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January 30, 2015

Deciphering a Link

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

I recognize that I’m odd, but I figure I’m not the only one who looks at a web page address and thinks, “What does all that crap mean?” Some addresses are pretty clean. Others look like the cat walked on the keyboard, lied down, and took a snooze.
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January 28, 2015

Buying a Phone or Tablet 2015 Edition

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

My first thoughts about buying recommendations for a new phone is, does anyone bother to ask?

Of course they do! The problem right now is that few people know which features are desirable or can make a difference. Buying a phone is more than just choosing a plan and finding a low price.
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January 27, 2015

Apple Makes Even More Money

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:29 pm

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Apple just reported their second quarter financial results. The profits are up, totalling over $18 billion. That makes it the most profitable company in the history of mankind.
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January 26, 2015

Windows 10 Update

Filed under: News — admin @ 3:13 pm

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The Windows 10 beta continues to evolve. In a move to further distance the new operating system from it’s disastrous grandfather (Windows 8, because the father would have been Windows 9), the latest beta is missing the Charms Bar and the Start Screen.
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Buying a New Computer 2015 Edition

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Computers die, sometimes in a painful and lingering way. The goal in getting a new system is to replace the old one before its inevitable death.
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January 23, 2015

My DOS Utilities, Dead

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Each time I setup a new PC, I copy over my all-time favorite DOS utilities. They dwell in a special folder, COMMANDS\, found off my main profile folder in Windows. I even configure the DOS prompt program, CMD.EXE, so that it references that folder, giving me command line access to my favorite text mode tools. And now they don’t work.
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January 21, 2015

Windows 10 Free

Filed under: News — admin @ 12:00 pm

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In a shockingly logical move, Microsoft has announced that the Windows 10 upgrade will be free, available at no cost to current users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. The message here is clear: Windows XP users, you suck.
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Your Phone’s Camera App

Filed under: Main — Tags: — admin @ 12:01 am

One of the most common things you find on an Android phone is a camera. One of the most irregular things you’ll find on an Android phone is the software that runs the camera.
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January 20, 2015

Stupid TV Remotes

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:36 am

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It’s refreshing when I see an article done elsewhere that echoes my own sentiments. My general response to this topic of awkward “Smart TV” remotes is: Duh.
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January 19, 2015

There’s Nothing Like Travel

Filed under: Main — Tags: , — admin @ 12:01 am

I don’t do a lot of work-related travel, not like some people I know. Still, several times a year, I find myself on the road. Having a nice hotel room is good. Restaurants are a plus. Wi-Fi is a necessity.
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