User Complaints Mount Over iOS Google Drive Updates

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The mysterious and confusing decision by Google to split editing features out from Google Drive is a real puzzler. Two weeks ago Google updated Google Drive removing the editing features out of what used to be a one stop document management and editing tool. The new multi-App strategy now requires users to download new separate […]

Change Your eBay Password after Cyber Attack

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This week’s change your password announcement comes to you from the Internet commerce site eBay. After a recent cyber attack, eBay, Inc is asking users today to change their passwords as a precaution. Apparently cyber attackers compromised what is being described as “a small number of employee log-in credentials.” Unfortunately, we all know the implications […]

Did Microsoft Kill the Surface Mini or Just Postpone It?

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What happened to the rumored Surface Mini? Remember a rumored, unannounced product is just that: a rumored unannounced product. That said, there were quite a few signs that Microsoft was heading to a Surface Mini announcement today, May 20th, perhaps alongside a Surface Pro 3. Well, the Surface Pro 3 rolled out, but the Surface […]

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is Aggressive, Defensive, Ultimately Confusing

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Is the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 “the tablet that can replace your laptop” or is it “the laptop that can replace your tablet?” I’m not sure Microsoft has quite figured that out yet. Microsoft announced its new hybrid-tablet-laptop device today with a push that at times was very aggressive and yet equally defensive. Aiming […]

Microsoft Windows 8 Banned on China Government Computers

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Ouch! On a day that Microsoft was looking to make some news at a “small gathering” in New York City, China has thrown a wrench into what Microsoft certainly hoped would be a “feel good” news day. The Chinese government announced through its official news agency a decision made late last week to ban Windows […]

How to View and Download Great Art from the Met

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Art is one form of expression of the human soul. Through great art we have the opportunity to see both the world around us and within us has it has changed throughout history. And often how much it hasn’t changed. Throughout history art has been kept in collections by individuals and museums. To enjoy and […]

T-Mobile and Walmart Team Up for Cheap 4G Tablets

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In a very price conscious tablet market, the race to the bottom for cheap tablets continues.  T-Mobile and Walmart are teaming up for a two tablet assault that will offer consumers an opportunity to get into the 4G connected tablet game this summer at prices below $230. The new tablets are paired with T-Mobile’s cheap […]

AT&T to Acquire DirecTV: What’s It Mean For Consumers

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As expected the boards of AT&T and DirecTV have approved a deal for AT&T to acquire the sateillte TV company to the tune of about $48.5 billion. The deal will be a stock and cash deal. Assuming the deal passes the approval of regulators AT&T will add DirecTV subscribers under its umbrella giving it a […]

Samsung Spends Big on Ads to Take Over Heathrow Airport Terminal

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If you’re traveling through London’s Heathrow Airport these next two weeks, specifically through the very busy Terminal 5, you might think you’ve entered into a strange new world owned by Samsung and its new Galaxy S5 smartphone. Samsung has been known to spend big on advertising its products, and it is doing so again, launching […]

Microsoft Resurrecting Digital Inking

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For many a Tablet PC and digital inking fan the week ahead promises to be an interesting one. On Tuesday, Microsoft is holding “a small event” where it is rumored that new CEO Satya Nadella is going to unveil a Surface mini tablet along with possibly another tablet as well. Some say that might be […]

How to Email Multiple Attachments on iPhone and iPad

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Sending attachments via email is practically second nature for most computer users. Create a set of documents that need to be distributed to your colleagues an off they go as attachments. On desktops and laptops its easy to send multiple attachments. On Android and Windows Phone devices you can also easily attach multiple files to […]

How to Restore Hidden Users Folder after OS X 10.9.3 Update (UPDATED)

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Yesterday Apple rolled out a point release operating system update to OS X Mavericks (10.9.3) as well as updates to iTunes and some of its other Apps and services. The Mavericks update listed primary features as improving 4K display support on some Macs, adding contact and calendar syncing between Mac and iOS devices via USB, […]

FCC Votes In Favor of Net Neutrality Proposal: What Happens Now?

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Comments welcome. That is where we are at the moment in the debate over Net Neutrality and any future U.S. government regulation or rules that may govern how the Internet works. Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to put forward the new rules changes proposed by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. The vote does […]

How to Check Your Comcast Data Cap Usage

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Comcast has been testing data caps for awhile now. Comcast doesn’t call it a data cap, instead calling it “usage-based billing.” The idea is those who use more data would pay more. Comcast’s intention is to use data gathered from its test markets to make this system-wide at some point in the future. Speaking to […]

Top 10 Mobile Pet Peeves We’re Probably Stuck With

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Mobile tech has changed so much about the way most us of stay in touch, stay connected, and stay tuned in to the world around us. Go anywhere at anytime and you see folks with smartphones (and sometimes tablets) checking in, reading, watching video, and basically having their snoot stuck into a mobile device with […]

Belkin QODE Thin Type Keyboard Case for iPad Air Review

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Some still say that the iPad isn’t a device to do “real work” on. Belkin, Logitech, ZAGG, and other external keyboard manufacturers didn’t get that memo because making external keyboards for the iPad has turned into quite an industry. It seems like we see a new one just about every month or so. While they […]

Microsoft Office for iPad Scores 27 Million Downloads

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And some still say consumers aren’t interested in the iPad as a “real work” device. At Microsoft’s TechEd conference in Houston this week General manager of Microsoft’s Office Division Julia White announced that since its release on March 27, Microsoft has recorded 27 million downloads for the iPad versions of the popular productivity Apps. While the […]

Microsoft Relents: Pushes Back Windows 8.1 Update Deadline One Month

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Remember that post from yesterday that said users needed to update Windows 8.1 by tomorrow, May 13, in order to continue receiving security patches and updates? You know this one: Microsoft: Update Windows 8.1 by May 13 or Else? Well you can forget about the immediate rush, and relax if you haven’t found time to do […]

Vi Hart Explains It All About the FCC Net Neutrality Debate

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, than what are pictures, and pictures of words compiled into a video worth? The value proposition astounds. And value is what we have in this short post that will point you to something worth your attention, and that of anyone else who should be concerned about the […]

Microsoft: Update Windows 8.1 Prior To Tuesday May 13 Or Else (Updated)

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UPDATE: Microsoft has relented and pushed by the May 13 deadline to June 10. See more information here. Here’s a Public Service Announcement for Windows 8.1 users. If you haven’t yet updated your machines to Update 1, which Microsoft delivered last month, you better get cracking.  If you don’t, according to Microsoft, you won’t receive […]