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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

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So … You got a new 4K/UHD TV?

With the Super Bowl not too far away, deals on televisions are everywhere. And more than likely, despite my urging for you to do otherwise, if you got something big you probably went with a 4K/UHD television. OK, part of me can’t blame you. I mean it’s not like the 3-D thing which was notContinue Reading

My Social Network Conundrum …

I’m just going to just get this out of the way: I don’t enjoy using Facebook anymore. I feel like I’m in this weird Stockholm Syndrome-like relationship with this social network. They control what I can and cannot post, they control what it is that I see on MY timeline, and if I behave inContinue Reading

September 9th is Apple Announcement Day, 2014!!!

September 9th is Apple Announcement Day, 2014!!!

I’m going to start by saying today is the first day Apple had me thinking about switching platforms. Will I? Well, let’s talk about what happened on September 9th at their press event, then I’ll let you know … It started with the introduction of the new iPhone 6’s. Yes … Apple is giving youContinue Reading

April showers bring May flowers … and Mothers Day

April showers bring May flowers … and Mothers Day

It’s May. And other than it bringing “May Flowers” (look it up), the month of May means one thing … Mother’s Day. Being the veteran of Mothers Days that I am, I’ve already made my purchases, set up my emails and reminders, etc. I don’t want to get caught up in the last minute rushContinue Reading

So… wanna know some of what happened in the gadget world this week?

So… wanna know some of what happened in the gadget world this week?

Microsoft appointed a new CEO First there was Bill Gates, then Steve Ballmer, and now … Satya Nadella. I know what you’re thinking, and I’ll just go ahead and answer the “Who?” question: previously, he was the executive vice-president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group, and was responsible for building and running the company’s computingContinue Reading

Tablet Invasion 2013

Tablet Invasion 2013

My mother turned 70 this year, so for this milestone my siblings and I decided it was time for her to get a tablet. She’s the PERFECT use case for a tablet; she pretty much uses her computer for email, games and chatting, so enabling her to be somewhat mobile (instead of stuck in aContinue Reading

A Chrome what?

A Chrome what?

Time has named the Google Chromecast their 2013 Gadget of the Year. I’m sure Google was honored by the acknowledgement, but I have a feeling the rest of the world went “Google what? What on earth is that?” With all the various and assorted gizmos out there, what makes this one so special? Well, let meContinue Reading

Do you still enjoy physical books?

Do you still enjoy physical books?

So there was this game series titled “Myst” that was published a while back. It was an adventure/puzzle type game that was actually pretty popular. Hmm? What does this have to do with books? Hold on, I’m getting there … I don’t remember playing the game, although I’m sure I did. I do however rememberContinue Reading

Return Volley: Microsoft’s Xbox One

Return Volley: Microsoft’s Xbox One

November 22nd will go down in the annals of history as the day Microsoft launched the successor to its extremely popular Xbox 360, and named it the Xbox One. Yeah, I’m not feeling the name, either. Nevertheless, we aren’t here to discuss nomenclatures of technology companies. We’re here to talk game systems. And Microsoft hasContinue Reading