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  • LG_G_Flex_(2)

    Tech-Friendly: Get the LG G Flex 2 and other big smartphones at U.S. Cellular

    By Paul Gorski Columnist The new LG G Flex 2  smartphone is at U.S. Cellular and it stands out among the growing number of large smartphones in today’s phone market. It stands out because it is a large,...

    • Posted April 20, 2015
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  • Java_logo

    Tech-Friendly: Do I need Java on my computer?

    By Paul Gorski Do I need Java on my computer? Most likely not. Java is a programming language that is used to develop programs that run on Windows, Mac and Linux computers or may be integrated into...

    • Posted February 13, 2015
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  • Poverty

    Tech-Friendly: Online tools for local poverty, crime and public housing research

    By Paul Gorski Ron Clewer, CEO of the Rockford Housing Authority, recently “called for a community discussion to develop a strategy for housing that will address poor quality housing, quality affordable housing and locations where residents want...

    • Posted February 4, 2015
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  • Adobe-Flash-Player

    Tech-Friendly: Update your Adobe Flash Player today

    By Paul Gorski Adobe Systems Incorporated ( recently acknowledged a serious security bug In Adobe Flash Player v. and earlier for Windows and Macintosh. This flaw could “cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take...

    • Posted January 27, 2015
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  • Light-Bulbs

    Tech-Friendly: Choosing an energy efficient light bulb

    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
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  • Android

    Tech-Friendly: Google leaves millions of Android users without security updates

    By Paul Gorski Google will not be offering security updates to millions of Android smartphone users, according to Thomas Fox-Brewster at Brewster claims: “Android smartphone owners who aren’t running the latest version of their operating system...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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  • Smartphones

    Tech-Friendly: Negotiate a lower smartphone rate

    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
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  • Mac-computer

    Tech-Friendly: Yes, Macs can get malware

    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
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  • Electronics-Recycling-2

    Tech-Friendly: Recycle your old electronics this holiday season

    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
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  • Google-Nexus-6

    Tech-Friendly: Affordable 6-inch Nexus 6 smartphone comes to U.S. Cellular

    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
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