Kevin on July 8th, 2013

Whether you’re using a PC, Mac, or smartphone, if you’re irritated by the government’s PRISM Program, check out DuckDuckGo, and its new smartphone app, DuckDuckGo Search and Stories for iPhone and Android. As we’ve mentioned before, DuckDuckGo doesn’t collect any of your information when you search the interwebs; if the government were to demand their […]

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I’ve recently been giving a lot of thought to building a Hackintosh.  I’d gotten as far as having all the components in my Amazon shopping cart, my trigger finger nervously twitching near the left mouse button. Then, in a moment of rare clarity, I wondered what a new Mac Mini costs. Turns out that a […]

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Kevin on August 7th, 2012

If you’re a user of Apple products (particularly iCloud), Gmail, and Amazon, you owe it to yourself to read Mat Honan’s account of how his Apple and Amazon accounts were hacked. The result:  his Gmail account was deleted, his Twitter account hijacked, and worst of all, his Apple account was hacked and his iPad, iPhone, […]

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For years I’ve been searching for an easy and inexpensive way to monitor our home while on the road, without luck.  I’ve tried a few different programs, but all involved initial set-ups that exceeded my technical skills, and I gave up in each case. Enter iCam. Install the $4.99 app on your iPhone (or Android […]

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Kevin on October 5th, 2011

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Kevin on August 2nd, 2011

 The Highs: Bihn quality; light weight; pockets for charger and a phone; shoulder strap included  The Lows: No grab handle; quality isn’t free; linguistic confusion is a no-cost extra  The Verdict: Much goodness in a small package The iPad covers available from Apple are great for use around the house, but what do you do […]

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Kevin on July 27th, 2011

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