Samsung Note 7 Recalled as a Serious Fire Hazard
Oct03

Samsung Note 7 Recalled as a Serious Fire Hazard

In August, 2016, Samsung released their new Note 7 cell phone to rave reviews with some reviewers calling it the best phone ever. Then disaster struck. Consumers inundated Samsung with stories of the battery on the Note 7 exploding or catching fire. In early September, Samsung announced that it was recalling about 2.5 million Note 7 cell phones calling them a serious fire hazard. The Recall Many countries are involved in this recall....

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Personalizing Windows 10 Anniversary Edition
Sep29

Personalizing Windows 10 Anniversary Edition

While Windows has always been customizable, but Windows 10 and especially the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition have made it easier than ever for you to give Windows your own “personalized” look and feel. If you don’t yet have the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition, Read our article on Forcing the Windows 10 Update or try the newly released link that Microsoft has provided. Once you have the free Anniversary Edition installed, you will find...

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Microsoft Takes Inking to a New Level
Sep26

Microsoft Takes Inking to a New Level

For hundreds of years pen-and-paper has been a freeform way for people to express their ideas. Years ago Microsoft realized that the computer could become a substitute for pen-and-paper. They released their first Microsoft Tablet PC in 2002 running Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. This Microsoft tablet, over-priced and underpowered, was a total flop, but Microsoft didn’t give up. Now, 14 years later, with the release of the Anniversary...

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The Updated Edge Browser Comes of Age
Sep19

The Updated Edge Browser Comes of Age

The big blue “E” never appealed to me before. Internet Explorer was basically a flawed product. Even 11 different versions couldn’t get it up to the competition. When Windows 10 first appeared with its new Edge browser, I was extremely disappointed. While there were a few new features, the new big blue “E” still couldn’t stand up to the competition. All of the other major browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Opera were far superior. It...

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Powerbeats 2 Wireless Headset Review
Sep08

Powerbeats 2 Wireless Headset Review

Beats has excellent name recognition, and with LeBron James’ memorable television ad, the Powerbeats2 wireless headset is fairly well-known. They are promoted as a device for sports enthusiasts and gym rats. They are perfect for anyone who wants to listen to music while moving around. The IPX4 is sweat and water resistance and secure fit which will get you through a heavy workout. The Powerbeats 2 come in eight colors; all red, all...

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Forcing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Aug29

Forcing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft’s big overhaul of Windows 10 which they call the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition was released to the public on August 2, 2016.  Microsoft is delivering this update to more than 350 million devices around the world, so it is being rolled out slowly. We never expected it to be immediately be available to all users, but we are surprised that now, weeks later, many are still waiting for it to appear on their computers. Get the...

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Open Source Hardware Comes of Age
Aug22

Open Source Hardware Comes of Age

Most people have at least heard of the term “open source” but the wide popularity of open source has been in software rather than hardware. Open source software is well known. Home computer users recognize it in downloads like Office Libre, GIMP, and the VLC media player. More serious computer users realize that much of the Internet itself was built on open source technologies like Linux and the Apache Web Server. Open source software...

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update – Heaven for Power Users
Aug15

Windows 10 Anniversary Update – Heaven for Power Users

Windows 10 had several features aimed at power users like virtual desktops and updated features when working with a command prompt. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update gives power users even more reasons to smile. The New Edge Browser When released with Windows 10, the Edge browser was woefully inadequate. I don’t know anyone in the tech community who has been using it. Well, it took a year, but Edge has finally come of age. Support for...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 First Looks:
Aug11

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 First Looks:

With the August 19 release of the new Note 7, Samsung will get a jump on Apple who won’t have their new smartphone available until sometime in October. DJ Ko, President of Samsung’s Mobile Communications, calls the Note 7 the most intelligent smartphone ever. Samsung started the move to large screen smartphones with the introduction of their Note series back in 2011. At that time they also introduced the S Pen stylus to the smartphone...

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Cassia Bluetooth Hub Router
Aug04

Cassia Bluetooth Hub Router

Everyone has heard of a Wi-Fi router, but a Bluetooth router is an entirely new concept. When Cassia sent me their new Cassia Hub Bluetooth Router, my first question was, “What do I need it for?” After using it for a few weeks, I not only got an answer to that question, but found it to be an intriguing concept. As you know, Bluetooth is an up-and-coming technology that many of us use every day. Yet it has two big drawbacks. First,...

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