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July 12, 2011

BYTE Magazine Returns (Sorta)

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:19 am

The grandaddy of them all, BYTE magazine has made a return to the world — the digital world.

Once upon a time, back when computer users were hobbyists and magazines were the way they learned about new stuff, BYTE was the king. There were other magazines as well, lots of them.

Most of the magazines were specific to your computer: PC World, PC Computing, PC Magazine for the PC; Nibble, InCider, SoftTalk for the Apple II; MacWorld and MacUser for the Macintosh; Compute! for just about everything else.

There were also computer news magazines like InfoWorld, nerd-specific magazines like Dr. Dobb’s Journal. Oh, and some magazines like Computer Shopper that occasionally were as thick as a phone book. I’m not kidding.

Anyway. BYTE is supposedly back.

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July 11, 2011

Cars Crash, Too

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:37 am

See a car wreck? an ‘accident’? Odds are 1:4 that that mishap was caused by an electronic gizmo.

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Get Thee a New Cell Phone

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

Cell phones are now a solid part of our digital life, if not the very center of that life. If you don’t yet have a smartphone, a cell phone that provides Internet access, then you’ll probably get one soon. If you have an older model, then you’ll probably want to update.

July 10, 2011

Google+ Takes On Facebook

Filed under: News — admin @ 11:32 am

Facebook falters? Tell me it isn’t so!

First you have news that Facebook’s rapid-rise use of MySQL is straining the site; the servers are overloaded and it’s only a matter of time before they come crashing down.

Or perhaps not, because:

Second, Google is taking on Facebook in the social networking arena. This competition is something Google is good at. Remember Yahoo? Remember WebCrawler? Remember all the other search engines of 12 years ago? How about Yahoo Mail and Hotmail?

Google has a history of taking on established players and knocking their teeth in. The Google+ social network may just be the thing to knock Facebook off the top.

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July 8, 2011

ISPs 1, Pirates 0

Filed under: News — admin @ 10:50 am

In the It’s About Frickin’ Time category, ISPs are now going to be fighting those scumbags who illegally download films, music, and other media. I. Am. Thrilled.

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YouTube Interview

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:55 am

Here is an interview done by Alan Weinkrantz back at the NYC Book Expo back in May.

You can visit Alan’s site at:

Boring Old File Management

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

It’s one of the most dreadful topics in all computerdom, but when you understand file management, you’ll find yourself getting a lot more done with your computers — and other electronics. You’ll also find that many things are a lot easier and less frustrating.

July 6, 2011

Can’t We Talk?

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

The USB connection between your Android phone and computer doesn’t need to be so difficult, but it is.

July 5, 2011

E-Harmony Founder: Don’t Get Married

Filed under: News — admin @ 5:21 pm

It’s a sobering admission, now if he’ll only fess up to the truth about online dating sites: Despite the “50 levels of compatibility” it’s still just a meat market.

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Disappointment at the Amazon Appstore

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:58 am

Here is a great letter from a developer expressing his disappointment with the Amazon Appstore. I still think that the Appstore is a great place to get paid apps at no cost, but if other developers feel the same way as Bithack, then things may not bode well for the future.

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