Computer Radio Show

 

Some websites to help you with technology for your kids

Paul Brent was on the show today, with lots of tips about technology for your children. Read more...

Five keyboard shortcuts to speed things up

Most of us, even those who have been using computers for years, don't realize there are many keyboard shortcuts we could be using to speed things up. Here are five of them. Read more...

Waiting for Windows 9

Microsoft lost some people when they took a chance on Windows 8, a great OS for tablets or phones, but not a very intuitive desktop for the average business or home user. Now they need to make a positive move to win them back with Windows 9. Read more...

Make Google's search bar work harder for you

Tips for using Google Search Bar Read more...

Latest android share numbers show KitKat at 21%

The Google developers website provides monthly updates on android fragmentation ( amongst other things ) to anyone interested in developing android applications. Read more...

Review: Unchecky

As reviewed by Paul Middleveen ( The Trailing Edge ) and aired on the August 9th, 2014 edition of The Computer Radio Show. Read more...

How to protect your home electronics

People invest lots of money and time in setting up their home networks and entertainment systems, protecting their assets by creating backups, redundancy and long term storage solutions. Why wouldn’t you want to protect this by also ensuring you have a steady and consistent flow of power to the critical pieces, and that this equipment and its precious cargo is safe from random power spikes or outages? This is where a surge protector, battery pack, or uninterruptible power supply ( UPS ) comes into play. There are many products available ranging from power strips to high end power conditioners and battery packs, what you choose will depend on your power supply, your budget and what you are trying to protect. Read more...

Facebook Messenger App coming - whether you like it or not

If you haven't discovered it already, the current Facebook app on your smartphone will soon not be connected to Messenger. If you're a big user of Messenger, you'll have to add the Messenger app. Many are crying foul over the permissions requested by the new app. But Facebook is blaming the Android operating system. Read more here Read more...

Samsung owns the US smartphone market again

According to technology research firm Counterpoint, Samsung accounted for 36.1% of all smartphone shipments in the US in Q32014. Apple is second with 29.7% while LG is a distant third at 11.0%

All three manufacturers grew over last quarter at the expense of the lesser knowns, that magical "Others" category dropped from 22.4% of the market to only 14.3% in the current quarter. That category includes the likes of HTC and Blackberry.

Apple will be releasing a new iPhone soon, while Samsung is reportedly set to release the anticipated Galaxy Prime, while LG recently released their newest flagship smartphone, the LG G3 to great reviews.

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iPhone 6 - out in a month?

The latest rumours have the new iPhone 6, in two models, coming out early next month -- and one may be a 'phablet.' Find all the latest rumblings here. Read more...