Category Archives: Technology

Free Rice: Improve your vocabulary while you help the hungry!

Here is an innovative use of the Internet. Visit this site to improve your English vocabulary. Thanks to sponsors every time you answer the meaning of word correctly, the site donates 20 grains of rice

Gmail Upgrade Causing Pain?

Google appears to be upgrading its Gmail version behind the scenes. You will notice a link at the top for New Version/Older Version. Unlike Yahoo! which gives you a choice right upfront about whether you

Microsoft Home Server

It is amazing how things have changed over the years in the world of home computing. Computers have become ever more powerful. Dell (and other PC vendors) today sells a desktop for about $600 inclusive

Facebook Social Ads: First Impression

Facebook introduced a widely publicized platform for advertisers and businesses the other day. Despite a number of naysayers, I think the Facebook approach to advertising has both merit and novelty. The basic principle that my

Top 10 Improvments Needed in Facebook Ads

Facebook with its 50M+ user base is now uniquely positioned to give advertisers the ability to target potential customers based on a host of information that even the mighty Google Adwords does not provide (if

Open Social: Google plays catch up!

Nice to see Google desperately trying to play catchup. Facebook after a long period of being out in the cold, recently opened up its platform. Since then, it seems to have caught fire and today

NY Times: Really Cool Feature

Next time you are reading the NY Times and don’t know the meaning of a word, all you need to do is double click on the word and a window pops up with the answer

Adobe Share is Just a Document Dump!

Adobe’s Share service is just a dumping ground for documents. It is still got a long way to go before challenging either MS Office Live or Google Docs and spreadsheets. I tried using it in

Google's PPT Equivalent Closer to Release?

This morning I received a powerpoint file via email to my gmail address and I was pleasantly surprised to see a “View as Slide Show link” next to the attachment, much like Google’s ability to

Apple's iPhone Price Drop: A Big Goof-Up

Apple announced a $200 price cut on the iPhone. Ok, I didn’t buy one at the outrageous $599 price point and I don’t intend to buy one at the reduced price either. If you did