Mobile Personal Hotspots

In the past, I’ve counselled buying a tablet that has 3G (cellular) access, but this may not be the best option for you My reasoning has always been straightforward. You will quite probably wish to take your tablet around with you. That’s what it’s for. But, away from your own wi-fi setup, you may not …
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Won over by the iPhone

Is there a self-help group for people who fear becoming “Apple Fanboys”? I bought my iPhone 3GS secondhand almost a year ago. According to Wikipedia, the 16gb version was discontinued in mid 2010, so that makes it 3-4 years old now – maybe time for a replacement. I didn’t buy it with the intention of …
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My Own Computers

My clients sometimes ask me what computers I have. In short – nothing special. Nevertheless, I thought I’d indulge myself by telling you My main machine is a Samsung RF511 15 inch laptop Bought in late 2011 for about £700, this has 8gb RAM and 1tb hard drive (1tb = 1 terabyte = 1000gb = …
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Tablet vs Netbook

Tablet or netbook? Which is best? Fight! Since I’ve been going on about , several of my computer support clients have asked me whether they should buy a tablet or a netbook to take away with them on holiday. It seems that we’ve now reached the position where even comparatively “casual” computer users want and …
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Was the Sony Tablet Worth Buying?

A few weeks ago, I bought a Sony tablet, wondering how useful it would be. Click here for my initial thoughts. So, was it worth it? Yes. Other people will undoubtedly have different uses and priorities, and other tablets may have different strengths and weaknesses. Nevertheless I thought it might be useful for any of …
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An example of Cloud Computing – ToodleDo Task Manager

Since I bought my Sony Tablet S I’ve been trying to consolidate all the different bits of software I use so that as much as possible is available on both my main Windows 7 laptop and on the Android tablet. “Android“, by the way, is the operating system on the Tablet. In other words, it …
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Why would I want a Tablet PC or an iPad?

Tablet PCs are like smartphones in that the main method of input is via a touchscreen rather than a keyboard but the much larger screens make using them a lot easier. They are like netbooks computers (but even lighter) in that they make “mobile computing” easier than lugging around a laptop computer. I like computer …
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