Tech – for Everyone

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

Okay, So There’s Now A “Mini” iPad..

C[ick on image to see more iPad Mini

Some of you will be keen to learn..

Apple gets official with iPad mini; upgrades iPad again

What might have been one of Apple’s worst kept secrets is finally here.Read more..

So there you go, your tablet dreams are answered.

And for those who are their friends’ and family’s always on-call free tech support agents..

Today’s free download: Emsisoft Emergency Kit 3.0 is now available. Free portable malware killer with even better detection.

Emsisoft Emergency Kit contains a collection of four programs to detect and remove malware. Version 3 is now available, and as always, completely free of charge for private users. Greater detection is the primary improvement, with Emsisoft Emergency Kit now using the same scan engine as Emsisoft Anti-Malware 7.0. You can launch the kit directly from a CD or USB stick without installation.

Note: I do not advise this tool if you are an “average computer user”, but for the experienced and savvy (aka, if you have been cleaning malware for a while already) who already have a ‘portable toolkit on a stick’.

Today’s quote:If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

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Another iPad upgrade? Didn’t they just release one last month? (This one is improved, tho.. ahem.)

I’ll leave you with some advice loyal readers will recognize: don’t buy the first version of any thing.

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October 23, 2012 - Posted by | advice, Apple, computers, consumer electronics, gadgets, hardware, iPhone, mobile, News, tablet PC | , , ,


  1. No iPad joy here…

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    Comment by delenn13 | October 24, 2012 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      Donna the deer lady …

      There is so much I could say … But mostly, I am reminded of a Churchill quote: “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”


      Comment by techpaul | October 24, 2012 | Reply

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        Comment by delenn13 | October 24, 2012 | Reply

        • delenn13,
          magical devices“..

          You’ve made my morning more interesting, thatsa’ fersher. As always, thank you for taking the time to share your finds with us.


          Comment by techpaul | October 24, 2012 | Reply

  2. FYI…The Hotspot Shield deal is being held over for another day. If you are using Firefox and it won’t let you buy it…”disable the “HTTPS Everywhere” add-on in Firefox allows the page to work.” Thanks to @Paul T.


    Comment by delenn13 | October 25, 2012 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      Thank you for the update. That’ll be happy news for some folks.


      Comment by techpaul | October 25, 2012 | Reply

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