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Apple Security Issue

February 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Software, Websites

This is an important article by Jeremy Kirk of PCWorld.com advising that you update your Apple iOS devices due to a security risk.  You will find the update under Settings.  An update for Apple OSX devices is expected shortly.
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Website for Comparing Physical Sizes of Digital Cameras

January 27th, 2014 · Comments Off · Hardware, Websites

For those camera aficionados out there:  If you are in the market for a new camera and want to know its physical size so you can compare it to other cameras, go to http://camerasize.com/compare/ to do comparisons of size and weight.  Thanks to David Pogue for tweeting about this.
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Use Your Tablet as a Second Monitor

January 26th, 2014 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Software

I can’t live without dual monitors–it enhances productivity and generally makes computing life much easier.  When I travel though, I really miss my second monitor.  This article explains which apps you can download to use your tablet as a second monitor (yes, there is a charge for these apps).  Thanks to Matt Petronzio of Mashable.com [...]

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Miniaturized Controller for iOs Games!

January 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Reviews

Entrepreneurs are bringing gaming controllers to the iOs (iPhone/iPad) world!  The Stratus wireless game controller from SteelSeries will become available today.  It is designed along the lines of controllers used with Xbox and PlayStation.  A full charge is purported to give 10 hours of battery life.  Check out Gregory Schmidt’s review from The New York [...]

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What To Print With A 3D Printer? Chocolate!

January 18th, 2014 · Comments Off · Hardware, News

What can you use a 3D printer for?  Hershey Company has agreed to partner with 3D Systems to create 3D chocolate products and professional food printers.  Check out this article by Lucas Meariam of ComputerWorld to learn about the details.  How sweet!
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Control Your Home WiFi

January 15th, 2014 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Reviews

David Pogue tweeted a link to an article at Yahoo Tech by Dan Tynan about the Skydog Smart Router.  If you need to control access in your home by time, by device, by site, and more, this may be the device for you.  Check it out!
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Start Button Returns in Windows 8.1

January 13th, 2014 · Comments Off · Hardware, Software

This week’s Personal Tech column in The New York Times by J.D. Biersdorfer talks about the return of the much missed Start button in Windows 8.1 and also about using AirDrop between Macs and Apple mobile devices (you can’t yet).  The Windows section also has links to an overview of the Windows 8.1 update.  Check [...]

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Buying a Tablet?

January 11th, 2014 · Comments Off · Hardware, Reviews

I read a great article this morning on Mashable by Lance Ulanoff on How to Buy a Tablet.  People often ask me “what is the best tablet” and my answer is that it is a personal choice based on what they intend to use it for.  This article explains the different types of tablets, prices, [...]

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Wearable Fitness Bands

January 9th, 2014 · Comments Off · Hardware, Reviews

If you are one of the many people trying to become fit this year, you may be interested in this article from the Wall Street Journal comparing three fitness bands:  Jawbone’s UP24, the Nike+ Fuelband SE, and Fitbit’s Force.  The article also contains a video review.  Best wishes on reaching your goal!
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Protect Your Mobile Devices

January 8th, 2014 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Software

It’s important to take care of yourself during extreme cold weather (see yesterday’s post) but do you know that your cell phone or mobile device needs special care too?  This December 21, 2013, article from Dustin Jones of Harvest Cellular tells how to protect your phone and at what temperatures it can fail.  Stay warm!
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