Articles by Seth Brodeur

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 29, 2014

Beginners' Tips Series!

Let's say that you have been an iPhone user for some time and recently decided to dip your toe into the Windows Phone waters. Chances are that one of the first things you want to do is get all of your music onto your new phone.

As an iPhone user, you...

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 24, 2014

The Incipio Feather case for the Surface Pro 3 is a tale of two cases. For the most part, it lives up to what you would expect from an Incipio product. Overall, it looks great and is very comfortable to hold.

On the other hand, there are a few uncharacteristic things that make...

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 24, 2014

Beginners' Tips Series!

If you have been keeping up with the news on Windows 10 Technical Preview, you have seen a plethora of new features, both functional and aesthetic.

Amongst the latter, is the new animation when opening and closing windows. These arrived as part of the...

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 23, 2014

Beginners' Tips Series!

One of the many conveniences that the Windows family of products offers is the ability to receive notifications from apps on your Lock screen. These Lock screen notifications appear under the time and date on your device and give you a quick glimpse of any new...

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 22, 2014

Microsoft has been busy testing and updating Windows 10 and we have been just as busy trying to keep track of all the new features that have been added. For that reason, we have decided to compile a list things that make Windows 10 stand apart, one build version at a time.

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 21, 2014

You've probably heard that Microsoft released its first build update to Windows 10 Technical Preview today, which adds the Action Center and Battery Saver, amongst other things.

It is the first of what will be many updates to come. In fact, there's already a small patch out for...

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 21, 2014

The Surface Pro 3 is hands down one of the best personal computing devices out there, Windows-based or otherwise. But even the low-end models can be costly, so you want to make sure you do what you can to protect your investment.

MoKo makes a variety of cases for the Surface Pro...

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 21, 2014

Beginners' Tips Series!

Now, more than ever before, people have tons of data about themselves stored online. We have information in emails, bank accounts, social media, and countless other places. And at no other time has all of this data been more at risk.

While we cannot...

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 17, 2014

I've never been a huge fan of stick-on skins for devices. I've got nothing against them, but I never found much use for them. The ones I had were, usually, the transparent ones that offered minimal protection and ended up turning brown after a couple of weeks of fraternizing with dirt...

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 16, 2014

Advanced Tip Series!

There has been a tremendous outpouring of comments on Windows 10 Technical Preview, both positive and negative. Some people have had a lot of luck running it while others have run into problem after problem. When you're dealing with a software preview, that's just...

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 15, 2014

As people continue to use the Windows 10 Technical Preview, they are identifying subtle differences between it and its predecessor. One such feature that seems to be a double-edged sword is the Home folder in the File Explorer. When clicked, the Home folder displays a list of your File...

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 15, 2014

Even though Verizon put the Lumia Icon out to pasture less than a year after the launch, it doesn't stop current owners of the under-rated phone from needing a good case for it. Neither does it change the fact that the phone is alive and well in other markets around the world under the...

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 14, 2014

We first told you about Album Releases for Windows Phone 8 back in May It is an app that uses your Xbox Music Library to keep you updated on the latest releases from all of your favorite bands. Now, Album Releases has gone universal, making it available for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8....

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 14, 2014

Beginners' Tips Series!

My Surface Pro 3 has quickly become the device I use most often. And since what I do on it is typically limited to writing, crawling the web and communicating with people, my demand for storage is not very high. However, I always make sure that I have plenty of...

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 14, 2014

Qi (pronounced “Chee”) is the brand name of the wireless charging platform developed by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), an open-membership group made up of companies in Europe, Asia and the United States.

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 13, 2014

I'll admit it right off the bat. I was wrong about the Body Glove Satin case for the Lumia 520. When I first saw the Body Glove Satin case in its packaging, I immediately thought that it would be a rubbery case that served little purpose, other than to render the sleek, pleasant-to-hold...

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 13, 2014

Beginner's Tips Series!

About a year ago, I decided to move away from using Gmail as my primary email address, in favor of Outlook.com. I initially considered it way back at the end of 2012 when Google decided it was going to drop support for Exchange ActiveSync (EAS), but I had been...

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 10, 2014

Beginner's Tips Series!

Previously, we took a look at different methods of creating screenshots on the Surface Pro 3 and other Windows 8 devices, some of which automatically saved to a subfolder in the Pictures directory called Screenshots. This folder gets created the first time you...

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 09, 2014

If you are a fan of celebrity food fanatic Alton Brown, you may know that the one thing he steers clear of when equipping his kitchen is a "unitasker," an object that can only perform a single function. That is what I like the most about the Patriot FUEL Active Mobile Rechargeable...

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 09, 2014

Beginner's Tips Series!

There are tons of reasons why you might want to capture an image on your Surface Pro 3, or other Windows 8 computer. Maybe you want to preserve a pic of your high score for posterity. Perhaps your IT guy won't accept "My Outlook isn't working" as a legitimate...