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Must Have Political And News Android Applications


If you’re looking for that app that keeps you connected to the daily news and events that occur in real time then the following applications you may find very beneficial. This is a list of apps that I personally use on a daily basis however, there are one or two that I uninstalled for reasons that I will not go into at this time. The Android phones, which are growing in market share and supported apps, can be host to several politically-driven mobile apps which can help you stay on top of the news and know exactly what is happening … Continue reading

Free Video Rippers, Converters, and Encoders


Transcoding is the direct digital-to-digital conversion of one encoding to another. This is usually done to incompatible or obsolete data in order to convert it into a more suitable format. To maintain your favorite clips how you want them no matter it that means the DVR, iPod, PSP or even a laptop or desktop you will need the best utility to convert this media into the format that works given your environment. While the are many commercial video software solutions and they come at a cost that may not fit your budget, have you considered free and open source solutions? … Continue reading

Product Review: Sony Noise-Canceling Headphones


Recently I found myself tired of my ear-buds that I have been using for both my Zune and Android devices when it comes to listening to my media and I was in the market for headphones that performed well while at the same time was not going to cost me a fortune. The ear-buds worked fine but the quality simply was not there and I had grown tired of hearing every noise that was occurring around me and a good set of headphones would achieve both of these goals. Features Top-of-the-head design for a secure fit and foam ear cushions … Continue reading

Happy Birthday To Microsoft .NET


It is hard to believe but .NET is turning 10 years old on July 11, 2010. I recall my first look at .NET 1.0 many years back and I must say Microsoft has done very well with this framework over the years and I am excited to see what will come in the near future. I also wanted to take a moment to address Scott “ScottGu” Guthrie. Scott was instrumental in the development of the .NET framework and he know is the corporate vice president of Microsoft’s .NET developer platform and he never ceases to amaze me when it comes … Continue reading

Should There Be Privacy In The Workplace


Today I was catching up on some reading and ran across an article that was about the SWAT team member who was using a pager to send personal communications over the city provided equipment. I must say that upon first hearing of this lawsuit I was on the side of the city and not because I believe “big brother” is always watching and has the final say, but rather common sense told me what the officer was doing was just wrong. If you stop and think about it for a moment I am sure you will come to the same … Continue reading