Apple Buyers Guide

When to upgrade or replace your digital devices is a common question and it can take a lot of research to provide a good answer. The MacRumors site provides a buyers guide for Apple devices that makes these purchases a whole lot easier. They show how long since the device has been last updated compared…

Pogue on OSX Lion

David Pogue, New York Times technology writer and author of the missing manuals series of technology books, has released a video providing OSX Lion tips to promote his latest book “missing manual for OSX Lion”. David does his best to deal with some screen casting glitches while providing a 1 hour session on OSX Lion…

Mac Finance Software

Do you like to manage your finances by using a program to create budgets, account ledgers, track progress and prepare reports? If so you may have got started with Intuit Quicken (Mac or Windows) or Microsoft Money (Windows). Personally I started with Quicken on Windows and moved to Quicken 2007 on the Mac when I…

Testing your WiFi Local Area Network (LAN)

Sometimes you may encounter a problem with your wireless LAN and need to do some testing. The symptoms could be intermittent connections or needing to constantly re-authenticate to your network. The usual Mac computer wireless network chooser in the menubar lists the local wireless networks, whether they have encryption activated, and provides a graphic “fan”…

Lots to like in Mac OSX Lion

Lots to like in the upcoming summer release of Mac OSX Lion. Ars Technica provides their usual thorough overview. Here are the features that interest me the most: Versions with autosaving and resume Alignment with IOS application updates especially full screen views Mission Control to organize windows Airdrop file sharing and the filevault security update…

Android End of Lifing

I have written before about Android issues. It may sound like I am not interested in Android’s success but if that were the case I wouldn’t write about it. Apple needs a strong competitor so consumers, prosumers, and businesses have viable choices. There is a lot in the news that Android is gaining market share…

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Livescribe Update

I last wrote about Livescribe on this blog in June 2009. It is time for an update as there is a new version of the smart pen called the echo. Robert Scoble has done video interviews with a user and with the founder, Jim Marggraff, who explained the new echo features. The product has improved…

Android Issues

Android (whose kernel is based on Linux) currently looks like the Linux of mobile operating systems. It doesn’t just work – you have to enjoy complications. Lack of upgrade paths seems to be a big problem with few handsets having OS upgrades from their original release. Actually the comparison to Linux is probably unfair since…

Keep in Sync with Dropbox

If you have more than one computer you will probably find it very useful to keep them in sync. As for me I have a multitude of computers from the desktop Linux, Windows, Mac OSX, laptop Mac OSX, iPad, and iPhone. Keeping these computers in sync would be much more of a challenge if I…