February 12, 2015

Bricking the Phone Works

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:28 am

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After a year, statistics have proved that the phone-bricking feature greatly reduces the number of iPhone thefts. It works! So why did the manufacturers and cellular providers fight this move for so long?

February 11, 2015

And Now, This Unwanted Message

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:03 am


The evil geniuses at Samsung (with the emphasis on evil) have devised a way to slip a commercial into your streaming content video. This intrusion happens without any support from the streaming app. Yes, it’s pure evil, and it’s something Samsung needs to explain.

January 27, 2015

Apple Makes Even More Money

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:29 pm


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.

January 26, 2015

Windows 10 Update

Filed under: News — admin @ 3:13 pm


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.

January 21, 2015

Windows 10 Free

Filed under: News — admin @ 12:00 pm


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.

January 20, 2015

Stupid TV Remotes

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:36 am


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.

January 14, 2015

Closing Up Shack

Filed under: News — admin @ 6:45 pm


No tear in my eye: Radio Shack, where I purchased my first computer over 30 years ago, is apparently going to seek bankruptcy protection. As my son so aptly put it just a few days ago, “Why is Radio Shack necessary?” Short answer: It isn’t.

January 13, 2015

The Beginning of the End of Windows 7

Filed under: News — admin @ 1:40 pm


Windows 7 was done when it was released. Sure, Microsoft provides updates, service packs, and patches — whatever you want to call them. This past Monday (1/12/15) marked the last day for “mainstream” service updates for the operating system, a first sign that Windows 7 is quietly being shown the door.

January 10, 2015

We’re Number Two!

Filed under: News — admin @ 2:34 pm


Google is the big dog when it comes to search engines, and it’s still number one. Number two Yahoo is gaining traction, but as you can see by the chart above, they still have a long way to go.

January 6, 2015

Hello, Internet Tax!

Filed under: News — admin @ 5:12 pm


The Net Neutrality debate is heating up this month, where bureaucrats and lawmakers (what a combination!) are meeting to settle what’s what and where whatever stops or starts. It will be a mess, but one thing most likely to come out of it is government control. That means taxes where no taxes existed before.

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