Author Archives: afraser

Google shows commitment to core services at I/O 2013

This week, Google invited the tech press and Android developers to San Francisco for the 2013 edition of the Google I/O conference.  The search giant uses this gathering to talk about Google and web products, like Android, Chrome and other … Hit the jump to read the rest

Posted in Online | Leave a comment

Barnes and Noble cuts pricing, adds features on Nook HD and HD+

With no major releases or shifts in pricing in recent months, the tablet market had become relatively calm and defined.  Apple continues to hold major market share with the iPad and it’s exclusive access to the App Store, while several … Hit the jump to read the rest

Posted in Online | Leave a comment

What to consider when looking for an ISP

It doesn’t happen often, but there are times when someone might need to look for a new Internet service provider, or ISP.  Moving to a new location, dissatisfaction with service quality or pricing and changes in technology are situations that … Hit the jump to read the rest

Posted in Online | 154 Comments

New Android phones give iPhone competition

Android made tremendous inroads against Apple with the Galaxy and Droid mobile phones lines, but two new flagship releases hope to apply even more market pressure.

Released this spring, Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and HTC’s One devices offer a wide featureset … Hit the jump to read the rest

Posted in Technology | 90 Comments

Twitter #music combines tweets and tracks

With Facebook pushing its presence further into users lives via an integrated mobile platform and expanded communication options, social competitor Twitter has been looking to bolster its offerings.

This week, Twitter rolled out #music, a new music service aimed at … Hit the jump to read the rest

Posted in Technology | 281 Comments

In the market for a router? Consider these speed, spec and research tips.

Internet users with more than one computer or networked device should be familiar with the concept of a router, a machine designed to deliver data to devices across a network.

While most consumers use routers to allow their household’s many … Hit the jump to read the rest

Posted in Technology | 222 Comments

New Android products show platform’s wide reach

Though the Android operating system is successful in the mobile arena, it’s long term health could rely on its ability to diversify into other markets.

Android is already popular in the tablet space and is starting to make inroads in … Hit the jump to read the rest

Posted in Technology | 281 Comments

Spring cleaning is for computers, too

Just as spring cleaning helps keep a tidy home, decluttering computers can ensure they are running at their best.

Spring is also a good time to perform other routine computer maintenance, like taking stock of your data backup situation and … Hit the jump to read the rest

Posted in Technology | 176 Comments

Note-taking apps help organize your life

Mobile devices, like tablets and phones, have transformed the way interact with our daily lives.

While games and multimedia apps for these devices are fun, the most valuable apps are often those that make our lives easier and help us … Hit the jump to read the rest

Posted in Technology | 143 Comments

Evolution of digital content distribution

Traditional video content distribution models are in the midst of possible disruption, thanks to upstart services that allow content creators to bypass television and deliver straight to digital.

Before digital, content was creator for television and film and then sent … Hit the jump to read the rest

Posted in Technology | 217 Comments