Articles Posted in the " Technology " Category

  • DVD Ripping made easier (free until 30 November)

    DVD Ripping made easier (free until 30 November)

    At Real Tech for Real People we want to make life easier for our friends that don’t live for the tech but still want tech in their lives.  One thing that is always challenging is making backup/archival/digital copies of DVDs...


  • Real Tech for Real People, Episode 111 “The Self Driving Episode”

    Real Tech for Real People, Episode 111 “The Self Driving Episode”

    Still slowly catching up on the Real Tech podcasts (you can find all the episodes, including the most current, over at http://rtfrp.com) This is episode 111. Show Notes: NEWS: AND… GOOGLE DRIVE is official.  Is it a “Wow!” or an...


  • Olympic Absurdity Runs Rampant with @London2012! Perhaps worse than @USOlympic!

    Olympic Absurdity Runs Rampant with @London2012! Perhaps worse than @USOlympic!

    Can there be an event that is more social than the Olympics?  One would think that if any organization would encourage the concepts of sharing, of openness, of coming together to share an event through whatever means, it would be...


  • Real Tech for Real People– joined by @Spreadhdgfx Episode 110

    Real Tech for Real People– joined by @Spreadhdgfx Episode 110

    Real Tech for Real People 110 .  This was a fun episode.   My son, Matthew (known as @Spreadhdgfx on Twitter for his graphics work) joined us to share his first thoughts on his new Samsung Note. The comments might...


  • Real Tech for Real People–we are still alive! Episode 109

    Real Tech for Real People–we are still alive!  Episode 109

    I realize I haven’t cross-posted many of our shows lately, but I wanted to let my readers know that we are up to Episode 111 at Real Tech, and I will be cross posting the past few episodes to help...


  • Digital Textbooks the Apple Way–the “right” way?

    Digital Textbooks the Apple Way–the “right” way?

    I have many thoughts on digital textbooks, and you have all had an opportunity to read them here.   Apple has made their “big move” and I am both pleased to see digital moving forward, and also a bit concerned...


  • Get your Kindle Notes and Highlights even in the App!

    Get your Kindle Notes and Highlights even in the App!

    Anyone reading my blog for any period of time knows that I love the Kindle’s highlight and notes features.  I wrote a macro for the original Kindles (that works on the Kindle 2 as well) to take the text file...


  • Last Minute Photo Gift Ideas

    Last Minute Photo Gift Ideas

    You know someone who is a photo-bug? Photo JoJo store has some really cool gifts for the photo gadget lover, or just the lover of photography. My favorites include: The elastic Macro Lens band for phones, lens screw-on adapters for...


  • When consumers don’t drive the market…

    When consumers don’t drive the market…

    Who are the consumers of textbooks? And how do you define a consumer? We had this discussion recently on the podcast Real Tech for Real People episode 97. We were discussing the increasing use of tablets, and specifically iPads, in...


  • Content and Delivery entwined?

    Content and Delivery entwined?

    Must content and delivery be inextricably entwined? For centuries our ability to gather content and disseminated wirh tide is not just to the content but to the media and the physical media that was used for delivery. If you wanted...