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July 20, 2012

How Google May Win in the Voice Wars

Filed under: News — admin @ 9:24 am

Ever wonder why Google offered a free 411 telephone directory service about eight years ago? Or why Google knows what you’re searching for even when you can’t type or spell? It’s all part of a nefarious plot!

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Avoiding Data Overages

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

Yes, I’m one of the few. I still have an “unlimited” data usage plan on my Verizon phone. So does my son Jonah. My son Jeremiah, however, is burdened with the 2GB limit. Per month. How does he survive?
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July 16, 2012

Once IE Was the King

Filed under: News — admin @ 10:40 am

Now look at it: The market penetration of Internet Explorer is about 16 percent. It was once about 90 precent. It was the da King! The top browser now is Google Chrome.

I see two good things: First, it’s obvious that Windows users are mature enough to realize that they don’t have to stick with the slop that Microsoft dishes up. Second, they’re fully capable of downloading and installing a browser other than IE. That’s just wonderful!

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I Hang Onto This Stuff

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

I swapped printers the other day. Moved one from hither to thither. As I did, I opened the drawer where I keep printer manuals and discs. And in that drawer, I beheld a raft of old SIMMs — memory cards from computers long gone.
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July 15, 2012

The Death of the Cable Bundle

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:53 am

And it’s about time!

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July 13, 2012

Here Comes Office 15!

Filed under: News — admin @ 10:28 am

I don’t know whether or not they’ll call it Office 15, but it will be closely tied into the disaster that is Windows 8. From the article:

Many of Microsoft’s corporate customers still use Windows XP. Those using the current version, Windows 7— out since 2009 and paired with Office 2010 — might decide against upgrading.

Duh.

Also there’s talk that Office 15 may work only on Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems. When did “Stupid” get inserted into the Microsoft mission statement?

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What’s For Dessert?

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

Why, it’s the Android Operating system, that’s what’s for dessert! Specifically, the nicknames for that operating system.
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July 11, 2012

Here Comes 4K

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Just after I spend a ton of money on an Internet-ready TV, here comes the next standard.
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July 9, 2012

Life in the Sandbox

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Yes, as a nerd I enjoy playing computer games. I don’t suck the electronic teat 14 hours a day, like some people, but I do enjoy taking a few minutes break every so often and killing the bad guys. Or, more recently, the good guys.
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July 5, 2012

Check for the Malware!

Filed under: News — admin @ 12:30 pm

The Good Guys stopped some nasty malware going around, which redirected all your computer’s Internet traffic through some bogus name servers. The bad guys have been dealt with, but there’s still a lot of infected computers out there.

Check out the article below to learn more about the infection, and to check a link that determines whether your PC is infected or not.

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