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[21 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 736 views]

Thunderbolt’s delivery has badly lagged its promise, a familiar state of affairs for those around for the rise and fall of FireWire. As the rest of us wait for Apple’s Thunderbolt 2-equipped Mac Pro, another Intel partner, Asus, has delivered …

Mac, Tech »

[24 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 916 views]

Standards, and Apple’s relationship to them, are funny things. Whereas Safari is something of a leader vis-a-vis the unfinished HTML5 spec and the just published 802.11ac wi-fi in the 2013 MacBook Air is fairly cutting edge, Apple is perennial follower …

Mac, Tech »

[24 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,187 views]

Although HTML5 isn’t generating much buzz these days, it’s increasingly capable and common across the internet. Which begs the question, “Which Mac browser provides the best HTML5 compatibility?” Here is an unscientific look at just that.
Why should you care? HTML5 …

Apple luv, Tech »

[17 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 739 views]

Everybody is confessing and Apple Legal has issued a mea culpa, of a sort. As one would expect, it’s not really their “fault” and no real data, of any tangible consequence to us, was released — yet bad guys were …

Mac, Tech »

[5 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,147 views]

Back in April, Intel previewed 20Gbps Thunderbolt at the NAB Show, adding that the advanced I/O would ship in 2014. Now, just two months later, chipzilla is back to say Thunderbolt 2, as it’s now called, will in fact ship …

Tech »

[15 May 2013 | No Comment | 1,787 views]

taH pagh taHbe’! Of course, Shakespeare is better in the original Klingon. For those of us not schooled in the language of Kronos, uncovering this beauty was difficult. However, that has changed now that Microsoft’s Bing Tranlate service implemented translation …

Tech »

[27 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 1,855 views]

As these things go in the US, my 15Mbps connection for $53 a month from Time Warner Cable (TWC) is a bit expensive, but the speed is twice the national average. However, VTel customers around the small, rural New England …

Mac, Tech »

[8 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 713 views]

Although USB 3 isn’t nearly as robust as Thunderbolt — daisy chaining, powered bus, high asynchronous performance — universal serial bus has the mass market edge. That said, Intel has raised the bar and expects to ship 20Gbps Thunderbolt tech …

Tech »

[27 Mar 2013 | One Comment | 929 views]

Whether you shop at Walmart and Best Buy or Nordstroms and the Apple Store, chances are majority of the labels and packaging on the products you buy say, “Made in China.” On the whole, that’s been good for US consumers, …

Tech »

[27 Mar 2013 | 3 Comments | 1,240 views]

The printed word is rapidly fading from the page. In fact, paper itself is a whole lot less common than it once was. And, we know these things not only from personal experience, but also office supply and printer industry …

Apple luv, Tech »

[23 Jan 2013 | 4 Comments | 1,733 views]

On June 1, 2010, Steve Jobs proclaimed the “Post PC” era. That desktop and notebook computers are trucks and that, sooner or later, people would all be driving cars (i.e. iPhones and iPads). The days since then have been riven …

Tech »

[16 Jan 2013 | One Comment | 1,394 views]

Whereas the Fairer Platform and others have publicly kvetched that driver and implementation (chip) cost issues have inhibited Thunderbolt adoption, it turns out that Intel, which created this I/O tech, is a major source of pain for Thunderbolt PC, cable …

Mac, Tech »

[11 Jan 2013 | One Comment | 2,007 views]

Still torrenting? Here is an interesting and, one suspects, convenient way to do it. Search for and download torrents directly from within Google Chrome using the BitTorrent Surf Extension (demo video below) — no stand alone client required, which is …

Tech »

[7 Jan 2013 | 4 Comments | 1,706 views]

We have seen this movie before. More than a decade ago, the battle was between USB and Apple’s FireWire. Now, the fight is on again, this time between SuperSpeed USB and Apple’s Thunderbolt. We know which is technically superior, but …

Music, movies, TV, Tech »

[3 Dec 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,901 views]

Every time the rumor that Apple plans to launch a streaming music service — call it iRadio or iTunes Radio — Pandora’s stock tumbles, hard. However, at least one industry expert thinks that focus is misguided and that Spotify has …