The 2017 Snapstream Firefly Survival Guide

In October 2017, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update went out to various machines – three of mine were updated, including my Home Theater PC (HTPC) which houses my Kodi, Plex DVR and Firefly functionality. One of my boxes never booted again (my main workstation), my son’s was fixable with some recovery tools – and…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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NES Wireless Gamepad for PC, MAC, Android and iOS

I’ve had a very nice working relationship with Xgaming for well over a decade.  These guys make high quality arcade controllers and arcade cabinets for arcade emulators like MAME.  They’ve been around a long time and I have praised them over and over through the years on my popular RetroGaming Radio podcast. Recently they sent me a…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Windows 10 Survival Guide

Windows 10 is here and whether you’re an early adopter or a “wait for SP1” kinda user – eventually you’ll be exposed to and possibly forced to use Windows 10 in some capacity or another. Some people are going to want to “neuter” Windows 10 to get it as close to what they are used…

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Review: HuniePop (The Adult Match Three RPG)

Ages ago there was a game on 16-bit computers called Bar Games. It featured random games you might find er, in a bar setting. One of the games was called “The Pickup Artist”. In this game you had to approach a woman and have an on-screen dialogue. Say the wrong thing and she told you…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition (PC) – A First Look

Dead Rising 3 was originally released as an Xbox One exclusive, but now the PC version has shipped.  I picked it up on pre-order MONTHS ago for a really good price and it finally shipped yesterday.  I never played the Xbox One version, nor did I play Dead Rising 2.  However, I really enjoyed the…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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ExpanDrive – Real Drive Letters for Cloud Storage

Cloud.  Today, it’s all about the cloud.  Store in the cloud, work in the cloud … live in the cloud.  Google even created ChromeOS to embrace the cloud – and we now have laptops that do practically nothing unless they are connected to said cloud.  While you could argue the merits of cloud computing all…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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RAVPOWER WiFi Disk/Power Bank (RP-WD01)

I can barely contain myself long enough to write this review.  For the longest time I’ve been searching for the ultimate, portable solution for storage for my non-microSD slot Nexus phones and tablets. We need more storage.  No matter how much memory your device has on board, you need more; movies, documents, music, personal files…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Directory Opus 10: The Power User File Manager

I’ve written reviews for Directory Opus v6 and v8 – and reused content from the former for the latter. In this review of Directory Opus v10, I’m starting from scratch. Surely I will cover similar topics but I’m going to take a new approach to this review than the others. At first look, Directory Opus…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Google Drive: Why You Should Care

Introduction Cloud storage is big business. Everyone wants to handle your online storage needs. If you go searching for a storage host, you’ll see venerable names like DropBox, Box, SkyDrive, Amazon – and some names you may not be familiar with like SpiderOak and SugarSync. There are a lot of potentials out there, but which…

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