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Windows 8 & Ballmer Parody

We at Wicks PC Repair are computer purists and have disdain for Windows 8 and we believe that Windows 8 is the Worst OS of all time and that it is deserving of parody and comic ridicule. With that being … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Worse Than Feared

December 11, 2012 The post release reviews are in and the general consensus is that Windows 8 is a disaster. MIT Prof. Philip Greenspun states in his blog that “Windows 8 is a Christmas gift for someone you hate” Click … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Releases Oct. 26 – Don’t Buy It

It is hard to believe we are once again having to warn our customers about what we believe will be another majorly Failed Windows version. Continue reading

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NEC Terrain (AT&T)

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Good: NEC’s waterproof and rugged Terrain features 4G LTE, push-to-talk, and an easy-to-use QWERTY keyboard.
Bad: The Terrain is unattractively heavy, runs the dated Android 4.0 OS, and records poor video.
Bottom Line: If you want a rugged AT&T handset, pick NEC’s sturdy Terrain, but those in search of a more stylish device should consider the pocket-friendly Samsung Rugby Pro. [Read more]

    



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Motorola Droid Maxx

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Good: The Motorola Droid Maxx delivers astonishingly long battery life, a big colorful screen, and a durable, attractive design. The camera takes pleasing pictures and performs inventive tricks such as voice commands, screen-based notifications, and a quick-launch camera.
Bad: The Motorola Droid Maxx is expensive. Our review model didn’t charge properly unless we played with the settings.
Bottom Line: If you can get past its steep price and can charge the battery without any problems, the massive-screened Motorola Droid Maxx would be Verizon’s best Android smartphone. [Read more]

    



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Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop

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Good: Microsoft trims the Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop down to a simple split-key design keyboard with integrated shortcut keys and a spherical mouse that both relieve undue weight on your wrists.
Bad: Split keyboards are an acquired taste, setup takes up a lot of desktop real estate, and users with obsessive-compulsive tendencies will lament the glossy shell on the mouse that attracts sticky fingers and fingerprints.
Bottom Line: Whether you’re already noticing early signs of carpal tunnel syndrome or just want to get started early, the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop is a cost-effective, well thought-out solution that puts a healthy posture at your fingertips. [Read more]

    



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Bing Weather (Windows Phone)

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Good: Bing Weather’s no-frills, attractive design gives you just enough weather details without overcrowding the app with unnecessary features.
Bad: You can’t get to extended daily forecast details from the home screen, and the app can be slow when swiping through each page.
Bottom Line: Bing Weather is well worth the free download for its pretty, dead-simple design and comprehensive weather reports. [Read more]

    



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LG 60LA6200

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Good: The LG LA6200 LED LCD TV features thin, attractive styling with narrow bezel and sleek swivel stand; a capable, customizable Smart TV suite; accurate color and uniform screen; and is 3D-compatible, with four pairs of glasses included.
Bad: Subpar picture quality overall with light black levels, worse video processing than a typical “120Hz” TV and a middling bright-room image; surprisingly poor 3D image; cluttered Smart interface.
Bottom Line: The midrange LG LA6200 LED LCD TV gets points for looks and smarts, but loses even more due to its picture quality. [Read more]

    



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LG 47LA6200

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Good: The LG LA6200 LED LCD TV features thin, attractive styling with narrow bezel and sleek swivel stand; a capable, customizable Smart TV suite; accurate color and uniform screen; and is 3D-compatible, with four pairs of glasses included.
Bad: Subpar picture quality overall with light black levels, worse video processing than a typical “120Hz” TV and a middling bright-room image; surprisingly poor 3D image; cluttered Smart interface.
Bottom Line: The midrange LG LA6200 LED LCD TV gets points for looks and smarts, but loses even more due to its picture quality. [Read more]

    



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LG 50LA6200

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Good: The LG LA6200 LED LCD TV features thin, attractive styling with narrow bezel and sleek swivel stand; a capable, customizable Smart TV suite; accurate color and uniform screen; and is 3D-compatible, with four pairs of glasses included.
Bad: Subpar picture quality overall with light black levels, worse video processing than a typical “120Hz” TV and a middling bright-room image; surprisingly poor 3D image; cluttered Smart interface.
Bottom Line: The midrange LG LA6200 LED LCD TV gets points for looks and smarts, but loses even more due to its picture quality. [Read more]

    



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LG 55LA6200

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User Rating:
Good: The LG LA6200 LED LCD TV features thin, attractive styling with narrow bezel and sleek swivel stand; a capable, customizable Smart TV suite; accurate color and uniform screen; and is 3D-compatible, with four pairs of glasses included.
Bad: Subpar picture quality overall with light black levels, worse video processing than a typical “120Hz” TV and a middling bright-room image; surprisingly poor 3D image; cluttered Smart interface.
Bottom Line: The midrange LG LA6200 LED LCD TV gets points for looks and smarts, but loses even more due to its picture quality. [Read more]

    



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LG 42LA6200

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User Rating:
Good: The LG LA6200 LED LCD TV features thin, attractive styling with narrow bezel and sleek swivel stand; a capable, customizable Smart TV suite; accurate color and uniform screen; and is 3D-compatible, with four pairs of glasses included.
Bad: Subpar picture quality overall with light black levels, worse video processing than a typical “120Hz” TV and a middling bright-room image; surprisingly poor 3D image; cluttered Smart interface.
Bottom Line: The midrange LG LA6200 LED LCD TV gets points for looks and smarts, but loses even more due to its picture quality. [Read more]

    



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LG’s rumored G Pad 8.3 tablet looks to be the real deal

LG hasn’t launched a new tablet since the Optimus Pad LTE in 2012.

(Credit: LG)

A new ad by LG seems to be more than just hinting that it’s coming out with a LG G Pad 8.3 tablet. The company has yet to announce that it’s launching the small-sized tablet, but a new YouTube ad posted on Monday is book-ended with banners that say: “LG G Pad 8.3.”

Not a lot is yet known about this rumored tablet except that it’s said to sport an 8.3-inch screen packed with a 1920×1200 resolution, 2GB of RAM, and powered by a quad-core processor. Some reports have pegged the device as small enough to fit into a user’s back pocket, despite its hefty screen size.

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Ticker tape tweets let you hashtag like it’s 1867

(Credit: Adam Vaughan) If you can post to Twitter using Morse Code, you should darn well be able to get tweets via ticker tape. Enter the Twittertape Machine, which eschews annoyingly modern smartphone screens for a printed feed of tweets and men… Continue reading

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