20 years ago I was the store manager at a Babbage’s Software store. Now long gone and replaced with places like GameStop, Babbage’s was one of a few retail locations where you could get software and the latest gaming systems.
When Windows 95 launched on Thursday August 24th 1995 (Windows95) Start buttons everywhere!! Windows 95 would set the tone for the future Windows operating systems. Even to this day users can let go of the START button.
It’s interesting to hear that Samsung’s profits are down again. It’s said they forecasted much higher than what their demand was on the new phones. I got news for you Samsung, you are not Apple with a cult like following. In Apple’s defense their new phones were a significant change over their previous phones. Their larger screens gave users what they wanted. Although the new Samsung phones are top quality I feel that the Android market is flooded with new and better devices far too often to keep up, let alone the ability to upgrade as often as something new hits. They are just too expensive to repeatedly replace them.
Apple Watch APP Roundup
It’s Apple Watch day. And whether you received one already, or are stuck waiting a few weeks for it, you’ll want apps to make the most out of your new wearable when the time comes. Thankfully, we here at Engadget are always thinking about you, the reader, so we’ve put together a list of third-party apps that stand out from the 3,000-plus expected to be available at launch. But first, let’s talk about some essentials. The Twitter and Instagram Apple Watch apps, for starters, will let you check out tweets and view photos right on your wrist, among other things. Sports fans, meanwhile, have access to apps like ESPN, MLB At Bat, NBA Game Time, which makes it easy to keep up with scores without having to pull out your iPhone.
Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal is dead
Comcast and Time Warner Cable’s decision to end Comcast’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable is in the best interests of consumers. The proposed transaction would have created a company with the most broadband and the video subscribers in the nation alongside the ownership of significant programming interests.
All About Emoji
Forget typing emoticons on your smartphone, they’re so 2013. Emojis are where it’s at these days and the vast array available — from simple smileys to smiling poo — means that there’s an emoji for everyone. Here’s how to find the most obvious and the most obscure.
As many of you, I too am just hearing the news. Actor Leonard Nimoy has passed away at age 83. It’s never easy to see one of your childhood heroes pass on. As you know Mr. Nimoy was best known on Star Trek as Spock. While other will write about the actor and the show he was best known for I would like to remember what he gave us. A character of logic and Science that offered balance to the otherwise hot head Captain Kirk. They taught us that being different was OK and working together we accomplish anything. It’s not just the character, it’s the memories we grew up with. Both what the show offered as well as the time spent with family. As I child I spent many weekends on the couch with my father watching the original series. No different than playing catch these are the bonds we take with us.
On to your next adventure sir! Stop and say HI to my father along the way. Rest in peace.
In an effort to keep our children both safe in this new digital world and honest when dealing with peer pressure, controlling their devices is just another parental responsibility. So many applications including Facebook and Snapchat are some of what today’s teens are using. Sometimes you might need to block your child from installing these apps. Here is how you do it…
1. Delete the app you do not want the child to use.
2. Go to Settings / General / Restrictions / Enable Restrictions
a. You will need to create a 4 digit passcode
b. If you forget the 4 digit passcode, the only way to reset it is to Reset the entire phone
3. Under Allow, turn off Installing Apps (this is remove the App Store icon from the phone)
4. As an extra precaution, you can also turn off In-App purchases
5. Scroll down on the Restrictions screen to “Allow Changes”. On Accounts, check the option for “Don’t Allow Changes”.
While adding these Restrictions does not fully prevent teen sexting, it sure makes sexting a little more difficult. Through phone records and iMessage, a parent can track who their child is sending text messages to and in some cases, even see the content being sent.
OK I want this!
NASA unveils its futuristic warp drive starship!
Well here it is… NASA scientist and Advanced Propulsion Team Lead, Harold White, is in charge of the space agency’s efforts to see if a faster-than-light or warp drive is actually possible. Now, in conjunction with artist Mark Rademaker, White has unveiled a new starship design that shows how a ship might come to look in the future. Rademaker designed the first theoretical warp ship concept to consciously echo the Matt Jeffries design for the UEV-47; the first faster-than-light version of the Starship Enterprise. This new version of the ship is thought to be more compact, and according to Harold White, a better match for what the mathematics of an Alcubierre warp drive currently predict.
In Harold White’s possible Alcubierre warp drive, the ring around the starship creates a “warp bubble” that allows for faster-than-light travel inside it
Sure it’s still a concept and only a theory at best. But it’s a start. I for one would like to see humanity evolve to a point where the exploring and being part of something bigger is the driving force as opposed to economic gain.