Thursday, September 30, 2010

Apple Doesn't Suck At The Web, It Just Has Different Motives

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Free Travel: Still Doable, With the Right Loyalty Program

Free Travel: Still Doable, With the Right Loyalty Program

For those with attention deficit disorder here is a condensed version of the above article:
• If your traveling in the USA transfer airline miles to AmTrack Guest Rewards

• Click here to view a printable version of the Amtrak Travel redemption opportunities.

• Consider transferring airline miles to hotel rewards programs such as Starwood Preferred Guest (Westin, Sheraton, W, and others) and Hilton HHonors.

• Check out for other deals

Friday, September 24, 2010

A Blind User's Profound Review of the iPhone - Austin Seraphin - Technology - The Atlantic

A Blind User's Profound Review of the iPhone - Austin Seraphin - Technology - The Atlantic

"When I got an iPhone, my life changed forever. I consider it the greatest thing to happen to the blind for a very long time, possibly ever. It offers unparalleled access to properly made applications, and changed my life in twenty-four hours.

When I first heard that Apple would release a touchpad cell phone with VoiceOver, the screen reading software used by Macs, I scoffed. The blind have gotten so used to lofty promises of a dream platform, only to receive some slapped together set of software with a minimally functional screen reader running on overpriced hardware which can't take a beating. I figured that Apple just wanted to get some good PR -- after all, how could a blind person even use a touchpad?

I laughed at the trendies, both sighted and blind, buying iPhones and enthusing about them. That changed when another blind friend with similar opinions also founded in long years of experience bought one, and just went nuts about how much she loved it, especially the touchpad interface. I could hardly believe it, and figured that I should reevaluate things."


CNN Tech: Facebook up after second outage in two days

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Beleaguered Windows users take heart Microsoft just tossed you a bone!

Free Microsoft Security Essentials formerly only free for home users is now free for small business users!

Microsoft Security Essentials has won a lot of praise since its introduction last year. The anti-malware software is unobtrusive and reasonably effective, and its price—free—can't be beat. One fly in the ointment has been the software's licensing terms; MSE is only licensed for home users. Businesses have to look elsewhere for their anti-malware needs.

That's set to change, at least a little, next month. From early October, small businesses—defined here as those with ten PCs or fewer—can use MSE, too. Microsoft claims that enterprise security software is too expensive, complicated, and hard to use for these organizations, hence its decision to expand the reach of MSE.

Read the full story by Peter Bright

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Buggy iPhone? iOS 4.1 to the rescue!

On Wednesday, Apple released iOS 4.1, an eagerly anticipated update to the software that powers its iPhones and iPod Touches. While the original 4.0 release brought all kinds of goodies, including long-awaited multitasking and app folders, it also brought a world of hurt for some users.

Read the full story at the Houston Chronicle

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

California testing iPads as algebra textbooks - The Hill's Hillicon Valley

"A pilot project in four California school districts will replace 400 students' eighth-grade algebra textbooks with Apple iPads in an attempt to prove the advantages of interactive digital technologies over traditional teaching methods.

Education firm Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has teamed up with California Secretary of Education Bonnie Reiss for the pilot, which will take place at Long Beach Unified School District, Riverside Unified School District, Fresno Unified School District and San Francisco Unified School District."

California testing iPads as algebra textbooks - The Hill's Hillicon Valley

Will Apple's iPad invade Kindergartens?

Let's Imagine For A Moment That Microsoft Invented The iPhone...