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December 21, 2015

Clear Google’s Search History

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I recently received an email from a reader. His question was about clearing the Google search history. I cover clearing the web page history from your mobile web browser’s history list, but one thing that doesn’t fix is Google’s own history of those items you’ve searched for. Here’s how to clean-up that list.

December 18, 2015

Messin’ with the Google App

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OK Google.

That’s how it all starts. Utter those words, and your Android phone or tablet perks up its ears and gets ready to act.

December 16, 2015

The Perils of Not Upgrading IE

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Internet Explorer

It’s been a long time since Microsoft’s Internet Explorer was the planet’s number one web browser. Some people still use it. Over 20 percent of those people use versions of Internet Explorer (IE) prior to the current version. Those people are facing an ominous security risk.

December 14, 2015

OneDrive Could Be So Much Better

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Like many humans, I subscribe to (or have been forced to subscribe to) several cloud-based file sharing services. My options for storing and sharing information are pretty much unlimited, but one of the services I’d like to use more is Microsoft’s OneDrive. The problem is that the service doesn’t live up to its potential.

December 11, 2015

The Subscription Model Takes Hold

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In the beginning, software was hardwired into the computer. Then came the programmable era, where software was coded by flipping switches or input from a stack of punchcards. Man, how things have changed.

December 9, 2015

The Other Way to Cast

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A while back, I wrote a post on how screencasting works on an Android device. The technique describe does work, and it does broadcast your phone or tablet’s screen to a nearby TV or monitor. But as I get into a TV-less life, I’ve discovered that other, more common screencasting methods exist.

December 7, 2015


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Of all the curious and wonderful Unix words that have seeped into the English language, perhaps the most common is ping. I hear it used all the time.

December 4, 2015

Mobile Word

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One of the things I discovered right away on my new laptop Frodo, is that he comes with a very unique version of Word. It’s called Word Mobile and I’ve never seen it before.

December 2, 2015

Life Without Cable TV

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The most blessed thing about “cutting the cable” is the delightfully small bill you receive at the end of the month. I remember balking with my cable bill crossed the $100 mark. I balked again when it crossed $150 and finally to $200. Now my monthly bill is down to $60 because all we pay for is the high-speed Internet.

November 30, 2015

My New, Teensy Laptop

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Subnotebook laptops were popular a few years back. These tiny laptops were cheap, usually in the $200 range. They had a tiny screen and a tiny keyboard and they ran basic Windows programs and that was about it. On, and they used standard AA batteries for power.

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