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November, 2014

November 28, 2014  11:40 PM

Thankful for Modern I.T.

Robin Robin "Roblimo" Miller Profile: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
battery, Cellular, Computers, laptop, Modems, phone

Yesterday was Thanksgiving, and as I sat at our supper table I thought about how many I.T. advances we've enjoyed in the last few decades, and how we should be thankful for them. So that's what I'm doing today, on Black Friday, instead of shopping.

November 21, 2014  10:15 PM

Black Friday May Not Be a Good Deal for You

Robin Robin "Roblimo" Miller Profile: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
Dell, HP

About 10 years ago my wife decided to go shopping on Black Friday. She came home from the local mall frazzled and upset. The crowds were huge, she said, with lots of pushing and shoving. And super deals? She didn't see many of them. They had all been snapped up by wormy early birds. And more...

November 11, 2014  9:35 PM

Free Bicycle Software for Android

Robin Robin "Roblimo" Miller Profile: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
Android, computer

For many years, exercise junkies have bought 'bicycle computers,' which are little devices that hang on your handlebars and, with the correct input sensors, tell you how fast you're going and how far you've come. Some can also measure your heart rate -- again, with the correct input sensors. But...

November 1, 2014  2:24 AM

Which Did I pick: iPhone 6+ or HTC Desire 816?

Robin Robin "Roblimo" Miller Profile: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
Android, Apple, HTC, iPhone, Phablet

I wanted a big enough cell phone that I would no longer want to carry my 7" tablet with me in addition to my phone because -- let's face it -- a 4" (diagonal) screen simply isn't big enough to be comfortable when reading books. But would "big enough" also mean "too big to fit in my front pants...

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