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Windows 8.1 on the Go

Windows 8.1 on the Go

Recently Windows unveiled a mobile version of their operating system housed on what looks like a bigger version of a usb drive (pictured below). The device works by connecting into the HDMI port on the back of your TV or monitor and comes with an HDMI port, a USB port for your keyboard or mouse, … [Read more…]

How Google plans to turn your TV into a Chromebook

How Google plans to turn your TV into a Chromebook

Yesterday, Google announced a new product which aims to transform any HDMI television into a Chromebook.  The device is called the Chromebit, and it fits in the palm of your hand. The Chromebit is essentially a computer on a stick, with ChromeOS being the operating system of choice.  ChromeOS is the same operating system that runs … [Read more…]

Say Hello to USB-C

Say Hello to USB-C

USB-C is the new USB standard that has finally arrived.  You may be familiar with USB2 or USB3 – standards have have been used for years on almost every peripheral device.   The USB-C design offers a slimmer port which is both reversible and extremely versatile.  Unlike previous USB connectors, USB-C is capable of transferring … [Read more…]

Samsung announces new Galaxy S6

Samsung announces new Galaxy S6

Samsung on Sunday announced their new Galaxy S6 smartphone which is set to replace 2014’s Galaxy S5.  The Galaxy S5 was number two on the list of best selling smartphones in 2014 with over 11 million units sold, behind only the iPhone 6. Samsung’s Galaxy S6 focusses mainly on a new metallic design, but also includes … [Read more…]

Google to release child-friendly YouTube app

Google to release child-friendly YouTube app

YouTube is the world’s most popular online video service, boasting more than 1 billion users.  However, with over 300 hours of video being uploaded every minute, there is always the issue of mature rated content being uploaded. YouTube’s new app is set to release on Monday Feb. 23, with an initial release limited to only … [Read more…]

What’s Next for Internet Explorer?

What's Next for Internet Explorer?

2015 marks the 20th anniversary for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser.  It may also be its last. Microsoft recently announced that Windows 10 will be shipping with a brand new browser currently known as Project Spartan.  The goal of Spartan is to merge the worlds of mobile and desktop browsing by creating a similar interface between devices. … [Read more…]

Keeping Up to Date With Important Library News!

Keeping Up to Date With Important Library News!

With the recent nor’easter shutting down much of Suffolk County for a couple of days this past week, the Westhampton Free Library realizes it is important that you get up-to-date information about important library news/closings.  With this in mind, we want to remind patrons that you can check our website, Facebook page, and Twitter to … [Read more…]

The Start Button Is Returning in Windows 10!

The Start Button Is Returning in Windows 10!

Microsoft recently announced that Windows 10, the successor to Windows 8 would be free for those who own computers already running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 for its first year of availability. This update would restore the classic start menu screen seen in previous iterations before Windows 8 and integrate the start screen seen in … [Read more…]