I love gadgets. Kitchen gadgets are especially interesting to me as they are all intended to make life easier for the home cook by turning otherwise difficult tasks into trivial issues. Whether you use a gadget to chop an onion or peel a potato, the …continue reading
Those of us who are locked into the Windows operating system ecosystem are keenly aware of the importance that anti-virus, anti-malware — anti-whatever — software plays. In fact, every morning when I start my Windows 7 laptop, I patiently wait as my protection software loads …continue reading
It never ceases to amaze me just how bad some corporate marketing campaigns can be. It isn’t so much that the concept is weak, but the execution just doesn’t do a good idea justice.
Subway is one of the largest and most recognized restaurant chains …continue reading
What do you do when a former employee of Google starts her own company with a service that will target advertising to you directly across multiple devices? My first response is “Where is my privacy and who gets to decide what companies get to follow …continue reading
Windows 8 has been out for a while now and many users are scratching their heads about exactly what to think about Microsoft’s latest operating system. It seems to be a fairly mixed bag in terms of reviews by users I’ve encountered with some loving …continue reading
Needless to say, playing any type of action game can be a challenge when using a smartphone. Though the touchscreen may be great for navigating various applications, when it comes to having full control during a action packed game, the lack of control is very …continue reading
Today’s date is recognized as 12-12-12 in many parts of the world. To those who are superstitious, this happenstance — along with the fact that this will be the last sequential date of this century — indicates a variety of potentialities. Some are celebrating the …continue reading
For a couple of years I have presented a course on How to Download Nifty Things from the Internet Safely for senior computer users. The course has two parts: (1) establishing that some pretty nifty things are available for free, and (2) there are ways …continue reading
Our minds work in a funny way. You might think that the best technology out there is the technology that you take notice of the most. In fact, some of the best consumer technology out there goes unnoticed by the vast majority of the people …continue reading
Sony has been making high-quality smartphones for many years, some of which are excellent devices worth considering. The company’s recent entry is for its Xperia E, which is a budget-priced smartphone with an approximate price tag of about $200 when the device is released. What …continue reading
The first time I took a look at this project that is seeking funding on Kickstarter, the words “self-cleaning fish tank” immediately stuck out. I have owned several fish tanks during my lifetime, only to find that trying to keep a tank clean and the …continue reading
To keep up with my clients’ needs, I have machines with various editions of Windows and Linux installed. Switching from one to another is a bit like a jazz musician switching instruments. The underlying song is still being developed, but the implementation changes a bit.
Finding content on the Internet can sometimes be a challenge. There are people who will read this post who may be involved in writing articles for a blog, newsletter, or other publication that struggle finding topics that will interest their audience. While we can choose …continue reading
As they say, there is nothing permanent in the world except change. And nowhere is change more prevalent than in the Big Apple. Right now, the city is starting a rollout of touchscreen information kiosks that are set to take the place of …continue reading
Windows 8 introduced us to this very strange window shade that drops whenever you lock the screen. In order to get back into Windows, Microsoft put this little shade between you and the login screen. It might be great for tablets where notifications and other …continue reading