Adobe Creative Cloud

Recently, Adobe moved away from perpetual licensing for their popular creative products such as Photoshop and Premiere to a subscription model or “Software as a Service” (SaaS).  Customers can pick any particular Adobe application, pay a nominal monthly fee (usually $9.99 or $19.99) and install and run it on two computers.  Alternatively, one can subscribe to […]

Music Services Roundup

If you’re a music lover, you’re probably already familiar with at least one or two of the streaming music services available today.  There are many new services available today, each having their own unique characteristics. For example, some are better for streaming music that you’re already familiar with while others concentrate on new music discovery. […]

Resolution Revolution

4K is the hottest techie buzzword of 2015 but what exactly is it?  4K Ultra HD is the next generation industry standard resolution for displays in our homes and computers ie. TV’s and monitors.  The reason it’s called 4K is that the images are approximately 4000 pixels wide.  While most of us are currently using […]

Google Photos

Google recently released their spiffy new dedicated photos app for Android, iOS and web browsers.  The big news is that it includes unlimited storage for photos and video.  The one caveat is that the pictures are limited to 16mp (or 4608 x 3456) and videos to 1080p (or full HD).  This is more than enough […]

Windows 10 is Coming!

It’s official: Microsoft confirmed on Monday that Windows 10 is coming on July 29 as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users. Recently, you may have noticed a new Windows icon on your task bar next to your clock. Don’t worry, this is not some sort of phishing malware. Clicking it will […]

Ad Blocking

Have you ever been web browsing when all of a sudden some obnoxious video ad starts blaring through your speakers?  You then have to start start clicking through your tabs trying to find the culprit.  Well there’s an app for that and the two biggest players are AdBlock and AdBlock Plus (unrelated).  These block ads […]

Password Security

A few important tips about passwords: -Never give out your password to anyone.* Never give it to friends, even if they’re really good friends. A friend can – maybe even accidentally – pass your password along to others or even become an ex-friend and abuse it. -Don’t just use one password. It’s possible that someone […]