Author Archives: Mike Giles

About Mike Giles

I just want to tell people about the products I like, and which ones to avoid.

Why do lithium-ion batteries catch fire

By | March 16, 2017

  It’s a matter of chemistry Lithium-ion batteries are in everything nowadays.  Their lightweight and high capacity make them great for all kinds of mobile applications.  They can be found in wireless headphones, laptops, cell phones, kids toys and portable speakers.  If it needs a battery and has a large power draw, chances are the… Read More »

OS Choices

By | March 9, 2017

How you interact with your computer matters If you find it hard to use something, chances are you won’t use it.  That has been the focus of this blog from the start 6 months ago.  I like making things easier for people to understand the new tech coming out and making the best use of… Read More »

Review: Acer R11 Chromebook

By | February 24, 2017

  A lot of things to a lot of people The Acer Chromebook R11 2-in1 was one of the first wave of Chromebooks to offer the Google Play App Store.  I wondered if this addition was going to be value added or somewhat of a distraction from an otherwise great operating system.  I held off… Read More »

Some new things coming…

By | February 22, 2017

I have been enjoying demystifying your tech But I am feeling called to do a little bit more, don’t worry I will still be bringing you latest in tech news and reviews and how-tos.  I am going to be launching a new venture alongside Average Guy Tech. I will be dropping a few hints along the… Read More »

Alternatives to Skype – Video Messaging

By | February 17, 2017

Skype is the big name, but not the only game Thanks to being “first” to the game and being the best positioned and marketed video calling service, Skype is now synonymous with online video calling.  As we have seen before, in the world of the internet, being first doesn’t always mean your the best.  I have… Read More »

From Windows to the Mac

By | February 10, 2017

I am not anti-Apple… I just never saw the point in paying more for the hardware I already had.  I thought of Apple MacBooks as really expensive laptops.  Since they pretty much are for what you get.  When I got the chance at work to switch to a MacBook I took the leap. If you… Read More »