I’ve been increasingly frustrated with my daughters use of devices that run on electricity with a connection to the Internet. Her addiction to these devices is becoming quite concerning for me as I see her emulating my wife’s use of the same type of devices. A recent conversation with my wife over the weekend consisted… Read More iPhone got chewed
Watching a webinar recently on the Internet of Things (IoT), I had the idea to think through the idea of completely disconnecting off the grid and stopping your online electronic trail. I’ll admit that this is an extreme measure that most people would not attempt as it seems impossible. Many of life’s conveniences require a connected… Read More Going Off the Grid
I’m an avid reader of all things tech, and every one in a while an article comes along that is so brilliantly simple, its worth sharing. Here’s the original article if interested in reading it. 8 tips for preventing ransomware To sum up the article quickly, here are the 8 tips: Backup your files regularly… Read More Ransomware Evil
The History I’ve been using Microsoft Windows Phone (now Windows 10 Mobile) since the first release of the OS after the appalling Windows Mobile 6.5. Here is a list of the mobile devices that I’ve owned, all running Windows Mobile: Samsung Focus (Windows 7.x) Nokia Lumia 920 (Windows 8.x) HTC One M8 for Windows (Windows… Read More An open letter to Microsoft and HTC
As promised, here is the second part of the post the other day. A disclaimer, these are only services and resources I’ve used in the past and found useful or appropriate for the situation at that time. I’ve noted the ones that I’m using currently and why I’m still using them despite more well known… Read More It’s not a matter of if, but when (Part II)
I received a letter from American Express yesterday. It was nothing out of the ordinary as they send me crap all the time, but this was different. The letter informed me that my information changed via a third party service sometime in January 2016. Red flag. The letter didn’t tell me that this was an… Read More It’s not a matter of if, but when (Part I)
Would you use a mobile device as your ONLY device? It’s an interesting question that up until now, I would have given a resounding and blunt “No”, but all that has changed. HP just announced a new Windows 10 Mobile device called the Elite X3, which according to their claims is everything you need rolled… Read More Future of mobile?
This is it, my new laptop that will be in my hands sometime this weekend. An HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 (Model 13-4103dx) if you’re interested in seeing the specs. It’s taken me over a month to narrow it down to this point and thankfully its not going to cost me and arm and a leg.… Read More New tech, a geeks purpose in life
I read tech news every day, literally. I take my hour long lunch break and fire up Microsoft News, RSS feed readers, and even go to some email links received from the previous day. What burns me up the most is the proliferation of and the aggressive in your face delivery of: A D S… Read More Curse You Internet Ads!
There’s one thing that I dread more than anything else in my life lately. That one thing is the phone call from the Father-In-Law (FIL) asking me to setup his new computer with the added detail that he “won’t open the box until I get there” which translates into “I’m going to stand behind you… Read More Thank you for calling Hell, er, IT Support