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November 13, 2012

How to Hide Your Email

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:22 pm

This episode brought to you by your Federal Government, specifically with regards to the current scandal involving General Petraeus. It’s very clever.


November 12, 2012

“A great tablet is better than a cheap PC”

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:07 am

The well-put title of this post came from the CEO of Nvidia, makers of PC graphics chips. He’s correct: For many people there is no more need to use a PC. If you’re set on email, the web, Facebook, and maybe a game or two, then you not only save money by getting a good tablet, you’re one-up on the technological leading edge.


Brushing Up Some Wambooli Fun

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

One project down. Another about to start. Time for some relaxing web page revitalization and programming!

November 11, 2012

The $21,000,000 Clock App

Filed under: News — admin @ 12:41 pm

Turns out that one of the clock faces you can use in an Apple clock app wasn’t that unique. How not unique? Well, not unique to the tune that Apple had to pay $21,000,000 to the design’s owner.


November 10, 2012

Gmail and National Security

Filed under: News — admin @ 5:14 pm

This issue has me scratching my head. Is the really any such thing as private email?


November 9, 2012

Living the Unix Life in Windows

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Recently, I’ve taken it upon myself to bone up on my Unix. I keep a Terminal window open on my Macintosh, and I’ve been plowing through the Propeller-Head books, discovering more about how Unix works, honing my shell scripting techniques, and discovering all sorts of wonderful and powerful things the World’s Best Computer Operating System can do.

November 7, 2012

Beware the ‘Phone’ Category

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

It happens often. You create a new contact in your phone. You set a new appointment. Then you go online later to look for that item. It’s not there. What?

November 6, 2012

Adios, Verizon Apps

Filed under: News — Tags: — admin @ 4:50 pm

I’ve never used them. I’ve never written about them. Good-bye. Good riddance.


November 5, 2012

Felix the Mouse

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Figure 1. An actual Felix mouse.

Reader Sean, or “Commander Hurricane,” recently emailed me a photo that brought back some memories.

November 2, 2012

Monitor Your Data Usage in ICS

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

One of the keen updates to the Android operating system ICS, or “Ice Cream Sandwich,” is the ability to monitor how much data you’re using — and which apps are using that data. Just as watching battery life is important, for folks with limited data plans, monitoring the phone’s data usage is vital.

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