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As I’ve been telling all of you for the past few weeks, I am finally making the change from being primarily a Windows user to a Mac user. While the process has been fairly painless, there has been a hiccup here or there, and this week I hit a doozy. On Monday the 4th, I… read more

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I’ll be the first to admit that when I first heard about Apple’s Magic Trackpad, I mocked it. I don’t remember where I mocked it, but I made fun of the concept somewhere. Last Sept. I went to Philadelphia on vacation, and with some time to kill one morning, I swung by the Apple Store… read more

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In a move that is sure to polarize people I know, I am switching my main computer to an iMac. Last Aug. I talked about getting an iMac, my first computer I’ve ever owned from Apple.  My intention was that this particular desktop would stay in my house for use, and that is where it… read more

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Working in the world of tech blogging, I have to write about pretty much all of the companies out there, but I have discovered that any time I say anything positive about Apple, I am immediately labeled an “Apple fanboy”, and anything I have to say is dismissed out of hand. Huh … funny I’m… read more

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Yes, that disturbance you felt in the force was true … I bought a Mac.  A 27-inch iMac to be precise. This is something I have wanted to do for years, but I never really had a “need” for such a system, it was always just a “want”.  With the amount of media I’m producing… read more

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In a not-so-surprising turn of events, Steve Jobs has announced he is taking a leave of absence from Apple through June of this year. Ever since the iPod event in September 2008, rumors about Steve Jobs’ health have circulated due to how painfully thin he looked.  On January 5th of this year, Mr. Jobs released… read more

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Well, the party is over. Microsoft had finally upped their offer to $33 a share from the $31 they initially offered, but it seems Yahoo wanted $37 a share.  Steve Ballmer finally decided it wasn’t worth the games, not the protracted fight it was going to be, so he has opted to move on, leaving… read more

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It seems that computer makers have decided that I, amongst many, many others, am right about Vista not being the be-all, end-all of computing. HP, Dell and Lenovo computer manufacturers are all formulating plans for how they will continue to sell XP well past the June 30th cutoff set by Microsoft. The plans consist of… read more


Well, the new laptop is here. I did go with the Dell Vostro 1500, which I talked about back in February. So why did I go with this system?  Numerous reasons. – Windows XP was available on it.  That was a huge reason. – Dell Vostros ship without trialware, making for a much more pleasant… read more


Earlier this week I wrote a diatribe about Windows Vista that got some… passionate… comments from Vista users. The feeling seems to be that it is fine once you fiddle with it, and that you need to “learn” how to work with it. It would seem that Steve Ballmer, the CEO of Microsoft, shares a… read more

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It’s that time again… computer buying time. For the most part, my Compaq Presario V2000 has served me well, but I am in to so much heavy blogging work in the evenings now that I am starting to see a lot of sluggishness. Also, if I want to stay with Windows XP, I need to… read more

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More and more companies are turning to Internet downloads to deliver media in to our homes, but, for now, you mainly have to watch them on your computer. While this may be okay for watching something as short as a YouTube video, it’s not always the optimal way to watch a feature length film. So,… read more

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