Chrome… what? Time For A Change

Chromebook, yup that operating system that’s basically a browser where you can do almost everything you can with a regular old fashioned computer. And I find myself drawn to using it more and more these days.

We recently bought our daughter her first computer and it was an Acer chromebook ultra portable computer. We choose this computer as her first because of the ease of use of Chrome OS. Basically she log in with her Google account and everything is there in an instant ready to go. 

That said, I’ve found myself reaching over and grabbing this device over my older MacBook Pro these days more and more. I’ve also noticed that my wife who almost never use a computer unless she has to do actual work for her job and mostly live on iOS, has also been reaching out and using this device more and more too. I think this is a win for the Chrome OS.

We have been using this Acer chromebook for a few months now and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to do casual work and browsing etc.
I would still recommend another computer with more horsepower around the house for the heavy lifting for things such as photo and video editing etc.

But if you are looking for a couch computer or a computer to throw in your backpack, give chrome os a try.

How To SIM Unlock Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ | via Redmond Pie

If like me you roam around the country or world at times and need to take your phone to use it locally wherever you are, follow the link below to find out how to unlock the Galaxy S8


Here’s how you can go ahead and SIM unlock Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Android smartphone the right way. via Redmond Pie

TV calibration 101: How to tune up the picture of your new TV | via Digital Trends

Anyone that know me know how much I love music and videos. That said, if I am going to spend a lot of time in front of my TV, might as well get it calibrated to look its best. If you’re like me, you should also get your calibration on and calibrate your devices

Here’s a great read on how to do this.


Whether you spend $400 or $4,000 on a new TV (or video projector), it is a sure bet that your new display will need some adjustment. When you walk into a store, browsing TVs is a dazzling experience — every display pops with bright colors, attracting shoppers like bees to wildflowers. How do manufacturers get their TVs to impress under the fluorescent lighting of a showroom floor? Usually, by cranking up all the picture settings to the max.

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Twitter Will No Longer Count Usernames Towards 140-Character Limit | via Mac Rumors


For someone who has been using Twitter from the start, trying to format my messages around usernames has always been a pain in the ass. This is an awesome move by Twitter, I hope to see more innovation from them soon.

Continue reading the great article from MacRumors below.


Twitter today announced that usernames such as @MacRumors will no longer count towards the 140-character limit for tweets.

Now, the usernames of anyone who a user is replying to will appear above the tweet rather than within the tweet itself, so that users have more characters to have conversations. Twitter said users will be able to tap on “Replying to…” to see and change which users are part of the conversation.

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