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On The Agenda: December 2019

December 2, 2019

Tech Sense: Holidays 2019

December 2, 2019

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December 2, 2019

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December 2, 2019

It's November again and time to prepare for holiday shopping. This year we will start with some new technology gifts that people might be giving and also revisit 3D printers and televisions from previous years.

Voice Assistants

Last year, I didn't get to the voice assist...

November 1, 2019

In my last column of 2018, I discussed the game industry covering game platforms and distribution of games for the personal computing (PC) environment. A lot has happened in the game world since last December, so I thought I would recap and then look at what is changin...

September 28, 2019

This month I thought I would start a discussion of home automation and monitoring. Home automation is where devices in our homes do things like control the temperature in our house, turn lights on and off, and lock and unlock our doors. Some of these technologies have...

September 9, 2019

Back to School 2019
     It's that time again when school is starting, and once again we are scrambling to find the tools our students need for the new school year. It has been three years since we took a look at useful software for students, so I thought it might be a...

August 10, 2019

Finding eBooks

Last month we discussed eBook files and eReaders. This month we will continue looking at eBooks and discuss finding them.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg creates digital copies of books that are no longer under copyright. These books are in the public d...

July 1, 2019

Summer is here, and many of us will spend time on the beach or in the mountains relaxing and catching up on our reading. This month I will look at eBooks and eReaders. 

Over the years, there have been many file formats designed for eBooks. Currently the most com...

May 26, 2019

May and June are popular months for graduations, and laptop computers make a popular gift for the graduating student. This month we will take a short look at laptop computers and what you should know before you purchase one. We will look at the operating system softwar...

May 12, 2019

World Password Day

World Password Day is a day set aside on the first Thursday of May for everyone to change their passwords, add multi-factor authentication, and generally review the security of their devices and applications. The observance is May 2 this year (2019)....

April 1, 2019

This month I will be tackling some questions I get asked frequently or FAQ's.

Should I use a Surge Protector for my Computer?

The answer here is yes you should protect all sensitive electronics equipment with a surge protection device. A computer plugged into an electric...

March 1, 2019

March 14th is known in the United States as Pi Day, a celebration of the number Pi.  We celebrate on March 14th because the first digits in the number Pi are 3.14 corresponding to the date 3/14.  Other parts of the world represent the day prior to the month and celebra...

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