The internet is full of articles like this: a tech writer makes a switch, sees the light and wants everyone to follow them to the promised land: "Moving from Android to iPhone just works. Source: I ditched my Android for iPhone — 5 reasons I'm not going back" Well, in this bifurcated, partisan platform, walled … Continue reading “I ditched my Android for iPhone — 5 reasons I’m not going back”
How Your Smartphone Can Replace Your Laptop
Smartphones are more powerful than ever. So, is time to ditch that laptop for good? If the thought of replacing your laptop with a phone is appealing, then look into Samsung's Dex technology. https://youtu.be/huKaKNc4YeI Dex can be installed in windows and used either as an application or as a Windows replacement. This brings calling and … Continue reading How Your Smartphone Can Replace Your Laptop
On computing and Chromebooks
Chromebooks have been in the spotlight during the pandemic -- they became the heroes of remote learning, ready to jump in at a moment's notice so that classes could continue. Don't be so quick to relegate them, however, to the kid's computer category because they also make a great computer for anyone who needs a … Continue reading On computing and Chromebooks
13 Reasons Why Linux Is Better Than Windows
The internet is full of articles like this: 13 Reasons Why Linux Is Better Than Windows and the older I get, the more those titles annoy me. I do think Linux is better in a lot of ways but I try not to talk about better but rather why it works for me. So here's … Continue reading 13 Reasons Why Linux Is Better Than Windows
What technology do I really need as a consultant just getting started?
I've been in computing since punchcards, and I've seen a few things along the way. The only saying that would be surprising is if I hadn't learned a few things during that time and developed some Strong biases about what makes a good end to end computing solution for a freelancer or individual consultant that … Continue reading What technology do I really need as a consultant just getting started?
GMail, Google and GSuite Accounts: @dottotech sorts it out
Are you confused about how Google Accounts work within Gmail and G Suite? Watch this: Here's something I want to add to Steve's observations... https://youtu.be/lXMtpxCfr9g
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A Google Account; so much more than just Gmail
Whenver I begin to work with a new client, I immediately establish a Google Account that we both can share. Why? For practical starters, I don't want access to someone's Gmail account -- that's a whole lot of trust issue that I don't want to deal with. Second, the account gives us a place to … Continue reading A Google Account; so much more than just Gmail