TechnoZen

Right fit in the Mazda6

I didn’t expect the 2014 Mazda6 GT to roar when I pushed the engine start button, but the quiet that met my ears once I did so left me wondering why it sounded so civilized. It wasn’t hybrid-start quiet, but I expected more of an announcement that the

Read more

One rule to rule them all

Creating email rules can sometimes seem like a complex bit of weaving. Once your list of rules grows lengthy, you might find that emails don’t take on the criteria (proper folder location, category, whether they’re deleted or not and so forth) that you expect. Email rules are

Read more

The stylin' Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

While I appreciate great style in all sorts of matters, from clothes to gadgets to cars, I inevitably choose practicality, even if it trumps style. You can have both – well, almost – in the 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.

Read more

Basic spreadsheet automation

The magic of spreadsheet software like Microsoft Excel and Apple Numbers lies in the automation of repetitive tasks. Most spreadsheet users know about the automation of arithmetic operations, but spreadsheets let you also automate the creation of common lists like sequences of numbers and the names of

Read more

Heritage, then and now, of the Ford Mustang

One fine fall Friday, I backed into my old neighbor Ralph’s driveway and rang his doorbell. He opened his door to see me leaning against the rear fender of a 2014 “gotta-have-it-green” Ford Mustang with the top down. “Wanna go for a spin?” I asked. He quickly

Read more

Sharing a computer

You probably couldn’t imagine sleeping in the bed somebody else slept in just minutes before, or eating off the same plate somebody else just finished with. Yet all sorts of people share computers using the same account. They see other people’s messes on the desktop. They can

Read more

Fun with a shifty Subaru Forester

Little of what I learn about automobiles surprises me. That said, I wouldn’t expect to find paddle shifters in a SUV, compact or otherwise. Yet that’s exactly what I did find in a 2014 Subaru Forester XT. At first I was surprised. Then, I was pleased, and

Read more

Shortening urls

Every web page you visit has a uniform resource locator (url) in the address bar. For instance, to visit my site, you would type my site’s url in the address bar, like so: www.luigibenetton.com. Each url can be a “folder path” not unlike the ones you use

Read more

Learning Ford C-MAX in-car technology

My girlfriend and I enjoyed glorious weather one late September weekend at a friend’s cottage in Lion’s Head, Ontario, partway up the Bruce Peninsula. She also liked the trip back home – in the passenger seat. “You know, this is a comfortable car,” she told me, “after

Read more

Calendars and time zones

Business travellers need to make meetings at set times regardless of the number of time zones they cross. When people regularly wore watches, forgetting to adjust for time zones could cause them to miss appointments. Now that increasing numbers of people use their mobile phones to tell

Read more
Page 20 of 42« First...10...1819202122...3040...Last »