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Archive for the ‘In The News’ Category



In The News 09-12-14

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

In The News 09-12-14 A breach in Apple’s iCloud is blamed for a nude photo scandal, the music player that was supposed to revolutionize music is delayed and Microsoft drops file size limit in OneDrive. Continue reading

Move Over MP3s – Vinyl Is Making A Comeback

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Move over MP3s … Vinyl records are coming back strong while the rest of the music business slumps. Continue reading

In The News 09-05-14

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

In The News 09-05-14 Games push to turn players into payers, California makes phone kill switch mandatory and Amazon spends a $1 billion for Twitch. Continue reading

Hackers not only managed to overwhelm the Sony PlayStation Network and take it down for several hours last Sunday, they also managed to have a flight carrying Sony Online’s President diverted after make a veiled bomb threat. Continue reading

A new camera promises to help you take the very best “selfie.” Does it have what it takes to revive the point and shoot camera market? Continue reading

In The News 08-29-14

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

In The News 08-29-14 The app that stops kids from ignoring you, the law that gives you control over a deceased loved one’s social media and Ballmer quits the board at Microsoft. Continue reading

Vince has plenty to say about Facebook Messenger permissions. I answer one big question and respond to his criticism. Continue reading

Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive credit card sized computer module designed to bring fun back to computer programming for kids and for those of us who have loved computers since the stone ages of the eighties. Continue reading

In The News 08-22-14

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

In The News 8-22-14: How your sweat could power your smartphone, what happens when a cable company puts a customer on hold for more than three hours, and Android gaining ground in the workplace. Continue reading

In The News 08-15-14

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

XP Share Dips Below 25%

Windows XP can still be found on just under 25% of computers accessing the Internet, according to NetMarketShare.  That’s down from just under 40% in July of 2013. 

Security support for the XP ended back in April and users have been slow to let go.  Windows 7 is the most popular operating system, found on 51% of

A high-tech bracelet promises to let you make Facebook friends the old-fashioned way, by shaking hands. Continue reading

In The News 08-08-14

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

In The News 08-08-14 Hilton Hotels swap the front desk for a smartphone app, Amazon will let you print a tiny you and a big loss for Nintendo. Continue reading

In The News 08-01-14

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

In The News 08-01-14: Comcast gives the worst customer service ever, Sony websites shut down after the company forgets to pay the Internet bill and IBM and Apple team up in the workplace. Continue reading

Amazon has new subscription reading service called Kindle Unlimited that lets readers have unlimited access to 600,000 eBooks and thousands of audiobooks for $9.99 per month. Continue reading

In The News 07-25-14

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

In The News 07-24-14 Microsoft issues a support warning for Windows 7, Amazon hires the man behind Google Glass and The Play Store gets a new look. Continue reading

See the latest news on Amazon’s announced drone delivery service and what obstacles it needs to overcome. Continue reading

Stay Connected In Your Car

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Smartphones are changing the way we use our cars. From music to Internet to GPS, how phones are becoming an integral part of vehicles. Continue reading

Why big data is headed to your kitchen and how IBM could help you make better meals. Continue reading

In The News 07-18-14

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

In The News 07-18-14: BlackBerry says it’s hip to be square, Aereo fights back and an AVG vulnerability for Internet Explorer users. Continue reading

In The News 07-11-14

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

In The News 07-11-14 Fire TV screensaver hogs data, Microsoft goes after malware makers and eBooks take over. Continue reading

In The News 07-04-14

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

In The News 07-04-14 How a Supreme Court ruling could make it harder for you to cut off cable, Barnes & Noble changes its mind again & Chromebook Pixel buyers not getting the free data they were promised. Continue reading

Lego has a new line of blocks out that turns your real-world play into 3D creations in the virtual world. Learn all about Lego Fusion. Continue reading

In The News 06-27-2014

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

In The News 06-27-2014 Amazon introduces a smartphone, staring at computers can dry up your eyes and iPhone thefts drop dramatically. Continue reading

Starbucks is making it easier for mobile phone users by installing wireless charging mats at tables in their locations nationwide. Continue reading

In The News 06-20-14

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Amazon adds music streaming service to Prime Membership, Oculus concentrates on game development and the smart refrigerator that can make phone calls. Continue reading

The Best of E3 2014

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

A look at some of the big announcements from E3 2014. Continue reading

In The News 06-13-14

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

In The News 06-13-14 : Security update for Ubuntu users, Flickr ends Facebook & Google Logins and Pandora rules the music streaming roost. Continue reading

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