Monthly Archives: October 2012

7 posts

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 […]

Surface Windows RT Apps and Hand Wringing

Why all the hand wringing about the Surface RT not running the same apps as Windows 8 desktop?  Tech blogs all over the place are lambasting Microsoft for not making it clear.  Outside of the 5-10% of the population that writes or reads tech blogs and computer magazines, do consumers actually know the difference or […]

Affordable Macbook

A new 13” Macbook Pro was released this week.  Faster, lighter, thinner, higher res (retina), etc.  An amazing piece of equipment with a really cool commercial.  However the price tag leaves me gasping for air.  Apple has brilliant marketing to own the high end of the market.  The way I buy Macs is to repeatedly […]

Windows Phone 8

I wanted to restart this blog with a comment about the upcoming Windows Phone 8 but I’m trying to maintain my objectivity.  In the last 7-8 years I have owned and used daily, in order, the following phone OSes: Palm Windows Mobile 6 (the durable HP Voice Messenger iPaq 510, 2 users after me and […]

Amazon Kindle Fire HD vs. Google Nexus 7

I really like my iPad.  However, I don’t like to travel with it due to the potential damage and replacement expense, and I like a lighter tablet for reading.  About a week after the Google Nexus 7 came out some guys at work got one.  It was smooth and fast with Android Jellybean and worked […]