Caffeinated Pixels

Fueled by obscene amounts of coffee and a love for all things 8-bit and shiny, Pete wants to share his experiences with you. He'll try not to twitch and fidget too much, so as to not distract you from sharing his Apple vs. PC thoughts and comparisons, wistful yearning for a return to classic gaming, and focused spout-offs inspired by a life circling around computers, video games, and gadgets



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Vintage Game Review: Prince of Persia for PC/DOS

It seems that the love being given to retro games is neverending these days, with old 8-bit classics being remade left and right.  Games like the revamped Metal Gear & Alone in the Dark series, as well as the upcoming Bionic Commando redux, are only a few tiny fish in a growing sea of upgraded, flashier remakes.

Prince of Persia

iPhone 3.0 Preview Teases With Much Needed Copy/Paste... And More

The iPhone just keeps getting better and better.  Each and every "major" upgrade since the inception of the beloved candybar has brought much needed features, and admittedly, some that should have always been there in the first place.

No matter what side of the issue you're on, iPhone 3.0 promises to be a significantly useful upgrade.  There's a TON of new features and I won't cover them all, but I figured I'd weigh in on some of the most-desired additions.

iPhone 3.0 Upgrade

Which Cellphone (Or Smartphone) Should I Buy?

This is a very common question that I get nowadays, being a huge mobile gadget geek and all.

Question:  Which cellphone should I buy?

Seems like a pretty simple question - buy what you like, right?  However, this is all too common of a mistake.  Once you purchase your shiny new communicator, you feel pretty good toting it about like a proud new parent... only to discover months later that it's missing a crucial feature or has some extremely annoying habits that you can't stand.  As such, the question of which mobile to purchase is more complicated than it seems... especially with all the new (and sometimes wacky) choices out there.

My Favorite Apps For Twitter-ing My Life Away

Well, I can't say I Twitter my life away.  More accurately, Twitter has become a part of my life, both personally and professionally.  I've found great enjoyment in following tweets of those I know personally, and some that I know only by a pseudonym or an avatar.  I'm always looking for that great link, amusing experience, or quirky photo to post.  I've read news and learned about great new apps through Twitter.  It's also become an indispensable tool for networking with and growing online communities.

I'd like to share my 2 cents on the best Twitter clients out there - which ones are your favorites?

Apple Announcements Galore - iMac, Minis, and More Get A Facelift

It's that time again... the iconic Apple announcements.  This time around, there's a whole mess of 'em, none of which are "new and groundbreaking."  However, that doesn't make them any less necessary, as this current round of facelifts to the fruit-puters is quite welcome.  Here's the skinny on what's new and improved...

The Mac Pro - Now With Nehalem, Still Impossible To Afford

What fanboy or fangirl hasn't drooled over one of these impressively excessive hulking monoliths of computing nirvana?  I mean, come on... go to the Mac Pro homepage ( and check out that beast.  It's like you're looking up at a skyscraper or something.  I think I actually lost my breath for a second.

Quick Review of Apple's Safari 4 Public Beta

The browser wars rage on with the new version of Safari, just released by Apple in public beta form.  I've been a fan of Safari for a long time, before people even actually liked Safari.  It just seems so tightly integrated with OS X and generally feels slicker to me.  Plus, I like syncing my bookmarks over MobileMe so I can access the same things from my laptop, desktop, and iPhone.

Now, Apple has made (one of my) favorite browsers even better.  It's not perfect by any means, and not everyone will appreciate the pretty significant changes - but I do.  Here's the short list of what you can expect from this shiny new window to the Intarwebs.



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