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December 5, 2014

Chunky Files

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I wasn’t a computer major in college. I could have been, but I just wanted to get the hell out of there. Had I changed majors, I hope that my contribution to the field of computer science would have been something I call chunky files.

December 3, 2014

Mobile Keyboard Konsistency

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Quick quiz for you: On your mobile device, where is the exclamation point key?

December 2, 2014

Chromebook More Popular than iPad

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The battle rages! In this case, the turf is your local school. Trust me: Under the typical yuppie’s Christmas tree, you’ll find an iPad, not a Chromebook. In school, however, educators are enjoying the flexibility of the Chromebook over the iPad. To me, this change is obvious.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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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