16GB iPhone

I’m vexed. I’m consternated. I’m flummoxed. I was hugely disappointed by Apple’s failure to announce anything substantial about the iPhone at MacWorld 2008. (OK, some of the new software was kind of cool.) But now, Apple is announcing more memory for the high-end model. Another 8GB of memory; nothing else. And, you must shell out $500 for this puppy. It’s really too much money for too little. But, I’ve been waiting for some small sign from the powers-that-be that it’s time to go ahead and buy one. I’m willing to believe that this is that sign. Hmmm… what can I […]

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Humorous Vista News

MicroSoft is taking a beating on this dog they call an operating system. With so much widespread disappointment, it’s not clear that Vista will gain much traction in the future. Apparently, Balmer wants to blame piracy for poor sales of Vista. This news story has some other suggestions: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ATeLDM1H4M[/youtube] On a related note, perhaps the Vista packaging is to blame. It appears that so many folks were having difficulty in even opening the packaging for the Vista disks that MicroSoft had to create a tutorial for their users: Opening the Windows Vista Box Perhaps this should have been a sign […]

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MacWorld 2008 Live Keynote Coverage

I will be providing my observations and picks from this year’s MacWorld Expo. But I will not be providing live coverage of the Keynote by Jobs. For that, try the following sites: MacRumors MacDailyNews GizModo Arstechnica MacFormat TUAW Engadget Check back here later for my periodic reports of MacWorld.

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Using TimeMachine with a Network Device

I am loving Leopard and have found very few snafus since installing it almost 2 months ago. One of the great features in Leopard is the automated backup software called TimeMachine. Like many busy computer users, I am quite lax about doing backups on a regular basis. It usually takes a catastrophic loss of data to remind me that I should’ve been doing backups. A lesson learned the hard way. But TimeMachine handles this for me now. I connect an external USB drive to my machine and, once every hour, TimeMachine does an incremental backup of my hard drive

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3 MacWorld 2008 Rumors and Predictions

There are a fair number of predictions this year for MacWorld Expo 2008. They begin each year in December, then reach a fever pitch in the weeks before the expo. I won’t go over all of the predictions and rumors I’ve come across, but I will offer here a few of the more interesting ones I’ve seen. MacBook Tablet This rumor has been made on several sites, each with an interesting take on what form this tablet will take. Common to all the predictions is that is will be small (13″), thin, and a tablet. Here is an interesting video […]

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MacBook Tablet Finally Shipping

The Axiotron Modbook was originally announced almost a year ago at MacWorld Expo 2007. At that time, this after-market hardware modification, done by a team of German and American engineers, created quite a buzz. This mod is built primarily for mobile users, artists, or anyone who wants to draw and write directly on the screen. It uses OS X’s built in handwriting recognition software. It comes with an iSight built in, integrated CD/DVD combo drive that can be upgraded to a DVD burner, and a Global Positioning System. Yes, a GPS system, which turns this puppy into a nice, large-screen, […]

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