Most people think of Apple as selling over-priced equipment. We think of it like Mercedes, BMW or Bose. These brands stand for high quality, but are commonly perceived as over-priced, which is part of their snob-appeal.
Look at me. I can afford to overpay!
I think that perception no longer jibes with reality for Apple. [...]
App stores are becoming the preferred distribution channel for software sales, particularly for large hardware and software companies like Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft . Some of the more important app stores are:
Steve Jobs says, “We are living in the post PC era.”
What does that mean? Is he correct? (Yes.) Do you need to do anything?
I will present Apple’s Post PC Era at the next meeting of the Connecticut PC Users Group (CTPC).
My talk will be about:
Optimum WiFi has upgraded their metropolitan Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey Wi-Fi hotspots to cable modem speeds of 15Mbps down and 4 Mbps up. This is a great free benefit to Cablevision subscribers.
Cablevision partners with Comcast Xfinity and Time Warner Road Runner to share their Wi-Fi networks with [...]
Microsoft Windows makes it quite simple to know which window has the focus. That Window’s title bar is brighter than all the others. The Mac OS X desktop doesn’t have this feature so it is easy to think you are working in one window when you are not.
We all get robotic calls. We never want them. They are a distraction and a frustrating annoyance at best. If you fall victim to these scammers who use these techniques you may lose your identity and money.
You can file a complaint at the National Do Not Call Registry website. [...]
Google has updated the settings in Google Calendar to allow the user to set a default meeting length rather than use the standard half hour. Previously, we had to change each event if we wanted something different. Now we have choices.
Google also added a Speedy meetings option checkbox.
Speedy meetings let us [...]
I just received an offer to buy a Samsung Google Chromebook before it goes on sale to the general public. The cost is $499.
No thank you Google. I could buy an iPad 2 for that price (without the free sleeve) or an Asus Eee Pad Transformer for $50 less!
Brian Krebs writes about security. He has three rules for online safety that bear repeating.
If you didn’t go looking for it, don’t install it! If you installed it, update it. If you no longer need it, remove it.
If you want to understand more about these rules, the original post [...]
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