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December 1, 2014

Another Look Back at My Old Office

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Recently my mother visited and brought with her lots of photos from the 1990s. Among the lot were a few pictures of my old office. Ah, memories!
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November 28, 2014

Netflix Poised for World Domination

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Maybe I’m exaggerating with that title, but the truth is that Netflix has become a force to be rekoned with as far as video content is concerned. Not only are they frequently mentioned in talk of “net neutrality,” but recently Netflix CEO Reed Hastings predicted that Broadcast TV will be dead by 2030. I agree.
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Merry Black Friday

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My son put it best: Christmas starts the day after Halloween. And Black Friday, supposedly the best shopping day of the year, doesn’t sneak up on anyone. The merchants have been touting it all month. It’s finally here.
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November 26, 2014

Goggle Updates the Calendar App

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Google updated a host of apps with the introduction of Lollipop earlier this month. One of those apps is the Calendar, which I cover in my books. So here’s the updated information!
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November 24, 2014

Hello, Lollipop!

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Completely out of character, Google has distributed the Android 5.0 or “Lollipop” update to all Nexus devices. This renders my Nexus For Dummies titles instantly obsolete.
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November 23, 2014

A Square Monitor

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The first monitors sported the same aspect ratio as a TV set. That made sense because the CRT was already being manufactured, so why pay to develop something new? And the format was accepted. But a square monitor? One with an aspect ratio 1:1? That’s weird!
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November 21, 2014

PC on a Stick

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Hot dog on a stick. Corn on the cob on a stick. Even Twinkie on a stick. Now comes the computer on a stick, although it’s not something you’d want to put in your mouth.
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I’ve Killed the Wambooli Mobile Page

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Being trendy, a while back I looked into creating a special web page to greet users of mobile devices. Just a few days ago, I killed it off.
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November 19, 2014

Re-Associating a File

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When you use a program to create a file, that file is associated with the program. The link is made based on the filename extension, which is the last part of the filename appearing after the period. For example, .DOCX files are associated with Microsoft Word. That system isn’t the best, but it works. When it doesn’t, you can re-associate the files.
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November 18, 2014

Google Knows You

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It’s the era of Little Brother.
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