Articles in Category: Consumer Electronics

Articles that focus on devices and services that we don’t always think of as specifically computer or internet related.

Mobile Computing

Am I at Risk Because I Don’t Get a New Phone?

What happens when the manufacturer stops security updates on your phone?

Mobile Phone in use

Does downloading a lot on my smartphone shorten its life?

Constantly writing to an SD card will shorten its life. The question is how much? That’s going to depend on several factors.

Tethered Smartphone

Can my PC get a virus from my smartphone?

Your computer is safe from any virus using the phone’s operating system. But if you are using your smartphone as a USB device… that’s another story.


How do I get Flash to work on my TV?

Unfortunately, whatever you are trying to watch really depends on how that particular service has configured their ability to provide video for you. What I do is simply connect up a computer and then I can watch whatever I want.

LP - Long Playing Vinyl Record

Are Records Better than CDs?

Since the dawn of the digital age the argument has raged: which is better – digital or analog? CDs or vinyl? I touch on some of the issues, but the bottom line is that if you can’t hear the difference, which is more convenient?