Whats Your Next Move Netflix?

Netflix isn’t all that its cracked up to be, in my opinion. The streaming side of Netflix hosts old and B class content that just is not that appealing to me. They recently removed the DVD rental service and started Qwikster and even though thats where the better content is, you still have to wait for the DVD to come through the mail. I find it much easier to just go to a Redbox kiosk and get what you need there. I dont watch many movies so price wise it makes more sense, as long as I remember to take the movies back on time!

I’ve been hearing some talk on the internet about Amazon purchasing Netflixs’ video streaming service and it sounds like that would be a good idea for us consumers. Amazon would have more leverage to work out better deals with content providers such as Time Warner, 20th Century Fox, Paramount and others since they are already in the door and selling their product.  Read the rest of this entry


What Brand PC Should I Buy? Tips To Help You Make Your Next Computer Purchase

If you are in the market for buying a new desktop or laptop computer, then this guide will help save you some hard earned money. When we start looking for a computer whether it is new or used we start to think about which brand is going to give you the least amount of issues and compare that to the price we are about to spend on it. The last thing we want to do is buy a laptop and have to replace the motherboard a year later because the model we just purchased is notorious for heat issues.  So how can you know if you are getting a reliable computer for the money your about to shell out? Read the rest of this entry

Hide your photos and other files using TrueCrypt

TrueCrypt Encryption Software

TrueCrypt encryption software is an easy and secure way to encrypt your sensitive files. If you have pictures, movies or other files that you want hidden on your computer for what ever reason, then you definitely want to use this software.

Watch my video on how to use TrueCrypt to learn how to setup the software to start hiding your files. Enjoy!

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

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Top 5 Ways To Extend Your Computers Life

In todays world computers are an essential part of our lives. We use them to connect with friends, banking, job hunting, shopping and other activities. When our computers stop functioning the way we feel that they should it becomes very nerve racking. We have all heard a story or 2 about someones problems with their computers and I personally hear them on a daily basis as a computer repair tech. I will share the top 5 ways you can extend your computers life. Read the rest of this entry

Review: Tokbox.com – Web based video chat with up to 20 people at once for free

Tokbox is a easy and great way to start video chatting with your friends, send video messages through email or videoconferencing. Tokbox is a web based service that allows you to connect with up to 20 people using their free service. Tokbox also has a downloadable desktop application (for Windows and Mac) that will allow you to make and receive calls without being to logged into the site.

Creating an account is about as easy as it gets. Its a simple short form that ask for your basic information, name, email and password then presto! Nothing is more annoying than wasting 10 minutes filling out pointless personal information just to create an account for a service that you just want to test out.

Once you have got that out of the way, you are ready to start searching for contacts from your Instant Messenger, email contacts and you can even import your friends from Facebook. Read the rest of this entry

Poll: Are you concerned about the privacy issues on Facebook with the new changes?

The new changes that Facebook released last month has caused a lot of privacy and trust issues. This is actually nothing new. They have been in this hot seat several times before with the addition of the News Feed, Connect and TOS (Terms Of Service). Facebook has managed to get themselves out of these situations many times but yet they always find a way to get right back into the same boat. How many times can they Read the rest of this entry

Flavors.me – Combine your web profiles in one place.

Flavors.meI have been searching for a way to combine all of my online profiles in one location then finally I came across Flavors.me. With Flavors.me you can do just that. You can add your youtube account, facebook, twitter, wordpress, flickr and many others. This is a great way to share your presence from around the web in one location that you can send to friends, family or whoever you would like to share your sites with.

What Flavors.me does is it aggregates all of your content from the sites that you select and allow it to connect to then it displays your content in to your Flavors.me page. When you go to activate your services like youtube, flickr and twitter, those services will prompt you to allow access from Flavors.me much like the way Facebook does. Read the rest of this entry