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September 7, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Features

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Getting a new phone not only involves the toils of configuration, you also experience the pain and delight of its new features. On that front, Samsung never disappoints.
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August 28, 2017

My New Samsung S8

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I’m pleased with my new phone, but the purchase has also reminded me of something: The ordeal everyone goes through for a new phone. Because these devices are so integral to our lives, the upgrade isn’t the smooth and easy transition it once was.
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August 24, 2017

My First New Car of the Decade

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I don’t buy new cars often. When I do, I prefer to buy a new car as opposed to a used car. Yes, my father and everyone else told me how dumb that was, but I keep my cars for a long time. So I look at the cost over that period of time, as well as the maintenance costs added to the purchase of a used vehicle.
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August 3, 2017

Your Super Secret Email Address

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Banking, shopping, and even paying your taxes can be done online. Unlike the 1990s, people are less paranoid about security, nor do they fret over typing in a credit card number. A secure website means you’re most likely safe, though you can still take extra precaution by using a super secret email address.
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July 31, 2017

Texting an Email Address

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Yes, I have a smartphone. Yes, I can receive text messages. I may not reply right away, but I get them. So why do various friends and associates see fit to send a text message to my email account?
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July 20, 2017

Pick One: A Flying Car or Your Smartphone

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I traveled back in time the other day. It was 1982, and I met up with my younger self leaving work. I had only a few temporal moments to interact, but younger-me dominated the conversation. He asked the immediate and obvious question, “Are there flying cars in the future?”
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July 10, 2017

How to Hold Your Phone

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The topic is human interface design. It’s a skill required to introduce some gizmo, tool, or what-have-you to a random human being and have that human instantly know how the sucker works.
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June 29, 2017

A Nifty Android Onscreen Keyboard Trick

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Oh, I could ramble on about Android “O,” so I will: Apparently it might be dubbed Oatmeal Cookie and not Oreo, as everyone is expecting. That’s a minor thing, however, not worthy of an entire blog post.

No, this week I’m going to write about a nifty keyboard trick I discovered accidentally.
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June 1, 2017

Clear the Cache

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Recently, my Pixel tablet had an issue with the Maps app constantly downloading. When I checked the notification, the card said, “Canceling.” It was stuck.
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May 25, 2017

The Dawn of Android Oh

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Just this past week, the Google I/O event teased Android O. That’s the letter O and not a zero. The Oth version of Android doesn’t yet have a candy name, though most people assume it will be Android Oreo.
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