David Travels the Web
by Bill Aulepp
Member - Phoenix PC Users Group
Our President, David Yamamoto,
knows how to travel the web,
searching for computer-related information.
We asked him to give us the itinerary
for one of his recent sessions.
Here are the sites he visited
and some of his notes.
Canon Revs Up Rebel video
The new model of the great old standby Rebel camera sports improved video, and more.
Google Tech News
A great source of tech news stories.
On the Google search page,
click News at the top,
and then Sci/Tech on the left side.
iPad, a bigger iPod?
An ebook reader, in color, surfs the web,
has a virtual keyboard,
but is not a true tablet PC.
Apple: Our Most Advanced Technology
Wi-Fi models shipping in late March
3G models shipping in April
9.7 inch LED backlit display
can run almost 140,000 apps
iPad Debut Disappoints Potential Buyers
Apple's self-described "magical" and "revolutionary" device apparently wasn't magical and revolutionary enough for would-be buyers, according to a new survey.
Google Slate? Mockup Fuels Speculation
Apple hasn't even had time to bask
in the afterglow of its iPad announcement
when the Interweb got all aflutter,
thanks to one major party pooper.
The Google tablet concept
showed up on Google's Chromium Web site:
The Chromium Project - Tablet
This page contains visual explorations of how a Chrome OS tablet UI might look in hardware.
The Roundup: A Look at Slate Tablets
Yeah, yeah, iPad this, iPad that.
But what about the non-iPad alternatives out there that aren't getting much love?
We take a look at several slates.
Apple eBook Pricing Puts Pressure on Amazon
Amazon sells ebooks for their Kindle
To get publishers to sign up for iPad,
Apple lets publishers raise the prices,
which puts pressure on Amazon.
Don't be surprised if you have to pay more for ebooks.
Ten Reasons Why the Linux Community
Could Influence iPhone Sales
Linux creator Linus Torvalds has publicly stated that he has purchased Google's Nexus One smartphone, and he likes it. That's no small endorsement. With Torvalds' support comes a full Linux community that is ready and willing to take on the iPhone.
Video: How Linus Pronounces Linux
In this short video,
see how Linus pronounces Linux
'Linux' is pronounced with a short 'i', as in 'Windows'
'Linus' is pronounced with a long 'i', as in 'line'
Ten Hot Questions About Windows Phone 7, Answered
After years of watching its Windows Mobile operating system languish behind sexier products from archrivals Apple, Google, and Palm, Microsoft launched the Windows Phone 7 platform Monday morning, February 15, 2010.
in Important Phone Software Fight
As smart phones increasingly appear alike, with high-end models mostly taking their cues from Apple's iPhone, more and more, it's the software they run that makes a difference.
Smart Computing Tech Support
Smart Computing offers FREE computer support to paid Smart Computing subscribers! SmartPeople Computer Support representatives are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST.
How to Search in the Tech Support Center
Are you having trouble importing photos from your
digital camera? Just type in digital camera
to see all the resources for solving problems with
Don't type in long phrases or include words like
problems or malfunction.
Use one- or two-word searches,
but don't type in extremely
broad terms like
links whenever possible.
Basic Troubleshooting Articles
Smart Computing has assembled a comprehensive list of articles that start at square one and work you quickly through all fundamental checks and tests.
View All Basic Troubleshooting Articles
Backups and Data Recovery
Every disk drive in existence will stop working one day - count on it. If a drive failure would be a major disaster in your life - or even just a terrible nuisance - move forward and back up.
Create Emergency Boot Disks
View All Backup and Data Recovery Articles
Preventive and Regular Maintenance
It's really pretty easy, it doesn't take very long, and it's a whole lot better than having to buy a whole new PC.
Clean a Full-Size Keyboard
Leave it On or Shut it Down
View All Preventive and Regular Maintenance Articles
Networking and Communications
Installing and configuring your home network properly in the first place is the surest way to avoid problems. Whether you're considering installing one, about to begin, or if you're experiencing problems now with your home network, this section's for you.
Setting Up a Wireless Network
Troubleshooting Wireless Networks
Setting Up Printer Sharing
View All Networking and Communications Articles
How to Install Just About Anything
Use these as step-by-step installation guides, or just scan them to see what you'd be getting into if you're considering a hardware or software upgrade or replacement. Whatever the case, life is easier when you do it right the first time.
Drivers - they're the little software programs that help your computer manipulate the various devices attached to it. But they can become lost, corrupted, or outdated. Read all about them, including where to find and download all the latest versions.
Other Helpful Tech Support Tools
Tips for Using Browsers and Email
Computing Dictionary and Encyclopedia
List of File Extensions with Explanations
Manufacturer Tech Support Index
Your Battery is Failing - Not Windows 7
Blogs and forums report that Windows 7 reports failing batteries, implying false reporting. Microsoft has investigated. Windows 7 is just doing its job. Your batteries are failing.
Join the Microsoft Windows 7 Conversation
Microsoft engineers discuss the new Windows 7 operating system. Join the discussion about the next-generation operating system.
Windows 7 Links
You might find a link to help you with Windows 7
Your Guide to Windows 7
Whether you got a new PC loaded up with Windows 7 or you got Windows 7 DVDs to upgrade an existing PC, you should read this roundup of key stories to help you get started with the new operating system.
Official TWiT Wiki!
This is where you'll find pages for all the TWiT shows, a FAQ with basic information about the network, pages about our community, and more.
More TWiT Links
If you love TWiT, you might enjoy David's picks
Great Computer Personalities
Life of Leo
My name is Leo Laporte.
I am a US-based journalist
specializing in technology coverage
on radio, TV, and the Internet.
This site is home to my blog
and contains information
about everything I publish,
but I also have several other
web sites you might be
Leo Laporte in Wikipedia
Léo Gordon Laporte
(born November 29, 1956
in Manhattan, New York City)
is an American technology broadcaster,
author, and entrepreneur.
He now lives in Petaluma, California.
with Leo Laporte
The Lab with Leo Laporte
was a technology-based television program.
The first episode debuted
on April 23, 2007.
The last episode aired
on August 1, 2008.
John C Dvorak in Wikipedia
John C Dvorak
(born April 5, 1952 in Los Angeles)
is an American columnist and broadcaster
in the areas of technology and computing.
Dvorak's pithy style often attracts critics who point out his frequent and occasionally egregious errors of prediction.
In 1984, Dvorak wrote
"The Macintosh uses an experimental pointing device called a 'mouse'. There is no evidence that people want
to use these things."
John C Dvorak, whose crankiness knows no bounds,
is a contributing editor of PC Magazine.
Kim Komando in Wikipedia
Kim Komando (born July 1, 1967)
is the host of the Kim Komando Show,
a radio program on computers, the internet,
and consumer electronics.
In 1994, ABC told her a syndicated show
about computers would never work.
CBS told her that computers and the internet were a fad.
In the mid-1990s, she and her husband, Barry Young
(host of The Nearly Famous Barry Young Show),
started the WestStar TalkRadio Network,
which broadcasts her three-hour call-in program
to over 450 radio stations, reaching nearly ten million
listeners. She receives 50,000 calls an hour, and her
newsletters reach nearly seven million.
Look at Kim's busy site.
Click some links.
Lots of free information.
Ken Colburn, the founder and CEO of DataDoctors,
hosts The Computer Corner radio talk show.
Data Doctors offers computer service and systems
at over 100 franchises in seven states.