A couple of days ago, I noticed an advertisement for a service that I had never heard of before - Amazon Smile. I buy everything from toothpaste to cell phone accessories on Amazon because it's inexpensive, and combined with Prime two-day shipping, sometimes more convenient than going to Walmart or the grocery store. The fact [...]
Amazon still has to convince the Federal Aviation Administration that it is safe for these drones to be flying around and they also have to overcome some technical hurdles.
Steps to update the TI-84 Plus Calculator Operating System including downloading the new OS and installing it.
In these modern times, computer-related careers can be found at almost every company in America (and possibly even the world). Toyota needs computer scientists to help develop new technologies for GPS systems, hybrid computer systems, and other car technologies. Apple needs computer scientists to develop tomorrow's consumer technology. JC Penny needs computer scientists to build [...]
Today I just got to experience Kim Dotcom's new file sharing service MEGA. I was a casual user of Megaupload before it was shut down, so I'm happy to see that Dotcom stayed on his feet and improved upon the service. MEGA is an improvement upon Megaupload in that its servers are not located in [...]
Amazon and the United States Postal Service (USPS) have announced that Amazon Prime members in Los Angeles and New York City will start receiving packages on Sundays. As of now, the service is only implemented in those two cities, but it is expected to expand to Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Phoenix, and other major U.S. [...]
How to choose the best university to get a Computer Science degree and which Universities offer Computer Science degrees.
On October 22, Apple announced some changes to their iPad product line. The new changes include a new product called iPad Air, an updated model of the iPad Mini, and lowering the price of the iPad 2 to $399. Of course, none of this should be a surprise because we already knew what was coming, for [...]
Microsoft released Windows 8.1 on October 17th as an over-the-air (OTA) update for current Windows 8 users. Besides the minor updates and security patches Microsoft sends out with the Windows Update feature in Control Panel, this was Microsoft's first major OTA update facilitated by a centralized hub (Windows Store). This is something that Android, Mac [...]
It's no secret that Apple's iOS 7 wasn't a complete success. Neither was the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, Apple Maps, or Siri. Lately, Apple hasn't been innovating and they have not been releasing products that "change the game" like the original iPhone or iPod and I think Apple's stockholders would agree with me. Despite the lack [...]
Last month, I sold a 3rd Generation Apple iPad on eBay to a seller in Malta. They bought it using my Buy It Now price of $339.99 and paid instantly. I packed it up, printed an international USPS First Class Mail shipping label on eBay, and took it to the local post office... Little did [...]
Some computers that come preloaded with Windows 8 automatically make text, title bars, and other parts of the user interface larger than they need to be. Even if your screen resolution is set to the highest possible setting in Control Panel, your graphics card may be enlarging everything to 125% on its own. This tutorial [...]
Yesterday at a Q&A at Harvard University, Bill Gates admitted that the keyboard command Ctrl-Alt-Del was a mistake. According to Gates, the reason Ctrl-Alt-Del even made it into Windows is because the designer of the original IBM keyboards felt that it was a security concern, so they created a combination of keys that no user [...]
When Microsoft released their original Surface tablet last year, I was intrigued. A product that not only competes with tablets such as Apple's iPad, but also can compete with full-sized Windows laptops. It showcased Microsoft's new Metro UI in a way that didn't invoke criticism (like it did on desktops and other PCs), the hardware [...]
I was recently given the opportunity to complete a do-it-yourself project using Lighting Ever Flexible LED strips. I was originally going to use them as accent lighting for a bookshelf, but after seeing the design of the product I was working with, I had to change my mind. I ended up putting the LED lights [...]
After seeing that Virgin Mobile is now getting the iPhone 5, I decided to look into some contract-free carriers that rival AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. I was very surprised when I found that customers can get an iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S4 on Virgin Mobile, Straight Talk, Cricket, Net 10 Wireless, and Boost Mobile. [...]
As a web designer, one of the most annoying parts of designing a website is cross-browser testing to make sure the site functions and/or looks proper on all browsers. The reason this causes so many headaches is that many designers like myself choose to use either a Mac or Linux computer, so we don't have [...]
I recently wrote a review of Spotify, a music streaming service that blows iTunes and Amazon MP3 out of the water. A few days after my Spotify review was published, Google released their own competing service that integrates into the already-existing Google Play music store. Premium Spotify is $9.99 per month, but the Google service [...]
When downloadable music first came out, I adopted the concept right away. The fact that you can open iTunes and download an album in an hour (I had dial-up Internet at the time) was amazing! I've been a loyal customer of iTunes for years now with a collection of thousands of songs I have purchased [...]
If you're like most people, you probably have a ton of old cell phones lying around that you never dealt with after you got a new one. I've gone through a number of phones over the years and I have found that if you sell phone on eBay, you can actually pay for a significant [...]
I was shopping for a new computer the other day at Staples and as soon as I told the guy working there that I was primarily a Mac user looking to buy a Windows 8 laptop, he brought out all of the pro-Microsoft, Apple-bashing opinions that IT professionals have come up with everywhere Apple products [...]