Posts by George
Are you wondering how to get started with Windows 8? Are you looking for a Windows 8 Tour? Windows tours have been part of new Windows versions for some time now, but Windows 8 has not only taken a major detour in the way that you interact with Windows, but they’ve evidently fired the “Getting to Know Windows X” tour that comes with the OS and hidden it on their website.
On the 6th or 7th day I owned my Windows 8 computer I finally found this …. enjoy!
Microsoft videos on this page:
Search share & more
See what’s changed
How to use apps
Switch between apps
Use two apps together
This page has video of Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking, supersonic jump. More later, for now check out the video of his jump and landing in NewMexico!
Here is a slightly biased, but simple and honest review of the ZTE Engage made during the first week of ownership. Beofre this phone I had a Huawei Mercury that I was very happy with, but I dropped it and cracked the screen. This first week with the Engage Android phone has me leaning toward replacing the damaged screen and returning the Engage (see, there’s the bias I was talking about).
Simple Reivew ZTE Engage Android Phone
Are you just dying to check out Windows 8? What do you think about your PC using an Xbox-like Interface? Or maybe you’d say Xbox’s Interface is Android tablet-like? Either way you can’t get around the fact that Windows 8 has the look of the Xbox 360′s latest interface.
The upside is that it lends itself more easily to a wider range of devices, as you can see on the video below.
The downside is that initial feedback I’ve read on their Youtube videos – which admittedly is just the top 10 comments on the first one, comments are disabled on the second – is all negative. I can’t say I disagree with some comments, especially this one:
I can tell what I’m going to disable the first time Win8 is installed!
Microsoft’s CES 2012 Keynote: A Look at Windows 8
I’m going to make the assumption that the Windows 7 Interface will be available on Windows 8 for the following reasons: More >
I’m not really going to say much here, just drop some links for Boeing Videos to watch, these are really cool.
I keep forgetting drones (also called UAVs, unmanned aerial vehicles) are a reality. Texas made news last year when one of its Police Departments unveiled plans use UAVs to fight crime. Then I saw videos on Youtube about the ARDone by Parrot. Just tonight, I ran into an ad and found out that Boeing had gone in a different direction from these when I ran into a video about the The Phantom Eye – video at the bottom of this post.
I also saw several other cool Boeing videos and shared them below.
787: Game-Changing Innovation
NOTE: You will probably incur additional monthly charge by using your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot or for USB tethering. See MyCricket.com or ask your local retailer for details.
Back in January 2012 PCMag.com posted a review on the Huawei Mercury saying:
There’s no Wi-Fi hotspot mode…
That may have been true at the time, but since I am typing this post on my Kindle Fire, using my Mercury as a hotspot, I assure you if your phone and Cricket plan are new enough you can.
Ok, time to post this so I can switch back to my PC.
So if you are toting your laptop or netbook around and don’t want the hassle of looking for a Wi-Fi hotspot, the Huawei Mercury is a great alternative so long as you don’t need to use the apps on the phone while its working as a hotspot. Also, you should know what you are doing More >
DISCLAIMER: I’m complaining about a computer I’ve owned for less than 48 hours … I still have a lot to learn, tweak and “get to know” about it.
Why is my Windows 7 Computer sleeping, I set it to NEVER sleep?
I just bought a new computer with Windows 7 Home Premium and I’m disappointed about a few things, especially considering I opted NOT to buy a bargain-priced PC but to invest in my budding business. I decided there were 3 or 4 important things my computer must do, and went out and bought a computer that wasn’t extravagantly priced but did what I needed. I was pleased to find that Alienware had such a PC at Best Buy!
I promptly got setup after finding out that the “Important Information – 512e Hard Drive” warning, an Orange pamphlet with entirely too little useful information, did not apply to me – but I diverge. After getting set up I installed anti-virus, and a video capture program which was one of the things that made me realize my old “prize computer” which is about 4 years old wasn’t doing everything I needed, and after I re-evaluated it wasn’t doing some of the things I wanted it to do either.
So I installed the video capture, captured some video, set the More >
Well, here we are with another Huawei smartphone, the Huawei Mercury. Last week I did a video on how to open the back cover of the Huawei Ascend II. If you are interested, I believe Huawei is pronounced “wah-way” or “hwa-way”. If you know which pronunciation is right for sure, please comment.
I think the engineers at Huawei are either trying to protect the MicroSD in their smartphones or maybe they just have a really good sense of humor. At any rate, the back of your Huawei Mercury has a little sticker on the back, and if you feel like staring at it to figure out what it means you’ll see that the phone’s back comes of by prying open the plastic case by pulling down on a small notch below the Home button, while holding up on the case by the camera lens near the top.
But if you are on the Internet and you found this, you either gave up on the sticker or didn’t see it. In any case its almost useless anyway and the user guide isn’t too much help either. Here’s avideo I hope is useful.
Remove Back Cover on the Huawei Mercury
Remove the Huawei Mercury’s back cover to change the battery or microSD card
If you have any questions or comments feel free to hit me up in the comments section below.