Archives for October 2012

What Happens with Star Wars Now?

A day after the unexpected announcement spread like brushfire through the Web, we all know that The Disney Corporation is buying Lucasfilm Ltd. along with the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, ILM, and Skywalker Sound. $4.05 billion is what it cost Disney to acquire …continue reading

Windows 8: a Beginner’s Guide for the Bewildered – Part 1 of 3

Windows 8 is going to change the overall Windows experience that most of you, over the years, have become familiar with. To accomplish this, Microsoft has chosen to bring the computing experience up to date in its Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro editions …continue reading

How to Change App Settings in Windows 8

We pretty much all know how to change options and preferences within a traditional Windows program. Just head to the menu at the top of the screen and hit File, then Preferences or something like that. Windows 8 apps are completely different. There is …continue reading

How to Sharply Reduce Your Restaurant Bill at Airports

Have you ever been the victim of a crime — a robbery, perhaps? Well, if you have ever found yourself on the departure or arrival side of an airport security system, you may certainly have felt like a victim, especially when you are on a …continue reading

How to Add a New User in Windows 8

So you want to add a new user in Windows 8? I’m sad to say that the process isn’t quite the same as it was in Windows 7, though it might actually be a little easier. Creating an account and deleting one are done very …continue reading

10 Hot New Technologies We Will See Before 2021

Star Wars, watch out! By the year 2021, technologies are destined to be both amazing and mind-boggling. Not only will they change the way we live and work, but also the way that we interact with one another.

Here are a few of the ways …continue reading

How to Name App Groupings in Windows 8

The new Start screen offers users the ability to arrange live tiles and app shortcuts in a way that makes more sense to the user. It’s a far cry from the limited list of the old Start menu, but a lot of its power is …continue reading

FTC Wants to Give You $50,000 to Stomp out Cellphone Robocalls

Tired of unsolicited calls using up your cellphone minutes? Do you find yourself running short before the month is over due to them? Do you have what it takes to develop a technology that would prevent robocalls and thereby prevent these type of phone calls …continue reading

The HP ElitePad 900: An Upcoming Tablet Perfect for Your Business

So far, the upcoming tablet models we’ve seen running Windows 8 have been quite exciting. The Microsoft Surface and the Samsung ATIV Tab are two highly anticipated releases, and now we’ve got another one that’s shaping up to be an excellent fit for business use: …continue reading

Google Nexus 10 Vs. Apple iPad Fourth Generation

It’s a comparison that is bound to be made, but how does Google’s new Nexus 10 compare to the Apple iPad when it comes to sheer specs? If someone is OS neutral, these may well be the two tablets to consider …continue reading

No GPS Needed: New Boots Can Track Soldiers, Firefighters, and Miners

Remember Tom Sawyer and his sidekick Huckleberry Finn? In one story they enter a cave only to find that Indian Joe is there waiting for them. They get lost and can’t find their way out. Well, for some of us, getting lost is no longer …continue reading

How to Search for Installed Programs in Windows 8

Searching for an installed program in Windows 8 is remarkably easy. It may take some getting used to as the bones set during the past decade with the Start menu are broken and reset by the Start screen, but the end result is a …continue reading

Halloween Party Scary Sounds Help Innovator Weather Tough Times

You probably won’t know who I am. I don’t have a vlog or much of a blog or even a podcast, but I do have hundreds of thousands of online customers and quite a lot of online content that I sell through digital …continue reading

How to Close an App in Windows 8

Closing an app sounds like it would be the most basic and straightforward process anyone can do in a modern desktop operating system. In Windows 8, there are no less than three ways to get this done.

The problem is, none of these ways include …continue reading

Google Announces Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Photo Sphere, Gesture Typing, and Tablet User Switching

Along with today’s Nexus device news, Google has also announced the latest revision of Android: 4.2 Jelly Bean. A few of us were expecting a bump to Key Lime Pie, but perhaps that will come next year at Google I/O 2013. Nevertheless, 4.2 offers a …continue reading

Google and Samsung Announce the Nexus 10 with 2560 x 1600 Display

The Nexus news doesn’t stop with a new smartphone and refreshed Nexus 7! What might just be the most exciting news yet, Google has teamed up with Samsung to introduce a new flagship 10-inch Android tablet. Meet the Nexus 10.

