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March 3, 2013

About Your Evernote Password…

Filed under: News — admin @ 11:10 am

Apparently the database for the popular mobile app Evernote was hacked, granting the Bad Guys access to over 50 million unencrypted passwords. Yikes!

Evernote has apparently reset everyone’s password. I haven’t received a notice yet. I’m only a casual Evernote user, though I know the app is very popular and quite handy.

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March 1, 2013

Beware the In-App Purchases

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:27 am

I don’t know which is worse, the lure of in-app advertising targeted at kids or parents who let their wee tots use electronics without supervision?

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Jelly Bean Dictation, Yeah!

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

Android dictation takes a major leap forward with the Jelly Bean version of the mobile operating system. It’s realtime and almost flawless.
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February 27, 2013

Episodes of a Computer Consultant

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Way, way back when, when computers were still exciting in the 1980s, I tried my hand at being a computer consultant. I did not like it, not one bit.
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February 26, 2013

The Copyright Alert System

Filed under: News — admin @ 9:04 am

This system looks to be the first step in an ongoing battle to fight Internet piracy. It might even work.

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February 25, 2013

Muscle Recognition Control

Filed under: News — admin @ 5:08 pm

Interesting development: the MYO Armband, which gives you control over a computer or other device similar to the way Tom Cruise’s character in Minority Report controlled a futuristic computer: Wave your arms around. Pretty cool. I’m not sure whether it’s just for the Mac, though I don’t see how that would last long.

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The Power of the ¶

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

ma02-Show-Hide Whenever I look at a Word document and it’s all screwy, the first thing I want to see is what doesn’t show up on the screen: Those tiny characters that affect the text in strange ways, but which are hidden. Somewhere in that mess is the solution to the formatting problem.
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February 22, 2013

My Android, What Big Text You Have!

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

Where are the huge tablets? Trust me, they’re coming! Tablets may be popular today in the 7- to 10-inch size range, but eventually I see huge tablets appearing on the market. That will be a great choice for people who have trouble seeing a tablet’s tiny text. Until then, you can adjust text size on your tablet to something more readable. It’s cinchy.
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February 20, 2013

The Desktop Screenshot

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

Every so often, I snap a picture of my Windows computer desktop. That may seem weird and dismissible, but I have a valid justification. Not only that, every so often I have to remind myself to do it.
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February 19, 2013

Another Article on Apple TV

Filed under: News — admin @ 10:24 pm

Apple TV is supposed to be big. Not a big TV set, but something that moves the market. You’ll find lots of postulating in the article (link below). After playing with Internet TV for quite some time, I must say the thing it needs the most is a better interface. Typing search text using a TV remote sucks.

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