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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week I take a quick look at the new "Genius" feature added to iTunes version 8.x. Listen in.
This week I talk a bit about going "hands free" and how many companies could help by improving their voicemail menus. Listen in.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week I talk about SugarSync, a program I've been using to synchronize and backup files between all my devices. It can handle PC, Mac, and you can even access your files from your smartphone. Listen in.
Listen in and I tell you the winners of the 2008 People's Choice Awards. These are the programs picked by YOU!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As part of my editorial series on Evernote 3 beta, this week I talk a bit about the program. Listen in.
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.
This week I respond to a number of emails that have asked me about my philosophy on software reviews. Listen in.
Home page reno. Software Freshness. Comments-a-gogo.
This week I answer questions I received about Yahoo! oneSearch Voice.
I received so many responses to my podcast last week that I'm responding with more detail. Listen in.
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.
In working on my portable series I discovered Flickr, a great place to share your photos, for free. Listen in.
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.
This week, as a part of my continuing series of articles and podcasts on going portable, I talk briefly about Yahoo! Go. Listen in.
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.
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.
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.
As part of my editorial series on going portable, this week I talk about USB drives and recommend drives that support the U3 standard.
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.
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.
Finishing up my editorial series on switching to Gmail, this week I talk about the power that keyboard shortcuts give to 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.
Join me this week as I talk about switching to Web-based applications for two weeks. Quite an adventure.
Home page changes. What's New page. Lost Password. Speed, speed and more speed. Search changes. Improvements, various and sundry. Fare thee well.
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.
Here are five tools that are absolutely free and they make you more secure and more aware of things.
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.
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.
At this time of year when many people have new computers I've made up a list of just some of the free software you can get right here on Tucows. Take a look!
Club Backup is a new solution for keeping your data safe and secure by storing it online. You get 1 gigabyte of storage FREE. Backup, sync, and access your files online. Listen in.
To round off our 3-part series on email and Spam I talk briefly about my personal experience with ChoiceMail. Listen in.
Part 3 in our 3-part series on email and Spam. Learn how ChoiceMail can save you time and money by eliminating junk email.
This week I talk about the special "Dr. File Finder's Picks" that I'm planning for the last 4 weeks of 2007. Listen in.
Part 2 of our 3-part series on email and SPAM. Find out how ChoiceMail, from Digiportal Software, Inc., can leave your inbox squeaky clean.
Whether you're a computer professional or a brand new user, EnjoyMyMedia is the perfect program for sharing your media with friends and family. Listen in.
Read part one of a three-part editorial series on email and SPAM. What is email? What is SPAM? and how can you deal with it effectively.
When it comes to dealing with documents and spreadsheets you do have alternatives. Listen in.
This week I respond to your emails about the choices available in virtualization software. Listen in.
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.
An introduction. My Profile. AJAX UI feedback. Dancing Cows. Where's Search?
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.
This week we near the end of my Rules for Happier Computing with Rule #12 - You can never have too much RAM! Listen in.
Learn about Rule #11 in my "Rules for Happier Computing" and always keep your hard drives defragmented.
Nearing the end of my "Rules for Happier Computing" this week we look at Rule #10. Listen in.
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.
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.
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.
Continuing on with Rule #6 of my rules for happier computing. Be sure to listen in.
Listen in as I talk about Rule #5 of my Dr. File Finder's Rules for Happier Computing.
This week I continue with Rule #4 of my Dr. File Finder's Rules for Happier Computing. Listen in.
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!
This week I continue my series on the rules for happier computing with Rule #2 - When in doubt, DON'T. Listen in.
The first in a series of podcasts where I give my rules for happier computing. This week, Rule #1 - When in doubt, Reboot!
This week I talk about the changes in Tucows Editorial designed to provide you with solutions. Listen in.
Dateline - 07.11.2007 - I'm live at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center in Denver, Colorado for the start of the 17th annual Software Industry Conference. Listen in as I talk a bit about the conference.
Dateline - 07.04.2007 - Listen in this week as I talk about why I removed Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit from my main computer.
Dateline - 06.27.2007. This week I respond to emails I received regarding last weeks podcast on ethics, reviews, and so on. Listen in.
Dateline - 06.20.2007 - Join me this week as I respond to questions about software reviews, ethics, making recommendations, and so on.
Dateline 06.13.2007 - Join me this week as I talk about some interesting changes that have taken place just recently. The times they are a changin'. Listen in.
Dateline 06.06.2007 - This week I respond to your questions about how I do my software Picks. Listen in.
