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March 8, 2018

Where is Tech Heading?

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O, this industry was once so easy to predict: PCs would get more powerful, Laptops would get lighter, and everything would be cheaper. Now the PC is a commodity, basically as interesting as the old office typewriter, tablets are dying, laptops are for the cool kids, phones control the world. What in heavens is going on!

March 5, 2018

Android Essential Training 2018

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Android Essential Training course

Recently, the good folks at LinkedIn Learning invited me down to update my Android Essential Training course. It’s just gone public.

March 1, 2018

Here’s a Phishing Scam For You!

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The Bad Guys win by using social engineering. They fool you into surrendering your trust. Act too quickly, and your account can be compromised. It happens all the time, even to the best of us.

February 26, 2018

Android Screenshots

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It seems weird, but taking a screenshot, making an image file of what you see on your mobile device’s screen, is something many people want to do. So many, in fact, that a default method exists to snap a quick screenshot on any Android.

February 22, 2018

Your PC has Many Fans

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The last quiet computer I owned was my TRS-80 Model 4P. Since then, all my PCs make noise — and not just from the speakers. Modern computers have fans to help keep them cool. A typical PC can have up to four of them or more.

February 19, 2018

Chrome to Squish Obnoxious Web Advertising

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The next version of Chrome will do something you really want: It will suppress what Google has defined as obnoxious online ads. This list includes advertising videos that automatically play, pop-ups that block most of the screen, and other annoyances. Coincidentally, Google obtains the bulk of its revenue through online ads. I suppose a relationship doesn’t exist between the two items.

February 15, 2018

My Week at Lynda

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I’ve been visiting the Lynda campus for about four years now. It’s such an amazing place with smart, energetic people. Going there is like visiting a resort, though it’s work. And I suppose when work is fun, you’ve found the best thing to do.

February 12, 2018

Android Security

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I’m spending this week at Lynda recording another course for LinkedIn Learning. The topic is Android Security, something every phone and tablet owner show know.

February 8, 2018

My Own Illustrator

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I showed a picture my generic Android phone to a colleague. He remarked how nice it looked and asked where I got it. “I made it,” I replied. He was impressed. That got me thinking about how I do graphics and illustrations for my books.

February 5, 2018

I Bought the “Latest” Android Tablet

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I thought I could live without an Android tablet. When my Pixel C died, I figured that I’d just wait until another Pixel came out or the next Galaxy Tab. I could wait no longer!

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