I’m a fan of Amazon’s services. From eBooks to Prime to their video service, I’ve chosen to pretty much go all-in with Amazon on a majority of my digital needs.
Trelby is a free screenwriting software available for Windows and Linux. Recently, when I installed GalliumOS on my Chromebook (a topic for another time), I sought out a variety of software to install; chief among them were apps for writing. When I discovered Trelby was a thing, I promptly downloaded it and ran into software dependency issues, the bane of any Linux install.
I haven’t geeked out about an app since Instagram became available for Android (back in my tech hippy days). But … Continue reading Gboard, Google’s New iOS Keyboard, is a Keeper
For the past few months I have been using the new PlayStation Vue internet TV service. I was lucky enough to live in an area where they’re offering it early and thus far have been happy with the service. It’s helped me cut the cord again and have no regrets. It has turned the PS4 into the ultimate media box for the living room, and the fact that the service works on PS3 is a great bonus.
But recently I upgraded the hard drive on my PS4 to a new 1TB drive, and after signing in and re-installing all the games and apps, PlayStation Vue would not launch. It failed with an error “Authentication of your PlayStation Vue account failed (s1_2e4-3)”. Not terribly helpful, but after chatting with Sony support, they provided me with the following solution.
A few months ago, I had purchased a Fitbit, which is all the rage in terms of fitness trackers. I wanted something to track steps and easily sync to my smartphone in an ongoing effort to improve my health. Being budget conscious, I didn’t want to spend very much, and the Fitbit cost $99. For me, that hit the sweet spot.
The gadget geek in me had looked at smartwatches such as the Pebble and Samsung Gear for a while. Each presented issues. Samsung’s smartwatch was strictly tied to its Galaxy phone brand, and wouldn’t work with other devices. Though at the time I was using a Galaxy Note 3, I know myself well enough that I tend to switch between devices depending on testing needs and personal preferences, and tying myself to such a narrow set of options with Samsung would be an unwise move (the mediocre reviews didn’t help, either). With the Pebble, I liked the simplicity and long battery life, but felt like it was to smartwatches what the old Palm III was to handhelds: quaint rough drafts of the platform.
A few weeks ago, I decided to set up a Surface RT tablet at work that had been gathering dust. Most people on my team have the Surface Pro tablets, but I had yet to really work with one. I’ve used a MacBook for over a year and love it, and prior to that device I was an ardent Chromebook fan. But I was curious about the Surface.
I have been test driving a Surface RT tablet, and trying to use it as a tablet and laptop replacement. One of the things I use my tablet for is reading, such as Kindle eBooks or comic books through Comixology. I downloaded the latter for Windows RT. Unfortunately, it runs the worst of any platform I’ve used Comixology on.
No, I don’t have stock in AT&T and I don’t profit from them in any way, but this article over … Continue reading AT&T’s New Mobile Share Value Plans
I don’t use ooVoo. But being the parent of a teenager, and being the tech support guy of the house, … Continue reading ooVoo “Failed to Sign in” Error
I love Google, but sometimes their method of dealing with documentation and end-users can be obtuse. And this is coming … Continue reading ChromeOS Recovery Tool Error and Workaround