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Comment by PR on Will Your Photos Last a Thousand Years? (January 17, 2017 04:30 AM)
I have some 100MB zip disks packed away somewhere, that were the be all/ end all long term file storage solution. I appreciate the technology, but in...
Comment by Kevin K on Should You Switch to Project Fi? (January 16, 2017 06:16 PM)
It's been slightly mentioned, but wanted to highlight is that it pretty much works seamlessly out of the US. Phone and data work just like you're at ...
Comment by TED MARTIN on Should You Switch to Project Fi? (January 16, 2017 05:51 PM)
Add Apple and I'm in....
Comment by Joe M on Should You Switch to Project Fi? (January 16, 2017 05:42 PM)
H2o Wireless has been fantastic for me. I signed up for the 3GB/unlimited plan for $40 with a 10% discount for auto-charge. So I pay $36/month ALL-I...
Comment by Brian on Should You Switch to Project Fi? (January 16, 2017 05:24 PM)
I guess I am satisfied with Republic Wireless and the T-Mobile service they provide. RW offers free roaming with AT&T and I never pay more than $22.8...
Comment by Bill.yeg on Should You Switch to Project Fi? (January 16, 2017 05:08 PM)
I found Fi on my newish Nexus 6P recently and looked into local options (Edmonton, Alberta). It said it supported only 2G. I'm guessing 2G is old and ...
Comment by Terry on Should You Switch to Project Fi? (January 16, 2017 04:56 PM)
I have been using Fi for about a year down in south Louisiana. I travel for business and have found a few dead zones but mostly I have great coverage...
Comment by Joe Farkas on Should You Switch to Project Fi? (January 16, 2017 04:16 PM)
I and the rest of my family have been using Project Fi phones for the past year or so. The phone and the MVNO Carriers are good now in about 136 count...
Comment by Linda on Should You Switch to Project Fi? (January 16, 2017 03:15 PM)
You mentioned that Fi was originally only available for GoogleNexus 5. I believe that is incorrect. Nexus 5 phones (which I have) do not work on Proje...
Comment by Reuven on Should You Switch to Project Fi? (January 16, 2017 02:26 PM)
You forgot to mention that international roaming for data doesn't cost any extras - same $10 a Gig....

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A Big Milestone + Geekly Update

Today I'm celebrating an anniversary -- 20 years of online publishing! The Internet Tourbus first rolled out into cyberspace in July 1995, and ten years later, AskBobRankin.com was born. With thanks to awesome readers like you, I'll keep on keeping on. Today's Geekly Update is an expanded version, with twenty items that are guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Announcing... The Rankin File!

I've started a new website, and what better day to officially announce it than on my birthday? The Rankin File offers 'small business tech and tips' for those who run their own business. If you have a home-based business, a small business with employees, or you're even thinking about starting your own business, The Rankin File is for you! And as the name suggests, it's not just for business owners. If you're a secretary, office manager, or wannabe techie, my tips will help you score points with the boss. Read on to learn more about what you'll find in the Rankin File...

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Tourbus - The Final Bus Stop

In case you haven't heard, The Internet Tourbus is rolling up to its final stop. After 16 years of online publishing, Tourbus is one of the longest-running email newsletters. But two things have happened this year, prompting me to hit the brakes. Here's the full story...

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Who is Bob Rankin?

Every so often, people ask about my background, and how I got started with computers and the Internet. I've published bits and pieces of my bio before, but never a detailed account of my professional life. So here it is, with a few interesting personal asides...

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My Cholesterol Level is Too High!

After a routine physical, I got the news from my doctor that my cholesterol is too high. My diet is pretty healthy, and I'm not in bad shape for a 48-year-old guy. But this LDL and HDL stuff is a wakeup call for me. Clearly I need to exercise more and be aware of foods to avoid high cholesterol. So here's my 4-month plan to knock 40 or 50 points off that cholesterol number, without using any prescription drugs...

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Bonzai - It's a New Puppy!

I know I'm supposed to write about computers, the Internet and nifty gadgets, but life is more than all that electronic stuff. I'm so happy with my new puppy that I've just got to show him off...

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