Category Archives: Consumer Electronics

KMSB Fox 11 Video Segment – 05/19/2014

In this Weeks Segment, We took a look at a very cool package from Visioneer! They sent us over the Mobile Organizer set which comes with the companies versatile Road Warrior 3. This handle portable scanner is easy to set up and even easier to use. Insert a receipt into the Road Warrior 3 and it will open up the included Nuance Paperport software program and scan the document.

The file can then be easily filed into a folder, key worded for locating the file and saved. This is a great solution for the Mobile traveler. No Clumsy power cord, the Road Warrior 3 connects via USB.

A Photo from KMSB Fox 11 - Segment featuring Visioneer and Laplink
A Photo from KMSB Fox 11 – Segment featuring Visioneer and Laplink

We also looked at the Laplink PCMover Ultimate. Move your files and applications from one pc to another. No Need to Reinstall or locate serial numbers in many cases. This is a great solution for those wanting to move from Windows XP to Windows 7.

 

 

 

For More Info on the Visioneer Mobile Organizer check out http://www.visioneer.com and for Laplink PCMover check out http://www.laplink.com

 

 

Nice to Know its There!

restoreIt’s been a while since I have worked with a “Rack System” or computer that comes from a manufacturer such as Dell or HP. Most of the time when I am working on a system it may be one I have built or am in the process of building. When I do build a system, the customer receives the Windows disc and not a partition on the hard drive for recovering.

I know over the years the idea of a few CD’s or even the massive amount of 1.44 Floppy’s have gone the wayside. This is frustrating to the consumer that re installs the computer often and wants to have the physical discs. I have liked the way laptops have used the special partitions that allow an easy F Key combo usually and  restore the computer to factory specs. Many computer manufacturers have started to do this with desktops however to have your own recovery disc, you need to sit with a backup and create one when your system arrives.

I recently worked on a Dell Inspiron 3847 and was pleased to see the install of a back up and recovery program which allowed me to have the system make a Bootable USB Drive with Restore capabilities. Very Handy and finished rather quickly in making this bootable which can be stored away for a later date!

Are You a DVR Hoarder?

A recent article found on the Verizon Website points at trends in use for consumers with DVR Service and discovered there are battles brewing over DVR Hoarding in households.  Let’s face it, DVR’s can only store so much and even though OnDemand services may offer the same programs you recorded – having a full season of a favorite show stored on the DVR’s Storage drive is almost as nice as your DVD Collection on display for all to see.

It takes some of us back to the days of Video Cassette Recorders and trying to find a tape to record a special event or show, trying to make the decision to record over a program already recorded on the Video Cassette. Now fellow family members have to decide which shows to delete when they receive the DVR Storage message. At least with DVR technology, a Wedding Video isn’t getting erased.

Even though Hard Drives in DVR Boxes have gotten larger, Cable and Satellite providers have been feeding on consumers desire to record a multitude of channels and in HD which can rack up some serious storage. The battles will rage on as more is done to increase storage and delivery methods. Check out this very interesting article on the Verizon Website 

Latest Video – Our Segment from 04/21/2014


In this segment from KMSB Fox 11 Daybreak, We featured a couple of products which might be a nice idea for Mothers Day. While we had some of the TechtalkRadio Staff snicker and tell me I was off on the Keyboard as a gift , a few female friends have gone so far to tell me if I gave them a keyboard they would smack me over the head with it.

This is until of course that I show them what the Logitech Harmony keyboard is capable of and after a few minutes and a demo I am assured I won’t get rapped over the head with the keyboard.

While giving a keyboard to your wife or girlfriend might not be the thing during Valentines, hopefully Mom won’t get upset and enjoy the keyboard which integrates with the Media Center found common in many homes and eliminate 4 or 5 different remotes!

There was no argument when it came to the Asus MeMo Pad 7 HD which offers a variety of colors, including Hot Pink, and at a price point below $150, delivers with great looking video and features for mobile users. Again, showed this to a few of my female friends and they loved not only the tech element of the Asus Memo Pad 7 HD but also one of the apps called Mirror, which can be used to check makeup (The Forward Facing Camera). Front and Rear Cameras and not to huge, this is also a nice idea for Mom who has been wanting a tablet.

Take a look at the segment from Daybreak with Mark Stine of KMSB Fox 11.

Recycling – The Effort Continues

Apple has posted a brilliant video on its website with the concept of opening eyes to energy and water conservation. The Company joins other computer and tech companies that answers the need to recycle. Locally in Tucson, one of the largest Computer Specialty company SWS Electronics and Computers recycles systems that come into their location.

Apple is now recycling as well as its Apple Stores. The company will take in Apple products that are still in good shape and working and depending on the product, may issue a store credit. Maybe it’s not working? No problem, at least they might take it off your hands!

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