Category Archives: Reviews

Listing of Reviews I have done

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 »

Review: HP Chromebook 13 G1

By | October 13, 2017

Mainstream Chromebook I have been on a bit of a Chromebook kick lately.  I don’t make any apologies for it either.  I have been using as my primary device the HP Chromebook 13 G1.  Not the best name but it is what they call it.  This is one of the best Chromebooks, I think, you… 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 »

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 »

Why are Computer Sales Slumping?

By | January 18, 2017

Why don’t people want “real” computers anymore It’s not news that overall sales of new computers have been slumping for a couple of years now.  Worldwide the sales of PCs and Mac computers have been on a downward slide due to low consumer demand and a shift to more mobile computing.  Let’s take a look… Read More »

The New Acer Rugged Chromebook 11

By | January 5, 2017

There are a lot of great Chromebooks coming out When the MadebyGoogle event happened back in October 2016, there was some disappointment that there was no mention of new Chromebooks coming out.  Well, it looks like everyone was waiting for the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to happen to announce all the new devices coming… Read More »