$99 Xbox 360 subscription service, what it could mean

Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Blog, gaming, internet, Technology | 0 comments

Software as a service or in this case membership and usage as a service is knocking on the door. The days of buying a game for $30 and playing it forever may be on the way out. All the big companies out there see a subscription model as easy money, like the cell phone companies do. Microsoft is about to launch a $99 Xbox with a monthly sub of $15. There will be a nasty termination fee if you lose your job and need to back out of the...

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What happens when a cloud type company with hardware goes out of business?

Posted by on May 6, 2012 in Blog, cloud, computer backups, hardware, internet appliance, Technology | 3 comments

Something that has been on my mind recently is the fact that cloud type businesses are bombarding us from every direction. Suddenly everything is “out in the cloud” or just “out there”, well my question is what happens when a cloud type business fails and you depend on them? There is no way all of these cloud businesses are going to make it, they will get weeded out and some will go under. Cloud = Internet.  A cloud...

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Hats off to HP for Beats audio volume knob

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012 in Blog, computers, hardware, Technology | 0 comments

I still don’t trust HP enough to spend a ton of money on one of their computers, but I do want to report on something positive I noticed recently. On certain HP laptops that come with the Beats audio package they have designed a really cool volume knob on the right hand side of the laptop. It has a really good feel to it and reminds me of a volume knob you might turn on a vintage amp of days gone by. I think everything today is push this,...

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The 5 best Ipad apps for .99 cents

Posted by on Apr 18, 2012 in Blog, ipad app, music, photos, software, Technology | 0 comments

Well the Ipad is for real. I bought a Gen 1 off Ebay and it is pretty sweet. I shunned the Ipad for quite a while before giving in and owning one. It is very user friendly and a polished product, not that Apple would let an Ipad be on the shelf if it wasn’t perfected. The app selection is never ending for the Ipad. I think there are 50,000 and growing at this time. I will write a post talking about the free apps someday, but today I...

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Good luck deleteing your Youtube account you just created

Posted by on Apr 7, 2012 in Blog, computers, google, software, Technology, youtube | 0 comments

You know sometimes Google really over over complicates things. For a company that does so much good when it comes to the web they really mess the simple things up. Today I created a Youtube account and then forgot I already had one. I figured out how to link the two of them together no problem, but when I went to try and link them together I got the dreaded ” This Google Account is already linked to a YouTube account. Please sign into a...

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Tips on buying a used laptop

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in Blog, computers, helpful website, Technology | 10 comments

Buying a used laptop is a lot like buying a used car. You have to kick the wheels, look under the hood, and take a test drive. I have gathered some thoughts on what you should look for when you buy a used laptop and they can be found below. What brand to buy. I have been asked this question a hundred times and the answer usually is the same. It really depends on how much you are willing to spend. If you want a product with good resale value the...

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