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Psa (Public Service Announcement) | The Gadget Consultant

Freddy Cloud

Frederick (“Freddy”) Cloud has had a passion for all things electronic since he “accidently” caused the class Commodore PET to malfunction in 8th grade. “I swear. I didn’t do it on purpose” He was quoted as saying to a very unhappy computer teacher... Read his full bio

Category Archives: PSA (Public Service Announcement)

Apparently a good phone doesn’t need to cost $600. Go figure …

Apparently a good phone doesn’t need to cost $600. Go figure …

You know the routine … your two-year agreement is up, and you now are able to buy a new phone. And to convince you to stay, your provider of choice will sell you that new phone at a considerable discount, or so they say. So now that $700 iPhone can be had for $200 outContinue Reading

Parents, be smart about the games your children play and who they’re playing with!

Parents, be smart about the games your children play and who they’re playing with!

Being a gamer, I spend a bit of time in places like GameStop and the video game sections of Target and Best Buy. And while there, especially around Christmas, I was noticing a disturbing trend: parents not paying attention to the games they were buying for their children. I was talking to the assistant managerContinue Reading

The things you learn playing Candy Crush Saga …

The things you learn playing Candy Crush Saga …

Other than motivating me to find new and interesting ways to profane, this game has made me research the power of the “Freemium Application”. It’s like a drug dealer that gives you that first hit for free, but then when you come back, in order to keep going, you have to pay. OK … maybeContinue Reading

What do you take with you when you’re taking off?

What do you take with you when you’re taking off?

The hardest part about a vacation is coming back to reality afterwards. Something else that’s difficult is deciding what to take with you. I have a digital family … we don’t go “off the grid” even when we’re going on holiday, and with the plethora of electronics we have at home, taking everything just isn’tContinue Reading

Be an Informed Consumer (Or Keep a Few Around)

Be an Informed Consumer (Or Keep a Few Around)

I remember many moons ago my wife and I visited a Home Theater store when that type of store only really catered to people who had quite a bit of expendable income. She was looking at one rather expensive television, when one of the salespeople walked up to her and proclaimed that the set sheContinue Reading

Protect the Keys to your Kingdom

Protect the Keys to your Kingdom

This post is long, but it’s important, so no complaining about the length! It happened again … an email from a website that I frequent and have a profile for has been hacked. A list of usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords have been stolen from their “secured” servers. So now I go through theContinue Reading