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Use any post paid At&T device to stream DirectTVnow with no data count on any Smartphone or tablet. There are many questions out there on the DirectTV forums if you will have the free data streaming if would use your At&t phone as a hotspot to stream the DirectTVnow app on another device. In short: Yes, but there are few requirements. Read more

Windows 8 has a great on screen keyboard but definitely can slow you down. The company Cootek from TouchPal already has a swiping predictive keyboard for the iPhone and Android phones. But Today they launched the first Windows 8 Predictive Slide Keyboard. If you are a previous Swipe user, you kind of know already what this keyboard will do for you. I have been using the beta version for awhile and just installed the final version and you are going to love it. In their press release they explain it nicely: TouchPal Keyboard runs on Windows 8 touchscreen tablets and any x86 based Windows 8 computer. Typing on a Windows 8 touchscreen device Read more

I really do love my Surface Pro and RT. But it has one small limitation. The build in kick stand can only be opened in one fixed position. The Surface Pro kick stand angle is already slightly adjusted compared to the Surface RT but again it is one position only. However I just got an accessory added to My Surface set up that just gives me a great extra flexibility in my viewing angle in two different ways. When I picked my Surface Pro last week a day after the release day (Blizzard Nemo 2103 conditions kept me at home) I also picked up the Microsoft Wedge Touch  Bluetooth Mouse (Surface edition). This great Read more

If you are travelling to the United States or if you live in the United states you realize that Mobile data comes at huge cost. Many get charged international roaming data costs or if you live in the United Sates you get charged overages. In some cases you even have to pay your carrier to turn on the hotspot functionality on your phone just to be able to share your current data plan with other devices. Many have asked me over the years what is the best dataplan to get. Well there is a new player in town. Until now Virgin Mobile  was the first choice I would let people know to Read more

I have heard and read many times about the Sonos speaker system. But I wasn’t really familiar with it. After contacting the pr agency for Sonos and seeing them at a Pepcom event in NY City I was given the opportunity to test the Sonos Bridge and the Play:3. And after some small start up issues I am now pretty “Wowed” by Sonos. Why? Let me tell you. If you don’t Sonos yet you might want to know a little bit more about their system. The system is a Wireless HiFi system using your internet and network sources of music and radio. For example the music on your hardrives, and in the cloud like  Amazon Cloud. Read more

I’m enjoying my Microsoft Surface RT very much except for the fact it doesn’t support Silverlight at all and Flash doesn’t work on certain websites. I really wondered why this was. But it seems that a specific XML file on your Windows 8 and Windows RT has a built-in white list to allow flash to be enabled on these sites. For me I couldn’t get to work one of my favorite sites in the Netherlands. However there is a tweak available right now that allows you to add your favorite flash enabled site to your white list. How to add your favorite flash enabled site to the white list on Read more

As I ran an system update on my Microsoft Surface this morning I had to fix my Wifi since after the reboot the Microsoft Surface RT didn’t see any of my wireless networks anymore.  And without internet connection the Microsoft Surface or any other Windows 8 computer is really useless.  I tried the easy way of searching for wifi but really gave me the only option to turn on flight mode and turn it back off. Well that didn’t do it. But I have found a way to fix it. Because without internet connection you have no way of installing another update or fix. The following steps below will guide you to Read more

Are you one of those that has international roots. I have great and easy tip how to download Windows 8 apps from another country, location or region on your local Windows 8 computer or tablet. Sometimes you want certain apps from another country but these apps only appear in the Windows Store of that specific country or location.  But Windows 8 allows you easy to switch region and give you the availability to download the app you want. I will let you know exactly how to do this in this “How To” article. Update: works on Surface and Windows 8 RT as well The steps below will show you for example how Read more

In the recent weeks after the iOS 6 upgrade I have been noticing a faster drain of the battery on my Apple iPad 2 and on my test device  iPhone 4.  However today I got an email which was work related that put me to an internet search to see if this was an issue with other consumers as well. Guess what, In my opinion Apple just wants you to buy in to their new iPhone 5 and it’s Lightning connector. After reading the comments on many sites including the Apple support site, Apple is in my opinion not having any sustainable policies in place and just want their customers Read more