This is the 45th post in a series called 5 Things. Each week I will share a combination of technology articles and apps that I have discovered and liked in the past week. Anything highlighted in blue is a link to an article, an app, or another section of my website.
The biggest reason to WAIT to purchase a new laptop is that Intel is coming out with new processors that will offer significantly better battery life than what is currently available.
If you wouldn't benefit from having extended battery life, it's still a good idea to wait to make your purchase
I have heard mixed reactions from people about Windows 8. Some people seem to really love it and others have disliked it so much that they returned the computer.
The biggest challenge facing consumers with Windows 8 is getting used to the user interface. You have to learn a new way of doing things and many people have gotten used to doing things a certain way for the past decade or longer.
It will be interesting to see if Microsoft reverses course with the next version of Windows.
This doesn't surprise me. I spend a ton of time on the road and I am shocked at how many people I observe texting and looking at their phone while they drive. I am always afraid that someone is going to run into me because they were paying attention to their phone and not the road.
If you have teens in your life please talk to them about the dangers of texting and driving!
This is one of the best tech articles that I have read in 2013. It describes the future where everything will be "connected". I would highly recommend checking it out. The article contains a few graphics that show really good examples of this "connected" future.
I discoverd this app a couple weeks ago and it is now my go to app for news. I love how it sums up the news and I can "follow" stories and receive push notifications when there is a new development.
It currently is available as an iPhone app. It sounds like they plan on making an iPad app in the future.
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