Archive for November, 2013

Tablet Tuesday : Smaller is better when it comes to #inteltablets

November 26, 2013

As I wrote last week, I’m participating in a special Intel program to where they allow people to experience their tablets. My Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 wasn’t compatible with two key apps I use: Google Helpouts and The gracious folks at Intel investigated the problem and confirmed that a Dell Venue 8” worked […]

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Save money with Groupons and other social coupons while keeping business local

November 24, 2013

I’ve blogged about Groupon and other social coupons before and how the business sponsoring a social coupon only gets a percent of the money. For example for a $100 coupon, you might pay $50 and the actual business sometimes gets less than $25. What if you could have your (cup)cake and eat it too? Get […]

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Tablet Tuesday with #inteltablets: My first impressions

November 19, 2013

As part of a special promotion by Intel I received a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 “ 16 GB wifi with an Intel processor last week. While I’m primarily an Apple guy, I remain open minded to all things, and would you believe I had on order a Nexus 7 at the time I got […]

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Why you can’t always trust your cable (or phone) company

November 17, 2013

In the latest installment of “Why we hate the cable company and some unethical practices”, these recent articles I read underscore the importance of being wary of who you let in your home and what the cable company might try to upsell you While you should always be careful of who you let in your […]

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Helping out with Helpouts, or what I’d like to call HelpRaising

November 10, 2013

If you haven’t heard, Google announced an exciting new program called Helpouts. I’m honored to have been selected as one of the first providers in the program. This has a great introduction to some of the providers out there. I’m excited to help our computer repair clients here in Lawrence as well as Topeka […]

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It’s not just the NSA reading your email, it’s the IRS too

November 3, 2013

Although the NSA has given us quite the scare with PRISM and the controversy around it, a less known, but equally important violation of privacy is the fact that the IRS can and has been reading our digital communications as well. This is has nothing to do with terrorism or national security, but is all […]

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