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Online training courses for everyone

Written by on April 16, 2014 in PC Mike's NBC-TV stories with 3 Comments

Our tablets, smartphones and computers allow us to do all sorts of things, to communicate and be entertained, of course, but also, to learn. But an Internet connection is all you need to learn from the world’s top experts in just about any field. I’ve always been interested in photography but never took any formal […]

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If you decide to keep Windows XP

If you decide to keep Windows XP

Written by on April 9, 2014 in PC Mike's NBC-TV stories with 0 Comments

After 12 and a half years, Microsoft’s support for Windows XP – its most popular operating system – has ended. But millions still use it – as many as one in four PC users by some accounts. What happens now that Microsoft has washed its hands of XP and you haven’t upgraded to a new […]

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Best to-do list managers

Best to-do list managers

Written by on April 2, 2014 in PC Mike's NBC-TV stories with 1 Comment

Here’s a test: Ask someone how things are going? Chances are they’ll say something like “fine, but busy.” We are all busy and our to-do lists keep getting longer! But the right to-do list can make all the difference. Here are three of my favorite task managing apps to help you take control of your […]

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App Discovery Apps

App Discovery Apps

Written by on March 26, 2014 in PC Mike's NBC-TV stories with 1 Comment

So many apps…so little time. We love apps. Apps for our smartphones. Apps for our computers and tablets. They do wonderful things and make life easy but how do you keep up with the when thousands are released each day. We have found some… well, uh, apps, to help you discover the latest and greatest […]

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Apps to enjoy springtime

Apps to enjoy springtime

Written by on March 19, 2014 in PC Mike's NBC-TV stories with 0 Comments

Believe it or not, its officially springtime.  And despite the lingering cold and piles of snow in many places, warmer weather is coming. To get you in the springtime mood and help you enjoy what’s coming, I have some great apps to take advantage of the new season The surest sign of springtime is the […]

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Netflix to raise prices

Netflix to raise prices

Written by on April 22, 2014 in Gadgets and Gear with 0 Comments

The battle between cable TV programmers like Comcast and streaming providers like Netflix has just sharpened, with Netflix announcing a pretty steep price increase as it very publicly declared its opposition to Comcast’s planned acquisition of Time Warner’s cable operations. As smart TVs, Wi-Fi and the proliferation of Internet-connected tablets and smartphones over fast 4g […]

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Once you see UHD 4K TV, you’re hooked

Once you see UHD 4K TV, you’re hooked

Written by on April 15, 2014 in Gadgets and Gear with 0 Comments

Television imaging has achieved a new pinnacle with a new technology called UHD, for Ultra High Definition. Also known as 4K, it provides four times the picture resolution of 1080p Full HD – eight million pixels compared to two million pixels. If you’ve ever seen a 4K TV – and they are now on display […]

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It’s cheaper to replace then repair an LED TV

It’s cheaper to replace then repair an LED TV

Written by on April 14, 2014 in Gadgets and Gear with 0 Comments

For a guy who earns his living on television, I watch surprisingly little of it. But still, when my nine year old Samsung 46-inch LED went on the fritz this weekend, I suddenly felt unconnected. But what to do. First, the bad news. Not many places repair them. Parts are hard to get. Everything is […]

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Google Glass available to anyone in U.S. for one day only April 15

Google Glass available to anyone in U.S. for one day only April 15

Written by on April 11, 2014 in Gadgets and Gear, News with 1 Comment

Save your money. That’s my advice. As one who shelled out $1,500 to be part of the Google Glass Explorer program for its controversial wearable tech glasses, I can say that once the novelty wears off, Glass just isn’t that exciting or useful. That said, if you can’t stand being out of the loop, Google […]

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What you need to know about Heartbleed

What you need to know about Heartbleed

Written by on April 10, 2014 in Gadgets and Gear, News with 1 Comment

Here we go. Another online security alert, reports of widespread personal information vulnerability, dire warnings, alleged security breaches at the biggest websites around and a general the-sky-is-warning panic by the Media. It’s all about something called the Heartbleed bug, a wide-reaching security vulnerability in the SSL (Secure Socket Library) computer code used to secure something like […]

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Netflix to raise prices

Netflix to raise prices

Written by on April 22, 2014 in Gadgets and Gear with 0 Comments

The battle between cable TV programmers like Comcast and streaming providers like Netflix has just sharpened, with Netflix announcing a pretty steep price increase as it very publicly declared its opposition to Comcast’s planned acquisition of Time Warner’s cable operations. As smart TVs, Wi-Fi and the proliferation of Internet-connected tablets and smartphones over fast 4g […]

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Online training courses for everyone

Our tablets, smartphones and computers allow us to do all sorts of things, to communicate and be entertained, of course, but also, to learn. But an Internet connection is all you need to learn from the world’s top experts in just about any field. I’ve always been interested in photography but never took any formal […]

Continue Reading

Once you see UHD 4K TV, you’re hooked

Television imaging has achieved a new pinnacle with a new technology called UHD, for Ultra High Definition. Also known as 4K, it provides four times the picture resolution of 1080p Full HD – eight million pixels compared to two million pixels. If you’ve ever seen a 4K TV – and they are now on display […]

Continue Reading

It’s cheaper to replace then repair an LED TV

For a guy who earns his living on television, I watch surprisingly little of it. But still, when my nine year old Samsung 46-inch LED went on the fritz this weekend, I suddenly felt unconnected. But what to do. First, the bad news. Not many places repair them. Parts are hard to get. Everything is […]

Continue Reading

Google Glass available to anyone in U.S. for one day only April 15

Save your money. That’s my advice. As one who shelled out $1,500 to be part of the Google Glass Explorer program for its controversial wearable tech glasses, I can say that once the novelty wears off, Glass just isn’t that exciting or useful. That said, if you can’t stand being out of the loop, Google […]

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What you need to know about Heartbleed

Here we go. Another online security alert, reports of widespread personal information vulnerability, dire warnings, alleged security breaches at the biggest websites around and a general the-sky-is-warning panic by the Media. It’s all about something called the Heartbleed bug, a wide-reaching security vulnerability in the SSL (Secure Socket Library) computer code used to secure something like […]

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If you decide to keep Windows XP

After 12 and a half years, Microsoft’s support for Windows XP – its most popular operating system – has ended. But millions still use it – as many as one in four PC users by some accounts. What happens now that Microsoft has washed its hands of XP and you haven’t upgraded to a new […]

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