Charging your iPad from your laptop USB port not mission impossible

Jun 06

My largest dissappointment upon the acquisition of my iPad was the realization that my laptop didn’t have enough oomph (technical word = amperage) to charge the iPad.

Well no longer!


Major motherboard manufactures have started to release drivers that increase the amperage of your USB port to charge an iPad.

Links and more info here -at macrumors (that one worked on my Sony laptop) and Lifehacker.

What your email address says about you.

Jun 04

One of the most frequent questions I am asked when I teach the technolgy course is “who should I use as an email provider”.


Matthew Inman, a tech guru who generates comics was kind enough to generate this and share it with the tech luddites.  Oatmeal via Gizmodo.

So glad I didn’t have to say it, but now you know!