Can Windows 8 Save Microsoft?

Shon Sullivan writes: Hi, Chris. I have been following your vlog recently after being reintroduced to you during your visit at Ignite-U. I had originally followed you back in the days when you were mainly a software junkie. Understandably, everyone has their opinions large and small — I am no exception. I value the insight…

Seven TV Shows for Geeks and Nerds

Television series aren’t only limited to the usual genres of drama, comedy, and action. From time to time, TV networks churn out shows that also cater to a very specific niche market usually composed of smartypants who wear glasses and ugly sweaters. So without further ado, here’s a mixed bag of seven television shows, both…

How IT Administrators Disable USB Ports in Offices

Desktop computers equipped with open USB ports are a common sight among offices. Unlike earlier computers that needed to sport obscure ports or connectors designed for each specific hardware, today’s typical USB port allows workers to utilize a multi-use, universal embrasure for a variety of productive tasks such as printing, scanning, storage, and networking, among…

Is a Chromebook Right for You?

In 2009, Google released an operating system called Chrome OS, based on Linux. It is a lightweight OS designed to run on netbooks, or in today’s terms, an Ultrabook. It’s also an open source project, so the code is available if you are into that sort of thing. The Chromebook runs Chrome OS, and there…

Are You Always Updating Your Apps?

For some, it’s a daily ritual. For others, it’s a task put off for another day. I’m talking about updating the applications on your phone and/or tablet. It seems like every time I turn on one of my devices, there are apps that need updating. I don’t have many apps on my phone and tablet,…