Author Archive for Salmons

The iPad Facebook Experience

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The iPad as been heralded (by Apple) as the best way to experience the web. If you’re like a lot of people, you may visit Facebook on a more or less regular basis. So, more than likely, if you use…

The Android Achilles Heel

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The Android Operating system is quickly becoming a very popular platform of choice for smartphones… with literally millions flocking to devices built upon it. In fact, research firm Gartner has predicted that 75 million Android phones will be sold in…

10 Linux Alternatives to Songbird

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As we’ve mentioned earlier, Songbird has left the Linux flock and gone on to perceived greener open source pastures. But what are the Linux faithful to use to replace this one time music player gem that was heralded as the…

WeTab – The Linux iPad Alternative

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At this point practically everyone has heard of the iPad, and its “magical” effect on sales. But there’s another slick tablet that you may not have heard of that’s making waves, and it has a similar name. That tablet is…

A Linux Baker’s Dozen

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Linux is probably best known as a server operating system, and for a good reason – according to at least one source, 60% of the servers on the web are running a Linux OS (source). But Linux on a desktop…

20 Open Source Programs To Maximize Your Windows Experience

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The words “Open Source” and “Linux” go together like “Microsoft Office” and “Windows” – some things just naturally flow. However, open source programs on a Windows operating system is not as commonly thought of, even though it is more popular…

Which iPad Accessories Do You Need? (Flowchart)

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With the iPad being delivered this Saturday, April 3, many people are anxiously awaiting Apples newest and brightest.  After you receive your iPad I am certain, you’ll need at least an accessory or two.  From the iPad Keyboard Dock to…

Four Types of Hate Reviewers (And Why We Love Them)

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People tend to love their products, and they have opinions about their purchases. Here at Test Freaks we value the reader’s input, and have found that the reader’s reviews are invaluable in giving other readers a great insight on products…

OS X Virtual Showdown: Parallels 5 vs VirtualBox 3

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Virtualization is becoming a bigger factor in everyone’s computer experience, and one place it seems to be gaining popularity is a Windows client running on a Mac. This arrangement allows a Mac OS X user to have access to the…

Get Green With Your iPhone

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You know that you can place calls, check email, and play DoodleBug on your iPhone, but did you know that your iPhone can also help you be more green? We look at some of the apps you can install and…

Wherefore Art Thou, Zune Phone?

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When the Windows operating system first crawled onto a Palm sized device back in April, 2000, a lot of us thought we were seeing the future of smart phones. Many developers spent the next few years building apps and preparing…

Android Device Round Up

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Android – I am sure that most of you tech savvy readers know what it is, and what impact it may have on the future of mobile computing. For those that do not know the details, Android is an operating…

Is There A Tablet Computer In Your Future?

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Is there a tablet in your future? If you read the news sites or visit many tech blogs, it seems that the newest computer gadget threatening to invade the market is the tablet computer. This year’s CES showed that many…

The 2010 CES Describes Your Future HDTV

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What should you expect in your next HDTV? The Television set has been a fixture in most American homes for quite a number of years now. With an unprecedented amount of media available to the end user today, the chances…

Black Friday: GameStop Announces Their Black Friday Deals

Black Friday: GameStop Announces Their Black Frida…

Kristofer Brozio
I got lots of Black Friday and Cyber Monday posts coming for you, and we’ll start off with GameS…
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Deal: The Princess Bride 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray $3.99 on Amazon

Deal: The Princess Bride 25th Anniversary Edition…

Kristofer Brozio
This doesn’t fall under any category really but it’s a great deal that I just had to share with you…
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Black Friday: At Tiger Direct Black Friday Starts Wednesday

Black Friday: At Tiger Direct Black Friday Starts…

Kristofer Brozio
Yes Tiger Direct is starting their Black Friday celebration on Wednesday but, to their credit, they…
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Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse Coming to Blu-ray and DVD February 24th 2015

Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer’s Curse Coming to Blu-…

Kristofer Brozio
Hmm… I don’t even remember Dragonheart 2, but  I do remember Dragonheart 1 because  of Sea…
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Cyber Monday: Walmart Running Deals all Week up to 50% Off

Cyber Monday: Walmart Running Deals all Week up to…

Kristofer Brozio
So Walmart has decided that Cyber  Monday, or Cyber Week as  they’re calling it, will sta…
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2 days agoCyber Monday: Walmart Running Deals all Week up to…