Dateline 05.30.2007 - This week I answer your questions about my weekly software "Picks" and also some questions about the Shareware Industry Awards. I hope you'll join me.
Dateline 05.23.2007 - Join me this week as I talk about SpeedUpMyPC by Uniblue Systems. It's impressive in many ways.
Part two of our editorial series on time management features VIP Team To Do List. Check it out.
Dateline 05.16.2007 - This week I'm responding to user emails about Google and paranoia. Listen in.
While we can't make more time we can make better use of the time that's available. Check it out.
Dateline 05.09.2007 - This week I respond to those who asked me, "Are you paranoid about Google?" A subject I could talk a lot about, but I'll try to be brief. Listen in.
Dateline 05.02.2007 - Listen in this week as I respond to emails I received about last weeks podcast. What do I mean, "Software should be more courteous?" I'll try to explain.
The final part of our editorial series on Linux gives you some different perspectives on Linux, Windows, and choices. Check it out.
Dateline 04.25.2007 - This week I talk about some of my frustrations while working on the computer. Listen in.
Part four of our editorial series on Linux features Ubuntu. Read all about it.
Dateline 04.18.2007 - This week I respond to emails I've received pertaining to Linux. Isn't it supposed to be free? Listen in as I explain.
Part three of our editorial series on Linux features Xandros Business Desktop. Read all about it!
Dateline 04.11.2007 - Listen in this week as I talk about my impressions of Linux as an operating system.
Part two of our editorial series on Linux features Mandriva Powerpack 2007. Read all about it!
Dateline 04.04.2007 - Listen in this week as I talk about some of the excellent features in the VMware Workstation 6 Beta.
Part one of a four-part series on the Linux operating system.
Dateline 03.28.2007 - This week I respond to all the emails I received regarding my comment that we are "too connected." Listen in.
The fourth and final installment of our series on free form databases features Black Hole Organizer, by Lincoln Beach Software. Check it out.
Dateline 03.21.2007 - Listen in this week as I respond to emails I received regarding Daylight Savings Time and mobile content.
Part three of our series on free form databases features askSam, by askSam Systems. Read all about it!
Dateline 03.14.2007 - Join me this week as I talk about the "new" Daylight Savings Time and make an appeal to the providers of "mobile" content. Listen in.
Part two of our editorial series on free form databases features Info Select by Micro Logic. Read all about it!
Dateline 03.07.2007 - Listen in this week as I talk about some of the things coming up on Tucows Editorials.
Part one of an editorial series on free form databases. Check it out!
Dateline 02.28.2007 - Listen in as I talk about about the new software registration policies put in place by Microsoft.
In this final article on computer security we look at options, alternatives, and sum the whole thing up for you.
Dateline 02.21.2007 - With Window Vista out for three weeks now I think it's time I gave a few comments about it. Should you upgrade? Listen in.
Part two of our series on computer security looks at products from BitDefender and Trend Micro. Check it out.
Dateline 02.14.2007 - Join me this week as I give you a peek at some of the things coming up in Tucows Editorials.
As part of our series on computer security today we'll look at McAfee PC Protection Plus and Norton Internet Security 2007. Check it out.
Dateline 02.07.2007 - This week I take a quick look at RecordForAll, a new product from NotePage, Inc. The perfect program for doing podcasts. Listen in.
Join us as we begin to take a look at a range of computer security products.
Dateline 01.31.2007 - Listen in as I talk about cell phones and going "hands free."
In the early days of computers the color cyan was very popular. Now, with Windows Vista, it's making a comeback.
Dateline 01.24.2007 - This week Doc talks about Vista, Office 2007, and more. Listen in.
Dr. File Finder reveals what he believes to be the "Most Innovative New Product" of 2006, Adondo Personal Audio Link or PAL. Read all about it.
Dateline 01.17.2007 - Join me as I talk a bit more about the product I selected as "Most Innovative New Product" of 2006, Personal Audio Link by Adondo. Give a listen.
Dateline 01.10.2007 - This week I take a look at news in the technology industry. Give a listen.
Dateline 01.03.2007 - The first of weekly podcasts by Michael E. Callahan aka Dr. File Finder. Assorted dialogues on software, life, and much more.
As part of our editorial series on backup software this week we look at NovaBACKUP. Check it out.
The final part of our holiday shopping series. Get some tips on keyboards, mice, and more.
Generating the power to run your PC, monitor, printer, and other accessories adds to greenhouse gases. You can do something about it. Read on.
