Should you beta test Windows for Microsoft? An op-ed.

A simple enough question but what is the best answer? First, please read this article from Ars Technica: Microsoft launches Windows Insider Program to get Windows betas Desktop and laptop beta available tomorrow. by Peter Bright – Sept 30 2014,…

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This Netgear AC750 wireless router has ended my router woes. I was using a less expensive TrendNet N600 wireless router but it couldn’t deliver the wireless range I needed. But the Netgear is equipped with three external antennas and it delivers the…

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Read this article from Gizmag entitled “Apps to easily encrypt your text messaging,” then I will tell you why it’s not practical unless… An Op-Ed There are a handful of third-party companies that want to sell you an app for…

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The Polaroid Cube…a lot of fun and under $100. The Polaroid Cube is a tiny, very tiny HD digital video action still camera and camcorder. And it’s currently priced at only $99. Get your feet wet with an action cam…

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Can’t wait for the new Call of Duty? You don’t have to. Pre-order now and choose release day delivery at checkout to get access to the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition on November 3rd, 24 hours before…

Did you lose Apple AirPlay after upgrading to iOS 8?

Where did AirPlay go? After upgrading my iPad mini to iOS 8, I could no longer stream Pandora to my Apple TV. The AirPlay icon had mysteriously disappeared. Searching the web was no help…many of the articles were years old…

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Don’t buy a no-name tablet. The Amazon Fire HD 6 tablet is a gem and it’s only $99. I have an older version, the Kindle Fire HD 7.  And I love it. Amazon’s Fire line of tablets are REAL tablets running…

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My DirecTV problem is as follows: A while back I upgraded to DirecTV’s new Genie DVR. Since then my remote control works sometimes and sometimes it doesn’t. The behavior manifests itself in different ways at different times of the day…

Is installing a third-party keyboard on your iOS 8 iPhone a good idea?

I say no. Here is an excerpt of an article from wired.com: “…Apple’s latest mobile operating system is finally here, and with it something entirely new for iPhone users: the ability to choose your own touchscreen keyboard. There are already…

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Amazon has come a long way with its e-readers and Kindle tablets. Now there is a new generation.

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A quality entry-level AV receiver from Harman Kardon. If you have given up on the sound of those tinny speakers inside your big screen HDTV, an entry-level AV receiver can easily solve your problem providing you with big sound for…

Earth to Yelp. Are you nuts?

Sometimes Yelp can really be stupid. About six months ago I posted to Yelp that a particular establishment in Las Vegas had closed — ceased operations. My intention was to alert others — it’s out of business — so don’t go. I…

You just ordered a new iPhone 6, but what about insuring it?

Your new iPhone 6 is on order. Great! But if you’re thinking about insuring it, which insurance plan is best…AppleCare, your carrier’s plan, Best Buy or SquareTrade? Preorders for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have already started and Apple has smashed…

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Change your Gmail passwords NOW! Hackers post millions of stolen Gmail passwords on Russian site Screen shot of a posting on a Russian web site that exposed the usernames and passwords of Gmail accounts. BTSEC.COM Millions of Gmail usernames and…

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Yes, Apple’s iPhone 6 announcement yesterday was very cool. Or maybe you have other reasons for selling your phone. But how? There are several websites which claim to buy cell phones. How do you choose which one is best? Some advertise suspiciously…

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Only released a couple of months ago the Amazon Fire Phone is now 99 cents. Say what? I was surprised to see Amazon try to take on Apple and the upper-end Android smartphones with its new Fire Phone. From what I…

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My Amateur radio posts are moving to my new blog, K6QQQ.com. My amateur radio posts here have never really meshed with the original intent of this blog. Therefore I have created a new call sign-themed domain, K6QQQ.com, that will be…

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