I bought my dad an HP Chromebook 14 on Woot. Then they showed up on Woot again a month or two later and I got one for my wife. I haven’t changed my opinion of Google (no privacy) and still lean toward Apple and Microsoft products.  My dad has a gmail account and so does […]

IOS 7 Looks Good but Harder to Use

The iPad and the Surface RT are both good tablets.  Neither will run the main desktop OS apps from their supplying companies (OSX from Apple or full Windows from Microsoft).  Both are full touch environments, and one of the knocks on the Surface RT (other than it doesn’t run full windows) is some of the […]

Nokia Lumia 1020

I went to see the Lumia 1020 at the local AT&T store. The quick plusses compared to my Lumia 920: Thinner Lighter Excellent low light camera – they have a neat display box with various light to test it yourself The price is a little high, but if I didn’t already have the 920, I […]

Raspberry Pi

I’ve been fiddling around with the raspberry pi and an old Atrix 4G laptop dock.  Lots of people show how to hook them up on the web, and if it wasn’t a little cumbersome with the cables it would qualify as a super thin netbook. Still haven’t decided what to make out of the raspberry […]

iPad Mini First Look

A buddy at work walked into the store (AT&T I think) on launch day and picked up an iPad Mini.  Of course he had to bring it in to work for all the geeks to ogle.  Everything about the Mini is exactly what you expect except for one thing – this thing is impossibly thin. […]

Samsung Galaxy Note II

While at the AT&T store looking at the new crop of Windows Phone 8 devices, I poked around the Android area.  The Note II looked interesting, and all the higher end Android phones were snappy and responsive.  The Note II has a huge screen, lots of custom features, and seems like a great device. It […]

Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 Quick Touch

I had to go see the Nokia Lumia 920 at the AT&T store today.  I assumed I would love the os and hate the weight.  My current phone is the lightweight Samsung Focus S, so I figured the comparison would be dramatic. To my surprise, the shape of the phone and the fact that it’s […]

Bing Date Filter

I keep checking the search engines for the Windows Phone 8 release date for AT&T, and when I’m looking for date specific information rather than last years Windows Phone release dates, I often use Google because it allows you to filter results down to recent dates.  This has been a key feature that kept me […]

Installing Window 8 Upgrade

I just went through the upgrade process on a Windows 7 machine I use almost every day.  If it didn’t go well I would have a problem…. I purchased the online upgrade from Microsoft.  Amazon had the physical media for $69.99 on pre-order with a $30 rebate credit so I picked that up for another […]