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June 12, 2014

Zoom in on a Microchip (Video)

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:21 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Knd-U-avG0c

June 11, 2014

Android 4.4.3 is Here

Filed under: News — Tags: — admin @ 7:48 am

Relax: It’s not a major update. The point-three part of the release number isn’t even considered a minor release. This update fixes some bugs and addresses other issues. It’s still Android version KitKat.
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I Remember When Playing Games was Easy

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

The excitement was palpable. A new game. A shiny new CD or — years earlier — a stack of floppies. After a torturous few minutes, you were up and playing the latest game. Those were the days.
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June 10, 2014

Avoiding Facebook Scams

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:33 am

In addition to these solid tips (link below), I recommend using an incognito tab/window to view links in Facebook. Be wise and safe.

Link

June 9, 2014

OS X “Yosemite” Respects Desktop Users

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:19 am

Just last week, Apple introduced its latest update to OS X, the Macintosh operating system.

A Macintosh is a traditional computer, coming in desktop and laptop varieties. It is not a mobile device, like a tablet or phone. Apple gets that point, therefore their new operating system actually respects the computer user. Unlike Microsoft, which completely disrespected computer users with their awful Windows 8.

Link

Wi-Fi All Over the House

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

Most people set up a home network that includes a Wi-Fi base station. Smart move: Given today’s portable gizmos, it makes sense for them all to gang up on the local network and eschew those mobile data surcharges.

When the Wi-Fi network doesn’t reach everywhere in the house, extend it with a Wi-Fi extender.
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June 6, 2014

Mail Lists to Love, Mail Lists to Loathe

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

A mail list is an email delivery system. You sign up, and then information is sent to your email account. Mail lists can be useful, but they can also be a pain in the rump. Fortunately, things are better today than they were ages ago.
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June 4, 2014

Table Formatting in Word

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

A table is really an Excel-thing. Word does tables, of course, but Excel does them better. Still, it’s easier to whip out a table in Word than it is to do the convoluted exercise of inserting an Excel “object” into a Word document.
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June 2, 2014

Dumb Format Wars: 4K Version

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:27 am

The next big battle in home technology formats is the 4K TV. It may not be the last, but according to the article (link below), it’s rapidly proving to be one of the most stupid.

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Windows 9 Looms on the Horizon

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

I just checked the stats for Windows 8. Things don’t look good.
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