Since 1977, George Lucas’ Star Wars saga has raked in billions of revenue and merchandising profit. There’s really no stopping to it, with an ongoing onslaught of video games, the Clone Wars cartoon series, 3D re-releases, and an upcoming comedy series titled …continue reading
When I was just a wee Candice, maybe about 10 or 11, VHS tapes were starting to become widespread sources of home entertainment. While I was showered in the usual Disney movies like most children were, my mother also purchased collections of animation that didn’t …continue reading
Suicide in our military ranks has become more common than any of us want to admit. The cause could be PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder), depression, or failure to readjust to civilian life.
The fact is that suicide among our returning soldiers is occurring at …continue reading
Bing has just completed a two-year project to dramatically improve the clarity and accuracy of its aerial mapping data. By utilizing multiple imaging resources (including images captured by plane during a fly-over) Bing Maps has just completed a mapping quality that is consistent across the …continue reading
Last night, my wife received a call from a relative who received a strange pop-up after logging into her Hotmail account. It was a notice from Microsoft stating, “A Password Isn’t Enough.” This notice requested additional information from her including: her phone number, an alternate …continue reading
If you are in the accounting profession like me, then you have probably heard of FreshBooks. You think of invoicing and you think of FreshBooks. For someone with a simple, service-based business that does not have many expenses, this has proven to be a great …continue reading
No, this isn’t an article pitting Android and iOS together. It also isn’t an analysis of Apple’s iAds vs. Google’s AdWords/AdSense products. Instead, I thought I’d take things a bit closer to home and see how the latest advertising efforts by Apple and Google might …continue reading
I love my dogs. Rocky and Apollo (obvious Rocky movie references) have been a part of our lives for some time, and despite their rambunctious attitudes and tendency to steal things from the coffee table, they’re a couple of lovable mutts I couldn’t imagine my …continue reading
Just when the world is going bonkers over the Google Glasses of the future, up steps another, even better idea.
To do this, let me first explain that Google Glasses are designed to project an image onto one lens of a pair of wearable glasses. …continue reading
Let’s get this out of the way first: This is not a post that endeavors to tell you how to scam Apple. Rather, it’s one person’s story about how excellent customer service as a reaction to technical difficulties served to alleviate consumer hardship by going …continue reading
If your family is like mine, then you share pretty much everything. My wife is using my iTunes account for both her iPhone and iPad, we both enjoy a single Netflix account, and we each have our own playlists on Spotify. When you make the …continue reading
Since the Consumer Preview of Windows 8, this has been an oft-discussed and heated subject: the omission of the Start button. Even though many users across the Internet also recognize this as the demise of the Start menu, this is not true. It has merely …continue reading
It seems like we hear about a new security breach every few weeks. You don’t have to stay that on top of the news to hear that some company is announcing that it’s been hacked, that customer passwords were compromised, and what the company is …continue reading
Even in this technologically advanced world, there is no real substitute for taking notes by hand. Doodling, sketching, making quick notations, and mapping out information in a way that’s easy for you to understand are just a few things that are still remarkably easy to …continue reading
It appears that you can hardly check Twitter these days without someone tweeting about how terrible Twitter’s decisions to bring in the reigns on third-party app developers taking advantage of its robust API. Twitter has always come across as a platform for other platforms. I …continue reading
YouTube has been testing HTML5 for several years now. For those of us who are opposed to installing Flash on our desktops or devices, we’ve been able to enjoy YouTube sans Flash. Unfortunately, not all videos will play without Flash. Why is that?
If it …continue reading
Our tablet computers are not only changing the way we communicate with each other and surf the Internet, but they are also changing the way that we watch television. This fact was pointed out in a recent article found in the PopSci online magazine. The …continue reading
There’s always a weakest link: your email. If someone gains access, you’ll likely face serious damage. Your Dropbox account is number two — especially if you have private files synced with your account — so we’re glad to hear that two-step authentication is available as …continue reading
Chewing gum is a long-celebrated pastime of the geek. It’s a stress reliever, breath freshener, appetite suppressant, and a welcome substitute for less appealing habits like nail biting and desk tapping. If you sit at a desk all day, the benefits of having some physical …continue reading
It has happened to all of us. We are in a restaurant, a movie theater, or other public gathering when a cellphone rings. What happens next is enough to send anyone over the edge of sanity. Some loud mouth, inconsiderate person decides to share their …continue reading