Hey there, Tech Savvy fans! This week I wanted to share some thoughts with you on a topic that I've been dealing with lately, the battle to determine which is more effective - the mainstream solution or something new and unique. The concept can really be broken into two main categories for our conversation, software and hardware, and we'll take a brief look at both. A little history. I have been asked recently about the pros and cons of switching from the current software systems to a new system that would serve the same purpose.
Hey there, Tech Savvy fans! This week I wanted to share some insight I have, personally, with one of the downsides we see in some of the tech ventures that we can potentially see. I have mentioned crowd-funding numerous times in this column, as well as the ability this gives the company that is looking for funding the ability to reach out to the masses directly and fund dreams.
Hey there, Tech Savvy fans! This week I wanted to share a little rant with you about how it seems that some aspects of tech has gotten stuck in a rut. Don't get me wrong, there have been tons of new items, and innovation continues to take strides forward, but I sometimes worry that mainstream America is starting to influence what used to be a mind-blowing ecosystem of technological advancement. See if this sounds familiar. Company A creates a mind-blowing, earth-shattering product that takes the world by storm. It's such a success that it changes the way that the world functions.
Hey there Tech Savvy fans! This week I get to share with you a device that I've had for a little while now and it's insanely awesome because it combines two of my favorite pastimes: tech and camping. I love camping. When I was growing up my family camped for a good portion of the summer, and I mean real camping - in tents through wind and rain and all the elements, we were right there. Eventually we upgraded to a recreational vehicle for longer road trips but tent camping always has, and always will be, very special to me.
Hey there, Tech Savvy fans! This week we get to take a look at a fun little device courtesy of our friends at Verizon Wireless. I'm always excited when I get a box from Verizon because they always have some really fun things to test out - some of my favorite gear and devices have come from the goody boxes that Verizon has sent and this one was another winner - the RE camera by HTC. Over the past couple of years HTC has reinvested in itself and has worked hard to bring their devices and gear to the forefront of the smart device world.
Hey there, Tech Savvy fans! As promised this week we get to take an exclusive sneak peek at a product that is sure to change your life. I sound pretty confident about that don't I? Let me show you why. A few months back I wrote about my disagreement with a blog that said restaurants should consider providing iPads to patrons with young children to keep them occupied and reduce the "distraction" at the restaurant. I tore it down.
Hey there, Tech, Savvy fans! I've had a few questions, comments and concerns pop up this past week and I thought it would be good timing to share those with you and how to handle them. With the rapid fire tech changes, improvements and products, it's easy to become lost in how to manage updates or what to do when you have an issue. Sometimes there are easy solutions that require minimal effort apart from knowing where to start, and others require specific step by step processes that will not fix the issue unless they are followed explicitly. Case study number one.
Hey there, Tech Savvy fans! This week I want to take you on a walk down memory lane and how that is affecting you today.
Hey there, Tech Savvy fans! I was fortunate enough to have a topic for this week pop up in a conversation I had with my wife the other night. She was working on a project and had received some information from another person. She needed to print the attachment that came in an email so she could fill out the information and send it back. The problem was the attachment was in a format she didn't recognize and she wasn't able to open it on her iPad or Android phone. She asked me to take a look at it and I was able to identify the issue almost immediately.
Hey there, Tech Savvy fans! I am really excited to share with you a bit of tech that I was able to experience first hand in a real world situation a week ago at The Big Event fundraiser for the Brainerd Public School Foundation. It was my first time attending the BPSF Big Event. I was out of town last year and if you have not gone, make sure you put it on your calendar for next year. It was a ton of fun, great food, and a great cause.