I admit it. I’m a smartphone junkie. Which means I don’t hold on to my current smartphone for very long. Since giving up the iPhone many years ago, I’ve cycled through an HTC Thunderbolt, a Droid RAZR MAXX, a Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5. Mind you, I didn’t give up any of…Details
A couple of weeks ago, I posted an infographic detailing the different ways we use our smartphone. One of the featured sections of the infographic was a poll asking where people place their mobile phone while sleeping at night. I thought it would be fun to duplicate the poll to see if my readers clocked…Details
A loyal follower of mine asked me if I had ever surveyed my audience to see what the number one thing is that people do on their smartphone? I found this to be a fascinating question because it seems the last thing people use their smartphones for these days is to call someone. So, let’s…Details
Have you noticed all of the technology news hype lately has been all about smartphones and tablets? You don’t see much any more about desktop computers or laptops. This got me curious as to whether or not desktops and laptops are dying as much as some experts say they are. So I decided to do…Details
I’ve had Windows 8 installed on my laptop now for a couple of weeks. And I really, really don’t like it. Don’t get me wrong, I think the new start screen (dubbed “Metro”) is gorgeous. And I can actually seeing this type of interface being the future of home computing. But at the same time…Details
This holiday season is the season for 7″ tablets. Google has them. Amazon has them. And now even Apple has them (albeit the iPad Mini is slightly larger than 7″). So which one is going to be the hot seller? Is price going to win out (Google, Amazon) or is sex appeal (Apple)? This all…Details
Rumors are already flying about the hint of an iPhone 5 from Apple this fall. But there’s an equal amount of rumors flying around about a new smaller-sized iPad from Apple dubbed the iPad Mini. Theoretically, the new iPad Mini would have a 7″ or 8″ sized screen and be priced in the $200 –…Details
The dust has now settled on the announcement of the iPad 3… er… the new iPad. And I’m curious to see who ran out and bought one, who is going to wait a little longer and who has absolutely no interest in the new iPad. News stories have also popped up about problems with the…Details
CNN recently published the top 10 tech fails of 2011. Although there are 10 items on the list, I hand picked 5 of them that I thought people would be most familiar with. And for a little fun, I created a voting poll out of these 5 choices. So now it’s your turn. Which of…Details
Ask techies what the most popular social networks are and undoubtedly Facebook and Twitter will be at the top of their list. But what I find interesting is that not everyone has an account with both Facebook and Twitter. Some use Facebook exclusively and poke fun of Twitter and its 140 character limitation. Others praise…Details
So now that the whole mess of my hard drive crashing is behind me, I’m curious to know about your backup habits. Do you backup your computer? If so, how? By using a USB hard drive or flash drive? CDs or DVDs? Or do you use a backup service like Carbonite like I do? Or…Details
There’s been a lot of buzz about Google’s new Priority Inbox feature being rolled out in beta this week.
What are your thoughts? I just added a new voting poll to the Noobie home page. Will you share your opinion with me?
Every so often I receive an email from one of my subscribers telling me I send too much email or send it too frequently. These are usually coupled with emails from other subscribers telling me how much they enjoy Noobie’s email and how much they learn from it. While it’s impossible to please everyone and…Details
If you haven’t heard the buzz lately, 3D television is headed our way. As early as this summer if you have DIRECTV. When I first read the 3D television announcement, I was immediately taken back to a question my wife asked me when we bought our current 42″ LCD television. She asked, “If we spend…Details
Last week one of my good clients called me to help her with what turned out to be a gummed-up laptop. Hey, what can I say? That’s the best way I can describe it. It was completely locked up and when I finally forced a hard reboot, it would alternate between working again and locking…Details