Archives for March 2013

Gorilla Glass: All It is Cracked Up to Be?

Is Corning’s Gorilla Glass as indestructible as many believe? EJ Wilkes writes:

Some people prefer the smaller form factor of the iPhone, but larger-screen devices seem to be the emerging standard for smart phones. Perhaps the larger the screen, the better the user experience?

On …continue reading

Do I Own My Contract Phone?

“Do I own my contract phone?” is a pretty common question, and the answer may not be as obvious as one might think. At, Ryebread761 writes:

I have been wondering lately: do I have full ownership of my contract phone? I — and many …continue reading

How to Go Paperless

Ever wondered how you can go paperless? At, Nick Anselmo writes:

Tell me which services/software you use to go paperless. Sign up for ebills? Get everything mailed to you, then scan it? Go online, save PDFs, and use native software, etc.?

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How to Upload Images to iPad Without iTunes

Ever wondered how to upload images to iPad without iTunes? Nick Corrigan writes:

I was wondering if you knew of any way that I could transfer pictures from my computer to my iPad mini. I don’t really like iTunes and …continue reading

How Online Video Conferencing Services Pay for Themselves

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Citrix. All opinions are 100% my own.

Video conferencing has come a long way since the days of Dick Tracy, when the idea of face-to-face communication across distances inspired the minds of a …continue reading

The Best Way to Learn Code is Your Own Way

Keisy, a newly registered member of our community-powered Q&A resource, wants to learn code:

What would be better? …continue reading

How Can I Make Money Doing What I Love?

How is it possible to make money doing what you love? Dean Turners writes:

I know you have many emails to read and respond to, but I just wanted to say I really appreciate your videos and keep up the good work! I’m completely obsessed …continue reading

Do You Think I Need to Update My MacBook Pro?

Louis McGonigal writes:

Hello, Chris!

My name is Louis McGonigal; I am 23, and from the UK. I love watching your vlogs; they spur on my passion for the world of technology and everything else. I am a big fan of yours and have been …continue reading

Is the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 Right for Me?

Nathan W. writes:

I am looking for a wireless keyboard for my Windows 7-powered laptop because I end up “docking” my computer and don’t want to keep reaching out to the built-in keyboard to type. Since I’m on a PC, an Apple keyboard is out, …continue reading

10 of the Best Photo Editing Sites of 2013

“Best photo editing sites?” you say. “You can do that on the Internet these days?”

Indeed! But that shouldn’t be surprising these days, should it?

Just carrying around a smart phone makes it easier than ever before to take digital photos anywhere and anywhen — …continue reading

Galaxy Note II Beats the S4 for Digital Illustrators

With Samsung’s official introduction to the next device in its Galaxy S series, the Galaxy S4, the casual smart phone consumer may think the choice of which phone to buy is easy: either the currently-available …continue reading

Apple Saved My Life!

Usually, when someone tells you that they’ve stumbled upon the most amazing, life-saving app for their smart phone, you’re not inclined to take their sentiment literally. But then there’s the Sound Level Meter app, which Michael Eates tells us may have just saved …continue reading

Intel Atom or Intel Core i5?

When seeking processor punch for your buck, should you go with Intel Atom or Intel Core i5? Alex Dmytruszko writes:

Hi Chris,

I’d like to know your opinion on the Atom Z2760 processor in comparison to the Intel Core i5 processor. I …continue reading

Yepi Best Games Reviews and Ratings

Until recently, if you’d asked me what the heck a Yepi was, I’d have to guess that it might be the more agreeable cousin of the Yeti (or, as we call it up here in the Pacific Northwest, the Sasquatch). Nopi. As it turns out, …continue reading

Why GoToMeeting is Better Than Google+ Hangouts

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Citrix. All opinions are 100% my own.

It would be very difficult to argue that Google+ Hangouts haven’t at least changed the way many business professionals think about telecommuting. While this simple and …continue reading

Is It Okay to Keep My Nexus 10 Display on All Day?

