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By Paul Gorski I am not sure what inspired me, but I searched The Rock River Times’ archive for “energy saving light bulbs” and did not find a matching article, so I decided to write an article...
- Posted January 21, 2015
By Paul Gorski Google will not be offering security updates to millions of Android smartphone users, according to Thomas Fox-Brewster at Forbes.com. Brewster claims: “Android smartphone owners who aren’t running the latest version of their operating system...
- Posted January 14, 2015
By Paul Gorski Smartphone rates for shared and individual contract plans are dropping like a rock. It seems every month or so one of the major carriers offers yet even lower contract plan rates, even offering to...
- Posted January 7, 2015
By Paul Gorski I received two emails from readers in the past few weeks asking for advice about their malware-infected Macs. Yes, Macs can get malware, usually a drive-by browser add-on from an infected website. All you...
- Posted December 30, 2014
By Paul Gorski I have my own Tech-Friendly holiday tradition: my annual article encouraging you to recycle old electronics. Enjoy that new smartphone or flat-screen television this holiday, but recycle the old ones properly. Old electronics contain...
- Posted December 23, 2014
By Paul Gorski U.S. Cellular and Google have recently announced that the 4G LTE Nexus 6 smartphone is now available in stores and online. The brand-new Google Nexus 6 is available for only $199.99 with a two-year...
- Posted December 16, 2014
Tech-Friendly: Giganticon and Big Buttons Keyboard Android apps make data entry easier on a Moto G smartphone
By Paul Gorski I was presented with a problem: make phone dialing and data entry easier on a Motorola Moto G smartphone. The user in question was new to smartphones and was not excited by swiping a...
- Posted December 9, 2014
By Paul Gorski This is a follow-up article to my post: “Surface Pro 3 ad comparing it to a MacBook Air is a joke,” posted Nov. 25 (https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=6F3DB4E7B817C2E1!442&app=Word). That article hit Google News, and seemed to upset...
- Posted December 2, 2014
By Paul Gorski Microsoft is running a television commercial for its Surface Pro 3 convertible tablet, comparing it to, and claiming it was better than, the Apple MacBook Air. The commercial is so bad it even highlights...
- Posted November 25, 2014
By Paul Gorski Recent articles highlighted the theft of The Rock River Times from public places and the removal of the paper by public officials. See: “From the Editor: Help us stop theft of our paper, other...
- Posted November 18, 2014