Showing posts with label computer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label computer. Show all posts

June 9, 2015

HooToo USB 3.0 HUB Expands the USB Ports on My Computer

I have been avoiding USB Hubs after a bad experience with one a few years ago. I woke up in the middle of the night to a burning smell. I found the USB 1.0 HUB that was connected to my laptop with 3 other connected devices fried. Since the circuit inside the hub had burned, all the devices that were connected became inoperable. Currently with all the advancement in technology, USB HUBS have gotten better and more reliable. I had the pleasure of reviewing the HooToo HT-UH010 7-Port USB 3.0 HUB with 2 Smart Charging Ports and I love it. It is a great product with a very attractive design.

February 24, 2013

A Guide to Learn Windows 8

Everyone is talking about the new Windows 8 so I wanted to learn a little more about it as I like keeping myself current with new technology no matter how rapidly it is changing :) This book The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Windows 8 by Paul McFedries has helped me to understand and learn about Windows 8.
Learning from a book is always more detailed, especially when it is a book like the Complete Idiot's Guide where all the details are explained and nothing is left out.  As the author says, Windows is simple and easy to use only once you know how to use it.  Therefore we must learn it first.  
When we first start using Windows 8 without the visual hints and prompts it is quite hard to figure it out.  The book is organized into 4 parts; getting to know, having fun, getting things done and customizing, maintaining and troubleshooting Windows 8.  
After learning from this book and practicing I feel comfortable using Windows 8.
I like the fresh features of Windows 8.  The built-in and other apps that can be download through the Windows store is very useful.  I find having apps such as the travel, weather, music, Netflix, Skype, Evernote, Dropbox apps in the start screen makes it easy to navigate and use.  Once we learn and start using Windows 8, we are sure to appreciate all its features.   
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May 17, 2012

Buoy tags: Labels for Apple Cables

Cables are the hardest to organize, especially when it comes to Apple cables which looks similar.  These Buoy tags are a solution to this problem.  It clears the clutter and helps us keep the cables neat and tidy.  It also helps us identify what the cables are for and whom it belongs to.

In a family where many members own similar Apple products, these cable tags help avoid arguments and confusion on who the cable belongs to.  And these tags are definitely helping us :)  
These cables would be good in schools and offices to help identify and protect the cables from getting lost.

The package comes with a set of pre-printed letters and colour swatches that can be placed into the clear plastic part of the tag.  We can also customize and personalize our own letters and colours using the these templates.

There are two small pieces of plastic that snap together to hold the cable.  It is pretty simple and comes with clear instructions on how to place the tags.  We select the initials or colour swatches we prefer then place it face down in the transparent portion of the tag.  Then we place the cable on the red part of the tag and snap the transparent part of the tag over it with the cable in-between the tags.  
We can move the tags after placing to any position we like.  There is a video on the Buoy Tag site to show how the tags work.  I would prefer if there were more than 3 tags in a pack.  These Apple cable tags are available to purchase online

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