Jean Fallon is concerned about overusing a Nexus 10 display:

I just bought a Nexus 10 and connect it to my TV to enjoy content displayed on the larger screen. I leave the tablet running for hours on end and get a bit worried about …continue reading

Name Your Own Price Indie Gamer Bundle

Is there a place in the world for the name your own price players, anymore?

Modern humanity has gotten a bit spoiled. Indoor plumbing is a sweet deal, sure, but nowadays we don’t even have to trudge down to …continue reading

Video Editing on the Mac: Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro?

When video editing on the Mac, you’ve got a lot of choices as far as what tools you can use for the task. But it usually boils down to a face off between the two most popular software options on the market: Adobe Premiere Pro …continue reading

Buying a Used MacBook: How Old is Too Old?

Sherlock Slater is considering buying a used MacBook:

I’ve used a Mac before and loved using OS X. I’m considering buying a secondhand MacBook or a MacBook Pro. In buying a used MacBook, how old of …continue reading

Facebook: How to Delete Friends Tutorial

Why would you ever want to know how to delete friends on Facebook? Friends are wonderful, aren’t they? Almost always, yes.

Facebook is a great way for long-lost friends to reacquaint themselves and for families to remain in touch in between the annual reunions. So …continue reading

Shut Down Computer or Leave It Running?

Asking the age-old question of whether you should shut down your computer or leave it running when you’re not actually using it, Bryce writes:

What is the best way to leave a computer idle? Should I shut down, log off, or let the screen saver …continue reading

Cloud Storage Vs. NAS (Network-Attached Storage)

Want a simple answer to the cloud storage vs. NAS (network-attached storage) dilemma? Thesarcasticook writes:

Hi, Chris!

I’m starting to get into the idea of cloud storage and have actually used up my free space in both Dropbox and Google Drive. I really don’t want …continue reading

Windows Phone App Ratings – 10 Best

Some people say that the Windows Phone experience is lacking in apps, but that will likely change depending on the platform’s popularity as critically acclaimed Windows Phone 8 devices make their way into the marketplace over the coming year. What are Windows Phone …continue reading

What Will It Take for Greater NFC Popularity?

What’s with the lack of NFC popularity in the mainstream? Tikoracer writes:

Why isn’t near field communication (NFC) more popular? Do you think it’s because Apple hasn’t adopted it yet?

There are so many things we can do with NFC these days, and it seems …continue reading

Hybrid Hard Drive for Laptop: Worth It?

Is getting a hybrid hard drive for your laptop worth it? Michael Varden writes:

Is a hybrid hard drive a good option in a laptop?

Many companies will let you configure your own specification for notebooks, so if a notebook can hold …continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S3 Vs. iPhone 5 Comparison Review

With a Samsung Galaxy S4 announcement rumored to be on its way “soon” and the next generation of the iPhone likely just around the corner, one might wonder why we’d do a Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. iPhone 5 comparison this late …continue reading

Is the Chromebook Good for Seniors?

Is the Google Chromebook good for seniors? JM writes:

I would like to introduce my 50-year-old father to technology. How do I go about doing this? My brother, my mother, and I had a serious talk about it. My parents plan on moving to the …continue reading

Mac Photo Management: How Do I Switch from Using iPhoto?

Kevin seeks a solution to his Mac photo management woes:

Currently, all of our family photos are stored on my iMac using iPhoto. I would prefer to move everything to a Dropbox folder, so that they are stored both on my computer and the …continue reading

Is an iPhone 5 Upgrade Really Necessary?

Is an iPhone 5 upgrade necessary? Maybe it depends on where you begin. Ben Lormon writes:

Hello, Chris!

My question comes the day after Apple’s shares dropped below $500/share for the first time in almost a year. As I’m sure you know, this is due …continue reading

10 Best Windows Phone 8 Devices

Considering the purchase of a new smartphone, but you’re at a loss for what to get because the choices are overwhelming? Of course you could go with an Apple iOS device, like the iPhone, or a Google Android device, like the Samsung Galaxy S …continue reading