Can Bixby and the Galaxy S8 Save Samsung?
Mar21

Can Bixby and the Galaxy S8 Save Samsung?

Samsung will announce their new Galaxy S8 in a few weeks. While Apple needs to make a splash with their upcoming iPhone because it is the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, Samsung has even more at stake with their new phone. Samsung is fighting for its reputation after the $6 billion debacle of the fire-prone Samsung Note. It is also trying to show itself as a trustworthy company in spite of the arrest of its de-facto leader, Jay Y. Lee...

Read More
Flic Makes Life as Easy as Pressing a Button
Mar20

Flic Makes Life as Easy as Pressing a Button

In case you haven’t noticed, everyone is trying to find the easiest way to control internet-connected home devices. Voice activated devices like Google Home and the Amazon Echo are extremely popular, but sometimes we crave something more. That’s where the Flic button comes in. If you would like to control home devices, make calls on your cell phone, and even call an Uber with the press of a button, then the Flic button by Shortcut...

Read More
Why You Should Be Using Windows 10 Action Center
Mar13

Why You Should Be Using Windows 10 Action Center

It’s easy to overlook one of Windows 10 most useful features. The Windows 10 Action Center is called up by clicking or tapping on a small icon that is almost hidden in the lower right corner of the screen. This icon will be either an empty rectangle or a rectangle with a blue circle with a number in it, as shown below. Using the icon will bring up the Action Center which is a slide-out pane that appears on the right side of the...

Read More
LG B6 OLED 4K — The One to Buy
Mar02

LG B6 OLED 4K — The One to Buy

The time has finally come for a 4K TV and the LG B6 OLED 4K is one of the best you can buy. Why Buy 4K now? 4K or UHD televisions have been around for several years. At resolutions of 3840 x 2160, they contain nearly 8.3 million pixels so their resolution if four times that of full HD. This produces a clarity and picture details that cannot be seen on regular HD televisions. But 4K content is only now reaching the consumer. Netflix,...

Read More
Windows File History – An Inexpensive Insurance Policy
Feb27

Windows File History – An Inexpensive Insurance Policy

Windows has always had some type of backup, but those backups haven’t always been easy or reliable, so Carbonite, Mozy, and other backup services have proliferated. With the release of Windows 10, however, Microsoft has finally given us a truly useful backup. In Windows 10, Microsoft added new backup options, but kept several older ones as well. Unfortunately, Microsoft hasn’t put all the backup options in one place, making it a...

Read More
IBM’s Watson Dons a Suit and Tie
Feb16

IBM’s Watson Dons a Suit and Tie

Watson gets down to business In 2011 IBM’s supercomputer won a game of Jeopardy against two of Jeopardy’s greatest champions. That brought the name IBM’s Watson to the forefront of the computer world. That was, however, just the beginning. Watson’s story is both fast-moving and unique. Watson Gets in Shape After the Jeopardy win, IBM got down to business. Watson lost weight and gained muscle just as if he were in training. After...

Read More
HDR Brings Movie Cinematography into the Home
Feb09

HDR Brings Movie Cinematography into the Home

Since the introduction of hi-definition television, we’ve seen a lot of changes. With big hoopla, we’ve gone all the way from 720p to 4K. Manufacturers have improved the picture quality by increasing the number of pixels on the screen and improving the screen’s refresh rate. This resulted in a slightly improved picture quality. Now, technology, called HDR (High Dynamic Range) has found a way to dramatically improve the picture quality...

Read More
Apple’s AirPods Bring Wireless to New Heights
Feb05

Apple’s AirPods Bring Wireless to New Heights

Just as Apple ushered in a new era in cell phones with the iPhone, Apple is using their new AirPods to usher in a new era in wireless headsets. Up until now, most so-called wireless headsets had a cable connecting the two ear pieces to sync the audio. Apple’s New Approach Apple’s approach is quite different. There are no cables. Each earbud is totally wireless. Apple’s new custom-designed W1 chip is how Apple performs their magic....

Read More
Get a Glimpse of the Future with Google Canary
Jan26

Get a Glimpse of the Future with Google Canary

Did you know that Google has a version of the Chrome browser called “Google Canary”? You’ve probably heard about the “canary in a coal mine”. Miners used to bring caged canaries with them into the mines to test the quality of the underground air. If the canary dropped dead, the miners knew that the air had dangerous levels of carbon monoxide and they should leave immediately. Well Google Canary is true to its name. It is a bleeding...

Read More
Google Pixel Smartphone Review
Jan23

Google Pixel Smartphone Review

The Google Pixel smartphone is Google’s new flagship product. Although it was built by HTC, it was designed by Google and as such, it has several unique features. Design The Pixel follows the popular rectangular design. From the front, the 5.6 x 2.7 x 0.2 ~ 0.3 inch Pixel is almost indistinguishable from several other phones. Its metal uni-body has slightly curved edges making it easier to grip than many others (think iPhone!) Kudos...

Read More
Page 1 of 1912345...10...Last »