Monday, December 5th, 2011 at
Have you ever asked yourself what you would do for $5? In my internet travels I recently stumbled upon Fiverr.com. The premise of the website is rather simple, what would you pay someone $5 to do for you? Sing you a song? Share a website link with 100,000 of their Twitter friends?
How about yelling your company name just before running into a wall? Read the rest of this entry
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at
We started publishing a blog in September 2008 with this post about solid state hard drives (SSDs). http://www.acroment.com/2008/09/the-low-cost-of-solid-state-hard-drives/ Since then, we have worked to create a regular stream of information we find useful, helpful, or want to share with our readers. But why? Read the rest of this entry
Monday, October 31st, 2011 at
Lets face it, Google isn’t going anywhere. Chances are that even if you aren’t using the Google search engine, you are interacting with Google and may not even know it.
But why is a Gmail account a must have? Read the rest of this entry
Friday, October 28th, 2011 at
My work desktop computer is equipped with two monitors. And when I am away from my office or using my laptop, I frequently need the extra screen real estate that I get when I am at my desktop. But what can laptop users do?
One option, is to purchase a secondary USB monitor. Back in 2009, I reviewed the Nanovision Mimo UM-710 and really liked using it (until it was stolen). It certainly is convenient to have a monitor that plugs in with USB. You can find the UM-710S at Amazon.com for $139 +shipping.
However, if you also own an iPad, you can use the iPad as a secondary monitor using Air Display from Avatron ($9.99 from the Apple App Store). Read the rest of this entry
Friday, August 19th, 2011 at
As reported yesterday, HP (http://www.hp.com/) has announced their intent to exit the personal computer Business. This move comes as the company struggles to stay relevant in the ever dynamic consumer products marketplace.
For years, HP has attempted to build upon its successful printer business by acquiring other consumer product companies such as Compaq and (most recently) Palm. The move to now exit those businesses is a win for Apple computer with its hugely successful iPhone and iPad products which have been competing with HP’s Palm Pre and the just released HP TouchPad. Another big winner is Dell who is already the leading PC manufacturer. Based on HP’s exit, Dell can only expect to continue to gain market share. Read the rest of this entry