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  • TechBits: iPhone pricing

    TechBits: iPhone pricing

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:30:59 GMT
    The big news this week is the announcement of new iPhones. when Apple launches a new model, lots of people their old phones on the market.When you sell an old iPhone, time really is money. The reselling site uSell say two weeks after an iPhone launch, ooldphones can lose eleven percent of their value. Four weeks after the llaunch the value of the phone goes down 15 percent. Seven weeks after a enewiPhone launches, older phones have lost 21 percent of their value.You can stabilize your selling...More >>
    The big news this week is the announcement of new iPhones. when Apple launches a new model, lots of people their old phones on the market.When you sell an old iPhone, time really is money. The reselling site uSell say two weeks after an iPhone launch, ooldphones can lose eleven percent of their value. Four weeks after the llaunch the value of the phone goes down 15 percent. Seven weeks after a enewiPhone launches, older phones have lost 21 percent of their value.You can stabilize your selling...More >>
  • TechBits: safety devices (09.03.14)

    TechBits: safety devices (09.03.14)

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-09-04 02:47:17 GMT
    Devices coming on the market could get help to you fast in an emergency.Ooma has rolled out a new Safety Phone to work with its existing VOIP service. The safety phone has two quick-call buttons. It can also be configured to post 911 alerts on Facebook and Twitter, so more people will see your call for help. The device can also be used as a portable speakerphone for everyday conversation.The company behind React Mobile has come out with the Sdiekick, designed to get you access to the apps eme...More >>
    Devices coming on the market could get help to you fast in an emergency.Ooma has rolled out a new Safety Phone to work with its existing VOIP service. The safety phone has two quick-call buttons. It can also be configured to post 911 alerts on Facebook and Twitter, so more people will see your call for help. The device can also be used as a portable speakerphone for everyday conversation.The company behind React Mobile has come out with the Sdiekick, designed to get you access to the apps eme...More >>
  • TechBits: stabilizing shaky video (08.27.14)

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:47:49 GMT
    If your cell phone video is shaky, some free services can smooth it out:Instagram is rolling out an app called Hyperlapse. It takes shaky video, and smoothes it out into time-lapse video. The app is only available for iPhone. No word on when it will roll out for Android.The app follows months after Microsoft revealed a project that does the same thing- using the same name. The Microsoft Hyperlapse project page goes into some of the technology behind the video smoothing, for people who want to...More >>
    If your cell phone video is shaky, some free services can smooth it out:Instagram is rolling out an app called Hyperlapse. It takes shaky video, and smoothes it out into time-lapse video. The app is only available for iPhone. No word on when it will roll out for Android.The app follows months after Microsoft revealed a project that does the same thing- using the same name. The Microsoft Hyperlapse project page goes into some of the technology behind the video smoothing, for people who want to...More >>
  • TechBits: tech news (08.20.14)

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:30:56 GMT
    Microsoft may rename Internet Explorer. In a recent Reddit chat, Microsoft engineers say they've been in talks about revamping some of the company's products. They say it would be a way to shed old negative images of some of its software.Linux is trying to drive into the automotive technology market. At a recent automotive Linux conference, there were discussions of building a core system car companies could tailor to their own needs. It would go up against proprietary systems by companies li...More >>
    Microsoft may rename Internet Explorer. In a recent Reddit chat, Microsoft engineers say they've been in talks about revamping some of the company's products. They say it would be a way to shed old negative images of some of its software.Linux is trying to drive into the automotive technology market. At a recent automotive Linux conference, there were discussions of building a core system car companies could tailor to their own needs. It would go up against proprietary systems by companies li...More >>
  • TechBits 8-14: Website tracks Ebola outbreak

    TechBits 8-14: Website tracks Ebola outbreak

    The Tech Guy takes a look at how technology is being used to cover important news like the Ebola outbreak.More >>
    The Tech Guy takes a look at how technology is being used to cover important news like the Ebola outbreak.
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  • TechBits: puppy love (08.06.14)

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-08-07 02:25:20 GMT
    A popular dating app is helping people find furry friends. Tinder is being used by animal rescue organizations, to match people with dogs in need of homes.People using Tinder will see images of the dogs along with images of people. If they swipe a dog's picture to the right- a virtual 'thumbs up' in the app- they'll get information about the rescue organization handling the dog. That information could help them adopt the dog- or just volunteer to help other animals. People can even get short-...More >>
    A popular dating app is helping people find furry friends. Tinder is being used by animal rescue organizations, to match people with dogs in need of homes.People using Tinder will see images of the dogs along with images of people. If they swipe a dog's picture to the right- a virtual 'thumbs up' in the app- they'll get information about the rescue organization handling the dog. That information could help them adopt the dog- or just volunteer to help other animals. People can even get short-...More >>
  • TechBits: 4K ready for prime time? (7.30.14)

    TechBits: 4K ready for prime time? (7.30.14)

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:32:14 GMT
    New 4K TVs were all the rage at the Consumer Electronics Show- but a half-year later, the technology isn't really ready for most homes.The sets are very expensive, and most people can't even tell the difference between HD and 4K until screen sizes get up to about 84 inches. Plus, there's very little content available right now in the Ultra-HD format.The tech guy takes a look at where 4K stands for most consumers.More >>
    New 4K TVs were all the rage at the Consumer Electronics Show- but a half-year later, the technology isn't really ready for most homes.The sets are very expensive, and most people can't even tell the difference between HD and 4K until screen sizes get up to about 84 inches. Plus, there's very little content available right now in the Ultra-HD format.The tech guy takes a look at where 4K stands for most consumers.More >>
  • TechBits: wifi range extenders (07.16.14)

    TechBits: wifi range extenders (07.16.14)

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:35 AM EDT2014-07-17 05:35:13 GMT
    Walls can pose a big problem with your home wi-fi, but there are ways to extend your coverage when walls degrade your signals.A travel router can pick up the original signal, and re-broadcast it. That's not what they're designed for, but they can serve the purpose in a pinch.D-link and other brands have devices designed to extend your wi-fi range. Many do much more than just repeat and extend your signal. A new unit from D-link can serve as a wireless bridge, so you can use wired devices fart...More >>
    Walls can pose a big problem with your home wi-fi, but there are ways to extend your coverage when walls degrade your signals.A travel router can pick up the original signal, and re-broadcast it. That's not what they're designed for, but they can serve the purpose in a pinch.D-link and other brands have devices designed to extend your wi-fi range. Many do much more than just repeat and extend your signal. A new unit from D-link can serve as a wireless bridge, so you can use wired devices fart...More >>
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