| Feb 27, 2013
| 9:00 AM
To the casual, iPhone-toting observer on the street, success in the app-development game means launching the next Angry Birds, the next Words with Friends, the next Fruit Ninja. It's all about creating that simple, super-addictive, viral app that pays for...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Pandora, a popular streaming music service, is now limiting its free mobile users to 40 hours a month. According to the company’s blog post, it does not expect many users to be affected by the limit.
However, Pandora does offer options for any...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Happy New Year to each and every one of you! It is exciting just thinking about the fun new tech toys 2013 will offer us. Luckily, we don't have to wait long to see some of the cool tech coming in the near future. The annual International Consumer...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 9:44 AM
This week, I will answer questions from the mailbag.
Today’s question is a two-part inquiry in regards to apps. RH writes: “Can you get apps for laptops or PCs or are they just for tablets and smart phones?”
My response: Sure, you...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Recently, while I was shopping at our local Walmart, I noticed a new gadget on the shelf near the streaming media players. It was a product similar to the mini Android PC I have mentioned in past columns.
The specs of the product were vague but I...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 7:22 AM
PayPal, an eBay company, has introduced its newest payment service called PayPal Here. The service will enable small business users and consumers to accept credit and debit cards, PayPal and checks, no matter where they are doing business.
| Mar 27, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Good news for all you Angry Bird lovers out there. The latest game in the popular series, Angry Birds Space, was released on Thursday. The new game will be available on Android, iOS, Mac and PC platforms. The game, which features 60 levels of gameplay,...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 3:39 AM
Changes are pending for Mozilla browser users, as support and security updates for the Firefox 3.6 browsers end on April 24, according to a Mozilla blog post. Firefox 3.6.28 will be the last release in the 3.6 release series. Windows 2000 and Windows XP...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 7:56 AM
Rather than learning about government by sitting in a class, Petoskey students put their knowledge of just how Michigan government works to the test by sitting in the state Capitol.
Groups of middle and high school students traveled to Lansing in...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 6:02 AM
A sexy, award-winning smartphone is going on sale Sunday at half the price of the iPhone, and it's launching on a blazing fast 4G network.
What's the catch? Two things: The phone, called the Lumia 900, is made by Nokia – and it's running Microsoft'...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 3:03 PM
April is National Alcohol Awareness Month. Here are a couple Web sites to help bring awareness to a problem that has touched many of our lives in some form or another.
- This year marks the 26th anniversary of The National Council on Alcoholism and...