Tag: baseline

My 2.5 Months with DirecTV Now (so far)

As just another person that’s disappointed with their cable service, I’m exploring options for getting my entertainment elsewhere. In addition to digitizing the bulk of my video library, I recently saw the advertisements by DirecTV Now. Their introductory offer is three months of streaming TV service for $10 a month; their baseline service. At this point, I’ve had …

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Hulu Is So Much Better With No Commercials

Before September 2015, Hulu was a service very similar to traditional TV. Forcing subscribers to watch commercials before and during streaming broadcasts. But after September 2015, Hulu introduced a [roughly] $12 a month option to have their service with no commercials [with very few exceptions]. To be honest, I had used Hulu in the past, …

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Techie Review: iRulu 7″ Android Tablet [S/NX7301]

I’ve been taking the past week or so to go through a new iRulu 7″ android tablet [phablet]. It’s a dual core android tablet, but more than that it’s actually a large smartphone w/GPS.  This particular tablet is what I would consider a baseline model. It has the ability to do things like watch Netflix, …

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Review: PhraseExpander Pro 4.1.1

I’ve been testing out a new text expansion software called PhraseExpander. I have been a long-time user of text expansion applications in I feel like that they save users a ton of time. The benefits of using text expansion applications is that if you have any repetitive phrases or information that you have to provide …

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Plex Media Server gets cool features- but only for PlexPass users

Plex Media Server as easily become my most used application out of anything else I use on a regular basis. Plex Media Server allows me to access my media files movies and music on virtually any device that I want to. It organizes and curates information such a way that in side-by-side comparisons between Plex …

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Do you wish Greenshot updated automatically? I did too. Now it does.

Back in July 2011, I found a great application for doing screenshots; it’s called Greenshot. It’s a free application from SourceForge. It’s a screenshot application that continues to be developed and actively evolve adding new features each time, My Windows PC recently crashed, with a hard drive failure, and I found myself in a precarious …

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Facebook taking position to crush Skype

When you think about Facebook, you immediately have to think about things like it being the most popular website in the world, the world’s most socially dominate interactive website and that Facebook is worth a staggering $50 billion; and having more than 500 million active users— 70% of those users are outside of the United …

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5 Free Options for Online Backups

Having an off-site backup is a great idea in response to a situation where your PC could die on you. A lot of people don’t have the forethought to think about all their videos and pictures and important documents were being stored on the computers, and don’t think ahead enough to purchase an external hard …

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Where’s the ‘Presto’ Version of the Windows Operating System

QUESTION TO THE PUBLIC Presto is a release that allows the PC or the laptop to boot almost instantly [just a couple seconds] and I’m wondering where’s the Presto version of Windows Vista/7? I mean why can’t Microsoft offer a quick boot version of their Operating System just for baseline operations? If you really wanted …

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Top 12 Must-Have Freeware Programs [Windows]

Periodically, you may have a friend that’s getting a new PC or that ever popular reloading your OS to get ‘some’ speed back to the system. When this happens I always have a baseline of applications that must be loaded. All of the applications I recommend are listed as freeware and are/or can be portable, …

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