Windows 11 is now available! (10/16/21 Part 1)

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Now that Windows 11 is ready, the reviews are coming out! What does that mean for you? Windows 11 Update! Well, the TL;DR version of our opinion is “you can wait.” https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11 Arstechnica: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/10/windows-11-the-ars-technica-review/ PC Magazine: https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/microsoft-windows-11 Anandtech overview: https://www.anandtech.com/show/16989/windows-11-a-day-one-hands-on Thurott: https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-11/257678/windows-11-review-fresh-familiar-incomplete

Travel Gremlins for your digital life! (10/16/21 Part 2)

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Got your vaccine card handy? Looking forward to travelling off-island? Well Jonathan did and boy-howdy, did he have fun! But he also ran into some snafus with his digital life! Travel Tech! A few things he’s noticed: A smartphone is really not optional with some airlines! Boarding? Ordering food? In-flight entertainment? You’re going to want to find out where the USB chargers are when in the airport and on the flight! Because not all planes have those things in good spots! Guess how much stuff is being handled digitally or via app? You guessed it! TONS! All this and MORE this hour!

RIP: Sam’s Desktop Computer 2006-2021 (9/25/21 Part 1)

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This morning Sam’s beloved desktop computer breathed its last. Kaboom! So, we’re going over his options and asking the questions you should ask yourself when considering a new computer! You wouldn’t buy $500 high heels to go hiking in, nor would you wear slippers in the snow! So finding the best fit for your needs is essential!

New Apple Stuff! Is your wallet hurting yet? (9/18/21 Part 1)

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Apple just had a livestream showing off a ton of new stuff! New iPhones, iPads, new iOS… are you excited? Apple’s 2021 launch Ready to upgrade? Well, let’s chat about it! https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/09/ios-15-brings-new-facetime-and-ai-features-on-september-20/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/09/new-2021-ipads/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/09/new-2021-ipad-mini/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/09/the-apple-watch-gets-a-visual-makeover-with-the-series-7/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/09/apple-makes-the-iphone-13-official/ https://www.anandtech.com/show/16945/the-apple-2021-fall-iphone-event-live-blog-10am-pt-1700-utc

Alphabet Soup for Displays & HDTVs continued! (9/18/21 Part 2)

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Are you ready to buy an upgrade to your HDTV or computer monitor? Are you confused by the random assembly of letters and numbers? So are we! Acronym Soup! That’s why LD insisted we talk about this more so we can get into that for you! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_resolution https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_display_standard https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-is-hdr-high-dynamic-range https://www.gamespot.com/articles/what-is-hdr-for-gaming-on-monitors/1100-6489659/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variable_refresh_rate https://helpdeskgeek.com/reviews/freesync-vs-g-sync-display-technology-explained/ https://helpdeskgeek.com/help-desk/lcd-vs-led-all-the-tv-acronyms-you-need-to-know/

Monitors On Display! (9/11/21 Part 1)

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When you use a computer, it is by looking at the monitor! The display! Its one of the most important parts that most people don’t think about. Monitors 101 Its also a part that people tend to try and spend the least on. So, let’s talk about that! Best Buy’s monitor buying guide Tom’s Hardware “How to buy a PC monitor” Intel’s “What to look for in a gaming monitor” How to adjust your monitor’s image For Pros: How to calibrate your monitor