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Android TV Box Review Nexbox A1 S912

What’s A TV Box? In the past, I have taken older computers and converted them into media servers. Typically, these boxes used some flavor of Linux as an operating system with XBMC/Kodi and Plex doing the heavy lifting for movies, music, and photo streaming. The computers were connected to a TV either by a S-Cable, […]

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Amazon Echo Dot 2 Review

What Is The Echo Dot 2? The Echo Dot 2 (or 2nd Generation) from Amazon, is a remarkable hockey-puck shaped device that you simply “speak” to, and it will attempt to answer your questions, and get pre-programmed things working (think home automation: lights, thermostat, coffee maker, locks, etc.). The Echo Dot 2 sells for $49.99. […]

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OtterBox Defender for iPhone

Why the OtterBox Defender? It finally had to happen.  I have used Android phones since their inception.   I love ’em.  Period.  But…, all of my computers, tablets, and even my media player are from Cupertino.  The logic of having all my digital tools and gadgets being part of the same team, in this case […]

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Sharp AQUOS LC-50UB30U 50″ 4K UHD TV -Review

Choosing the Sharp AQUOS LC-50UB30U 50″ 4K UHD TV When a friend of mine asked me to take a look at his new 80″ Sharp 4K TV, I was hooked.  4K TV’s have amazing clarity, thanks to their 2160p video and resolution of 3840 X 2160 pixels. Adding to this, there have been many improvements […]

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Duplicate Photo Cleaner for iPhoto – Review

The Problem: I discovered the “Duplicate Photo Cleaner for iPhoto” out of necessity. I keep a master collection of all my photos on my server. Photos from my cameras are collected there, and then imported into iPhoto on each of my local Macs. I do this to protect my “original” photos from any errant issues […]

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Pixlr Image Editor Review

What Is Pixlr? Pixlr is an image editor from Autodesk, where it has some amazing engineering and entertainment software siblings : AutoCad, Maya, and many others. Adobe’s Photoshop is still the top ranking image editor, and trying to make any comparison between Pixlr and Photoshop is like comparing a bicycle to an F-18 fighter jet. […]

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Commander One – An Ultimate Free Finder Alternative

In February, I posted an article titled “2 Free Finder Alternatives for OS X” (Click here to see the article).  MuCommander and XtraFinder are the subject programs, and both are, in my humble opinion, improvements over the OS X Finder. Now, an even stronger Finder alternative has emerged:  Commander One.  The program loads fast, has […]

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AT&T U-verse – A Review After 18 Months Of Service

In The Beginning: Nearly two years ago I gave up my Dish Network satellite, Vonage phone service, and my DSL Extreme ISP. An AT&T U-verse bundle was the reason for this change. Three hundred TV channels, Free Movie Channels, VOIP with many features, and a faster internet (18 MPS from AT&T verses 3 MPS from […]

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Buffer – A Freemium Social Media Manager

So Many Posts, So Little Time My business partners and myself are in the process of re-launching a commercial website, To support our website, and help establish our brand, we created pages on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. Though we will undoubtedly market some of our products on these social media sites, we will also […]

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21 Free Must-Have Mac OS X Apps

  Foreword Located deep in the bowels of a subterranean man-cave in Southern California, the LarryTalksTech computers patiently await daily instructions from their users. Though there is a sprinkling of Debian Linux powered computers, the main work-horses here are Macs. As our capital expenditure budget is next to “0”, so open-source software answers most of […]