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EZCast vs Chromecast 27

Some people are calling the EZCast a “cheap Chromecast knockoff”. It certainly is cheap but is it just a “knockoff”? Both are “dongles”, i.e., they both dangle out of an HDMI port and both are similar in size and appearance. In this post we will look at the differences between the two and perhaps help ...

Advantage: Android

Shortly after its introduction in April 2010, I began to see articles on how one might replace his desktop computer with an iPad. Since then the proliferation of apps has made that possible. Well, not entirely possible on an iPad but it can be done with an Android tablet. In my previous post I pointed ...

About Clients, Servers and File Sharing (A Review)

Recently a new iPad user asked me how she could get a photo from her computer into her iPad. I could have simply answered that it could be done with iTunes or I could have recommended any one of several iOS apps that would do the job and she could have figured the rest out ...

iTunes – A Comfortable Old Shoe

I recently engaged in an online discussion (http://starryhope.com) in which a Linux user asked for advice on what tablet might be best for him.  I replied that the choice should be based on the capabilities of the tablet and not upon the desktop OS. I suggested that an Apple iPad was just as suitable for ...

Disappointing Numbers

I have read reviews of the iPad versions of Apple’s Pages, Numbers and Keynote in which the reviewer describes the apps as “gorgeous”. Sadly, at least in the case of Numbers, beauty is only skin deep. I can only wonder if these critics ever actually try to use apps for practical work. If they did, ...

Remote Storage for Tablet Computers

Ten years ago we had the choice between either a desktop model or a laptop compiter. Three years ago netbooks were added. Retail electronic stores had numerous netbooks to choose from. In 2010 Apple introduced the iPad, a tablet computer, inspired by it’s popular smartphone,  the iPhone. The iPad was huge success and now, with no ...