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Dawn Of The Post PC Era

I am starting to see ads for the forthcoming Microsoft tablet that will run a version of Windows 7.  Of course this is no surprise to anyone. What does surprise me is the price! It will sell, at least initially, for a measly $1099 , and that price even includes a stylus! What a deal! ...

iOS 4.3 Fails to Impress =============

On Friday, March 11, Apple launched the iPad 2. Two days before, in preparation for the event, iOS 4.3, and iTunes 10.2 were released. The launch of the new iPad was heavily hyped in the press and, amongst other goodies, a video was widely distributed showing a new multi-finger gesture that would replace “home” button ...

Forgetting Things

There are times when a simple “To Do” list can be extremely useful. Last year I moved into a new home. Aside from numerous address changes, there were several remodeling projects, each involving a series of tasks that needed to be accomplished. While I could have made a pencil and paper checklist, I knew that ...

Bedfellows

A few days ago I visited my local Books_A-Million bookstore. On the way in I walked by the Joe Muggs Cafè that shared the brick and mortar storefront. Upon entering the first display I encountered featured the Nook and various Nook accessories. This display had been there since the 2010 holiday season. Now, as everyone ...

Au Revoir iTunes

I would have liked to entitled this post R.I.P. iTunes but I really do love my iPad and intend to keep it for awhile despite the horde of competing Linux based tablet devices that will soon be available. Credit for inventing the defining product must go to Apple, as it historically has before. I bought ...

Solving Sudoku Puzzles

The digital revolution has brought about many changes in our lifestyles. Our computing devices are quickly replacing the traditional printed media of newspapers, books and magazines. Only a few years ago, Sudoku puzzles were invented and published in the printed media. While they were, and still are, very popular they suffered from the requirement of ...

The Pulse News Reader

During the past week the New York Times requested Apple to remove The Pulse News Reader from the Apple iPad App store claiming that it was stealing their content. Apple briefly complied but then returned the app to the store. Several questions immediately come to mind. Was the complaint justified? Absolutely not. The distribution of ...

Scopa Comes To The iPad

There is a certain charm about playing Italian card games with authentic Italian cards. The card designs are more fanciful then American Bridge or Poker designs. The Italian card manufacturer, MODIANO, produces a number of “regional” decks customized to different regions of Italy. In my possession is a deck labeled “SICILIANE”. Included in the deck ...

Texting On The iPhone And iPad – A Few Apps 7

From time to time I receive a text message on my cell phone. Some require a response. There are many people who are quite proficient entering text messages on their cell phone keypad. I am not one of them. I have yet to compose a message without error and damned if I can figure out ...

No Ink On My Fingers 9

Do you still read newspapers? I certainly don’t. Well at least not the actual printed editions. It’s been several years since my local newspaper started publishing an online edition. I simply read it at their web site. Last year I sold an auto. At the website I was able to place an ad, upload a ...