Articles
Dialogues by Doc - VZ Navigator from Verizon Wireless
This week I talk to users of Verizon Wireless about the amazing VZ Navigator available on many Verizon phones. Really a great way to navigate and only carry one device. Listen in.
Added 2008-11-03
Dialogues by Doc - Hands Free?
This week I revisit a topic I've touched on before. It's great for the government to say that cell phone use should be "hands free", but in order for it to happen, the voice answering systems have to cooperate. Listen in.
Added 2008-11-03
Dialogues by Doc - iPhone Apps Reviews
This week I talk a little bit about expanding the smartphone software reviews to includes "Apps" for the iPhone and iPod Touch. I also invite you to help me out. Listen in.
Added 2008-10-16
Dialogues by Doc - The New MacBooks
his week I take a quick look at the newly designed line of Apple notebooks. Just when I've become impressed with my MacBook Pro, they go out and make it better. Listen in.
Added 2008-10-15
Dialogues by Doc - Being Clear on Smartphones
This week I take one more shot at responding to all the emails I received regarding last weeks podcast. Hopefully this week I can make myself "perfectly clear" on Apple, Android, smartphones, and all the rest.
Added 2008-10-15
Dialogues by Doc - About Control
This week I respond to emails I received about the G1 Smartphone and the development of applications for Android as compared to iPhone. Listen in.
Added 2008-09-24
Dialogues by Doc - G1 Smartphone
This week I take a quick look G1 Smartphone on the T-Mobile network, the first smartphone utilizing the Android platform developed by Google. Listen in.
Added 2008-09-24
Dialogues by Doc - Genius Bar
This week I take a quick look at the new "Genius" feature added to iTunes version 8.x. Listen in.
Added 2008-09-15
Dialogues by Doc - Going Hands Free
This week I talk a bit about going "hands free" and how many companies could help by improving their voicemail menus. Listen in.
Added 2008-09-15
Dialogues by Doc - Blackberry Bold
Dateline - 09.10.2008 - This week I talk a bit Blackberry "Bold" which is released in some areas and coming to AT&T and T-Mobile. This is one, powerful "smartphone." Listen in.
Added 2008-09-02
Dialogues by Doc - Google Chrome
This week I talk a bit about the release of the new browser from Google called "Chrome." Lots of interest and speculation about Chrome today. I think this is going to prove to be a very interesting development as users start to look at Chrome. Listen in.
Added 2008-09-02
Dialogues by Doc - iPhone, Thunder, and Perspectives
This week I respond to all the emails I received about my last two podcasts on the iPhone 3G and the Blackberry "Thunder." What's my perspective? Listen in.
Added 2008-08-07
Dialogues by Doc - Blackberry Thunder
This week I talk about the scoop on the next Blacberry device codenamed "Thunder." Is it an iPhone killer? Well, I don't know that it needs to be. Listen in.
Added 2008-08-07
Dialogues by Doc - The iPhone 3G
This week I talk about the release of the iPhone 3G. After a visit to the Apple store I polled those standing in line to see what prompted them to wait in line to buy the iPhone 3G. Listen in.
Added 2008-08-05
Dialogues by Doc - The Software Industry Conference
This week I come to you live from the 18th annual Software Industry Conference, being held in Boston, MA. The conference officially begins tomorrow and I'm looking forward to an exciting week. Listen in.
Added 2008-07-08
Dialogues by Doc - VMware Fusion
This week I talk about my MacBook Pro and in particular, VMware Fusion. This allows me to have a virtual PC right on my Mac. Listen in
Added 2008-07-09
Dialogues by Doc - Garage Band
This week II continue to talk about my new MacBook Pro and specifically about the program Garage Band. I'm just amazed at how easy the MAC, and all the programs that come with it are to use. Really a joy and you'll be hearing about the Mac for awhile. Listen in.
Added 2008-06-18
Dialogues by Doc - The Dark Side
This week I tell you how I've turned to the "dark side" and purchased a Macintosh MacBook Pro. Just some of my first impresssions, but more to come. Listen in.
Added 2008-06-16
Dialogues by Doc - iPhone 3G
The big news is the release of the iPhone 3G from Apple. This week I talk a bit about the new features and the new prices. Listen in.
