Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Keyboard Shortcuts You Can Use




How well do you know your keyboard? Do we really need two Command buttons? What's an acceptable number of words per minute a person should be able to type? Why does Caps Lock carry so much emotion if accidentally pressed? While we may not have the answers to all these questions  we do have a new keyboard that might make your typing experience a little more pleasant.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

MHL vs. SlimPort ... and what is Chromecast?

There are so many ways to view your content from your smartphone/tablet to your HDTV. Wired or Wireless, MHL 1.0, 2.0 or SlimPort. How do you know which one’s right for your phone?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Don’t Get Caught With Counterfeit Cables

Back in June, Apple announced iOS, which features a new interface with an all-new look and feel.

The new system will be available to the public in the Fall for the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, the iPad 2, iPad third and fourth generation, the iPad mini and the iPod touch fifth generation.

Some lucky reporters who got a chance to preview iOS7, are reporting that when they try to use third party Lightning cables, a message pops up warning them that the cable will be unreliable or not work at all.
Apple's new iOS7 discourages you from using uncertified cables.

Monday, June 17, 2013

View Content from Your HTC One on an HDTV - no power required!

HTC One smartphone
Smart Phones have a lot of functionality such as taking photos, watching videos, playing games and even editing documents.  Have you thought about what you can do on your phone but viewing it on a bigger screen such as an HDTV?  This can come in handy for teens and households that don’t have cable boxes in all the rooms in the house.  Teens can connect their phones to the TV in their rooms and watch TV, play games or access the internet but view it on a bigger TV screen.  This is possible with an MHL Adapter.

Monday, June 3, 2013

The USB Hub – The Unsung Hero.

What is a USB Hub?  According to Wikipedia:  “A USB hub is a device that expands a single USB port into several so that there are more ports available to connect devices to a host system.”  There are also different USB standards for hubs and adapters: USB 1.0, 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0.  When it comes to differentiating between the standards there are several differences but I’ll focus on the speeds in this instance:

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Travel Tech Companions


Summer is almost here and I bet you can’t wait to hit the beaches in Hawaii or see the Eiffel tower in Paris or maybe you have plans to drive back to where you grew up to see family and friends?  As much as we want to completely disconnect from the office while on holiday, it’s not always that easy.  So planning and preparing with travel-sized tech products can help you enjoy your vacation while staying connected when you need too.  

Here are a few products that are compact and travel-sized and can be a real savior while on the road:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

How to Set Up Apple Thunderbolt Display with a Thunderbolt Cable


Did you know you can connect your Apple Thunderbolt Display to any Mac computer that has a Thunderbolt port? Not only is the Thunderbolt Display designed to work  with Thunderbolt capable Mac computers, it also features an LED-backlit widescreen display, a MagSafe connector to charge your MacBook Pro, and a built-in FaceTime HD camera.