Replacing Old Technology


  Amazon’s new Fire HD 8 tablet has caught my eye! Especially the “Tangerine”, having longed for an orange phone, tablet or reader. My old technology, TC1100 that is around 10 years old, a 3 or 4 year old Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 is agonizingly slow now (even after 3 flashes and reloads) and…… Continue reading Replacing Old Technology

Upgraded to Samsung Galaxy Note Edge!


  After two or three years of using a tiny 2 1/2″ downgraded feature phone, I finally was able to upgrade to a 6″ smartphone. I researched and seriously thought of getting a Microsoft Windows Phone, but Microsoft stopped making the Nokia Lumia 1520 (the one I really wanted), so I ended up staying with…… Continue reading Upgraded to Samsung Galaxy Note Edge!

Tech Tuesday: Lollipop 5.1 Update


  New features and updates to those getting the bump: Android 5.1 – an update to Lollipop that improves stability and performance and offers a few new features like support for multiple SIM cards, Device Protection and high definition (HD) voice on compatible phones. Whether you want to share your phone with a family member…… Continue reading Tech Tuesday: Lollipop 5.1 Update

Tech Tuesday: Cicret Bracelet Computer


Saw this amazing concept computer over the weekend across several tech news apps and knew I had to show it to you on my Tech Tuesday post. But first, a sly update with the Blackberry Passport. Seems they are hearing their detractors and wrote a rebuttal, of sorts. Their response is 11 Things Wrong with the…… Continue reading Tech Tuesday: Cicret Bracelet Computer

Tech Tuesday: Windows RT Slips into Obscurity


Windows RT was supposed to usher in the tablet era for Microsoft. But Windows RT has two fatal flaws: it’s missing crucial apps, and it’s poorly designed. Unsurprisingly, the stripped-down operating system failed to take off. (Actually, that’s an understatement: Microsoft took a $900 million write down last year because of awful Surface RT sales,…… Continue reading Tech Tuesday: Windows RT Slips into Obscurity

Monday App Review: “WeatherBug” Widget


https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aws.android No Book review-this spring and summer has been busy with healthcare and fighting the housing corporation. So, decided to share what I’ve learned about apps I like/dislike on my old Asus Eee Pas Transformer.  I had been looking for a better weather widget than Asus included in stock. It was buggy, didn’t update when…… Continue reading Monday App Review: “WeatherBug” Widget

Tech Tuesday: Nokia’s Last Stand


Poor Nokia. Once the dominating leader of free world cell phone technology, now whimpering out the sidelines.  I remember my first phone was a little brick of a thing, a Nokia 232.  Heavy, about the size of a chalkboard eraser and sturdy. It was analog, poor sound and only made phone calls; for it’s time,…… Continue reading Tech Tuesday: Nokia’s Last Stand

Tech Tuesday: Securing Online Data


Last week I showed you how to track your data like the NSA with Immersion, a program that digs through your gmail account. This week  I’ve found an article, How to hide your data from Internet snoops,  by  Doug Gross, CNN, that shows you how to encrypt your email and online data, internet surfing, etc, from prying eyes.…… Continue reading Tech Tuesday: Securing Online Data

Top Ten Free EBooks from Yesterday and Today week ending 7/5/2013


You get Three Top Ten Free EBooks from Yesterday and Today! That is 30 free ebooks for your tablet, PC or ereader! Top Ten EBooks from Yesterday courtesy of http://www.Gutenberg.org: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (9898) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (9252) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (5597)…… Continue reading Top Ten Free EBooks from Yesterday and Today week ending 7/5/2013

Tech Tuesday: 50 Best Android Apps


Time has a fantastic list of what they consider to be the 50 best Android Apps so far for 2013.  I perused the list and even have a handful of them, like Pulse, Google Translate and Swype. There are several that I will take a closer look at for my TF101.  Here’s the link itself, apps…… Continue reading Tech Tuesday: 50 Best Android Apps