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Windows 8 – What a Successful…Flop?

Windows 8 – What a Successful…Flop?

Windows 8 sure came in with a bang! Hype for miles and miles, excitement that made any ADHD sufferer seem calm and collected! What was accomplished? Is it good? Should we switch? Why doesn’t anyone seem to be using it? All I hear are complaints; so is it that hard to use? For the first time in computing history, an operating system company came up with an...

In defense of the Chromebook Pixel

In defense of the Chromebook Pixel

Nothing about Google’s Chromebook Pixel makes sense. Maybe that’s intentional… It’s a) silly, and b) gorgeous. The only logical question about Pixel is “why would a successful company build a product that is entirely illogical and entirely unsellable”? I can think of three reasons… The fridge Back in January I spent a...

CES 2013 Preview of Next Week’s Show

CES 2013 Preview of Next Week’s Show

We’re just a few days away before the Consumer Electronics Show rolls around yet again.  For the unfamiliar, this is the technology industry’s biggest event. (It’s also the largest trade show in the U.S.) Each year, we get to wager (it’s Vegas, after all) on what tech’s biggest tale will be. In 2009, it was Palm’s entry into the...

2013 – The Tech Year of Reckoning? 5 areas to keep in focus

2013 – The Tech Year of Reckoning?  5 areas to keep in focus

2013 will be a year of harsh change for the tech industry. We’ve just experienced five years of rapid, messy and disruptive innovation, and smartphones and tablets aren’t the future any longer — they’re the present. Powerful mobile devices connected to broadband-speed cell networks are now an everyday reality, and it’s going to...

Should you buy an iPad mini, a Kindle Fire HD, or a Nexus?

Should you buy an iPad mini, a Kindle Fire HD, or a Nexus?

Credit to and written by David Gewirtz for DIY-IT You might think the big decision is about which has the best hardware, but you’d be wrong. In fact, the big decisions are all about price and ecosystem. David Gewirtz has the details inside. The tablet market is moving at warp speed. Back in July, I wrote How to decide: should you buy the Nexus 7 or the...

I like the iPad Mini more….than 1, 2 or 3!

I like the iPad Mini more….than 1, 2 or 3!

I wasn’t expecting much, to be honest, but the iPad mini is a great device. Along with many other gadget fans, I watched as it was unveiled and compared to the iPad 2, instead of the latest generation iPad. I was surprised to hear that there would not be a retina display, so I figured I’d buy it just so I could play and write about it. Well, I got...

Like Apple, Google Now Has Devices That Come in Three Sizes

Like Apple, Google Now Has Devices That Come in Three Sizes

    From top: the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. With the addition of its new iPad Mini, Apple offers touch-screen devices in three sizes. Now Google is matching that by introducing a tablet that is meant to compete directly with the larger iPad. Google on Monday unveiled the Nexus 10, a 10-inch tablet it developed with Samsung, and a new phone, the...

iOS 6: Tips, Tricks & Hidden Features

iOS 6: Tips, Tricks & Hidden Features

Every time Apple releases an OS X or iOS update we enjoy giving our readers quality walk-throughs, feature guides and my favorite — tips and tricks. Every Apple power user can attest that shortcuts and knowing many of the little things is a fantastic way to improve the user experience. I enjoy discovering as many as I can so that I feel well-versed as an iOS...

iOS 6 Release Date: Upgrade in Just Two Days – Here is What You Need to Know

iOS 6 Release Date: Upgrade in Just Two Days  –  Here is What You Need to Know

The iPhone 5 is already setting enormous records. Apple announced today that its preorders for the iPhone 5 topped 2 million in just the first 24 hours. we know the new iPhone is incredible, but folks are just as excited for the release of iOS 6. iOS 6 is Apple’s next mobile operating system and the new features are incredible and worth the download. Even...

APPLE iOS 5 Update – Due TODAY!!

APPLE iOS 5 Update – Due TODAY!!

Midnight came and went as many Apple users were disappointed at the no-show of iOS. From Apple’s usual release time, however, it’s highly possible that iOS will roll out Wednesday at 1 p.m. EDT. For the next four hours, you may not want to waste your time by constantly hitting the update button oniTunes.  Dubbed a major and incredible...

iPhone 4S officially announced: lands October 14th near you!

iPhone 4S officially announced: lands October 14th near you!

iPhone 4S officially announced: lands October 14th starting at $199 in sizes up to 64GB, coming to Sprint What’s this?  The second coming of the iPhone 4?  Sure enough, Tim Cook just pulled the covers off of the hotly-anticipated iPhone 4S here in Cupertino, making 2011 the first year in the company’s current stint in the smartphone business that it...

HP Touchpad – The Productivity Tablet

HP Touchpad – The Productivity Tablet

Who is it for? The TouchPad will mostly appeal to professionals who want a tablet to handle work tasks — Web-based business apps, email, instant messaging, contacts, calendar, etc. These will mostly be executives, project managers, IT administrators, and other business  folks who want to purchase their own tablets and use them for work… What problems does...

REAL Emergency Support – Only a GALAXY away!

REAL Emergency Support – Only a GALAXY away!

Hello all!  Over the last few weeks I have been dealing with the some flooding at my home, since our big rainstorm here in SoCal.  When it all started, I needed something to easily and digitally manage things as it was all happening very quickly.  From several contractors, water extraction and dryout experts, insurance companies, property and land surveyors,...

CES 2011 – Tablets in Review – not the kind you can chew or swallow!

CES 2011 – Tablets in Review – not the kind you can chew or swallow!

Well CES 2011 has brought us the Year of the Tablet!  More than 75 tablets were introduced and showcased at the show this year.  The theme that followed was frenzied, though skeptical.  The questions range from which tablets actually matter; are any good enough to compete with, or better than the iPad?  The new Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) operating system; is it...

UPDATED: iPad Review…The new toy, per se

UPDATED:  iPad Review…The new toy, per se

 Yep…I got one.  We’ll see if it lasts 14 days, or goes back.  Your comments are appreciated.  Update: 11/05/2010 Well, after almost 1 week with the iPAD – I have these initial thoughts: First and foremost – I went into this R&D project with very low expectations. Why? Well, I’m a PC guy for one, and two I have iPODS, iPOD Touch’s, etc. So...

iPad Review…The new toy, per se

iPad Review…The new toy, per se

 Yep…I got one.  We’ll see if it lasts 14 days, or goes back.  Your comments are appreciated.  Update: 11/05/2010 Well, after almost 1 week with the iPAD – I have these initial thoughts:  First and foremost – I went into this R&D project with very low expectations. Why? Well, I’m a PC guy for one, and two I have iPODS, iPOD Touch’s, etc. So...