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Tech Reviews from the Lansing Star Online


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ios 10 and macOS - A First Look

Last week iOS 10 arrived on a Wednesday, and only one day later it was already on 14% of devices. That is pretty impressive when you consider that Apple celebrated the billionth iPhone sale last July. As of Monday iOS…


Sceptre 20" LED Monitor

A few weeks ago I reviewed the Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Computer, a $99 Windows 10 computer that is the size of an iPhone 6-Plus. Its performance exceeded my expectations, so I wanted to be able to use it with a full scr…


Firefox for iOS

I am a long-time Firefox user. Firefox has its roots in the now defunct Netscape Web browser, a popular alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer back in the day. So I perked up when I learned that the Mozilla orga…


A Tiny, Powerful Desktop Computer

I switched from Windows to an iMac four or five years ago. But I require a few -- a very few -- Windows programs that do not have Mac versions for work. So I use a program called Parallels that runs Windows on a 'virtua…


OS X El Capitan For the Mac - A First Look

I always feel like downloading a major operating system (OS) release is like getting a new phone or computer. Sure the hardware is the same, but it looks and acts differently. Lately the major updates in the Apple sta…


iOS 9 Comes To An iPhone Near You

Wednesday was the big day for iPhone users. A new leaner, meaner iOS was promised, and if you checked for updates after 1pm you found that iOS 9 was ready for download. This was big news for many iPhone users, because…