Added 2008-06-16
Dialogues by Doc - More Companies Going Portable
Following up on my podcast from last week I talk about Nvida, ASus, Quanta, and others who are getting into the tiny laptop market. Seems that many of you are "going portable." Listen in.
Added 2008-06-02
Dialogues by Doc - Interesting Trend In Laptops
This week I take a look at what to me is an interesting trend in laptops. There's fascination with 17" screens and the Eee PC as well. Listen in.
Added 2008-06-02
Dialogues by Doc - Evernote 3
As part of my editorial series on Evernote 3 beta, this week I talk a bit about the program. Listen in.
Added 2008-05-20
Dialogues by Doc - The People's Choice Awards
Listen in this week as I talk about your chance to participate in the People's Choice Awards. Vote for the software you like best.
Added 2008-05-07
Dialogues by Doc - Software Review Philosophy
This week I respond to a number of emails that have asked me about my philosophy on software reviews. Listen in.
Added 2008-04-30
Dialogues by Doc - Talking About Yahoo! oneSearch Voice
This week I answer questions I received about Yahoo! oneSearch Voice.
Added 2008-04-30
Dialogues by Doc - Unlocked Phones Revisited
I received so many responses to my podcast last week that I'm responding with more detail. Listen in.
Added 2008-04-15
Dialogues by Doc - Unlocked Cell Phones
A lot of you have asked me for my opinion on unlocked cell phones. I'm not sure why, but since you've asked this week I give my opinion on that topic. Listen in.
Added 2008-04-08
Dialogues by Doc - Finding Flickr
In working on my portable series I discovered Flickr, a great place to share your photos, for free. Listen in.
Added 2008-04-03
Dialogues by Doc - XP and Vista
Listen in this week as I talk about Windows Vista and the need for all of us to look at it honestly. XP wasn't perfect in the beginning either.
Added 2008-03-28
Dialogues by Doc - Introducing Demos
Today I talk about a new editorial feature in the form of demos. These will be a great way to learn how to do things on your PC.
Added 2008-03-12
Dialogues by Doc - Going Portable Summary
This week I summarize where we're at in our editorial series on "going portable." With 3 articles and two podcasts I'm still not done. Listen in and find out what's next.
Added 2008-03-07
Dialogues by Doc - The USB Drives I Use
My podcast last week was a generalized talk about USB drives. All the emails I got from you indicated you want to know what I use. So, your wish is my command. Listen in and find out what I use.
Added 2008-03-06
Dialogues by Doc - USB Drives and Going Portable
As part of my editorial series on going portable, this week I talk about USB drives and recommend drives that support the U3 standard.
Added 2008-02-22
Dialogues by Doc - Tucows Webmail and Trimming Down
As I finish up my two-part series on Tucows Webmail I reflect on the reasons for looking at Web-based and portable applications. I hope you'll join me.
Added 2008-02-12
Dialogues by Doc - One Month Back With Vista
I've been on a journey to examine how I do things and to find better ways to do them. You'll recall that a month ago I decided to give Windows Vista another try. It's been interesting and fun. Listen in.
Added 2008-02-12
Dialogues by Doc - Keyboard Shortcuts for Gmail
Finishing up my editorial series on switching to Gmail, this week I talk about the power that keyboard shortcuts give to Gmail.
Added 2008-01-26
Dialogues by Doc - Better Gmail 2 for Gmail
As part of my editorial series on switching all my email to use Gmail I talk about a cook set of scripts collectively called Better Gmail 2. Listen in.
Added 2008-01-26
Dialogues by Doc - Going to Web-Based Programs
Join me this week as I talk about switching to Web-based applications for two weeks. Quite an adventure.
Added 2008-01-15
Dialogues by Doc - A Return to Vista
This week I talk about my return to using Windows Vista on my primary computer. This time I'm not going to give up so easily. Listen in.
Added 2008-01-15
Dialogues by Doc - ProcessLibrary and ProcessScanner
This week I take a quick look at ProcessLibrary, which provides you with a FREE tool for finding out exactly what is running on your PC. Listen in.
Added 2008-01-09
Picks: A note to YOU about software, reviews, editorial, and solutions.
As we swing into 2008 an I want to take a moment to make sure every visitor at Tucows knows that we are here to help. To provide quality editor and solutions for your problems.
Added 2008-01-03
Dialogues by Doc - A Look Back at 2007
As we approach the end of 2007 I look back at just some of the cool things that came on the scene this past year. I hope you'll join me.
