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The 10 Worst Tablets of 2011

December 19th, 2011 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Reviews, Websites

Buying a laptop, cell phone, eReader, or tablet is a very personal choice.  The look, feel, weight, and size matter in different ways to each of us.  It’s also important to read reviews on these products as they can be rather expensive and you want to make the best choice possible in your price range.  [...]

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Are You In The Market For An eReader?

November 20th, 2011 · Comments Off · Hardware, Reviews

Many people ask us at the Library “Which is the best eReader?” Or, “Which eReader do you recommend?”  Although I have definite thoughts on the different products out there, there is no right or wrong answer.  It is a very personal choice and it is important to hold one in your hands before you buy.  [...]

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iCloud Is Not Half Bad!

October 24th, 2011 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Software

In preparation for buying an iPhone 4S this week, I explored iCloud.  I had my doubts but was more than pleasantly surprised!  The most important features on my phone are contacts, calendar, and to do list and while some solutions I have explored have appeared adequate, none has been completely easy to use or fault [...]

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And The Tablet Scene Only Gets Worse: HP Throws In Towel

August 20th, 2011 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Software

I loved my Palm Pilot.  I loved my Palm Treo Smart Phone.  I really liked my Palm Pre Plus Smartphone in spite of the fact that the number and quality of apps never compared to Apple.  It’s a sad day with the demise of webOS, the Palm phones, and especially the HP TouchPad (which runs; [...]

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What Does the Future Hold for Blackberry?

August 18th, 2011 · Comments Off · Hardware, Reviews

Are you a Blackberry owner?  You will want to read this article on ZDNet.com by Jason Perlow on the future of Blackberry.  Signing up for a two-year contract is an expensive proposition, especially if your choice of equipment is no longer actively supported by your provider.
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Netflix Streaming Where You Want It

August 10th, 2011 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Software

Here’s a good article by Eric Griffith of PC Magazine on How to Watch Netflix Anywhere.  He lists how to do Netflix streaming on many different devices, including TVs, DVRs, Blu-Ray Players, WiiXbox, Sony PlayStation, Mobile devices (including iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Android Phones, Windows 7 phones, and more).  Some work better than others but [...]

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OS X Lion, MacBook Air and Windows 8

July 25th, 2011 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Programs, Software

I’m very excited about Apple’s OS X Lion!  I upgraded the software on my iPod Touch and iPad this past weekend in preparation for upgrading my MacBook Air from Snow Leopard to Lion.  This first part of my upgrade went rather well and my portable devices are ready to sync (hopefully next weekend) when I [...]

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HTC Has Patent Troubles

July 16th, 2011 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Reviews, Software

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes of ZDNet posted a very interesting article entitled “Apple deals massive patent blow to HTC, Android in serious trouble.”  He states that a judge ruled that “smartphone maker HTC has infringed two Apple patents, and it seems likely that every single Android device out there infringes the same patents.”  Yes, this is a [...]

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HP TouchPad

July 12th, 2011 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Reviews, Software

James Kendrick of ZDNet.com posted this very interesting story yesterday:  HP: This TouchPad owner just got very nervous. Thanks. He saw enough promise in the webOS platform–as I did with my purchase of a PalmPre phone.  Then, he discovered yesterday that Jon Rubenstein (head of the webOS unit) had been replaced at HP.  This is [...]

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Is Nook a Loser for Barnes & Noble?

June 20th, 2011 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Websites

Barnes & Noble is expected to report a hefty loss tomorrow as it continues to invest in its Nook eBook readers. Click here for an article by Larry Dignan of ZDNet entitled “Will the Nook alter the profit equation?”    The Library’s Nook however is not as popular as our Kindles and iPads and [...]

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