Archive for the 'PC Doctor’s Thoughts' Category

The two best Surface Pro 3 features, and one big worry

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Here's what I think are the two best Surface Pro 3 features: It's only 9.1 mm thick, the thinnest Intel Core product on the market today. The full-friction kickstand. It apparently too Microsoft three year to develop this hinge. My worry is heat. The top-end Surface Pro 3 features a Core i7 processor, and even […]

Why the iWatch will need to be stylish, not nerdy

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Everybody is going nuts over the possibility that Apple is working on a wrist-mounted device, dubbed the iWatch. But while it is all too easy to geek out on the possibility of having an iPhone companion close to hand, Apple will have to nail both the tech and the style of the thing. But it's […]

Useful code in 1.5KB!

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

I love tight code, I especially love it when that tight code does something useful! Here's an application called HideAutoUpdate that combines usefulness with tight code. If you like coding, you'll want to take a look at this!

Kinect’s potential Achilles’ heel

Friday, November 5th, 2010

I like the idea of Microsoft's new Kinect motion-sensing technology for the Xbox 360, but feel that the technology needs to mature in order to get beyond the gimmick stage. But the first-gen devices might not make it that far. The great guys at iFixit got their hands on a Kinect and did their usual […]

Fake Apple iPod USB cables

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Just got these iPod USB cables from an Amazon affiliate. On them is says "Designed by Apple in California and assembled in China" ... I guess that's been printed on the cable to give them an air of "genuine-ness" ... thing is, none of the genuine ones seem to have this printed on them. Fakey? I […]