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Good product integration is important

My iPhone 6 arrived in the mail, a few calls later it was activated and my old Note II became a paperweight. It’s not that I dislike Android or Samsung products, it’s just that my latent Phone Curse™ kicked in…. Continue Reading →

Force logout Mac users

Yet another one of those write this down Jan, it will come up again posts. There’s almost certainly a better way to force log out absent users on a Mac but heck, this works for me. To kill off all… Continue Reading →

My subconscious at work?

I’m beginning to believe my subconscious has developed super powers. I am jonesing for a new smart phone that works better than my antiquated iPhone 3G. Given the age of my phone that’s not a tall order. To help me… Continue Reading →

No iPhone 4 for me yet?

Not really news, but nice to see that Consumer Reports can send people the straight scoop. This seems to put to rest the myth of this being a software glitch. I still plan on getting one. I was going to… Continue Reading →

And now an iMac

I have way too many PCs in my house, but a couple of them have been elevated to “must have”. The notebook in the kitchen had become indispensable, like coffee in the morning. My morning wake up routine became Drink… Continue Reading →

The iPad is announced! I just don’t don’t get it

With some fanfare the iPad was announced today. And if I am reading it right, it’s like an iPhone but big and fat. I don’t get it. It’s an iPhone without the phone. It does not multitask.  So while you… Continue Reading →

iPhone OS 3.1 software is out

Naturally I am about to update my phone to the 3.1 version of the iPhone OS. I’m hoping I can manipulate play lists within my iPhone now; I have not checked out the new features yet.

Looks like I’ll need to try iTunes again

I don’t like DRM. It’s not an effective control since you can almost always convert the protected media into an unprotected version.It treats paying customers like trash and is meant to keep the fish swimming in neat little lines. That’s… Continue Reading →

The iPhone 3G

I’ve had the iPhone 3G for a week now and have come to one inescapable conclusion: I need to buy a watch. The iPhone 3G is well designed and easy to use.  The screen is larger than my old BlackBerry… Continue Reading →

More legal Darwin award recipients?

Looking on Amazon and searching for Steve Jobs and parody comes up with just one hit surprisingly. I don’t usually read parodies since I prefer science fiction but Apple’s lawyers sure tempt me. Anyone who can’t figure out that FSJ… Continue Reading →

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