Our holiday gift guide series rolls on with more great product picks. This time, the panel of Shelly Brisbin, Jim Tanous, and host Chuck Joiner not only provide their selections, but also discuss the privacy implications of one gift, the affordability of a timely pick, and an adult twist on on a holiday tradition.
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Shelly Brisbin is a writer, editor, podcaster, and cocktail enthusiast. Her current project is iOS Access for All, a comprehensive guide to accessibility for Apple’s iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. The ebook will be published in the spring of 2014. Shelly’s career in tech journalism spans 25 years, 13 books,hundreds of articles and blog posts for leading tech publications, and several stints on the editorial staffs of leading trade publications and Web sites. She served as editor-in-chief of Blogger & Podcaster Magazine, networking editor for MacUser Magazine, and an editor for online learning company, Powered, Inc. and two Hoover’s Web sites. Her podcasts include the award-winning Shelly’s Podcast, and App Store Pundit, an iOS app review show. Her cocktail writing appears on this blog, and at the sadly departed The Spirit World. When she’s not working, Shelly spends time with her husband and cats in Austin, Texas, watches ancient movies, and reads books, many of which are made of paper. Follow her on Twitter.
Jim M. Tanous runs TekRevue, a general interest technology site covering the most important stories each day from the world of Mac, Windows, Mobile, and Gaming, along with frequent tips and tutorials on how to get the most out of your technology. He also stops by The Mac Observer each week to drop off a tip or two from the Mac Geek Gab podcast. Prior to starting TekRevue, Jim wrote for The Mac Observer, fixed computers for Apple, installed medical records software for McKesson, and assisted attorneys at a New York law firm. Born in Buffalo, NY, Jim now lives in Erie, PA with his wife and young son, and spends most of his day trying to keep the family’s three cats off of his desk. You can contact Jim via Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or email.
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