Saturday, May 28, 2011

Family Tech : Television in Changing

TV is changing again.  Users have more choices, including doing away with cable.  This is the topic of last Sunday's Family Tech column.

Family Tech : Chomebooks

Google Chrome OS is shipping t his summer on two new netbooks.  For some users, I think they might mayke a lot of sense.  I talk about it in a Family Tech column.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Family Tech : Hackers in your house

A friends teens love to find their Mom's Facebook account open, so they can do some mischief.  They are good kids.  But others could do you real harm.  This is the topic of last Sunday's Family Tech column.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Google Voice Sprint Integration

If you are a Google Voice lover as I clearly am, and a Sprint customer, then you may share my interest in the new integration between Sprint and Google Voice.

Basically, you can make your GV number your Sprint number for vice versa.

I'm not really sold on why I'd want to do this.  A huge benefit of GV for me is if I hand out that number, and have all calls sent to my cell phone, if I later lose or break my cell phone any calls can be forwarded to another phone for me.

I was in a cell store one day when a plumber who listed only his cell phone as his business number found out it would take three days to replace his broken phone.  That was three days without customers being able to reach him.  Needless to say, he was not happy.  A Google Voice number would make that a non-issue.

I guess you can still do this, but when I went to make the switch, I was told my phone was not eligible.  I had to contact Sprint to find out why.  I will when I have some time.

Family Tech: Home Automation

The first column for May asks how can you tell if your garage door is open while you are in bed?  How do you know if someone comes into your driveway, or if the mail has arrived to your street side box?  I touch on Home Automation and its increasing power in the first Family Tech column of May.

Family Tech : Free Software

I am always amazed at how productive I can be using just free software.  For the last column in April I shared some of my best finds.  Be sure to see the Links page for that column for links to all the great software.