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[3 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 262 views]

With more than 31 million customers and over 300 daily trains, keeping up with Amtrak isn’t easy. The US national passenger rail carrier, however, has taken a big leap forward into the 21st Century with the launch of the Track-A-Train …

Apple luv, Tech »

[22 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 102 views]

Yes, the generals of the junta linger. Nevertheless, openness and the trappings of modern life are asserting themselves in Myanmar (aka Burma) — the first Kentucky Fried Chicken has opened and, later this month, so will an official Mac reseller.
The …

Cord Cutter, Tech »

[18 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 122 views]

The Roku 3, which shipped in March, has been received very well both critically and in the marketplace. The Roku 3, however, isn’t a standalone device, but a template for other new set top boxes, including the upcoming low-cost Roku …

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[6 Sep 2013 | 3 Comments | 795 views]

If browser market share is a proxy for Microsoft’s overall fortunes going forward, then Redmond is truly doomed. Five years after its initial launch, piggybacking off Apple’s open-source Webkit project, Google Chrome is now the world’s favorite browser and things …

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[23 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 424 views]

When the original Nexus 7 arrived in 2012, the reviews were breathless — Google had nailed it. However, within weeks, a range of serious issues surfaced — janky displays, poor software, reliability and, capping it all off, deplorable service. Though …

Hardware, Tech »

[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 …