Rick Broida

Three Cool Ways to Get a Tablet with a Free Data Plan

T-Mobile free data

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Consider the tablet. All done? I guess what I meant to say is, consider how you typically use your tablet. I suspect most of us fire them up at home or the office, connecting to the Wi-Fi networks available there. When we’re out and about, though, we switch to our smartphones. But wouldn’t it be […]

Should You Buy a TV with Built-in Roku?

TCL Roku TV

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Author Rick BroidaRick Broida

Here’s something that happened in Vegas that didn’t stay in Vegas.¬†Way back in January–a month I’ve tried hard to forget, along with the rest of winter 2014–Roku announced that it had hooked up with TV makers Hisense and TCL. That was no shameless CES one-nighter; the union resulted in new lines of HDTVs with Roku […]

Get the 5.5-inch HTC Desire Smartphone for $199.99

HTC Desire 816

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Author Rick BroidaRick Broida

For the record, I despise the portmanteau¬†“phablet.” Just because a smartphone has a large-ish screen doesn’t mean it’s a tablet (because tablets don’t make phone calls, duh). Seriously. “Phablet.” Barf. Now that we’re clear on that, QVC has the HTC Desire 816 5.5-inch phablet (dammit) for $199.95 shipped. This brand spankin’ new smartphone just landed […]

The Best Back-to-School PC Might Just Be a Tablet

Surface RT tablet

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Author Rick BroidaRick Broida

I’m about to do something unthinkable: I’m going to recommend a Microsoft product. No! Must… resist… Satan! Nope, it’s happening. Here it comes: The best back-to-school PC is the Microsoft Surface RT tablet. Whew, okay, I said it, it’s out. Crazy, right? Everyone knows the Surface RT is a joke, an overpriced, under-capable tablet that’s […]

Two Free Anti-Virus Tools: Bitdefender and Your Own Brain

Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition

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Author Rick BroidaRick Broida

Want to protect your PC from viruses and other malware, without spending a big chunk of money on security software? First, grab Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition. You wouldn’t think a free utility would offer much in the way of protection, but earlier this week, the folks over at PC Gamer ranked it the top free […]

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