Recently, I was told I would have to pay $342.83 for 8 days of Auto Insurance. This was all explained to me, presumably with a straight face, by my Broker, InsuranceLand. For me, all I did was request an auto insurance policy, pay a hefty deposit, and then cancel 8 days later. I have felt ripped off before. This practice should be illegal in Canada.
One of the keys to fixing problems with PCs is looking in the more obvious places for problems. On such example occurred when a users’ computer was on the network but yet was unable to transfer data or use the Internet – but will still connected based on every obvious cue. I was somewhat perplexed until I found an answer. Using this method in […]
Just yesterday, the world lost a huge visionary in the world of tech. No matter what your involvement with technology, Steve Jobs likely touched you in some way. In my world, Steve Jobs and Apple had an immeasurable effect – one that I certainly didn’t expect. It wasn’t always that way, but Apple had a way of making it’s presence known. There are a number of stories out there, I wanted to share my own.
If you are an IT guy/girl yourself and you handle Windows computers on a daily basis, you’ll likely be very familiar with Windows profiles. If you’ve ever had user login issues, file corruption, migrations to perform or upgrades – you will have worked with profiles (even if you didn’t know).
Google’s Music service (currently in beta) is billed as a cloud-based music storage location that also doubles as a player, music sharing service and playlist maker. The catch, however, was that Google Music is not currently available in Canada. That didn’t stop me. Let’s take a look at this new service.
Think about that for a second, Multi Hosted Cloud Storage Interface. That’s quite a mouthful isn’t it? This idea hit me as I was registering for yet another cloud storage solution, what if someone created something novel and different from all of these services? The idea would be to create a (possibly encrypted) set of […]
RSS is dead. Or so they say. I disagree, but then that’s not what this blog is about. If you’re a regular user of Google’s Reader utility, you are more than aware of some if it’s limitations as well as benefits. On of the core uses to Google Reader is to read a heck of allot of news items in a very short amount of time. Today, I wanted to look at some of the methods I use to get through lots of Google reader items – as fast as possible.
The mobile space has rapidly expanded (160% over the last year) – with the incredible success of one iPad. This success has also underscored the boom in smart phones entering he market as well as devices that might fit somewhere in-between (a convertible tablet laptop, anyone?). Many think that companies are fighting to get these […]
We love contests. Really, who doesn’t like free stuff anyway? At Calwell we’re partial to giving away free tech gear. Last year, we gave away a Netbook to a happy Calwell reader. This year, we thought we’d try something a little different and offer an eBook reader to you wonderful regular readers of this blog. Read on […]
As more mobility and performance is being required in the home, increasingly people are looking to alternative technologies to fill the gap when WiFi either doesn’t cut it or just doesn’t work at all. What we need to do, however, is stop looking to what we’re using (power lines) and look to what we’re using less of in the home. There are current technologies that provide for ways of extending home networks through use of existing phone lines and television cable. Read on for more.