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July 22, 2010

Will Apple put ads into its OS X operating system?

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:19 am

Apply has applied for a patent to put advertising — obnoxious and in-your-face ads — into its operating systems. I’ve been using Apple stuff for over 20 years now. If they follow through with this, then I am instantly a former Apple user, swear-to-God.

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July 21, 2010

Buying a New PC, Part I

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

If you want the latest, fastest computer and money is no object, then this blog post isn’t for you. Similarly, if you’re content with walking into a big box store and getting a computer that comes in a big box, then this blog post isn’t for you either.

July 20, 2010

A shorter, simpler password

Filed under: News — admin @ 10:16 am

True, it’s a pain to concoct a password that’s 14 characters long, a mixture of upper and lower case, non-consecutive digits, and weirdo symbols. Apparently it’s also not really necessary.

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July 19, 2010

When to Buy That New PC

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

A long time ago, new computers were purchased every two years. Today, it’s more like six years. Or longer.

July 16, 2010

U.S. Getting Aggressive on Pirate Sites

Filed under: News — admin @ 12:41 pm

Over 73,000 blogs were shut down recently, and 7 domain names seized, for distributing copyrighted material, mostly videos. What did I just write about the end of the free Internet? Then again, this was theft, and I’m all for the government pursuing and punishing thieves.

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Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

In the old days, the Print Screen button on the PC actually printed the screen. That was an easy operation because the screen was all text and the dot matrix printer could easily, and noisily, spew out 80 columns and 25 rows of text. Not so any more.

July 15, 2010

Apple knew of iPhone glitch, but Jobs persisted

Filed under: News — admin @ 2:59 pm

Despite protests by Apple engineers, Steve Jobs liked the iPhone 4’s design so much that he pushed it through. Nice Jobs.

Apple is holding a press conference tomorrow (Friday) to discuss this issue. Hopefully they’ll hold it in a way as to not interfere with the signal.

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July 14, 2010

Apple about to fess up for iPhone 4

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:34 pm

Truly, the iPhone 4 has fallen from the perch Steve Jobs put it on several weeks ago when it was introduced. Apparently Apple is now ready to own up to the phone’s many problems.

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Signs of Impending Doom

Filed under: Main — Tags: — admin @ 12:01 am

What noise does a hard drive make just before it dies? Well, it goes something like this: Tica-tica-tica-tica-zing! I’m serious.

July 13, 2010

Windows XP is Finally Done

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:20 am

Today marks the day, July 13, that Microsoft officially pulls the plug on support for Windows XP Service Pack 3, thus ending all Microsoft support for what is, perhaps, it’s most enduring and popular operating system.

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