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Iphone 5, Better, Boring, Worse

Several Charleston Computer repair and support clients are asking us about the iPhone5.
Currently only the big 3, Verizon, Sprint and AT&T are on-board.  Virgin, Cricket, and T-Mobile are jockying working on or getting ready to offer iPhone5 plans that are reported to save consumers obscene amounts of money provided they purchase the iPhone5 at full […]

September 13th, 2012|Apple iPhone, iPod, iPad, Business Productivity, Hardware, Mac, Misc|

Apple iPAD vs Droid Galaxy vs. Droid Asus Transformer Infinity TF700 for office work.


I don’t recommend tablets for office work.  However, I have enough Charleston clients asking me for tablet advice because they want a hybrid solution to allow them to get at least “some” office work done on their tablet PC.

My opinion is you can’t get allot of real office work done on a tablet without making […]

Play Angry Birds with your mind ….

The Emotiv Epoc headset, retail 299, is a revolutionary new personal interface for human computer interaction.  It uses a set of sensors to tune into electric signals produced by the brain to detect thoughts, feelings and expressions.  NO, you don’t need a mohawk nor short hair-line to use it.

Developers are using Emotiv EPOC technology in […]

December 1st, 2011|Hardware, LifeStyle/Health, Misc|

What is iCloud?

Eric Oser of W&E Strategic Solutions in Charleston regularly uses Delson Computer for web advise and consulting.  In a recent meeting, one of Eric’s questions was what is iCloud?
We explained to Eric to think of iCloud as an internet based filing cabinet, on steroids:

When should I replace my hard drive?

Before going over hard drive replacement, let’s discuss backup.

Most of our Charleston computer clients are running Carbonite or MozyPro for their online backups; our shrewd clients are combining their online backup solution with an additional backup to thumb-drives or external drives; the external drives are rotated offsite, usually weekly.

Provided you have a suitable online backup […]

October 14th, 2011|Business Productivity, Hardware, Misc, Windows|

Wireless vs Wire vs PowerLine

My wireless is slow!    How much will it cost to run a network cable?  What should I do?

Delson Computer regularly gets asked about computer networking and the best way to connect computers, printers, and other devices together.  Below is a video that explains in plain terms the pros/cons of three popular network methods and […]

August 20th, 2011|Business Productivity, Hardware, Misc|

HP Plans Major Overhaul

Yet another reason to consider alternatives to HP consumer products:

HP is undergoing a dramatic organizational change which could end up as quickly as next year having HP computers being sold under another company’s name. HP stated on Thursday it will discontinue it’s tablet/smartphone products and may sell or spin off it’s PC division further […]

August 20th, 2011|Business Productivity, Hardware|

Clean Your PC

To clean your PC, first unplug the power and if you’re using a laptop, remove the battery and then hold down the power button for at least one minute to discharge any remaining electricity. If you own a desktop, open the case and using your hands, remove any dust or hair clumps and discard. […]

August 10th, 2011|Business Productivity, Hardware, Mac, Misc, Windows|

Good pocket camcorders for around $100 bucks…

Several of my accounts have inquired about a good pocket camcorder for creating internet ready videos.  Others mentioned needing something easy for posting video on Facebook or website.

Cisco has recently made an announcement that they are saying RIP to the FLIP pocket camcorder line; this notice and the bad personal experiences I’ve had with the […]

April 26th, 2011|Business Productivity, Hardware, LifeStyle/Health, Misc|

Your Iphone is tracking your every movement …

Privacy fears increase as researchers reveal your iPhone stores long-term location coordinates and timestamps.  According to the article “Apple has made it possible for almost anybody, a jealous spouse, a private detective, with access to your phone or computer to get detailed information about where you’ve been,” said Pete Warden, one of the researchers.  The […]

April 21st, 2011|Apple iPhone, iPod, iPad, Hardware, Mac, Security|