Hi there! My name is Greg and I am a tech nerd ;). One who loves to write about technology!

I listen

Dozens of high tech devices and web services are launched each day. I filter all the noise, ensuring that you won't have to deal with it.

I process

Then, I process the information, presenting it into an easy to digest form. You won't find any high-end techie language on this site.

I share

Finally, I share the result of my work with you. Actually, some of you have hired me as a blog writer. That's what I do for a living, after all.
How to Write 10,000 Words Each Day

How to Write 10,000 Words Each Day

It's official: I got hired as a content writer. It's a full-time job, and this means that I will post less often here. My job description is very simple: I have to write 10,000 words per day, five days per week.

For many of you, the mere thought of writing 20 pages each day may be frightening. Truth be told, it was for me as well, before I discovered voice typing software. Now, I can easily write 1,000 words in about 15 minutes. This means that if I'd be able to create all the needed content in one go, I could finish the job for an entire day in only 2 1/2 hours.

I won't pretend that this is actually happening, though. I'm a regular human being, so I need to take breaks every half an hour or so. I need these breaks to relax my brain, but I also use them to research material for the next articles. Anyway, life is good! I get to work for only 4-5 hours each day, and yet I get a full-time salary. A good one! My boss doesn't care what type of tools I use, as long as the content has a good quality.

If you struggle creating content because you're a slow typist or you lack inspiration, there is no better cure than Dragon Naturally Speaking. There are lots of tutorials that show how to use it, so I won't go into details. Here's a huge collection of tutorials, for example.

Dragon tends to be quite pricey, though. You're going to need to pay $300-$500 for the application, which is a lot imho, unless you are earning your monthly paycheck by creating content, the way I'm doing it...

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Shocking News: Gmail Data Collection and Nintendo's E3 Lineup

Shocking News: Gmail Data Collection and Nintendo's E3 Lineup

Which is the largest email provider in the entire world? If you answered Google, you are definitely correct. The company, mainly known for its search engine, which has somehow managed to keep its crown for more than a decade, is also the proud owner of Gmail, a free email service that's got over 1 billion users.

I can't even start to think at the number of servers that are needed to store and process these amounts of data. If (let's say) a server is able to handle 10,000 accounts – a conservative assumption – Google needs 10,000 servers to do the job. And how do they pay for the energy that keeps them all running?

If you answered "by selling your data", you are correct once again. Just like many other online companies, Google's software analyzes your data, with the goal of providing highly targeted ads. Of course, if you don't want your data to be processed by Google's robots, you can opt for the paid version of Gmail, which is a part of the enterprise suite - G Suite.

Recently, Google has taken a decision which was upvoted by many online privacy advocates. You can now disable add personalization from within your Gmail account. According to Diane Greene, Senior VP at Google cloud, this move brings Gmail ads in line with the way in which ads are targeted in other Google-related products. Thank you, Google!

Nintendo revived at E3?

Which of the top gaming consoles has the least amount of successful titles? Well, Wii U, of course! I own one of these consoles myself, and trust me: it is very disappointing to see my friends getting access to lots of new, high-quality games, while I am left playing Super Mario World for the fifth time...

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Six Easy Ways to Boost WiFi Signal Range

Six Easy Ways to Boost WiFi Signal Range

I like the convenience of using Skype on my tablet, while I am sitting comfortably in my rocking chair, about 30 feet away from the router. However, this setup leads to frequent, annoying call disconnects. So, what can we do to boost WiFi signal range without spending a fortune?

For starters, you could move the device closer to the router, just like I do when I have problems. Of course, this isn't a decent solution; I only chose to mention it here because it works each and every time. It's only a solution for desperate situations, of course.

Let's see what other factors affect WiFi signal strength. Distance to the signal source plays a key role, of course. If there are lots of walls and/or corners to go around, WiFi signal strength will be diminished. Obviously, you cannot (and shouldn't) destroy the walls in your home for the sake of getting a stronger WiFi signal! However, you can move the router in another room, where it is closer to the devices that need it most.

Did you know that interference with other electronic devices is the second most important cause of dead zones? If, for some strange reason, you can't move your router, you should definitely consider moving any electronic equipment that's placed near it. I'm talking about wireless phones, microwave ovens, smart TVs, smart refrigerators, and stuff like that. All these devices use the same frequency band with your router, so it's not a surprise that they'll weaken its signal.

Sometimes, fixing the problem is as easy as purchasing a better antenna for your router. Or, choose the other route - add a small antenna to your laptop. As you probably know, these devices have internal antennas – and for a good reason (portability)! However, by adding an external antenna you can significantly boost WiFi range for those devices without spending more than $10 or so...

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