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April 1, 2016

Don’t Bother with Samsung Registration

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This is not an “April Fools” post. It should be. I’d love to strongly urge you to register your tablet or phone with Samsung and reap all the rewards. It would be a cruel joke because registering your produce with Samsung is a joke. So it’s not just a one-day-a-year thing.
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March 30, 2016

When it’s Safe to Send

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Wi-Fi

You’re killing some time with your mobile gizmo in an airport or cafe. The network has a password, so it’s “secured.” So is it okay for you to log into a website, do your online shopping, or transfer cash with online banking?
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March 28, 2016

Old Files I Keep But Can’t Open

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Occasionally I browse my published archives. They don’t go back all the way since I lost a bunch of files when I upgraded computers in the 1990s. So some stuff is all gone now, but what about the oddball files that remain for other books?
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March 25, 2016

The Hat Trick

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Computer nerds enjoy the cryptic and the arcane. Specifically, symbols are something that the most Aspergy among us thrive in using. They offer the joy of being both convenient and cryptic, which should delight anyone, even a Vulcan.
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March 23, 2016

The Razor Blackwidow Keyboard

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My son is an avid gamer. I’m a writer. We both demand quality from our keyboards.
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March 21, 2016

Drone On

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It was an impulse buy. I stared at the handsome box for several minutes. I touched it, then withdrew my hand. I touched it again. Eventually the thing found its way into my shopping cart. I own a drone.
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March 18, 2016

Videos Games Make Terrible Movies

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I just read that J.J. Abrams is considering making video games Half Life and Portal into a movie. He might do a good job, but I’m not holding my breath.
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March 16, 2016

Let Me Google That For You

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I don’t know everything. How could I? I only know what to look for and how to look. Such skills aren’t really that difficult to acquire, but yet most people rely upon others to solve their problems without even making the attempt themselves.
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March 14, 2016

Daylight Saving Time

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I’m a fan of Daylight Saving Time, but I think it should be year-round. The problem isn’t moving an hour of daylight from morning to night, it’s switching the clocks.
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March 11, 2016

The New, Improved Apps Drawer

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Not every Android device uses what I call “stock Android.” My Nexus phone and tablets do, which is where I first noticed the new, improved apps drawer. Odds are good, however, that your device may not have yet experienced this upgrade. In fact, my Samsung phones and tablets remain pretty consistent. Still, the new, improved apps drawer may be coming soon to a phone or tablet near you.
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