How to Child-Proof Your Smart Phone or Tablet on ANY OS

Hundreds (maybe thousands) of times a day my kids ask me if they can play with one of my phones or one of my tablets, but we’ve all seen those nightmare scenarios. You start the kid off playing a game like “DragonBox+” (a really great game that pretty much tricks 8 year old kids into learning Algebra), and the next thing you know that picture of your wife that no one else was supposed to…

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Microsoft vs. Apple: Part 4, Windows 8.1 on a non-touchscreen vs. Mac OS X 10.8

by Richard Woods Let’s start off as we always do, with a recap shall we? Despite the shorter battery life the Surface Pro edged out the all new MacBook Air mainly due to the tablet form factor and Windows RT 8.1 Preview beat iOS 7 beta 2 chiefly due to how well the Windows 8.1 previews run compared to the extremely buggy iOS 7 beta builds. The only victory that Apple has in these first…

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Microsoft vs. Apple: Part 1, Surface Pro vs. 11” MacBook Air

by Richard Woods   In this first installment we’re going to put the two latest products from Microsoft and Apple right against each other. Those two are the Surface Pro and the new 11″ MacBook Air. Both are sporting an Intel Core i5 processor in their base models, but that’s just about all that they have in common. For the purpose of this evaluation, we will be primarily be reviewing the 128 GB Surface Pro…

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Windows 8.1 Makes a Common Sense Use to NFC!

So today Microsoft rolled out some more features that will be coming to Windows 8.1, and if you read my previous posts, you’d see that I’ve already declared Windows 8.1 to be “The World’s Most Advanced Operating System” and yes, that is a play on the headline from Apples web site on it’s iOS page. We’ve all seen the Samsung commercials where the Galaxy user taps his phone against another Galaxy touting the device’s ability…

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Windows 8.1: The World’s Most Advanced Operating System

by Richard Woods   When I thought of what I was going to call this, a number of titles crossed my mind. Among those was “Microsoft, Start Your Buttons”, because the “return of the Start Button” seems to be the main headline surrounding Windows 8.1 along with the ability to boot straight to the desktop. I found it interesting that the two biggest headlines around Windows’ biggest update since its release are the two features…

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