Archives for January 2013

Are Ultrabooks Good for Video Editing?

At, Smarron writes:

I’m looking into getting a new Ultrabook with:

Third-generation Core i5 processor (3 MB L3 cache and 1.7 GHz with boost up to 2.6 GHz) 6 GB DDR3 memory 500 GB HDD with 32 GB SSD

I mainly use iTunes, CyberLink …continue reading

How to Disable Spam Invites from Google+ Appearing on Google Calendar

Not long ago, Chris Pirillo mentioned that he no longer uses Google Calendar because of all the spam invites that he gets via Google+. Whether or not Chris has figured out this workaround by now (quite likely), I figured I’d pass it along to those …continue reading

Hello, World! How to Get Started Writing Apps

One of the questions I am asked all the time is how I learned to write software. That question is always followed by “will you teach me?” Creating applications is a complicated process, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn. You may already have some …continue reading

The Ultimate Kindle Fire HD Accessory Pack Review

These accessories were sent to me to review by our partners at MobileFun. All opinions are 100% my own.

My fiance received a shiny new Kindle Fire HD for Christmas. While he’s been happy just to have and use the device, …continue reading

What Career Path is Best for a Geek?

Bridgit writes:

Hi, Chris!

I’m an aspiring Web/app programmer trying to plan for an uncertain future. How can I make sure that the things I spend time pursuing are going to be relevant five to 10 years down the road? With the rapidly changing tech …continue reading

Are Android Cameras the Future?

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Jason Evangelho, the “Games Technician” for, recently acquired a Samsung Galaxy Camera. For those of you who understandably associate …continue reading

Best Free FTP Program

At, hyderpotter asks:

What is the best free FTP program to use?

Your question strikes a strong nerve within the tech community. Simply put, a good FTP program shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. In fact, many people strongly believe …continue reading

Is Windows 8 the Best Solution for You?

At, Mohamed Eassa writes:

Is Windows 8 a good operating system if I am a gamer and will also use it for listening to and managing my music? (I am now using Windows 7 Pro.)

I will also use IE10 for browsing …continue reading

Should You Switch to iOS?

At, JordanV writes:

I am currently an avid Android user, have gone through several Android devices in the past year, and have had a good experience with Android thus far. I am also an owner for a MacBook Pro, which I love.

My current …continue reading

What Tablet is Best for Watching Movies?

At, NightviperMT writes:

Hey, Chris!

This is Chris. I’m from Malta and a big fan. In two weeks’ time I’ll be traveling to London for some shopping, and I was thinking of buying a new tablet while I’m there. My main use for …continue reading