Thursday, July 29, 2010

Apple Magic Trackpad and Battery Charger Unboxing

Here's another Apple toy (essential device that will save the world) that came out last week. More info to come, maybe a full review if I can get my hands on it. For now, enjoy the SlashGear unboxing.

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Cover your iPod with a 3G peel!

At last, companies are awakening to the fact that lot of people buy the iPhone because it's connected to the Internet all the time. How about having a device that did most of the stuff that the iPhone does but without the commitment of a two year contract with AT&T or some other voice and data provider? That would be great, right? Well, we already have the iPod Touch. Yes, it has Wi-Fi, but if you are not covered by a "hotspot" 24/7, 100% of the time, you're out of luck. How about a case, that you could put on your iPod Touch in, that had a 3G router or the capability to attach one to it? That would solve the problem; right? Well, it has been done. It's called the Apple Peel 520 by Yosion. It is on sale right now in China for a price between ¥300 ($44) and ¥500 ($74). For a couple of days, it has been a rumor, vaporware; but now, the idea has been validated by non-other than Sprint.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Got your new pc, now what? Setting It All Up.

After all the hard work getting rid of all the junk that usually comes with new PCs, it's time to populate that hard drive. Obviously, you'll want to install the latest and greatest software on the market to fully enjoy the wonders of personal computing. So were do we begin?

OK. Now that you have your new shiny PC it's time for the setup. When you turn on your computer for the first time; their is a couple of thing that needs to be done in order get the best service from your piece of hardware. Depending of your necessities, now its the time to choose the suite of programs that is going to make your life a little easier.

It doesn't matter what OS you are running; the first time you turn on your computer, you'll need to setup some basic parameters. This step is really easy; at least on Windows, Macs, or the user friendly versions of Linux (Ubuntu anyone?). You just need to answer a few questions in order to establish the user, password, network settings, etc. After that, the really important decisions have to be made.

At this time; you'll need to decide for what are you be using this machine. if you are a hardcore gamer or a programmer, first of all, this is not for you. You already know (or should know) what you need and how are you going to set this new PC of yours. Now, if you are planing to use this machine as your primary machine, to do everything, their are certain software programs that are essentials.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Got your new pc, now what?: Getting Rid of the Junk.

You been waiting, saving some money, and looking for the right one. Finally after a lot of trouble(maybe) you got it; a brand new PC (laptop or desktop). Now what? Well; if you brought yourself a new Mac you are pretty much set after installing Firefox. But if you're stuck with a Windows PC now the real work starts: getting rid of all the junk that comes with it.

Most PC vendors, in order to get a few bucks here and there or to create a false sense of value, preinstall a slew of programs in hope that you stick to some of them, that is part of the marketing game. This programs run from a silly CD/DVD burner program to trials of office productivity suites to antivirus software that work for 3 to 6 months the least and don't offer any more protection that a free counterpart, like MS Security Essentials or Avast. More often than not, these programs are totally unnecessary, and to a point, they can also be a burden to the user and to the system itself.