We review RestoreIT Pro from Farstone Technologies as part of our series on backup software
Continuing one of our holiday specials, get tips on buying an iPod. Check it out!
As our editorial series on backup software continues, today we take a good look at SyncBackSE. Read all about it.
Looking to buy an MP3 player as a gift this year? Get some tips just in time for the holidays.
BackupAssist is a powerful backup system that's also easy-to-use. Read all about it.
As part of our series on tech shopping for the holidays, here's a special on buying external storage. Read all about it!
Our computers hold progressively more and more important information. Pictures, documents, memories, and more Here's a look at backup basics that kicks off five weeks of backup software reviews. Check it out.
Have some fun decorating your computer for the holidays. Here's a peek at some holiday-related software.
Laserjet? Inkjet? Get some tips on buying a printer for yourself or for someone else for the holidays
VIP Team To Do List is a perfect tool for working on projects. Read the review.
Get tips on buying a "smartphone" for yourself or as a gift for the holidays.
As we jump into our editorial special on PIMs, Task Plus Professional, is just one great product we're looking at. Find out more.
There are a lot of things you need to consider before buying a PDA.
This Editorial Feature takes a look at the world of personal information managers or PIMs. Read all about it.
Thinking of buying a laptop as a gift for someone or yourself? Here are tips on what to think about.
In time for the holidays get some tips on buying a desktop PC.
VMware P2V Assistant makes it easy to convert a physical machine into a virtual one.
Part 2 of this two-part series on "virtualization". Find out more about virtual machines, virtual infrastructure, and more.
Tucows Editorial Feature on "What Is Virtualization? - Part 1 of 2. Find out how you can use "virtual machines" to make your life easier.
During over a quarter century working with computers and on-line, Dr. File Finder has defined some basic rules for happier computing. Today he shares them with you!
Spyware is a threat to everyone that uses the Internet, but not all anti-spyware programs are created equal. Here are some of basic functions you should look for that will help keep you spyware free when surfing the Internet.
What’s not to love about CommandBurner. It’s a free CD and DVD burning tool that provides both command line functionality and a simple interface.
Surely every operating system is at a risk for worm and viruses, but this is the second one for MacOS X in less than a week.
There's a worm for MacOS X 10.4 floating around in cyberspace. Is your Mac compromised?
As someone who has been in this industry for a long long time, I'm prone to noticing changes. Noticing patterns in things. In the 25 years I've been in computers I've seen lots of changes. The rise in popularity of shareware is one of the biggest changes.
Tucows stands firm in its commitment to bring you software that is safe. We test every title to make sure it runs on a variety of systems. We check every program for viruses before placing it online. We run a virus scan on every single file in our system weekly as an added level of protection.
In conjunction with the information I wrote about spyware I also want to tell you a bit about what is commonly called "Adware." The concept of advertising paying for things is an old one. Think about it. You turn on your television and every program is sponsored by a variety of products. You read a newspaper and you see advertising for a wide range of things.
Spyware has been the talk of the Internet recently, and it's not going away any time soon. In order to fight something, however, you need to know what your enemy is, who your enemy is, how they attack, and what you can do to defeat them. So again, what is spyware?
Figure out the chords to your favorite songs with this great software.
Programs can be adware, spyware or both. Some programs that are technically adware, spyware or both are really harmless. So how do you know?
This week I continue to talk about my new MacBook Pro and specifically about the program VMware Fusion, from VMware, Inc. Using VMware Fusion I can have Windows and Linux machines on my Mac without a lot of hassle. Listen in.
In this episode, we'll be looking at setting up a Bluetooth accessory, we'll offer a few power-saving tips and we'll take a quick look at how copy and paste works on the Samsung Galaxy SII 4G. view it
In this episode, we'll be taking a look at some of the pre-installed apps on the Galaxy SII including the Android Market, Gmail, the browser and the camera. view it
In this episode, we'll be taking a look at some of the Android tweaks that Samsung has made with its TouchWiz interface. We'll also take a look at adding widgets and app shortcuts to our homescreens, including Samsung's own specialized apps and widgets. view it
In this episode, we're going to take a look getting the SII setup with our Google and other accounts so we can begin using it right away. view it
The Samsung Galaxy SII 4G, AKA the Samsung Galaxy Epic Touch 4G, is a top-tier smartphone. view it
In this episode, weâ€™re going to offer a few battery saving tips so your phone will last the whole day and beyond plus weâ€™ll take a look at how copy and paste works on the Photon 4G. view it
The Motorola Photon from Ting features App Shortcuts and Widgets from Android and Motorola. view it