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Review: Synology DS216+ First Look

March 24, 2016 1 comment

Screen shot 2016-02-11 at 5.56.35 PMA 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 installation process to be even more simplified than before, and the performance to be quite impressive.

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Comparison Review: Blood Glucose iOS apps

January 25, 2016 2 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

Email Data

F/B-

D+

Desktop Integration

N/A

N/A

Web Integration

B

A

Printing

N/A

N/A

Reminders

A

F

Insulin Correction Calculation

N/A*

N/A

Nutrition Calculator

N/A

F

A1C Estimator

**

N/A

Community

A

B

Annotation

A

C

 

 

 

* Not available in this version

** Need to be validated

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Review: Glucose Buddy (iOS App)

January 25, 2016 1 comment
Prepare to Tap!

Prepare to Tap!

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 more-capable (but still limited) companion website. Read more…

Review: mySugr (iOS App)

January 25, 2016 1 comment
mySugr

mySugr

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 the job, but weaknesses in import/export and charting plus an outrageously high cost severely detract from its appeal. [Note: The evaluation period for this app concluded the day the next version was released]

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Imprisoned by the Prisoner, Part II

December 21, 2009 1 comment

Originally published 11/19/2009.
It’s worse than I thought. Originally in Part 1 I was concerned about the loss of the spirit of the show, as the program was decidedly anti-corporation and the protagonist was weak, incapable, and extremely difficult to identify with. Little did I know that it could actually be *worse* than that. Read more…

Imprisoned by the Prisoner, Part I

December 21, 2009 1 comment

Originally published 11/17/2009.

Oh, how the times have changed, and the sensibilities along with them.

Patrick McGoohan, the co-creator, writer, and oft-director of the original “Prisoner” series in 1967, died in January of 2009. All I can say is that I’m glad he doesn’t have to see what’s been done to his beloved series. Read more…

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