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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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July 12, 2010

The iPhone-Killer App

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:24 am

Google has released an Android app toolkit, similar to the old HyperCard for the Mac, which allows anyone to quickly develop a mobile program. This is an insane step, one that Apple would never take.

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What If There Were No Internet?

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

Well, yeah: If the Internet were gone, then you wouldn’t be reading this. Well, at least you wouldn’t be reading this on your computer screen. You might, in fact, be reading it in one of those magazines you no longer subscribe to.

July 11, 2010

Adios, free Internet

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:09 am

I gotta believe it: The era of the free Internet, free content, free downloads, free-everything, might be drawing to a close. Ugh.

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July 10, 2010

10 Things to do With a Thumb Drive

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:31 am

Courtesy of Lifehacker. Wish I’d have thought of these. Or at least a few of them.

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July 9, 2010

The World Wide Wait

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

It’s a joke from the early 1990s: The third W in WWW stood for wait. It’s coming back to haunt me.

July 7, 2010

Your Typing Skills Are Being Swyped

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

You would probably think that typing on a full size keyboard would beat typing on a cell phone’s teensy, Munchkin keyboard — and especially a cell phone’s touchscreen keyboard. Boy, are you wrong!

July 6, 2010

US Gov’t Blocks Websites

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:37 am

Sure, lots of organizations filter the web, but when the US Dept. of Homeland Security begins to restrict where its employees can roam on the Internet, people take notice.

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July 5, 2010

Sorry, Steve: Books Are Better

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:48 am

Despite the popularity of the iPad, and the Kindle before it, your brain enjoys reading a book and does so faster. Yes, the old fashioned book. Yeah!

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Many Marriages

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Once upon a time there were two. Now there’s four. Soon I predict that there will be two again.

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