Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook for the holidays

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook for the holidays

You all know I am a big fan of Dell, I have been for many years now. It is the computer brand I most recommend to friends and family when they ask me to help pick something out. My desktop computers have always been Dells, I have bought Dell computers for Hubby and T also. Good stuff. Recently the Dell Santa sent me a new Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook. This is my favorite laptop computer I have ever owned so far. It is not that any past machines have been horrible, but I just am finding the Dell XPS 13 … Continue Reading →
Which smartphone is best?

Which smartphone is best?

I am asked often which smartphone is the best one, so here you go…. IT DEPENDS Yes, that is my official answer for all of those tech questions on which is best. While I obviously have my own favorites in all of these areas, what fits my needs may not fit yours. Also, while I do review a lot of items, I do not review every single variety of tech gadget out there. To me it is very important that I give you honest feedback about anything I review. With that being said, here are a few things to help … Continue Reading →
Windows 8 Tip – How to Close an App

Windows 8 Tip – How to Close an App

Since Windows 8 has all these cool apps that run you may have the need to fully close one of them. Generally, they are not using resources in the background, but some do. Also, just like other things occasionally you might have one get “stuck” and you need to close the app fully in Windows 8. TOUCH SCREEN If you are on a touch screen device running Windows 8, simply swipe from the top center to the bottom center of the screen while the app is open. This will close the app fully. This applies to laptops or desktops with … Continue Reading →
How To Make a Digital Photo Collage

How To Make a Digital Photo Collage

I had several people ask me about the collage of pictures I made for my Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes collection post. So many do not realize how easy these are to make so I thought I would do a quick tutorial for you. For this tutorial I am using PicMonkey.com because it is free and everyone can access it. I’m going to walk you through how I made this collage to the left, “Colby at the Park” (click on it to see it larger). Colby is my adorable nephew and I took this pics yesterday on my phone when we visited … Continue Reading →
Windows 8 Tip for Easy Access to Start Screen

Windows 8 Tip for Easy Access to Start Screen

For those of you who have upgraded to Windows 8 (it is only $39.95 if you missed my post), here is an easy tip for you. The Start Screen with all the tiles you can get to by hovering then clicking in the lower left corner, touching lower left corner if you have a touch capable device, you can hover or touch the top right corner to bring out the sidebar and click the Start Screen icon there also. But the easiest way on a traditional desktop or laptop with a full keyboard is to simply tap the Windows key. … Continue Reading →
Did you install Windows 8 today?

Did you install Windows 8 today?

So today was the big launch of Windows 8. Did you install Windows 8 today? You all know that I did! Above is currently what my start screen looks like, but I have lots of playing around to do with my tiles to get them where I want them. I have been running the pre-release on my #WindowsChampions laptop for a while, but with the full release today I put it on my Dell desktop computer. It is very simple and painless for any of you who want to upgrade. Test your computer to make sure it is compatible with … Continue Reading →
Meet Windows 8 Online or In Person in St. Louis Friday

Meet Windows 8 Online or In Person in St. Louis Friday

Friday is the official launch of Windows 8. I told you early this week the 8 Reasons I’m Excited About Windows 8. Now it is here! I will have lots of posts coming up over the next few months about elements of the new operating system, but if you want to learn a bit more right away check out the Windows 8 site for videos and information. If you happen to be one of my St. Louis readers you can find out more live in person on Friday! While we do not (yet) have a year round Microsoft Store, we … Continue Reading →
8 Reasons I Am Excited About Windows 8

8 Reasons I Am Excited About Windows 8

The latest version of Windows is officially being released on October 26. Being a PC I am very excited for Windows 8. I have actually been running the pre-release on my laptop for a while now and the more I use it, the more I love it. Here are eight reasons why I am so excited about Windows 8… A Living Start Screen I love that the tiles you will see on the new start screen are living. Any that are connected to the cloud will be changing and updating automatically for you. The experience is my living world! Touch … Continue Reading →
Save on paper and ink PLUS a free printables blog hop

Save on paper and ink PLUS a free printables blog hop

While I am no longer a homeschooling parent, I still have lots of friends who do homeschool. I think my brain may appear to be stuck in homeschool mode, but it is really because I just think everyone should always learn everyday. I just happened across this free printables blog hop that started today, September 24, and will run for two weeks. They are having different topics each day. If you need content for homeschool this is going to be a fun place to look and if you have made your own free printables to share you can link up … Continue Reading →