Tag Archives: Computers

Chrome Box

This little guy will do so much for you and do it fast! The ASUS Chromebox $159.00 is a powerful little desktop computer. I have been running one of these and doing all of my computing with it. Why is it so different? It does not run Windows or OSX. It runs only the Chrome Operating System. And it is only getting better and more powerful. There are now stand alone application. I have found FREE photo editors, remote desktop programs, money programs. And yes you have all of the powerful Office application, Docs, Spread Sheets and Presentation software. You … Continue reading

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Web Protection

Sometimes we need protection from our actions.  I often have clients ask me, “What did I do wrong, why do I keep getting all of this bad stuff on my computer?” The answer to this statement is simple. You don’t have to do anything wrong. Your kids might also be the best kids in the world and look at nothing wrong. The truth is advertising companies are sneaky. They have ways of installing adware and spyware onto your computer without you knowing about it. It is funny that we see this practice effecting only Windows computers. This is because there … Continue reading

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Young Students and Computers

I had the great opportunity to assist with a group of second graders. The teacher was working with the kids to create Photo Stories. Photo Stories are short video slide shows using still pictures and music to create their videos. Now if that is not amazing enough to see these very young groups creating videos. They also had to open and save their videos to their server drive. I was working with one youngster and I would ask to have them log onto the server. I watched with amazement as the youngster entered their user name and their password. Open … Continue reading

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Laptop Or Desktop?

I wish I had a nickel for every time I am asked this question. Jack I am buying a new computer, should I buy a laptop or a desktop? Also will I be able to work the laptop is it harder then my old desktop? First should you buy a laptop or a desktop? My first response to this question is what will you be doing with the computer? If you always find yourself sitting at a desk and working over the keyboard, then the desktop will save you some money. On the other hand if you find yourself sitting … Continue reading

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Are You A Mac Or A PC?

One time in life this question would have meant something to a lot of people. Apple Macs and PC’s once were not on the same playing field. And today I feel they really still are not but we will get there in a minute. Today with the modern software we all love and use, and with great programmers bringing their products to both platforms we can now grab a computer and feel comfortable. Working at a school I have found a few ways that one can not replace the other. In our Auto CAD lab we still need Windows to … Continue reading

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You Get What You Pay For!

This is especially true when it comes to any type of electronics. This is the time of year that everybody and their brother comes up to me and asks “Which device should I buy for so and so”? As soon as I say if you are buying a computer buy a Mac, I always get I can’t afford that much money! Then I start to tell them about some other options. If someone is going to ask me what device to buy and they wanted the cheapest computer or tablet that I know about I just walk away from them. … Continue reading

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Light Scribe Pen

If you are looking for something to help your student at home from Elementary to College then this pen is just what you are looking for. Shop around for the best price here is a link for the pen on Amazon just a little over $100.00. This pen allows you to take notes on a special paper table and then it will convert it to typed text. It also allows yo record audio. This is great when the teacher or professor is giving a lecture, you can record every word. It also allows you to create drawings on the paper pad … Continue reading

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