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Tablets

The iPad was first released on April 3, 2010 and the world hasn’t been the same since. Tablets have taken over. Most people are casual computer users. They just want to surf the net, play movies and music, take pictures, check Facebook, and play games. They don’t need a desktop computer or a laptop to do that anymore. They just need a decent tablet to stay connected and entertained. One of the reasons why tablets are so popular is because they are super portable. They are lightweight, they don’t take up much space, and you can take them anywhere. Laptops are more powerful, but they are also more of a hassle to lug around and the battery life isn’t as good. Plus it’s a lot easier and more comfortable to read an article or an eBook on a tablet than it is to read on a laptop.

Tablets are the future. You feel as if you’re in a sci-fi movie when you’re using them. It’s cool to have the entire internet right  in your hands, presented in bright colors and pretty pictures that you can swipe and swivel and interact with. When you FaceTime or Skype with someone, it’s like they are in the room with you. Tablets aren’t going anywhere, they are here to stay. I’ve noticed a trend: tablets keep getting smaller and smartphones keep getting larger. In a few years your iPad will fit in your pocket and you’ll need a backpack for your iPhone. You can’t stop progress.

Critically Rated at 15/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Turning Off Your Computer

I have a laptop and I never turn it off. It’s a customized 2011 MacBook Pro and I live with it. If I’m at home, it’s on. I close it when I go to sleep, I open it when I wake up, I close it when I leave the house, and I open it when I come back home. I update it, I let it sleep and rest, but I hardly ever turn it off. And I’ve never had any problems with it. Turning off your computer is like shutting off your gateway to the outside world. You are cut off from reality, from the now. My laptop is a few seconds away from a global connection at any given point. If the zombie apocalypse started tomorrow, I would be among the first to know. Everyone else is walker food. The only reason why I’m writing this is because I’m about to shut it down for a few days while I’m on vacation. I can only hope that it will reactivate when I try to turn it on when I come home. If not, my laptop will become an extremely elaborate paperweight. You get what you paid for, and I paid for a lot.

Critically Rated at 8/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Slow Internet Connection

Some people rely on the Internet to make a living. I use it to kill time. So I get fucking frustrated when my sites aren’t loading fast enough. I love the Internet. I’ve paid my dues. I lived with 56k and dial-up modems and downloading a song for twenty minutes and yelling at my mom for picking up the phone and kicking me offline. Now everything is wireless and everything is 3G or 4G. It’s 2012. It’s the Future. Most sites load instantly most of the time, but every once in a while my router will pretend like it’s 1997 and run slower than a fat kid at recess. My iPhone fails me occasionally too. No bars means no reception which means I’m disconnected from the world. It’s 2012. Waiting thirty seconds for anything is unacceptable and Google needs to hurry up. Fucking load already.

Critically Rated at 5/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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