Category Archives: Gadgets and Tech

Acer Aspire V3-771G Review

Basic specs: Pros: Supports 32GB of RAM! via four available DDR3 memory connectors Supports dual hard drives PLUS an mSATA SSD! Simple access to most components for easy upgrades Fast CPU Fast GPU (for the price) Runs fairly cool Fan isn’t super loud (even under intense use) Nice port selection Cons: Glossy display Very poor vertical viewing angles Speakers distort at high volume and generally don’t sound that good Keyboard is not backlit Trackpad and buttons are merely ‘okay’ Loads

How to check your Amazon mp3 credit balance

If you are like me you periodically receive free Amazon.com downloads credits in small amounts like $1, $3, $5 etc. This is really cool but sometimes it is hard to remember how much credit I have accumulated at any particular time. If you have this same issue, and if you want to know exactly how much Amazon credit you have available, here is how you can check your balance: #1 Go to this Amazon page: (Amazon ‘How to Redeem Your

How to take screenshots on BlackBerry PlayBook

If you are wondering how to take screenshots on the Blackberry PlayBook, it is very easy! Simple press the Volume UP and Volume DOWN buttons simultaneously and it will take a screenshot 🙂 To view your screenshots, go to the Pictures app on your tablet. That’s all there is to it! PS this blog entry is a result of me recently purchasing a 64GB PlayBook from Office Depot for $199 and checking out all of its features. I am very

Download Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket Phone USB Drivers

Yesterday I needed the latest Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket Android Phone USB driver, however, the Samsung site was down 🙁 In case you are in a similar situation, here is a download mirror of the latest Samsung driver: [download id=”15″ format=”1″] s2 link This download was tested with AVG anti-virus and installed on Windows 7. Below is the official Samsung driver site if it is currently working.   Support – AT&T Cell Phones SGH-I727 | Samsung Cell Phoneshttp://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/SGH-I727MSAATTDescription OS Release Date

Motorola OTA update for Photon (DETAILS)

Today I received a notification from Motorola about the availability of an OTA (over the air) update for my Photon. Down below you can find the full details.  But first, three important notes: If you have your Photon rooted, reports are that this update removes root. 🙁 There is no mention of a fix for the no-audio problem on Lapdock 500 etc. when using the phone as a WebTop 🙁 This does not update the Photon to ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) 🙁 Details

Adjusting color balance on Android phones

One of the beautiful things about Android devices is that they are so configurable. Case in point, adjusting the color balance on my phone. My Motorola Photon has a nice resolution screen (256 PPI) but I never found it comfortable  to my eyes 🙁 Today I had my Photon setting next to my iPod touch and found that on the Photon screen whites were too white. It really looked less appealing and caused more eyestrain than the otherwise antiquated iPod touch screen.

ViaSat-1 Flyaway mobile internet via SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable Terminal

A while back I found this reference to the “Flyaway” portable satellite internet kit by ViaSat. It fit the entire dish, modem, and router into a large suitcase and it utilizes the super-fast ViaSat-1 satellite: How ViaSat’s Exede makes satellite broadband not suck | Ars Technicahttp://arstechnica.com/business/2012/01/how-viasats-exede-makes-satellite-broadband-not-suck/The home market isn’t the only target for Exede service. ViaSat is also going after mobile and remote applications, including a satellite “fly-away” kit that packs into a 25-pound, airline-checkable suitcase and can be used to transmit live high-definition