What happened, Hulu?
After years of watching illegally obtained TV shows, I still remember the excitement I felt after the announcement of Hulu – a website to stream current TV seasons for free. No more downloading shows (along with viruses), no more recording shows on VHS tapes, and no more wishing that TiVo existed in the Midwest. It […]
Wi-Fi Etiquette: When is it appropriate to ask for access?
When it comes to logging in online, there are a number of rules – usually unwritten ones – to follow. From where web access can be “stolen” to how long its ok to sit in a coffee shop, we’re all victims to this ever-changing trend. But because there are no set laws, it can be […]
The internet is overpriced
The internet is something we all need. It’s our communication, our source of purchasing, browsing, or even our livelihood. No matter what it costs, we’ll continue to pay the fees so we can access all that is the World Wide Web in a convenient manner. Whether through computer, tablet, or smartphone, we are hooked. But […]
Skype is getting worse
“Can you hear me now? “Is that any better?” “How about now?” In recent times, the above three phrases are heard frequently emanating from various rooms in our apartment, where my wife and I both work as full-time freelancers. Skype is an essential part of both of our respective businesses. We do work for clients […]
Google releases the Chromebook Pixel, designed for high-performance cloud computing
When manufacturing cheap personal computers, designers have to make trade-offs between processing power, memory and other computer components in order to strike an economical but workable balance. The balance, clearly, is a delicate one and any solution that eliminates the need for one of these components is highly welcome. Google Chromebooks are such solutions that do away […]
ISPs vs. the cloud: Which email provider should you use?
These days, the average internet user has two options for email service: an address through his or her internet service provider (ISP) or use one of the numerous email services available on the internet (Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, etc.). Which one should you chose? Well, there a benefits and negatives to both, and that is what […]
Super Bowl advertising and its effect on tech sales
Who else was horrified by GoDaddy’s commercial from Sunday’s Super Bowl? Meant to show the versatility of their company, millions were forced to watch two ill-matched people loudly kiss. For too long, and with awkward, unpleased faces. To GoDaddy, this was a way to mesh two very different entities, “smart” and “sexy.” (Though no one […]
Dropbox Links: A New Way to Share Dropbox Files
As the realm of cloud-based file storage grows in popularity, so too does the needs of its users. The people of Dropbox understand this, and are always adding new features to improve the experience. (Never heard of Dropbox? Don’t worry, we here at Techerator have you covered.) This time around, Dropbox has added a simple, […]
Astrid is a near perfect to-do list for both iOS and Android
Calendars for 2013 are still fresh off the printing presses, and even though we are only a few weeks into January, I suspect that most people’s New Year’s resolutions are being broken by the minute. I started with six, but unfortunately they are being picked off faster than zombies on the Walking Dead. So, in […]