What Features Do You Look For In A Keyboard App?

On any computing device, we want the easiest and most efficient way of communicating. This communication encompasses both information that we feed into the device, and the one we get out. The effectiveness of this interface between human and machine determines if we are “getting our pound of flesh” from our “investment” I shall be […]

“Seek (Well), And You Shall Find …”

Getting information from the World Wide Web can be likened to the proverbial “searching for needles in a haystack”. However, when you fail to find the information you need on the internet, it is usually one of two things: either the search engine or search parameters used are defective. the much unlikely instance that the […]

Your Next Desktop Could Be A Phone

Why carry two devices, when you could carry only one? Imagine carrying a full desktop computer in your pocket. We’re talking about a real desktop OS built in to your smartphone. Your next high-end smartphone has far more horsepower than you’ll need on a phone, and more than enough for a laptop. Canonical, the company […]

Access A Write-Protected Drive

DURING A BIT of housecleaning the other day, I uncovered an old USB hard drive that I hadn’t used in a couple years. I decided to plug it in, check the contents, and see whether it contained anything I still needed. The drive turned out to be filled with a bunch of old, unnecessary files. […]

Help Desk [Joke]

Just a nice little story to remember and think of when you think that your computer hates you! This is a story from the Word Perfect Helpline which was transcribed from a recording monitoring the customer care department. Needless to say the HelpDesk employee was fired; however, he is currently suing the WordPerfect organization for […]

15-year-old sets new record for typing on an iPad

Eduard Saakashvili, the 15-year-old son of the president of the country of Georgia, has been awarded a Guinness Book of World Records certification as the fastest typist on an iPad, correctly typing the entire English alphabet in just 5.26 seconds — with one hand, Cult of Mac reports. The record was set at a resort […]

RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook: A Promising Tablet

RESEARCH IN Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook ($500 for 16GB version, $600 for 32GB, and $700 for 64GB) offers a convenient size and novel navigation, but its software can be frustrating. In some respects, the PlayBook is the most impressive tablet I’ve seen. But native apps such as its browser have disappointing glitches, and its variety of […]

ThinkGeek Gadgets For The Home Office

Getting bogged down in the office space can be a real drag come midweek, especially as we look forward to the weekend. But with some help from silly and fun items scattered throughout the work space, your work space can be made to be just a little more fun. For those of us who work from home, […]

Opensource: The cure to Software Piracy

Software Piracy, as defined by Wikipedia refers to several practices which involve the unauthorized copying of computer software. There is an unspoken consensus, especially in this part of the world, regarding Software Piracy. For computer users to be productive, certain tools must be present on their computers. This includes, but is not restricted to, an […]

Increase Your Typing Speed

I recently came across a utility called “Turbo Type”. The version I am using on my Windows NetBook is 1.39.002. Of course, as you can guess, I am using the free version. This serves my needs just well.  What this software does is to monitor your typing. Before you finish typing a word, it would […]