In May, the website has been modified to add some more pages.
These upgrades will also allow transfers from the standard website to the mobile website (based on whate device is in use).
This site is also looking to see where the interests are so that new content can be added to the site as needed.
This site is upgraded on a part time basis while another partime app development business is in operation.
Some sections of the website will have icons to switch from certain pages, within a section of the website. This is being tested on the Alaska section that has been added this week (still under development).
In addition, a new slide show control will be added as well. The current version will display images in a random order (with the posiibility of duplicates).
Want to learn to code?
For the past few years, I have been working with a few on how to program using Visual Basic.
This computer language has been use (on this website) for twenty years but it isn't the only one used.
Coding topics won't be covered on this website but will covered on the wifile.com website that is used to promote software applications that work with MySQL Server to use for recordkeeping and financial transactions.
Visual Basic isn't 80's BASIC (how I hate the name) but it is a very powerful language that does a great many things in a very organized way.
Not all USB (type C) chargers are the same
Many devices are using USB (type C) chargers these days including computers such as Chromebooks and Raspberry Pi's.
Just because these devices have the same end that will work with your mobile phone, doesn't mean that you should use them to charge your phone.
These computer devices require additional amps to charge their batteries or operate them that are higher than the amps used on your phone.
Using the wrong charger (not the one that came with your phone) can create the following:
Cracking of the mobile device
Possible battery explosion
Voiding of the warranty because the approved charger wasn't used.
Amps are the killer to mobile electronics. Too many can destroy the device.
Be wise when charging your electronics.
Topics to cover in 2023
As the result of working full time in the mobile technology industry, some of the material posted on this site is the result of trends using mobile devices. As result of the occupation, this site doesn't review smartphone models. Over the years, many of these devies are biased becuase they reflect thier peformance once they are released (rather than how they perform or operate over time).
As someone who has thrown Consumer Reports under the bus for 40 years for making technical review choices (based on the same premise) this site covers technical tips that cover:
Using technology in areas when living in tech industry or educational cooridors
Generalization of how tech devices work.
Being proactive with the information stored on your device and how it should be backed up from other service or better yet, on your own inhouse systems.
There is a great deal of baloney that is marketed to consumers on a 30 second prime time commercial that has very little time to address the fine print. This site does that at times as well.
The vision of this site is to make sure that only thing that is smart in your home, your car, or in your pocket is you rather than the technology choices you made.
This website has made a difference at times in a few marketing changes that is better for you as the consumer.
Many products that are covered on this website aren't covered on a television commercial to make many aware that that are other ways to use technology in your home that can cost effective and, in some cases, more secure.
Availability of Raspberry Pi 4 devices
The availability of Raspberry Pi 4 devices is in short supply again.
While there was a supply available in December, that supply has decreased. What is available is at higher prices (less than $200 for an 8gb model).
The exception to this rule is purchasing the model 400 series that includes the keyboard.
This device uses a different board (than the 4) that is overclocked and contains a heat sink.
One of these was purchased this year for a family member and will be featured soon.
Information about this model will be available on the website soon.