Google really seems …continue reading

Google Announces Refreshed Nexus 7, 32 GB and 3G in Tow

The Nexus news keeps on coming, this time regarding the Nexus 7. As you may have read elsewhere, a few lucky Nexus 7 buyers of the 16 GB flavor were surprised to receive 32 GB models. Now they’re official.

The 16 GB Nexus 7 has …continue reading

LG Nexus 4 – the New 4.7-inch Flagship Phone from Google – Announced

Sandy might have caused Google to cancel its Android event in New York today, but in no way was Google ready to halt its announcements. With a move that may have taken the Web by surprise, Google suddenly announced the new Nexus line-up on its …continue reading

Samsung’s New Chromebook Quietly Becomes Amazon’s Top Seller

Beta testing is always a fun experience since you get to be one of the first to try — usually for free — a newly developed product. I was lucky enough to be one of the chosen few back in December of 2010, when I …continue reading

Fairway Solitaire: a Hole in One

Ever played solitaire? Ever played golf? Each game seems to have its own legions of devotees who can think of spare little else when they’ve got a hankering to scratch the nagging itch that accompanies their gaming addiction. If you count yourself in either camp …continue reading

Overcoming the A Vs. B Mentality in Technology

“We have to let go of this notion that for Apple to win, Microsoft has to lose.” — Steve Jobs, 1997

Why does it seem that almost every thread on a social network relating to an article about technology devolves into a war between teams? …continue reading

Technology Rumors: Why We Love to Read About What May Not Be True

Remember in elementary school when the teacher had us play telephone? It began with her telling the first student a phrase such as “a cow ate a banana for lunch.” Then that student passed it to the next student in line, etc. until the last …continue reading

Wikipedia for Windows 8 Review

The Wikipedia app in Windows 8 is a big change from what you might find on the site. Not only are there plenty of features that take advantage of the Windows 8 interface, but you can go so far as to pin specific articles to …continue reading

High Technology Comes to the Grave

Cemeteries, ghostly apparitions, and dark foggy nights: are these all things that send tingles up your spine? Today, people are looking to graveyards and cemetery plots as a means to store information for future generations. It appears that a new technology that is making heads …continue reading

Microsoft Windows 8 Launch

It’s been 17 years since Windows 95 introduced the world to a new interface, which included a Start menu in the lower-left corner of the screen. The new OS took the world by storm, and enabled Microsoft to gain a significant lead over its biggest …continue reading

iProblems: Common User Issues with the iPhone 5

As soon as the iPhone 5 was announced by Apple in September, the Steve Jobs-founded company reported two million pre-orders in the first 24 hours, topping the previous record held by its predecessor, the iPhone 4S, during its debut. Just a week after, Apple officially …continue reading

Goodbye, Windows 7 – Hello, Windows 8

I installed the final version of Windows 8 on my primary production machine last night. This was a leap for me after having been so terribly disappointed with the Consumer Preview. Today, I stand before the world a man of a changed mind. Windows 8 …continue reading

Mont Blanc World Second Documents One Moment in Time

Smartphones, with the ability to take pictures that often rival ones taken with advanced point-and-shoot cameras, have become a ubiquitous part of our world. Everyone wants to document every moment and every emotion, and doing so in the digital age is so easy. Mont Blanc, …continue reading

T-Mobile and Lookout Join Forces

On October 24, 2012, T-Mobile announced that it has joined forces with the mobile security firm Lookout in order to provide protection from malware attacks for its cellphone and tablet customers. As a result of this joining of forces, T-Mobile customers with select T-Mobile devices …continue reading

Technology is a Gamble – Get over It

We see it all the time. You or someone you know will go out and buy a gadget only to have it rendered obsolete a week later when a new version is announced. Of course, that version isn’t set to ship for a month or …continue reading