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November 24, 2014

Hello, Lollipop!

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

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

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:10 am

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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

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:41 am

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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

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

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

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

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

Filed under: News — admin @ 10:21 pm

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It’s the era of Little Brother.
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November 17, 2014

RIP Google Glass

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

According to an article from Reuters, Google co-founder Sergey Brin showed up at a recent event minus his ever-present Google Glass headset.

O the horror.
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November 16, 2014

Airline’s Wireless Fees: $1,171.46

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:47 am

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I’ve dabbled with in-flight Wi-Fi before. On a 4-hour, cross-country haul I forked over $10 (or something around there) so that I could enjoy the Internet aloft. Many airlines offer this service, but apparently there are some surcharges with some airlines that you really need to look out for!
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November 14, 2014

Mechanical Keyboard Review

Filed under: News — admin @ 1:55 pm

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I’m a proud keyboard snob, and I’m a big fan of the Das Keyboard line of (expensive) mechanical computer keyboards. Wired has reviewed the available lineup of mechanical keyboards, including some brands I’ve not heard of.
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Booty From the Past

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Recently I retired a few electronic goodies, sending them out to my office boneyard in the garage. While rearranging items to make room, I found an old IBM Laptop case. I became enchanted. “Hey,” I thought, “I wonder what’s inside?”
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