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Dooblou WiFi Explorer Android App Review

Dooblou WiFi Explorer Android App Review

In theory, accessing the data stored on your Android device is easy. Plug one end of your USB cable into your computer, one into your phone or tablet, and boom — copy off your photos or whatever. However, this hardly happens, especially if you have multiple devices in your house from multiple manufacturers. On my […]

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Ascension: Online Kickstarter Has Three Days to Go

Ascension: Online Kickstarter Has Three Days to Go

I was going to write about this last week, but I had so many posts going on this fell off the calendar until today. Deck building card game Ascension is a wonderful game. I’ve been playing it since the first set and it’s definitely one of our top 10 games. However, are two big problems […]

Hey That’s My Fish Android Game Review

Hey That’s My Fish Android Game Review

We play a ton of games here — board games, card games, video games. In the last three months, we’ve spent an increasing amount of time playing board games on our mobile devices. I play the iPad version of Ascension several times a week, and we also play Elder Sign on our Android tablets. I […]

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PayPal Here and PayPal Two Factor Authentication

PayPal Here and PayPal Two Factor Authentication

I’ve been using two-factor authentication on my PayPal and eBay accounts for almost six years. Time flies when you’re typing in your username and passwords as well as a random numeric string generated by an external device. Two-factor authentication relies on what you know and what you have. In most cases, you know your username […]

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The Best and Worst Gibberish Gadgets of 2012

The Best and Worst Gibberish Gadgets of 2012

This year I wrote 55 reviews on Gibberish. That’s about average, some years I’ve written in the high 60s and some years in the low 40s. I hit a few dry spells throughout the year as I moved, or bought less stuff due to budgetary concerns. I also spent a lot of time (and money) […]

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FoxFi Mobile Hotspot Wifi Tethering Android App Review

FoxFi Mobile Hotspot Wifi Tethering Android App Review

Despite my problems with my Nexus 7 Android tablet, I use it a ton and carry it with me just about everywhere. Most of the time I am in reach of a known WiFi access point, such as my home or work. But sometimes I am at places without WiFi coverage or at places where […]

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Print Anywhere From Android Tablets Using the Cloud Print App and Google Cloud Print
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Print Anywhere From Android Tablets Using the Cloud Print App and Google Cloud Print

As I use my tablet and smartphone more and my desktop and laptop computers less, I’ve started doing things I thought I’d never do with a touch device. For example, our Honda Fit broke down a day after the dealer “serviced” it. They demanded proof of insurance before they would tow the car back to […]

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Workaround for Google Nexus 7 Tablet Screen Freeze

Workaround for Google Nexus 7 Tablet Screen Freeze

Most of the time I really like my Google Nexus 7 Android tablet. The form factor is nice, the screen is crisp and clear, and the extra horsepower compared to my generation one Amazon Kindle Fire is very, very noticeable. However, the screen will sometimes become unresponsive. Parts of the screen don’t respond to touch, […]

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Nexus 7 Update

Nexus 7 Update

I received my replacement Nexus 7 Android tablet from Google yesterday evening. I returned my original one due to a problem with the left side of the screen. It was not mounted flush and protruded above the bezel. So far my replacement unit seems much better, at least as far as the screen alignment and […]

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How to Turn Off “Close Friends” Notifications on Facebook

How to Turn Off “Close Friends” Notifications on Facebook

Facebook is known for two things: being one of the most popular Web sites in the world, and rolling out changes with little to no warning and explanation. Such is the latest “Close Friends” list functionality. Basically, Facebook automatically made a list of all the people you interact with most. This is creepy, but okay […]

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