Category Archives: Advice

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Going Back to the Flip Phone

By | October 20, 2017

Days of Future Past Why, in the age of the smartphone, would someone voluntarily go back to a flip phone?  I can hear you asking, “You run a Tech Blog, why would you do that!” Well, there are a few reasons why I have done it.  I will try to lay out a couple of them… Read More »

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 »

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 »

What’s the difference between storage and RAM?

By | January 27, 2017

The difference is big One of the most misunderstood stat, that everyone quotes, is that of how much “memory” a device has.  Usually, people when talking about how much storage space they have they call it memory.  “Oh, I can’t save any more pictures since I am out of memory.”  While there is nothing fundamentally wrong… Read More »

What to do with your Baofeng Radio

By | January 20, 2017

Just because it’s cheap doesn’t mean it’s limited So you picked up a new Baofeng radio, either a 5R or something else.  I will stick with the 5R for this article since it is what I know.  Now that you maybe have had a chance to try it out on the local repeater or simplex.… Read More »