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November 1, 2012

Nexus 7 Sells Like Hell

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:44 am

Apparently the Nexus 7 tablet has some good sales figures, up to one million units a month. I don’t know whether that makes it the second-most popular tablet after the iPad or not. That’s because Samsung doesn’t release sales figures, so I don’t know where the Galaxy Tab sits. But one million units a month isn’t bad.


October 31, 2012


Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

I don’t remember Halloween being such a big holiday when I was a kid. There were pumpkins — jack-o’-lanterns, actually — and maybe a skeleton on a string or cardboard cutout witch. But today? Massive displays on yards. Halloween lights? People go all out.

It’s the scary season, where blood and gore and death are pretty much acceptable. Where bank tellers and school teachers dress like hookers and get away with it. Everything is done in the name of fun, and maybe for a good scare. But what about when your computer participates in the “fun”?

October 29, 2012

Cellular Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10 are Here

Filed under: News — admin @ 11:34 am

Today Google introduced an updated version of the Nexus 7 tablet. The new version has cellular data access, though it’s sold “unlocked.” That means you have to find a cellular provider to give you access. A 32GB model was also introduced.

The Nexus 10 looks like it’s going to be one hell of a tablet. It’s not cellular, but it has an über-high-resolution display, 300 ppi. That compares with the iPad’s 264 ppi. Golly!


Doing a Manual Backup Automatically, Part IV

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Even though I have a backup drive on my PC, and it backups files every so often, I enjoy having a second backup copy, what I call a manual backup or mirror of my important work files.

October 26, 2012

Doing a Manual Backup Automatically, Part III

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Even with the automation the DOS prompt and robocopy bring to the file duplication process, it would stil be nice if the computer performed that task for you, automatically and on a schedule. In Windows, that chore falls to the Task Scheduler program.

October 24, 2012

Android ICS Update List

Filed under: News — admin @ 5:23 pm

Courtesy of Droid-Life.

Google Nexus 7 v. Apple iPad Mini

Filed under: News — admin @ 9:45 am

Because Apple is making the comparison, Droid Life decided to take a hard look at the true differences between the two dinky-tabs:


Nexus 7 For Dummies

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Nexus 7 For Dummies

My latest book: Nexus 7 For Dummies!

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Doing a Manual Backup Automatically, Part II

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Assuming that you’ve read Monday’s blog post, you have a thumb drive that can handle a manual copy, or backup, of some important files. This blog post describes the DOS command used to actually copy over those files.

October 23, 2012

Apple’s Fusion Drive

Filed under: News — admin @ 2:44 pm

Beyond the iPad mini, today Apple announced a new hybrid SSD and HDD called the Fusion drive. Apparently it uses basic Hard Disk drive (HDD) technology bolstered with Solid State drive (SSD) technology. Don’t know how that would work.

Based on my knowledge (and personal experience in) computer history, it sounds like a fad. It’s seems like a half-step between traditional hard drives and the SSDs of tomorrow.

Other famous half-steps:

• Expanded Memory in DOS.

• Stacker and Double Space to expand hard drive storage

• TSRs or memory-resident programs

Oh, the list goes on.


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