OneNote for the Mac: Review

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Microsoft is on a cross platform tear these days and that’s a good thing. The big news about that was the release for Office Apps for the iPad last week. But a couple of weeks before that, Microsoft made a flanking move in the cross platform wars and released a version of OneNote for the […]

HeartBleed Bug in OpenSSL is an Open Wound on the Internet

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Multiple sites are reporting tonight about an OpenSSL crypto bug that could have an affect on anywhere from 50% to more of Internet traffic. Called the Heartbleed Bug, the flaw was discovered and reported by Neel Mehta of Google’s security team. A patch has been issued. Because of the nature of the bug and the fact […]

The iPad Goes Bollywood Dancing

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Apple’s Your Verse campaign is all about how individuals use the iPad to create. I’m sure you’ve seen the commercial that features individuals in a variety of fields from storm chasing to sports to engineering to the arts. The commercial features a voice over by Robin Williams lifted from the film Dead Poets Society begging […]

Windows 8.1 Update Coming Tomorrow: Why You Must Update

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Windows XP may be on its last official legs, and Windows 7 is still being supported. But if you’re using Windows 8.1 tomorrow, April 8th, marks an important milestone. For most users, Windows 8.1 Update will roll out tomorrow. MSDN and TechNet subscribers have had the bits for a week or so. But once the […]

Final Day Countdown to the End of Windows XP Support

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Today may be the first day of the rest of your life, but for those still hanging on to Windows XP, it is the last day that Microsoft will continue supporting the aging operating system that has had more lives than an Internet full of cat GIFs. Beginning tomorrow, April 8, Microsoft will no longer […]

Amazon Fire TV: Review

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I feel very much the same about Amazon’s new Fire TV as I did about the first edition of Amazon’s Kindle Fire Tablets. There’s potential in this new born, but it hasn’t found its legs yet. Like most infants it is pleasant to look at and celebrate the arrival. But time needs to pass before […]

Game of Thrones Season 4 Premiere Crashes HBO Go

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Game of Thrones fans might have been screaming “you know nothing” at HBO Sunday night as the streaming service, HBO Go crashed under the strain of so many wanting to watch the season 4 premiere. Twitter was filled with outrage and plenty of “here we go again” remarks after HBO Go recently had similar troubles with […]

Microsoft Office for the iPad: Review

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For some, Microsoft Office for the iPad was viewed as the holy grail. For some it was endless waiting that rivaled anything Samuel Beckett ever wrote. For some the delays from Redmond made it irrelevant and they moved on to other options. There were even some who felt, for some reason, that without a version […]

Spring is Here and Time for Mobile Device Spring Cleaning

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Finally the long winter of discontent we’ve been experiencing in most of the USA looks like it is about to move on. That means many start thinking about outdoor activities again. Porches and decks get cleaned off and the patio furniture gets uncovered or brought out of storage. It is also a good time to […]

Penultimate Update Brings a Few Nice Changes

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Penultimate has been my down and dirty note taking App for the iPad for quite sometime. I use it almost religiously in rehearsals and meetings. Owned by Evernote, there is a seamless syncing that brings all of my Penultimate notebooks into Evernote for archiving. Other digital note taking Apps have more features and in a […]

Monument Valley: Escher Like Puzzles that Twist Your Brain

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I used to work in a place that had a famous M.C. Escher print hanging over the stall in one of the restrooms. Talk about a taking your mind off of your business. I’ve always been a fan of how Escher played with our linear minds that seem far too bound to the dimensions we […]

Google’s Android TV to Join the Set Top Box Madness

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Google really wants to get TV. Just like everyone else, Google wants your eyeballs on content you view on your TV piping through its servers. Google has brought out several new revolutions from Chromecast to Google TV, which was a revolution that died before any barricades could even be erected. Now it looks to be […]

12 Million Copies of Office for iPad Downloaded in One Week

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Pent up demand? Curiosity? Something new to download? It makes no difference to Microsoft and Apple why it happened but Microsoft announced today that 12 million copies of its Office for iPad had been downloaded in the first week of availability. The numbers include downloads of Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote. There’s no word yet […]

Microsoft to Give Away Windows for Free on Small Mobile Devices

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At this week’s Build Conference, Microsoft is saying loudly that it really wants more market share when it comes to small mobile devices. Consequently the software giant is giving away what some see as the keys to the kingdom by planning to offer Windows for free for small mobile devices. Specifically, smartphones running Windows Phone […]

Microsoft Continues Mouse and Keyboard Support for Windows in 2025

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The year is 2025. Computing has long since passed the desktop age, the laptop age, the mobile age, and is in the implanted chip stage, when every user now can choose a computing chipset that is implanted into their body. These chips interact with sensors found at any location (work or play) that a user […]

Touch Version of Office for Windows Still A Ways Off

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Let me begin by saying simply, “what the hell?” At the opening of Microsoft’s Build Conference today Microsoft corporate vice president Kirk Koenigsbauer showed a “preview of a work in progress” that is the touch version of Office Apps for guess what platform? If you said Windows you would be curiously correct. According to Paul Thurrott’s […]

5 Reasons I Bought the Amazon Fire TV

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Amazon has joined the set top box race by introducing its version called Fire TV today. I ordered a Fire TV when they became available shortly after the announcement. It’s not that I need another set top box or another HDMI cable to plug into my TV. I don’t really. But in long view as […]

Apple Updates iWork Apps as the Productivity App Wars Continue

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Everybody wants your data. Apple, Microsoft, Google each have competing Apps for you to create and edit documents and they all want those documents stored in their respective clouds. Last week, Microsoft finally released a version of its Office Apps for the iPad. Those Apps (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) are free to download, but to create […]

How to Print Office for the iPad Documents

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As you probably know, Microsoft Office Apps for the iPad are now available for downloading. The Apps are free but to edit or create documents you’ll need a Microsoft OneDrive account. Word, Excel, and Powerpoint are nicely done Apps for the iPad but there is one feature that didn’t make it into the first edition. […]