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Sync Solutions

A common problem is how to share files with friends and family. Small files are easily shared via email but larger files such as videos are often too large to be an email attachment. Cloud services can be used, up to a point, but a user will be charged a monthly fee if his needs ...

Portable Wireless Storage

Tim Cook. CEO of Apple, recently predicted that sales of tablet computers would exceed sales of desktop computers by 2015. I believe that he is correct. For travelers, a seven inch tablet can be carried in a large pocket or purse. Try to do that with your laptop or notebook! The challenge is that a ...

Advantage: Android

Shortly after its introduction in April 2010, I began to see articles on how one might replace his desktop computer with an iPad. Since then the proliferation of apps has made that possible. Well, not entirely possible on an iPad but it can be done with an Android tablet. In my previous post I pointed ...

The Android Note Taking Dilemma

For the last two months I have been using both my iPad (3rd generation) and my Nexus 7. I really like the Nexus and I am probably spending more time with that device than with the iPad. It’s smaller, lighter, easier to hold in one hand and has reasonably good screen resolution. Like the iPad ...

About Clients, Servers and File Sharing (A Review)

Recently a new iPad user asked me how she could get a photo from her computer into her iPad. I could have simply answered that it could be done with iTunes or I could have recommended any one of several iOS apps that would do the job and she could have figured the rest out ...

An Enemy of FOSS

In my previous post I referenced a discussion  I had on starryhope.com. In that same discussion a commenter accused me of being an “enemy of FOSS”  because I promoted and actually purchased an Apple product. It was that commenter’s opinion that all computer related products should be purchased on their “philosophy of design and ethos”. ...

iTunes – A Comfortable Old Shoe

I recently engaged in an online discussion (http://starryhope.com) in which a Linux user asked for advice on what tablet might be best for him.  I replied that the choice should be based on the capabilities of the tablet and not upon the desktop OS. I suggested that an Apple iPad was just as suitable for ...

Hackintosh or Precise Pangolin ?

Prior to Precise Pangolin(12.04) my last Ubuntu upgrade was from Jaunty(9.04) to Lucid(10.04). That was the hard way to do it. It was a double install having to install Karmic(9.10) for a few minutes along the way and never using it. Lucid worked fine and since my primary desktop machine was a Mac, I decided to ...

An Unbalanced View of Reality

The Magic of Reality is a science book authored by Richard Dawkins that has recently been released in both print and PDF editions. Dr.(?) Dawkins, if you don’t already know, is a controversial atheist. He is controversial in that in some circles he is regarded as a brilliant scientist and in others a “nut case” ...

Disappointing Numbers

I have read reviews of the iPad versions of Apple’s Pages, Numbers and Keynote in which the reviewer describes the apps as “gorgeous”. Sadly, at least in the case of Numbers, beauty is only skin deep. I can only wonder if these critics ever actually try to use apps for practical work. If they did, ...