Posts by Shane Barnhill

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The Snap: Recently, I spent some time combing through The Snap Download's page view statistics to compile our Top Ten Articles of 2012. All of those blog posts are strong and deserving of a place within the top ten. ...

ICYMI: EDITOR’S PICKS

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The Snap: Recently, I spent some time combing through The Snap Download’s page view statistics to compile our Top Ten Articles of 2012. All of those blog posts are strong and deserving of a place within the top ten. However, while looking through past posts, I was struck by some of the great work that [&hellip
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The Snap: You guys sure love listening to Indie music while drinking shots and reading about the Fiscal Cliff. At least that's our takeaway here at The Snap Download, as we take a look back at what you enjoyed reading ...

TSD’s TOP TEN ARTICLES OF 2012

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The Snap: You guys sure love listening to Indie music while drinking shots and reading about the Fiscal Cliff. At least that’s our takeaway here at The Snap Download, as we take a look back at what you enjoyed reading here over the course of 2012. You clicked ’em and we counted ’em — from [&hellip
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The Snap: Jawbone recently released the second version of its UP fitness band. The new version comes almost one year after the disastrous launch of its first-generation UP in late 2011, which saw Jawbone offer refunds to ...

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: JAWBONE UP

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The Snap: Jawbone recently released the second version of its UP fitness band. The new version comes almost one year after the disastrous launch of its first-generation UP in late 2011, which saw Jawbone offer refunds to all customers due to massive failures of the product. I remember that debacle well; the Jawbone UP was [&hellip
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The Snap: It's Christmas, and so, we've wrapped up a little present here, just for you. If you're a regular reader, then you know that we've covered some great bands recently. From emerging artists such as On An On, to ...

A GIFT FROM THE SNAP DOWNLOAD

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The Snap: It’s Christmas, and so, we’ve wrapped up a little present here, just for you. If you’re a regular reader, then you know that we’ve covered some great bands recently. From emerging artists such as On An On, to more established acts such as Alabama Shakes and M83, our music critics have unearthed some [&hel
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The Snap: A Colorado man has filed a petition with the White House's We The People website, asking the Obama Administration to consider building a Star Wars-inspired Death Star. The petition has surpassed the 25,000 ...

THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS

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The Snap: A Colorado man has filed a petition with the White House’s We The People website, asking the Obama Administration to consider building a Star Wars-inspired Death Star. The petition has surpassed the 25,000 signatures required for the White House’s staff to expend resources reviewing the merits of the petition. Accord
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The Snap: Earlier this week, I had an opportunity to speak at the AppNation conference in San Francisco (that's me, above). Although I've done a few other speaking engagements this year -- including ones at ...

THE “WAIT AND SEE” DEATH SPIRAL

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The Snap: Earlier this week, I had an opportunity to speak at the AppNation conference in San Francisco (that’s me, above). Although I’ve done a few other speaking engagements this year — including ones at Salesforce.com’s Dreamforce event (recorded here) and Social Media Intelligence 2012 in Atlanta — this o
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The Snap: It's no secret that consumers are spending more and more time heads-down, engrossed in mobile apps -- and a couple of recent reports highlight this trend. First, Flurry, a mobile analytics company, has released ...

SMARTPHONE HOME SCREEN: GAME OF THRONES, PART 1

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The Snap: It’s no secret that consumers are spending more and more time heads-down, engrossed in mobile apps — and a couple of recent reports highlight this trend. First, Flurry, a mobile analytics company, has released a study showing that mobile apps are gaining on television in terms of time spent daily. According to Flurry
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The Snap: In Part One of my review of the new Microsoft Surface RT tablet, I described how a child's perspective can be particularly insightful regarding the usability of a new device. Before reading my thoughts on the ...

HANDS ON WITH THE MICROSOFT SURFACE RT: PART TWO

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The Snap: In Part One of my review of the new Microsoft Surface RT tablet, I described how a child’s perspective can be particularly insightful regarding the usability of a new device. Before reading my thoughts on the Surface RT, I’d encourage you to first check out that post, which incorporates the thoughts of my [&hellip
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The Snap: There have been countless reviews written about the new Microsoft Surface RT tablet. A couple of the more thoughtful, complete reviews are by Joshua Topolsky of the Verge and MG Siegler of Techcrunch. If you're ...

CHILD’S PLAY: HANDS ON WITH THE MICROSOFT SURFACE RT

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The Snap: There have been countless reviews written about the new Microsoft Surface RT tablet. A couple of the more thoughtful, complete reviews are by Joshua Topolsky of the Verge and MG Siegler of Techcrunch. If you’re thinking about purchasing a Surface RT tablet (not to be confused with the *still* unreleased Microsoft Surface
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