Google Pixel XL: Taking a Screenshot & Finding the Control Buttons

My Google Pixel XL arrived on Saturday,November 19, 2016. After opening it and going thru the set up procedure….the Pixel XL promptly downloaded Android 7.1 Nougat thereby making this techy geek nerd very very happy.  After all, this is one of the reasons I ordered the Pixel XL from Google: That I would get the latest and greatest operating system as soon as it becomes … Continue reading Google Pixel XL: Taking a Screenshot & Finding the Control Buttons

GEEK Christmas 2016

Here are 9 Christmas 2016 gifts your GEEK might like!  Buy from the AmazonSmile link provided and support ForCarol.com (Drive Safe!). We love you, Carol.  😦 Happy GEEKmas!!! Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them…the Book I read this and reviewed it…..here.  Short and sweet.  Blaze loved it!  🙂 Samsung Galaxy Note 7.…..errr, Google Pixel and Pixel XL So funny…..you can use the Samsung Galaxy … Continue reading GEEK Christmas 2016

Google Pixel & Pixel XL Android Phones

Google decided it was time to develop hardware! Since I am (was?) a hardware developer…this is great news. Google announced several new hardware products yesterday (October 4, 2016), but, I am only super excited about one: The Pixel phones. Note: I will add more information as I get hands-on experience with this phone after I get it (it is currently out of stock!), so watch … Continue reading Google Pixel & Pixel XL Android Phones

Google Cardboard Virtual Reality

Google Cardboard has been around for a year or two.  Until now, I followed the progress of Virtual Reality with great interest, but, had not yet played with VR of any kind, soooooo, I decided to give it a test drive! Not having a ton of money, I did a search for the Google Cardboard and bought two for about $30.  Since I had very … Continue reading Google Cardboard Virtual Reality

Music: Google Play and iTunes

I realize that music CD’s are going the way of the dodo bird…..BUT…..we still have a great CD collection, and Lori keeps buying CD’s. As such, I have a TON of uploaded CD music on my Windows computer–in iTunes. But, I want to use Google Play as my cloud-based music storage location (I am Google-fied). How can I upload my computer-based CD music from iTunes … Continue reading Music: Google Play and iTunes

Our Land Line Telephone: End of an Era

On April 10, 2016 the unthinkable happened……we cancelled our land line telephone service.  209-836-2044 is now disconnected / out of service. Really quick history: Lori and I are both old time Bell Labs employees in Holmdel, NJ.  So land lines and telecommunications services are in our blood…. The passing of our beloved, battery operated via the central office, telephone made me think about how telephones, … Continue reading Our Land Line Telephone: End of an Era

Cloud Based Computing: Confessions of an Early Adopter

A few years ago (mainly because I was broke and could no longer afford high-priced PC centric programs like Word, Excel, etc) I decided to start moving my PC-centric “stuff” off of my computer and into the cloud (I happened to choose Google, but, the choice is yours where you end up. Click here to see some options from CNET). Note: I was not new … Continue reading Cloud Based Computing: Confessions of an Early Adopter