Mar 04 2015

Review: iRulu Windows Tablet – W1002

In the past couple of days, I’ve been taking an opportunity to look at a new iRulu tablet. IRulu typically focuses on android tablets and smartphones, but now they have a Windows tablet that they offer. Most people would think that the Windows tablet that their offering would be a limited version of the Windows operating system and wouldn’t be much worth, but I’m here to tell you that this new Windows tablet that iRulu is offering is quite amazing.

It has easily become my new favorite toy to play with because it runs all the normal Windows applications that you’re used to seeing. It runs a full version of Windows 8.1 and it’s fully certified from Microsoft- and it’s only $229. This thing is a steal.

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Feb 25 2015

Roku: PlexPass Users PREVIEW of the new interface

Yesterday, Plex users with PlexPass got a ‘preview’ of the new user interface for Roku. Keeping with the understanding it’s a preview and not the finished product, Plex says that more improvements are coming.

The old user interface for Plex on Roku was anything but exciting, but it was functional. The user interface that user see with the Plex home theater, the android application and other mobile devices are exceptionally better than what most Roku users see now.

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Feb 23 2015

Justified Hypocrisy Of Using Ad Blockers

I think if you’ve been on the Internet for more than 15 minutes, you recognize that the Internet is filled with advertisements. Advertisements run pretty much every website that you visit. The truth is people are cheap and frugal and they don’t pay for content. There’s a few people who do websites for the purpose of generosity, but most people have websites that have advertising on them; like this one.

The general purpose is to find advertisers or advertising services that are compatible with the content that the author or the website is generating. The authors/operators are rewarded for having a great website with content that people enjoy.

The problem comes in when websites are created for the ancillary purpose of simply generating revenue; filled to the brim with random advertising. Pop-ups, we directions, misleading links or advertisements that are randomly mixed in with content to make you think it’s part of the website. It’s deceptive, it’s misleading and in some cases it can be a security problem.

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Feb 20 2015

Facebook turned off e-mail updates for Pages = sad.

Managing a Facebook Page is so much more fun to work with if you have easy access to it and can post stuff effortlessly. For the past couple of years, I have been using my email client to update my Facebook Page [LEHSYS]. I was able to do screen captures, post images, post updates or combination, and simply send my updates in via email to a specialized address, but within the past couple of days, I’ve noticed that Facebook no longer accepts status updates or images via email.

Users can still update their personal Facebook page, but not a specialized Facebook page like mine [LEHSYS].

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Feb 16 2015

Webcam issues with Windows Movie Maker – try SplitCamera

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Windows Live Movie Maker is a free offering from Microsoft that offers novice and average users the ability to edit video and from there, be able to share/publish it to Facebook, YouTube, eMail, DVD and even custom resolutions. It’s a basic editor with very simplified interface, and it’s part of the Windows Live Essentials Suite of applications.

This offering from Microsoft hasn’t been updated in some time. It still has all the same problems and issues it had in 2011. The only thing Microsoft added was the ability to export to MP4 and changed up the ribbon interface; which I don’t think is a massive improvement, but oh, well.

One problem that has remained the same is the problem with Windows Movie Maker not working with certain webcams [web camera (s)]; even Microsoft’s own LifeCam. This can be just about any webcam, but the point is that Windows Movie Maker sometimes just doesn’t work.

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