Tech – for Everyone

Tech Tips and Tricks & Advice – written in plain English.

On the road

Today Tech–for Everyone is being broadcast to you from a remote location, as circumstances force me into being a “road warrior”. T4E Headquarters is temporarily down for maintenance.

In this day and age, that is not nearly as inconvenient as it used to be. Today I merely grab my laptop and head for the nearest “hotspot” or Internet cafe… though, if my thumbs were up to the task, I could also “text” in my article on my cellphone or PDA.

I have been using computers since this ability (mobility) was just someone’s fantasy. And so I have an appreciation for this that sometimes borders on awe. But then, as I mentioned in The New Generation Gap, when I was in my “formative years” there weren’t even ATM machines yet.. much less cellphones, and computers were giant machines owned by NASA.
The fact that I can get on the Internet (almost) anytime and anywhere still amazes me… and makes me giggle.

Tip of the day: If you are thinking of purchasing a notebook computer (or PDA), or already own one– having decent battery life can really be important (especially if your job or lifestyle has you always “on the go”) and yet it is usually not factored in at purchase time.
I highly recommend that you either buy a second battery, or spend more for the “extended” battery option. These “extended” (I think of them as “heavy duty”) batteries have more “cells” to generate and hold the charge, and thus allow you to operate your machine for a longer period. Well worth the prce of the upgrade.

Today’s free link: RealArcade, a free download, offers a huge selection of more than 500 download games–puzzle, word, action, arcade classics. RealArcade also has features that help you find, manage and play all your favorite games. RealArcade also includes Web-based games that run directly in your browser; and for those looking for some friendly competition, there’s an online community for matching players, sharing information, and enhancing the overall gaming experience. Version 1.27 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

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June 3, 2008 Posted by | advice, computers, hardware, Internet, PC, Portable Computing, shopping for, tech | , , , , , | 1 Comment