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This has been a challenging beginning to the New Year. Wayside Theatre the, small not-for-profit theatre company I work for is still struggling to come out from under some heavy duty financial pressure that we've been dealing with since the economy went bottom up in 200...
If you're a Windows 8 or Windows RT user and have been patiently waiting for Dropbox to release an App so that you can access and sync your files the wait is over.
CES 2013 is about to happen. About to happen is a good way to describe what occurs at this gigantic trade show that, in my view, is slowly losing some of its luster.
Each and every year we see technology advances which yield new gadgets, new ways of doing things, and more debt on our credit cards.
A Wish List for 2013 Happy New Year! Many of our GBM readers are already celebrating the arrival of 2013 while the clock ticks down on 2012 here in the states.
Trying to predict what is going to happen in mobile tech during 2013 is like trying to sharpen the edge of Occam's Razor in one of those knife sharpener's that come with an electric can opener.
Things moved quickly on some fronts in the mobile tech world in 2012. On some fronts, not quickly enough. And there were even a few areas where things seemed to be stagnant.
For more years than I can count I've spent my Saturday nights at a theatre. Whether I'm in rehearsal or just at the theatre in my office while the current show is going on I'm at the theatre.
Stall Surfing, or using your mobile gadget while in the privy/loo/water closet/powder room/outhouse/whatever euphemism you use for the bathroom, is one of those things that no one likes to talk about.
Over on my personal blog, Life on the Wicked Stage: Act 2, I observe and talk about things mostly other than gadgets. I've been doing that for about nine years now, although I do so less frequently.
I had high hopes for Microsoft and Windows 8. When Microsoft appeared to grabbing the bull by the horns and coming up with its own hardware to showcase (in its words) how we view Windows 8, my hopes and expectations raised even more.
Mobility has always been the target. Go anywhere. Connect anywhere to anything. Do what needs doing. Slide the Tablet in a pocket.
In William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, the character Lucio in trying to move the heroine, Isabella, to action warns her, that “our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.” If ever there were a major move by a ma...
Microsoft software honcho Steven Sinofsky is leaving the company according to a New York Times report. Here is the Microsoft press release on the news.
The consensus is that the non-Retina display on the iPad mini is anything from not good to horrible depending on who you are reading at the moment.
The Verge has a report that the signature accessory of the Microsoft Surface RT and the future Surface Pro units (due in January), the Touch Keyboard is showing some issues related to wear and tear.
This is just a quick post to pass on a few useful links to hints and tips for those might be exploring the Windows RT experience.
If you're a Dropbox or a Box user with a Microsoft Surface RT you are kind of in a wait and see mode. The folks at Dropbox are supposedly working on an App to work with the Surface RT, but we don't have a release date at this point.
Since the days of Microsoft's Tablet PCs there have been debates about Tablet PCs and keyboards. Many die-hard Tableteers insisted that the Slate (without a keyboard) was the key to the future of Tablet PCs.
I took some flack from some folks about my review of the Windows Surface RT. Not only did I say the device and its dual nature confused me, but I pointed out that there are, at least in my experience quite a few bugs that obviously need attention in this very Version 1....
What size Tablet is right for you? Well, in my view, I wouldn't let anyone else make that judgement for you. It all depends on what you need and want to do on a Tablet that will determine the best fit.
Here in the US there are two things on many minds. Recovering from the severe storms that lashed major portions of the East Coast and upper Midwest, and next week's National and Local elections.
I am truly struggling with my feelings and thoughts about Microsoft's Surface RT Tablet. There were points on Friday when I first started working with the Surface RT (I bought a 32GB unit with both Touch and Type covers) where I literally wanted to throw up my hands in ...
Color me confused. Apple made its big announcements this week. And they were big. Apple's entire product line (except for the desktop Mac Pro) has now been updated in the last month or so.
Microsoft had its big day in the Big Apple today officially launching Windows 8 and the Surface RT Tablet. If you are near one of the few Microsoft stores you can pick up a Surface RT Tablet beginning at midnight.
It has been a big week in Tablet land with Apple finally announcing its iPad Mini and the early reviews of Microsoft's Surface RT hitting the Internet, prior to some consumers getting their hands on that device on Friday.
It's a big week for the mobile tech world. It's a big week for Tablets. It's a big week for Apple and Microsoft. New products. New directions.
I've had a love/hate relationship with Slingbox for some time. I love it when it works and, well, I hate it when it doesn't. The reason previous Slingbox models would not work for me have to do with HDMI, HDCP (High-Bandwidith Digital Copy Protection) or SOC (Selectable...
As I mentioned in a post some time ago, I've had a Microsoft Surface RT Tablet on my fall shopping list for some time now. Today, as Microsoft finally announced the pricing and made limited pre-orders available, I pulled the trigger and ordered one.
Microsoft may have flipped the switch too early this morning on Surface pricing, but it looks like things are now official. The pricing is no different now that the press release is out.
According to a number of sites like The Verge and TechCrunch, we now have some info on the pricing of Microsoft's Surface RT Tablets.
Remember Netbooks? When they first appeared you couldn't get one. Then they soared to popularity and you could essentially pick one up at the grocery store or your local pharmacy.
Apple decided to make a big change to make its big phone (and other iDevices) a little smaller. Apple decided to retire the ubiquitous 30 pin adapter that has been connecting Apple devices to computers, docks, and other accessories for about 9 years or so.The new Lightn...
We've heard reports and seen the photos. We've heard an unnamed Apple official say that "purple haze" or "lens flare" is expected behavior from the iPhone 5 camera when a bright light is just out of the frame.
Being a theatre geek and a lover of Shakespeare I always pay attention when I see products that work to educate and excite about William Shakespeare.