Month: June 2017

The home computer?

The home computer?

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For the past 22 yrs I've been in the computer industry, most people bought a home computer to check email, browse the Internet (and today check the social media sites).  I'd get requests all the time of what to buy, etc... Now that smart phones have entered our world, I see less and less of laptop/PC requests.   There are still those that may need a bit more bigger screen and think they need to buy a Windows laptop/PC but, if they consider a bigger tablet such as the iPad or iPad Pro, they can do pretty much the same things they did on a Windows machine. You can stop at any store nowadays and get a wireless printer that supports AirPrint for Apple devices or even plug your USB printer into your router and install an App to wirelessly print. Point is, ask yourself what you nee...
Quick review of the Amazon Echo Dot

Quick review of the Amazon Echo Dot

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Bought the Amazon Echo Dot recently.  A smaller and cheaper version of the Echo.  With it you can command it by voice to tell you the weather, latest news and traffic to name a few.  The device resembles a hockey puck which seems as if someone sliced it off the top of the original Amazon Echo.  The price is fairly affordable at around $50.  It is also easy to setup by installing the App. Although, as an Apple device user, this device lacks the ability to work with the ecosystem of the iOS platform.  Mainly iTunes if you want to tell it to play anything in your library.  As consolation...it can connect to Pandora.  It also needs the ability to integrate with the iOS devices default Contacts/Calendar/Email iOS Apps. It also does not integrate with ho...