Added 2007-12-21
Dialogues by Doc - ChoiceMail
To round off our 3-part series on email and Spam I talk briefly about my personal experience with ChoiceMail. Listen in.
Added 2007-12-11
Dialogues by Doc - Rules for Happier Computing #14
This week I finish up my Rules for Happier Computing with Rule #14 - KNOW what your children on the computer and where they go online.
Added 2007-10-15
Dialogues by Doc - Rules for Happier Computing #13
We're up to Rule #13 of my Rules for Happier Computing which states "Use passwords that you can remember, but that others can't guess. Listen in.
Added 2007-10-15
Dialogues by Doc - Rules for Happier Computing #12
This week we near the end of my Rules for Happier Computing with Rule #12 - You can never have too much RAM! Listen in.
Added 2007-09-19
Dialogues by Doc - Rules for Happier Computing #11
Learn about Rule #11 in my "Rules for Happier Computing" and always keep your hard drives defragmented.
Added 2007-09-19
Dialogues by Doc - Rules for Happier Computing #10
Nearing the end of my "Rules for Happier Computing" this week we look at Rule #10. Listen in.
Added 2007-09-19
Dialogues by Doc - Rules for Happier Computing #9
Forging ahead with my "Rules for Happier Computing." This week we look at Rule #9 - Have anti-virus and anti- spyware software on your computer and keep them updated!. Listen in.
Added 2007-08-30
Dialogues by Doc - Rules for Happier Computing #8
Forging ahead with my "rules for happier computing." This week we look at Rule #8 - THINK and READ before you click. Be sure to listen in.
Added 2007-08-30
How To Speed Up Windows by Altering Virtual Memory
Would you like Windows to be a little faster, but you don't want to go out and buy more RAM? Then check out this article on increasing virtual memory.
Added 2007-09-25
Dialogues by Doc - Rules for Happier Computing #7
Continuing on with Rule #7 of my rules for happier computing. What's one solution to avoiding spyware? It may be YOU. Be sure to listen in.
Added 2007-08-30
Dialoges by Doc- Rules for Happier Computing #6
Continuing on with Rule #6 of my rules for happier computing. Be sure to listen in.
Added 2007-08-08
Dialoges by Doc- Rules for Happier Computing #5
Listen in as I talk about Rule #5 of my Dr. File Finder's Rules for Happier Computing.
Added 2007-08-08
Dialoges by Doc- Rules for Happier Computing #4
This week I continue with Rule #4 of my Dr. File Finder's Rules for Happier Computing. Listen in.
Added 2007-08-08
Dialogues by Doc - Rules for Happier Computing #3
This week I continue my series on my rules for happier computing. This week we're looking at Rule #3 - Never download, much less open, ANY file from someone you don't know. Check it out!
Added 2007-08-03
Dialogues by Doc - Rules for Happier Computing #2
This week I continue my series on the rules for happier computing with Rule #2 - When in doubt, DON'T. Listen in.
Added 2007-08-03
Dialogues by Doc - Talking about removing Windows Vista
Dateline - 07.04.2007 - Listen in this week as I talk about why I removed Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit from my main computer.
Added 2007-07-10
What's on Bruno Amaral's Desktop
My name is Bruno Amaral. I recently re-built my desktop and decided to use the experience to arm myself with all kinds of free programs. My goal was to answer the question of open-source Vs commercial software once and for all...while cutting down the cost of software.
Added 2007-07-13
What's on Ryan Smyth's Desktop
My name is Ryan Smyth. What I do for a living is a bit hard to pin down to a title, but I've settled on the title "Evangelist" for my day-job. Basically, I do software marketing for a software company here in Korea.
Added 2007-07-13
What's on Dick Bryant's Desktop
Dick Bryant is the owner of Open Window Software, which has been producing quality software products since the early 1980s. Read about what this computer professional has on his desktop and what some of his favorite programs are.
Added 2007-07-13
What's on William Daniels' Desktop
I'm William Daniels and I'm a programmer for one of the major automakers. I've been using computers for about 18 years.
Added 2007-07-13
What's on Stacy Reed's Desktop
Stacy Reed reviews software for Tucows and recently graduated with honors from Baker College of Flint where she studied Graphics and Web Design. See what she keeps on her desktop.
