Tag Archive: family member

Apr 16 2013

Windows 8 continues to push the irrelevance of a Microsoft Operating System


Back in May of 2011, I wrote a post about Windows 8 and that people shouldn’t buy it. The discussions over Windows 8 are highly mixed and there’s a group of people that love Windows 8 there’s a group of people that absolutely despise Windows 8. That demographic of people can be separated into those …

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Jun 14 2012

Disappointed: Skype adds adverts to Video Conversations


I did a comparison a while back between  Google hangouts and Skype. I found that using Google hangouts was actually a little more easy to use than Skype. Skype is a great video conferencing application and historically, it’s been free, but since Microsoft purchased Skype last year for close to $8 billion dollars, everyone’s been …

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Feb 27 2012

The dreaded curse of being the family/friend tech support guy

I’ve done a few articles on applications like TeamViewer and other Remote Desktop applications to gain control of other people’s machines, and mainly, I use those applications to gain control over either family or friends machines that are having problems with their systems. Being ‘that guy’ that knows about computers is a blessing and a …

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Dec 13 2008

Tech-Support: The Realist Story

One of the most common things to expect nowadays when purchasing a PC is 24/7 tech-support. The people behind the scenes to provide these types of services; not all of them are super smart at what they do. Some of them look at screens that give them instructions on how to fix problems, others have …

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