I began connecting online in 1983 & have been connected ever since. I've done online tech support for Toshiba & repaired computers in a big box store.I manage the WUGNET group of tech forums on CompuServe and have published two novels (so far).
I began connecting online in 1983 & have been connected ever since. I've done online tech support for Toshiba & repaired computers in a big box store.I manage the WUGNET group of tech forums on CompuServe and have published two novels (so far).

Arhiva Autor

iClever IC-BTS05 waterproof Bluetooth speaker – Is it singing in the shower?

Portable music players have come a long way in my lifetime In the beginning, transistor radios were the latest and greatest Then the Walkman portable cassette player wowed the world and introduced the concept of personal music You could listen to your cassette player all by...

Best free weather apps for Windows computers and devices

Ever hear the old saying "Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it" Today, although we still can't change the weather, we have many ways of checking the forecast so we can at least be prepared for what's coming Every operating system offers a variety of...

Book Review: Office 365 for Dummies, Second Edition

Subscription software is a relatively new concept Even though licensing agreements have always made it quite clear that you don't actually own the software that you believe you have bought, people have always tended to ignore that (if they read the EULA at all) So the notion of...

Reviewing the Aukey CC-T7 dual port car charger

All of us have mobile devices that are, well, mobile And they all need to be charged from time to time And we can't always just run home to use the plug-in wall-wart charger the device came with :) Thus, chargers designed to be used in cars are almost a necessity, and the better...

Book review – Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons

As you may have noticed, here at Digital Citizen we take cyber security very seriously Our long-running Security for Everyone series has kept our readers up to date with the latest security software for years now, along with reviews that tell it like it is While our series does a...

Book review: Cooking for Geeks, Second Edition

I've been aware pretty much from the beginning that my mind does not work like other people's But, like other people, I can learn almost anything, if it is explained to me in a way that makes sense This is why I so often gripe about the constant complaints that older people "just...

Reviewing the Jawbone UP3 – Is it really the most advanced fitness tracker?

Fitness bands are quite naturally popular these days They offer people a lot of options for keeping track of what they're doing in the course of a day From the simplest step-only pedometer to the most sophisticated track-everything wristbands, a fitness tracker can be a great...

Book review: Home Automation for Dummies

Home automation has come a long way from the days when all that was available were manual timers that might or might not have offered anything more than the ability to turn a lamp or appliance On and Off at one set time, or the X-10 modules and controllers that drove almost...

Book Review: Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide To HTML, CSS And WordPress

Sometimes the best way to make a complex subject easy to understand is to use a comic-book format (as anyone who's ever seen one of Larry Gonick's amazing "cartoon history" series can testify) Things that look awfully dry and confusing when they're put forth as words on paper can...

Reviewing The iFixit ProTech Toolkit

The iFixit website has long been heaven for techies and geeks iFixit will take things apart so you don't have to, and they'll tell you how to put them back together They have instructions for fixing a pantheon of popular gizmos, and they sell kits for do-it-yourself projects of all...

Reviewing The Inateck BK1003 Bluetooth Keyboard – Affordable And Portable

Tablets are justifiably popular devices these days They are lightweight, easy to slip into a bag and carry around, and incredibly versatile However, even with the addition of a "Swipe" keyboard app, typing on a tablet's virtual keyboard isn't as smooth and fast as typing on a...

Reviewing The Inateck BP-2001 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Many of us like listening to music and playing videos on our portable devices, but let's face it, using headphones or earbuds doesn't always work If you want to share with others or if you don't want to have to keep your headphones on for the duration of a two hour movie, it's a lot...