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August 29, 2014

Text Color

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No one makes a big deal about it today, but years ago text color was a big deal. In the dreary world of text mode computer, it was about the only fun you could have.

August 27, 2014

I Think I’m in Love

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I was wrong about computers. As it turns out, I really enjoy them and I love to program. I find it relaxing, like working a puzzle. Assembly language was my favorite programming language due to its delightfully cryptic nature. Now I’ve found a language even more cryptic, almost to the point of being insane.

August 25, 2014

At the Tone, the Time will be . . .

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When I need to know the time, I whip out my phone. That’s exactly what I did when I was a kid as well: I’d whip out the phone. That was decades before cell phones existed.

August 22, 2014

Five Things for Android Not on iPhone

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ZDnet has summarized a list of nifty Android phone features you won’t find coming to an iPhone near you any time soon. Granted, not all of these features are things you’ll find on every Android smartphone. Still, it’s an impressive list.


Small Programs, Immediate Feedback

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Programming a computer may seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually one of the simplest things you can learn — provided that it’s taught properly.

August 20, 2014

Do You Miss Word 2013’s Open Dialog Box?

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Word 2013 unceremoniously dispensed with the traditional Open dialog box. It was replaced with something called Back Stage. You can get the Open dialog box back, but only when you know the secret.

August 19, 2014

What Makes Facebook Tick

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Apparently no one knows how Facebook decides what’s relevant for you to see. It’s anyone’s guess! It’s not based on who you know or what you like.

Washington Post

August 18, 2014

Chrome Browser Gains Ground

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:20 am

Internet Explorer is still the king, but the Chrome web browser is gaining ground. It’s gone up in market share recently, apparently at the expense of the Firefox browser.

Also in the news: The Windows 64-bit version of Chrome is coming out soon. That would be nice.


Ancient Airport Security

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Complaining about airport security isn’t anything new. What is new, however, is the commonplace acceptance of technology by TSA personnel. Items such as cell phones, tablets, and laptops, breeze through the checkpoint these days. That wasn’t always the case.

August 17, 2014

Where Have You Been!

Filed under: News — admin @ 10:05 am

Who knows where you go? Google does!

“The Maps app keeps track of your location on the planet Earth,” which is what I write in my various Android For Dummies books. Apparently it keeps track of your location over time as well, which some people might find disturbing.


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