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February 12, 2015

Bricking the Phone Works

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After a year, statistics have proved that the phone-bricking feature greatly reduces the number of iPhone thefts. It works! So why did the manufacturers and cellular providers fight this move for so long?

February 11, 2015

And Now, This Unwanted Message

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The evil geniuses at Samsung (with the emphasis on evil) have devised a way to slip a commercial into your streaming content video. This intrusion happens without any support from the streaming app. Yes, it’s pure evil, and it’s something Samsung needs to explain.

Finding Adverbs

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I received an interesting request the other day: How can someone use Microsoft Word to locate all the adverbs in a document?

I bet you’re thinking the same thing I’m thinking: What’s an adverb?

February 9, 2015

Office for Android

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The other day I was delighted to find Microsoft Office apps in the Google Play Store. Being a Word maven, I obtained the Microsoft Word app for my tablet. It was free. That was the best part. Then the experience started to go downhill.

February 6, 2015

The Original IBM PC’s Storage Secret

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“Eight hundred dollars! Are you serious?” Yes, Radio Shack was serious. That was the cost of upgrading my TRS-80 Model III with a floppy disk drive. The upgrade also boosted system RAM from 16KB up to the maximum 48KB. But I wanted that disk drive!

February 4, 2015

Yes, That’s My Real Email

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Putting my email in a book wasn’t an original idea. I credit Roger Parker with my inspiration.

February 2, 2015

A Look Around the Coffee Shop

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It’s called Palermo. It’s my favorite coffee shop in Ventura, CA. In fact, I adore this place.

January 30, 2015

Deciphering a Link

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I recognize that I’m odd, but I figure I’m not the only one who looks at a web page address and thinks, “What does all that crap mean?” Some addresses are pretty clean. Others look like the cat walked on the keyboard, lied down, and took a snooze.

January 28, 2015

Buying a Phone or Tablet 2015 Edition

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My first thoughts about buying recommendations for a new phone is, does anyone bother to ask?

Of course they do! The problem right now is that few people know which features are desirable or can make a difference. Buying a phone is more than just choosing a plan and finding a low price.

January 27, 2015

Apple Makes Even More Money

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:29 pm


Apple just reported their second quarter financial results. The profits are up, totalling over $18 billion. That makes it the most profitable company in the history of mankind.

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