Have you ever wondered when the future would arrive? Well, the answer is now. Ever since I was a kid watching The Jetsons, I’ve been waiting for the day where we would have flying cars, hologram video games and food prepared and delivered at the push of a button. It’s safe to say we’re almost there.
Way back in the day I purchased one of the very first windows “smart” phones, and boy did I feel like I had the best phone. Compared to today’s phones I might as well have been using smoke signals. The first real smartphone I ever owned was an Android HTC (can’t remember the exact model), and I immediately loved how customizable the Android platform was.
In the fall of 2015, just in time for a new era in Star Wars movies, EA Games released Star Wars Battlefront. It had been a long time coming, but the wait was worth it. This was a solid game, and one that made great use of the next-gen computing power of our current gaming systems. And as good as that game was, this year’s Battlefront II looks to be even better.
The other day my daughter asked me why Mother’s Day seemed more important than Father’s Day. We often underestimate how much children notice and how profound their thoughts are, and her question really made me stop and think why it would seem that way. We know both parents are very important in our lives but why did Mother’s Day seem to stand out more?
When I was a kid, I was always this little ball of excited energy when spring hit; it meant I could go run outside and jump in all the rain puddles, make mud pies, and it was decent enough outside to walk over to the park and play on the swings. Spring also meant my birthday was just around the corner and all my cousins were going to coming over with presents! As an adult-ish person, things have obviously changed somewhat. If you happen to get me a gift, I won’t say no of course, but I like to think I’ve outgrown my childish behavior in that I don’t sling mud at my sister anymore. Now I just like to get together with close friends and family for drinks and some fun games.
If you're looking to trade in your phone, or hand it down to a friend or family member, you probably don't want to hand over your data, pics, music or apps with it. Here are the steps you'll want to take before giving your phone to someone else.
One of the things we often see when we work on clients’ computers is a covered webcam – usually with a strip of tape, occasionally with a post-it note, band-aid, or, in some more extreme cases, with paint or nail polish. It’s understandable to see a camera lens pointed at you and wonder what it’s doing. After all, how do you know somebody’s not watching it right now? This made the national news last year when FBI director James Comey, following advice he’d seen online, admitted he taped over the camera on his computer. This might very well leave you wondering if this is something we need to worry about or do in our daily lives.