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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 ...

Karmic To Lucid – A Few Bumps 3

After my horrible experience upgrading from Jaunty to Karmic (I skipped Intrepid) I swore I would never again be an early adopter of an Ubuntu release. I had intended to wait about two months before upgrading. However, in the past few weeks since the release since the official release I had read no negative comments ...

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 ...

The Date Calculator – iPhone App Review

Not many of my readers have pressed the Buy Me A Beer button so I have taken on a temporary job as a 2010 Census Enumerator. The enumeration activity involves determining how old a person was on April 1, 2010. There are several iPhone/iPad apps that will calculate the days from a person’s birth date ...

WordPress iPad App

Dear Readers, As mentioned in my previous post, the WordPress IPhone/iPad app seems to be riddled with problems. This post is simply an attempt to find a work-around so that I can blog from the iPad. If successful, it will be soon deleted. Meanwhile, if a developer should read this, the iPad needs a good ...

The Future Of Flash 1

I had wanted to compose and post this article from my iPad. Unfortunately, the WordPress app is very buggy and pretty useless at this time. The developers should be ashamed of themselves for releasing this product. This blog can be viewed from the Safari browser but any attempt to make a post simply is not ...

Lucid Lynx – A Wild Cat

There seems to be some controversy over Canonical’s decision to move the windows contol buttons from the right side to the left side of the screen in the next release (Lucid Lynx). Personally, as an occassiol Mac user, it matters little to me where the controls are located, Canonical has clearly stated that over the ...

How To Have A Personal Server In The Cloud

Last September I posted an article about Money Manager Ex. At the time of the post the devolper, Codelathe, promised a “cloud based” version of this great application. They have done that and considerably more. The name of the application is “Tonido”. It is cross platform, you can download versions of it for Windows, Mac ...