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October 5, 2012

Getting Rid of That Annoying Update Notice

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

There it is again! This time it’s a notice for me to update my V Cast Media Manager program. I don’t use that program. I don’t want to use that program. I don’t want to update that program. What to do? What to do?
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October 4, 2012

Web-Based Unix Emulator

Filed under: News — admin @ 5:34 pm

You unix geeks are going to love this:

http://vrx.net/unix/

October 3, 2012

The Phone is a Computer, Right?

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

Cell phone users! You are too complacent! Your phones are interesting toys, but why aren’t they exploiting their full-on power as a computer? Why aren’t the manufacturers doing the same things to smartphones that have made computers so useful?
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October 1, 2012

My Favorite Version of Windows

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

It would have to be Windows 7. Yep, of all the Windows releases out there, Windows 7 is the one I’d install on a new computer, the one that I prefer to use most of the time. But mine is not a full-on love affair.
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August 29, 2012

History of the Floppy Disk

Filed under: News — admin @ 9:06 am

I remember the floppy well. I never had a computer that required an 8-inch disk, though I used those disks at the publishing house where I worked.

Yeah, verily, I suffered through stacks of 5 1/4-inch floppy diskettes, and piles upon piles of 3.5-inch diskettes. There was once a whole chapter of PCs For Dummies dedicated to the different types and densities of floppies.

Today, I still have one computer in the garage that has a 5 1/4-inch floppy drive. I also have a “loose” drive that I could install in any computer, but haven’t done so in over 10 years. I have a USB 3.5-inch floppy drive I’ve used from time to time. But with Sony stopping manufacture of floppies in 2010, the era is pretty much over.

Rest in peace, floppy disk.

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August 21, 2012

PC Sales Down, Down, Down

Filed under: News — admin @ 2:42 pm

Dell Inc. took a stock market swan dive today, as its earnings fell 18% last quarter. The culprit? Declining sales to the consumer market.
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August 17, 2012

Keep Yourself on ICE

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

What happens if someone finds your phone? What happens if they also find you next to your phone and you’re unable to communicate?
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August 6, 2012

Google’s Play Music App Sabotages WMA Files

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

This is petty. Once upon a time you could import music from your PC into your Android device. Not any more!
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August 5, 2012

Woz: The Cloud is Bad

Filed under: News — admin @ 10:47 pm

I agree with Woz: There is value to having stuff on your computer, right there on the mass storage. With stuff on “the cloud,” who owns it? What happens to it? Interesting thoughts.

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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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