Sep 22 2014

Apple’s iPhone 6 new features are not NEW

423 Apples iPhone 6 new features are not NEW

The other day, I was having a discussion with a good friend of mine about the release of the iPhone 6. This discussion wasn’t necessarily about the standard version or the plus version, it was a discussion basically as to why people get so excited about the release of the iPhone in general. The driving factor behind the iPhone is the fact that iPhone customers don’t have any choice. There’s no alternate device with an Apple logo that has a different hardware feature set.

I’m not pointing out that the iPhone’s hardware specifications are untouchable; I’m simply saying that android users enjoy a much more robust choice of device than an Apple iPhone user.

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Sep 20 2014

Eweat EW902 Android TV Specs Are Impressive

561 Eweat EW902 Android TV Specs Are Impressive

The pending release of Android TV, really got me thinking about what options were already out there on the market. If you go to eBay right now and type in Android TV, there’s lots of options for dual core and quad core android devices that provide streaming media. Some of these devices are specifically driven towards certain solutions, other android devices are not refined towards streaming content and they lack a user-friendly interface.

Depending upon your level of tolerance and what you’re looking for with a streaming media device, you may find solutions on several different levels; ranging from faster processors, USB expansion, WebCams, storage expansion, etc. But options are definitely out there.

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Sep 15 2014

Understanding Misunderstood Emails

999 Understanding Misunderstood Emails

With bad e-mail exchanges, it takes two to tango. If you’ve ever owned a computer, most likely, you’ve been on the Internet. One of the most common ways of communication on the Internet is email. Email is the established backbone of Internet communications. Email was there long before social media or instant messaging. If you want to do something formally or if you want to indicate with someone at work, most likely you’re going to send them information through an email.

It’s my opinion that email communication is the worst form of communication. It has more potential to piss people off than any other form of communication. Most of the time it has nothing to do with what the emails about, but how the email is written and then read.

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Sep 12 2014

Review: IRulu U1 Smartphone

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Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been playing with iRulu’s U1 smartphone. Based on information that I have, this is iRulu’s entrance into the smartphone field. The U1 smartphone is a dual 1 ghz core processor android device. The reports I received from iRulu indicate that they have plans to release more smart phones on a more high-end scale. I expect to see a quad core version of the smartphone from them in the near future.

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Sep 02 2014

The Good and Bad Uses of Aerial Drones

812 The Good and Bad Uses of Aerial Drones By now, you’ve probably seen a lot of articles about aerial drones. Everyone seems to have the science-fiction view of what drones are and what they can do. Unfortunately, with technology, where some people see innovation and providing a service, others see drones as an opportunity to be exploited for more nefarious uses.

We’ve already seen drones that can be used to deliver small packages, take pictures, take video, save lives and we’ve also seen drones that have been mounted with automatic weapons; that latter part is what’s scary.

From my point of view, technology and new devices are always seen as positive and negative side to what they can be used for. In the case of the aerial drones the technology to run those is getting smaller and are getting more efficient, and are getting smarter. Just about anyone now can purchase a drone for themselves that can be used to take pictures or video. In some drones can be controlled simply by using an iPhone or android device. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 10 2014

Why I downgraded Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 to 12

249 Why I downgraded Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 to 12

As an user of Dragon NaturallySpeaking for about the last 10 years, and as most Dragon NaturallySpeaking users were, I wanted to upgrade to version 13 as soon as possible. Nuance, historically, has come out with better versions each time Dragon NaturallySpeaking has been released; always adding some additional functionality to the program that made it even more robust than before.

Ten (10) days ago, I downloaded the latest version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking and installed it on my PC. As a bona fide fan and advocate of Dragon NaturallySpeaking I was greatly looking forward to having the latest version installed in trying to take advantage of whatever new functions the application could provide, but what I found was disappointing.

While Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 has some improvements, the problem is that it also took away features that easily made the favorite of anyone using was recognition software.

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Aug 07 2014

Movie Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Very watchable

699 Movie Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles   Very watchable
As a fan of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [TMNT], I was really interested to see the new version. TMNT [1990] did good in theaters, having two follow sequels and a spinoff cartoon series. I knew I was going to have to see simply because of the new graphics and money that they could throw into it. There was lots of action and explosions and special effects; well, yeah, the whole movie is special-effects considering the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are completely computer-generated.

When you go into this movie, don’t expect a huge workup on a story. The story with this version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is about as straightforward as you get. There’s a bad guy, going to do bad things and it’s up to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to save the day, but not without struggle.

Fortunately, this is a family movie that everyone can enjoy. There’s lots of action, plenty of humor, one-liners and very little offensive language; if any.
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Aug 01 2014

Reddit AMA: Gig City Solves Net Neutrality Debate

526 Reddit AMA: Gig City Solves Net Neutrality Debate

There you have it. In one question, the issues with Net Neutrality are solved. EPB Fiber Optics in Chattanooga, TN has poignantly and elegantly pointed out the problem with the nation’s largest Internet service providers.

As you can see from the screenshot above, it seems like the most important question was asked first of EPB Fiber Optics, “Are you in favor of Net Neutrality?” The immediate answer was ,” Yes. We strongly support it.”

But apparently that answer really wasn’t enough from the reps from EPB; they had to make sure they drove their point home about Net Neutrality and really exposing the larger ISPs of the United States. Their follow-up answer was razor-sharp, “… If you have the bandwidth, there’s no need to ration it“.

That’s it. The argument is over.

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Aug 01 2014

Techie Review: Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Premium

742 Techie Review: Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Premium

Nuance has released their new version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13. Nuance released the previous version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking [12]  in October 2012. Since then, Nuance has released one major update, and that was to 12.5.

Every time that Nuance releases a new version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, they always provide the percentage of improvement and recognition that the application offers over the previous version. But with version 13, you can visibly see a noticeable increase with the level of recognition and responsiveness of your dictation. I have personally noticed that when I use the command for ‘correct that'; I’ve seen a much faster return on correction options.

Improvements in recognition and improving the responsiveness of issuing commands and making corrections; all these equal up to greater productivity. In my daily processes, I cannot imagine not having Dragon NaturallySpeaking available to me; it would be highly debilitating.

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Aug 01 2014

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy – Simply Awesome

266 Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy   Simply Awesome

I went to go see Guardians of the Galaxy last night and I’m happy to report that Marvel Studios has another blockbuster movie on her hands with this release. I’m really glad to see that Marvel Studios put so much effort and care into their productions. I have to say that the release of the Guardians of the Galaxy rivals that of something similar to Serenity.

Guardians of the Galaxy was made for comic book fans. He was made for people who know about the characters, people who love the characters and expect to dive right into ‘let’s have some fun’.

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