Posts by: James DeRuvo

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How to choose the best Plasma TV (how to)

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Looking to upgrade your TV?  Many of you are probably wondering how to choose the best Plasma, should you go that way.  Here’s a few tips on not only choosing a Plasma, but whether plasma is the best choice from the very start. Summary: Know your lingo Where you watch...

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LCD TV vs Plasma TV (comparison)

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When shopping for a new HDTV, you may wonder which should you get, LCD or Plasma? It’s really a good question and is often subject to almost a religious debate amoungst videophiles. But the reality of it is, that it largely depends on where the TV is going to go....

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How to Choose the Best Digital Camera (how to)

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Whether you desire to be a pro, want to explore photography as a new hobby or just want to capture those “Kodak Moments,” sooner or later, you’re going to be faced with the need to buy a camera. But with so many options out there, the process of choosing the...

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How to Choose the Best LCD TV (how to)

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Even though it’s the time for giving, many won’t be getting an HDTV in their stocking this Christmas. But with the beginning of the post game season of football looming on the horizon, it’s also the time of year that people start thinking about getting a new HDTV to watch...

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Toshiba Thrive Review

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This week I got a chance to play with the Toshiba Thrive. And the first thing I noticed about this Android Tablet is its rather robust in its design and a tad hefty. Also, with its 10.1” wide-screen touchscreen, with a resolution of 1280 x 800, it’s easy to see...

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How to Turn Off Ads on the $79 Kindle (how to)

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When Amazon announced the new line of Kindle eBook readers, the cheapest was an ad supported version which sells for $79.  Dubbed the Kindle 4, it offered a pretty cushy deal … users would get the new Kindle reader for $30 less in trade for special offers displayed in the...

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How to Use Google Music (how to)

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When Apple announced iTunes Match, all iPhone fans were ecstatic. All Android fans uttered a collective “been there, done that” yawn. That’s because Google Music has not only been able to play music from the cloud since March, it does it at no extra charge. iTunes Match, by contrast, charges...

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How to Use iTunes Match (how to)

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When Steve Jobs introduced iTunes ten years ago, it changed the world. But not without having to drag the record labels kicking and screaming to it. But a decade later, the music industry has been reborn and downloads are common place. And, as Steve Jobs predicted, people who want their...

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How to Jailbreak iOS 5 (how to)

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Update: We’ll be updating this post very soon to reflect 5.0.1. Apple’s position was always that “jailbreaking” – the process by which users can get core control over their iPhone and install unapproved apps and services – is an illegal act that shouldn’t be allowed. Then the chief officer of...

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How to upgrade to Android 4.0 (how to)

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With Google’s announcement of Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), users are now chomping at the bit to update to the latest OS. And while Google did say that that most if not all phones with Gingerbread would see an upgrade to Android 4.0, it’s not a given. So, here is...