Our dependence on the Internet affects both our careers and our personal lives. When travelling with a work laptop, there’s more to worry about than losing an expensive piece of equipment. If you drive a company car, you’re not supposed to take it to the beach for some surfing; if you translate that policy to all of your employer’s property, you see the problem. The difference is that your boss doesn’t follow you to the beach. [Read more…]
At least that’s what Consumer Reports tells us in the latest report it published. The report that has been released sings the praises of Apple laptops and hails the MacBook Air line and MacBook Pro line as the best that one can have in the market.
Consumer Reports compared some of the most popular brands – including the Macs, of course – taking the sizes into consideration. Whichever size you pick, though, the Macs came out on top.
For the 11-inch category – it’s a no-brainer. The 11-inch MacBook Air came out as the preferred laptop, beating HP and Gateway. For the 13-inch category, the results were pretty much the same. The 13-inch MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and MacBook all got impressive scores. Nothing’s different with the 15-inch and 17-inch categories, except that the MacBook Pros got all the top spots.
Aside from the machines themselves, Apple also got the top spot for their tech support. If you are an Apple user, you have got to admit that AppleCare does have its merits, and you are probably nodding your head as you read all about how good Apple computers are. No arguing about that.
If you have not tried an Apple computer, though, this report just might convince you to give one a try. You might have heard this story many times before, but let me just say it one more time – as a former Windows user turned Mac user, the level of satisfaction is really something else. This is not about being a fangirl or anything like that – it’s all about having a machine that does the job and does it well. ;)
The Google Chrome OS laptop has been making waves ever since it was announced. The concept is rather novel, with the OS being cloud-based. Basically, you will need a connection to the Internet to use the laptop. Without that key factor, then your laptop is practically useless. Google says, though, that they are looking for ways to provide a fix – that we still have to hear about. [Read more…]
If you had a desktop computer, a laptop, a netbook, and a tablet, which one would you end up using the most? This is the question that TV ratings company Nielsen posed to the respondents in one of its recent surveys. The tense of that question was, of course, changed to fit reality and not a possible situation. So, given the different kinds of computers that the average person has access to, which one is the most utilized? The answer is not that surprising: tablets. [Read more…]
I’m really, really meticulous with my laptop, but sometimes, the fact that I have to lug around a huge padded backpack containing my laptop, the power brick, and a few accessories like the mouse can be a hassle. What if I just wanted to bring my laptop with me to the nearest coffee shop? I don’t want to have a huge bag cluttering the already-cramped cafe when I’m going to be staying there for a few hours. However, I don’t want to walk around carrying my laptop only. Heh, I don’t want to be an easy target for muggers.
So imagine my surprise when I saw Conceptual Devices offering a few things you can do with a hoodie, among them was to use it to make an improvised laptop bag. You can find more tips, including using your hoodie as a baby sling, and another tip on how to make a backpack, actually. [Read more…]