Traveling Without a Laptop – Day 2
1 Jun
2012
By Ron Remy

Traveling Without a Laptop – Day 2 »

I was too cheap to buy an iPad with 3G connectivity so I need a wireless hotspot, but an even faster 4G connection would be better. I decided to try the NetZero 4G WiFi hotspot so I could get online without my laptop in California.

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Traveling Without a Laptop – Day 1
28 May
2012
By Ron Remy

Traveling Without a Laptop – Day 1 »

How does going on a business trip without a laptop work? I was challenged to find out using only my iPad2 and some keystone new technology, including the Seagate GoFlex Satellite Media Drive. Here's how it went.

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Gearing up for March Madness »

It’s the first week of March and I’m starting to gear up for my 3 favorite TV viewing events of the year; namely The Masters Golf Tournament, the NHL playoffs and the NCAA hoops tournament. I will be watching with the ROKU 2 XS, and the SLINGBOX PRO HD.

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Must-Have Travel Apps »

After going on many different trips, we started compiling apps that have become essential. Here are the four must-have apps that I cannot travel without.

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No cell phone signal at home? No problem »

TechDadCentral’s humble abode has one major drawback … no cell phone service from any of the major carriers. We’re talking zero bars with the only solution being standing at the end of the driveway and facing facing North.

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Book Review: 150 Secrets to a Happy Wife »

How did this happen? One day you find yourself waking up on the couch, enduring the silent treatment from your wife, and completely confused about what it is you managed to screw up this time. Joe Gumm has been there, but unlike other husbands, he took notes. Learning through trial and loads of error, this former ESPN radio sportscaster comedically conquers the secrets to a happy wife and thus, a happy marriage.

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3D Eyewear – The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades »

Industry analysts predict that there will be 64 million 3D television sets in use by the year 2018. That means over 200 million pairs of eyes will be wearing 3D glasses within 7 years! So it's time for TechDadCentral to learn about the two competing 3D technologies – active and passive -- and then offer up some advice.

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More Stuff I Like: Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Review & Giveaway »

No need to be funny, witty or even moderately entertaining on this product review – if you have a laptop and like to use a mouse, you need one of these. Two weeks ago, I received a Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse as a demo unit to review.

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“Take the hard drive, leave the cannoli” »

It’s a snowy Sunday in New England and I just finished watching The Godfather to while away some winter hours. So I sit down with the Hitachi LifeStudio Mobile Plus portable drive for a test run. I hook it up to my laptop, install the software and give it a try. As I get close to the end of my trial, I realize that Clemenza’s famous line in The Godfather (you know, the one about taking the cannoli) fits this product perfectly. Let me explain:

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How to avoid Home Theater purchasing fail »

As TechDadCentral, I hate to admit that I rarely change my set-up to match what I’m watching and listening to. I know that the sights and sounds of a Super Bowl broadcast share nothing in common with a foreign film, yet it’s way too much work to customize the video and audio settings to match the show. This should be automatic, right?

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You got an iPad … Now what? »

You just picked up an iPad and now you’re ready to rush head first into the tablet revolution. You cannot wait to hit the App Store and download those great productivity applications (aka Angry Birds). But first, consider protecting your investment. Plenty of choices to keep that iPad looking brand new.

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