Added 2007-07-13
The Most Popular Software Among Computer Professionals
Over the last three months we've had computer professionals tell you about their computer systems and I've gotten lots of e-mail about the What's On MY Desktop? column. This article collects and summarizes the programs that ranked the highest among professional users.
Added 2007-07-13
What's on Brandon Staggs' Desktop
I am Brandon Staggs, the author of all of the programs sold by Akamai Software. I've been a hopeless computer addict since I received a Commodore 64 as a Christmas present when I was nine years old. The Commodore 64 had a built-in operating system that gave a comforting, glowing "READY" prompt when you switched it on. Even at that early age I enjoyed reading technical manuals, and dove into the programming book that came with the computer and taught myself how to program on it.
Added 2007-07-13
What's on Melaina Allen's Desktop
My name is Melaina Allen. For several years, I worked as an administrative assistant for a non-profit organization. These days, I'm a stay-at-home mom to a beautiful two-year-old girl, and my husband and I are expecting twins this winter. I still try to keep my skills sharp by doing some freelance editing and formatting from home.
Added 2007-07-13
What's on Gary Elfring's Desktop
My name is Gary Elfring and I own Elfring Fonts, Inc., a software and font development company incorporated in 1979. I built my first Z80 based computer in 1975 from a kit. (The Digital Group Group- and yes that was the name, not a typo.) It came with no operating system, so I input data from toggle switches. When the CP/M operating system came out and I wrote and sold the CP/M bios for this particular brand of computer. I wrote my first game for CP/M and distributed it on the very first BBS that could handle downloads. (It was a complete failure.)
Added 2007-07-13
What's on Sharon Housley's Desktop
I'm Sharon Housley, I've been involved in Internet Marketing since 1996 and I've been in the computer industry since 1989. I currently manage marketing for NotePage, Inc. and am personally responsible for over 100 websites. My introduction computers began in 6th grade with a tutorial program called Step by Step and evolved into BASIC programming in High School. I've always been comfortable with computers, but I have not always been comfortable with the technical aspects of computers.
Added 2007-07-13
What's on Harold Holmes' Desktop
My name is Harold Holmes and I'm a computer programmer by trade and my company is Lincoln Beach Software. I've been using computers for about 23 years. My first computer was a Tandy Color Computer with 64k of memory. I think it ran OS/9 but I'm not 100% sure. My favorite work related program would have to be Delphi! I don't play many games but I do like Rainbow 6/Tom Clancy, and Roller coaster Tycoon.
Added 2007-07-13
What's on Rosemary K. West's desktop
The first PC I used was a TRS-80 Model 1, back around 1980, and I credit that machine with starting my life on a very unexpected path. DOS was my first operating system, and I still like to drop out to a command prompt now and then to get a few things done fast. Naming my favorite work-related program is nearly impossible, since my needs and preferences change constantly. Right now I like CuteFTP a lot. My favorite game is still Sim City 2000.
Added 2007-07-12
What's on Tom Guthery IV's Desktop
My name is Tom Guthery IV and I'm the president and founder of FLIX Productions. We specialize in computer animation and educational software that's animated. I've been using computers for 30 years and my first computer was a CompuAdd XT that used DOS. I guess my favorite work-related program of all time is 3D Studio Max and my favorite game program would be just about any kind of pinball program --- I don't like to think when I play a game.
Added 2007-07-12
How to Prepare Kids for the Internet
My older sister, Melaina, and I have each been on computers since each of us was about 4. We learned how to use word processors like WordStar and WordPerfect. We played some of the first really cool computer games, like Castle Wolfenstein and Wing Commander.
Added 2007-07-12
What's on MY Desktop Introduction
While most computers are pretty much the same, it's always interesting to see how people use them differently.
Added 2007-07-12
What's on Dan Veaner's Desktop
I'm Dan Veaner, a software developer and online publisher since 1989.
Added 2007-07-12
What's on Paul Mayers Desktop
I'm Paul Mayer, the President of ZPAY Payroll Systems, Inc. and Vice President of Software Development for Infinisource, Inc. I've been a self-taught software developer since 1976 and am one of the early pioneers of Shareware. My first computer was a Heathkit H8, and I built my first six computers before they came out with the first IBM PC which I bought with serial number 0000000045.
Added 2007-07-12