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[8 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 785 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 …

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[27 Mar 2013 | One Comment | 951 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, …

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[27 Mar 2013 | 3 Comments | 1,277 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 | No Comment | 1,777 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 …

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[16 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 1,503 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 | 2,021 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 | No Comment | 1,723 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 | 1,916 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 …

Software, Tech »

[7 Nov 2012 | No Comment | 934 views]

Not what I expected, but in this case it’s perhaps six of one and half dozen of the other — Microsoft is folding the feature set that is Messenger into the better brand, which is likewise a collection of features …

Mac, Tech »

[25 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 1,017 views]

Hybrid SSD + HDD storage has been around for awhile, but cost and compatibility have been issues. With the advent of the 2012 iMac, Apple will market and ship its own take on the technology under the Fusion Drive brand. …

iPhone, Tech »

[23 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 1,152 views]

Your Verizon iPhone is insecure at the source. The carrier tracks — where you go and how you use the internet — and shares your Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) with affiliates, parent companies (i.e. Vodafon) and their subsidiaries. In fact, …

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[26 Sep 2012 | No Comment | 1,548 views]

Although free wi-fi doesn’t yet grow on trees, pretty much every Earthbound McDonalds, Tim Horton’s, Taco Bell and Starbucks store offers it. Finding an open access point at 30,000 feet, however, is different matter entirely. Yet as fliers flock to …