Category Archives: Technology

Removing Microsoft Windows Updates: A Temporary Solution to Restore Productivity

Although most often harmless to existing installed software and computer configurations, occasionally, Microsoft Windows updates can negatively impact your system. It isn’t possible for Microsoft to test every combination of hardware and software prior to shipping these updates. Often, these … Continue reading

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White Spaces: What Is It and Why Do I Care?

On December 22, 2011, the FCC announced approval of the first television white spaces database and device.  This announcement will have an impact on you in the future. An additional relevant FCC announcement can be found here. In layman’s terms, … Continue reading

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Roku 2 XS: A Good Buy For Streaming Media

Although I already own an HD TiVo and Apple TV, I have been looking for a streaming media alternative that would allow me to use other video sources for media consumption. For whatever reason, HD TiVo seems to have problems … Continue reading

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Kindle Fire: Unboxing and First Impressions

As indicated in an earlier post, I pre-ordered a Kindle Fire.  It arrived safely today.  Here are a few photos of the unboxing process.  I was amused by the packaging which made it look as though it was packed specifically … Continue reading

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Traits and Skills of a Good Software Test Engineer

I have been in the software industry for nearly 25 years.  In that time, I have had various roles including software developer, trainer, software builder, tester, development manager, test manager, test lead and software release coordinator.  I recently put together … Continue reading

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Facebook App For iPad: Try it. You’ll Like It!

The official Facebook app for the iPad has now been released through iTunes.  Up until now, you had several choices: Use Facebook’s web interface through Safari – This solution does use up one of the nine Safari tabs available and … Continue reading

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Kindle Fire: Interesting, But Not An iPad Killer

Yesterday, Amazon announced the Kindle Fire.  It is a 7″ (1024 x 600 resolution) Android-based tablet PC with multi-touch capabilities, 8 GB of storage and Wi-Fi, weighing in at 14.6 ounces.  The price of the device is $199 and it … Continue reading

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AT&T: T-Mobile Bid Is a Cunning Strategy

Several months ago, I wrote a post about the offer by AT&T to purchase T-Mobile for $39B from Deutsche Telekom.  At that time, I took the point of view of the consumer and drew some conclusions about things I felt would … Continue reading

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My Top Feature Requests for iPhone 5, IOS and iTunes

As most of my readers know, I have been an iPhone fan since the device came out.  I stood in line at my local Apple retailer in Chicago for just over six hours on June 29, 2007 to be one … Continue reading

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The Secrets To Apple’s Success

I had a discussion with some friends yesterday about how the departure of Steve Jobs will impact Apple.  Among the things we talked about were the reasons that Apple has been so successful. Here is a quick summary of those … Continue reading

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