Would you give up online privacy for…

The US Government recently announced their own universal user ID service, which would basically prevent the need for multiple logins. Twitter, Facebook, your email, any site you comment on from FoxNews.com to Reddit, they all require some kind of credentials. Would that make your life easy enough that you would be willing to essentially let someone else in on everything you read and write? Most likely not. Not to worry, I don’t expect to be as widely adopted as they hope. Services like Disqus and LiveFyre (the comment system on this blog) have tried to solve the issue in the past, but nobody has strictly shown true market dominance.

So if it isn’t just convenience, what about internet access? What would it take? Many people have understood and not had a problem with Google scanning their emails as long as their GMail is free. Until recently, that is. Continue reading “Would you give up online privacy for…”

Dear Sports Game Developers… will you ever learn?

A few years ago, EA Sports decided to jettison the rights to their flailing NASCAR series of games. There hasn’t been a serious entry since NASCAR ’09 was released in 2008. Madden NFL 25 experienced a slight dip in sales compared to previous years, and some people are thinking the 2015 installment of EA’s NHL series could “make or break” the franchise. There is an easy solution, but companies like EA are very reluctant to adopt it. Continue reading “Dear Sports Game Developers… will you ever learn?”

How to use Project My Screen app in Windows Phone 8.1

With the advent of Windows Phone 8.1, you will be able to use the “Project My Screen” feature to send the signal to your PC. If you’ve already got the Developer’s Preview, you can start playing with this feature now. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works.

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Old blog posts & a review archived here

I am in the process of finding other old writings of mine and archiving them here on my website. I’ve pulled some of my product reviews on old websites, including a Max Payne 2 review from shortly after it released.

More lost writings from an old blog (a forgotten subsection of the original WinBreak) have been recovered and archived. Not all of them, just a few select pieces. Mostly stuff from 2006 and one from 2007. But with that, I officially have at least ONE piece of writing for every year from 2001 through 2014. How awesome is that!? If you want to browse the archives, you can start at 2001 and use the list on the right to jump between months and years!