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Primary: The UI has Two Faces

Sorry for the lapse in posts, blame it on the holidays and an illness. I’ve decided the thing about Windows 8 that irks me the most is its schizophrenic user interface. The Windows Desktop that we know and feel at … Continue reading

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Elementary, the Windows 8 Case is Afoot

Cue the scratchy violin music and watch out for punishing humor. I have replaced my main desktop with a new machine running Windows 8 Enterprise. If you read my previous post you know I am not terribly excited about this … Continue reading

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Windows 8 First Thoughts

We’re going to be hearing a LOT about Windows 8. Whether on a Windows 8 Smartphone, a Surface (or other) Tablet, or a new laptop, desktop, or all-in-one PC. If you ask Microsoft, “touch” is the finally ready for prime time … Continue reading

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Apple Numbers: 4, 5, and 6

Apple has released the very successful iPhone 5 and has included the new IOS version 6 as its operating system. Google Maps is gone, as is YouTube. Apple has included their own map application and, to say it nicely, “It … Continue reading

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Check Online While You Shop In-Store

Three local businesses provide free WiFi while you push your buggy down their aisles. Lowe’s and Home Depot both have free WiFi, as does Office Depot. Now if Hobby Lobby would offer it I could stay busy while I wait … Continue reading

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More No WiFi Zones

Sad to say it ’cause I like the places, but add Newk’s and Spring Creek Barbeque to the no WiFi spots in Cypress. But that’s OK. In a day or two I’ll tell you some “sit down and eat” places … Continue reading

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Want Java with your WiFi?

I promised more about free WiFi in the Cypress area. This weekend I checked out Internet access at two local coffee shop locations. First I visited Starbucks, the location between Best Buy and Target. They always seem busy, and I … Continue reading

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Who Doesn’t Have WiFi?

This is an imcomplete list, but I still wish it was shorter. I guess fast food means “In and out fast” to these businesses. Arby’s, KFC, Chick-Fil-A, Smash Burger, Whataburger, Panda Express. If you know others please email so I … Continue reading

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Want Fries with your WiFi?

At least two fast food restaurants in Cypress offer free WiFi. I recently visited McDonalds and Wendy’s for an iced tea and a speed test. McDonalds access requires responding to terms and conditions with your web browser, then connects you … Continue reading

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How Many Data Plans Do I Need?

With the number of gadgets proliferating like rabbits our collections now include smartphones, laptops, and tablet devices. I just got my first Android device, a Google Nexus 7 tablet. This will replace my Kindle Reader. The Kindle had its own … Continue reading

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