Playing Bing Pong Is the Best Thing You Can Do With Bing. And I have been lauding Microsoft for becoming an innovative company again. Their virtual reality and OS improvements are mind bending; but, it appears the people who work in the search engine part of the company haven't got the memo. I still think, as I did in the beginning, think that Bing was a search engine name thought up by a group of Crosby fans born in the thirties. But, now, in an attempt to be cool, the company has actually created a Pong game in Bing. Yes, that's right, Bing Pong. Of course, the last time anyone played Pong was in the Seventies. It wasn't cool even then. I predict that you won't be playing this game. Now, if you want to know what Pong was (young whippersnappers), Google it. Just don't Bing it.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review: Battery life | TechRadar. Samsung has gone to the dark side. If I wanted a phone with a locked in battery that wasn't easily replaceable, I could have purchased an iPhone. (Shut your mouth). Seriously, does anyone believe that the pretty face of the two curved edges and slim body of the S6 are worth having to carry around a spare battery pack that weighs more than the phone? Samsung, I thought you knew me. It looks like I will be using my trusty Note 4 a while longer. And, if the Note 5 doesn't have a removable back, I will be using it even longer.
Apple iOS 8.4 Removes Popular Free Feature. Apple has updated its phone software. The conversation at the mother ship went something like this:
(Tampa) Cybersecurity and Privacy for Lawyers and Law Firms Tickets, Tampa | Eventbrite. Good friend, Adriana Linares, is conducting a Cybersecurity and Privacy seminar in Tampa on July 13th. If you are not an expert already, this is for you. You need to know this stuff in order to protect yours and your clients' data online.
The Stairdesk Workspace. I am always open to new places to hang my lawyer hat. I have considered RVs in the backyard, and once even took an RV to the fleamarket to dispense weekend legal advice. I have looked at treehouses, cabins on the beach, and tiny spaces in the backyard. However, even with technology, this under the stairs office seems quite impractical to me. First, what is hiding under there? I still have nightmares about the movie where the monsters come out from there at night. And, who could concentrate with people going up and down the stairs all day? But, the real kicker is that, as I age, stairs become an almost insurmountable obstacle, and once a day is more than enough. Now go back upstairs and take a nap.
Is the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 a Good Match for Small Businesses?. I have used the entire Galaxy Note line, and the stylus improvements and size and other enhancements have made this my go to daily phone for work and play. I have an upgrade coming and am trying to decide whether to give up the stylus for the Galaxy S6 Edge, or to wait for the Note 5. While I occasionally use the stylus, and it is very useful now that you can shove it back in the phone from any direction, I don't know if I need it anymore. On the other hand, I love having a couple of spare batteries that can be inserted whenever I need them just by popping the back of the phone. The new Samsung phones don't have removable batteries. Everything said, I think I will keep the Note 4 for a while longer. It is still the best.
10 Essential Google Apps For iPhone Users - InformationWeek. Okay, kids. I know there is tremendous peer pressure to use iPhones. I have held my nose, and bought them for you, even after you have broken them by dropping or sitting on them. However, if you must use Apple products, at least use the superior Google Apps. We don't want you to get lost in America trying to get somewhere with Apple Maps, do we? Google Maps is far superior and more accurate. Google Drive will store your files securely, and Google Translate will help you get along anywhere in the world. Google Chrome is a superior way to search the world, and Google Earth will show you the world. I worry about sending you out into the world with iPhones. At least, populate it with competent apps.
Pushbullet Is Getting A Huge Update Today With Full Messaging Support, Faster File Pushing, And More. Pushbullet is one of my favorite apps. My texts and emails pop up in the lower right corner of my desktop monitor while I am working during the day or at home. I can keep up with everything without a blip. The increase in productivity is clear; and, along with receiving notifications on my smartwatch, this app is, by far, one of the most useful. Now, with a new update, there is full messaging support, SMS sending from the website, drag and drop multiple files in the Windows app, with Android to come soon. If you haven't tried Pushbullet, you need to.
France Launches French Tech Ticket, A Startup Visa For Foreign Entrepreneurs | TechCrunch. Uh, France. Your politicians and police had better get on the same page. French politicians want to encourage tech startups, and are creating incubators in Paris, giving work visas, cash grants and free office space to tech entrepreneurs. Of course, France also just arrested the executives in charge of Uber in France for operating an illegal taxi service and hiding digital documents. Oops. I am sure that tech geniuses everywhere are just salivating at the possibility of operating a tech startup in France. I wonder if they can get a cell next to the Uber executives?