TV. I wasn’t happy. The mishmash of video formats is a pain to wade through, and I couldn’t get anything into a good enough quality to (a) play on my 110” screen with decent quality and (b) not take up as much room as the DVD did. Plus, the DLinks and every…   More »

Cell Phones and Worker Productivity

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 by Don Jones

A guy in a movie theater answers his cell phone. Can you feel the rant coming? Here's another off-topic, gadget-related post for you to enjoy.


Several people complained immediately, and good for them: The movie is something we all paid to enjoy, and this guy is devaluing our purchase by carrying on a conversation. ?It?s work!? he defends himself, ...   More »