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Your Computer Will Restart Tonight

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A large collection of patches and updates will be delivered tonight, Patch Tuesday, the second Tuesday of the month. Last month was a paltry bunch of updates, not really worth mentioning, but this month brings 17 security bulletins fixing 64 different vulnerabilities, the most ever fixed in one month. […] continued

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Apple Makes A Move Into Small Business

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It’s obvious by now that nothing pursued by Apple should be underestimated. Apple has had its share of unsuccessful projects over the years that languished or died, but it has all the momentum in 2011 to move things forward simply by focusing on them.

Small businesses might be the next target. […] continued

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Which iPad 2 Should You Get?

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If you’re considering an iPad, you must read this article by Marco Arment. Everything you need to know, in plain English. Verizon/AT&T or wi-fi only? 16Gb, 32Gb, 64Gb? Black or white? If you already have an iPad 1, is it worthwhile to upgrade to the iPad 2? All the answers are there. […] continued

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The Apple Ecosystem And The Post-PC World

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When I’m lonely and bored, I like to go back and read my old articles and marvel at how well I’ve been leading you through the fast-changing world of technology. It was just a year ago that I wrote these incisive comments about what to expect from Apple’s original iPad:

It’s not going to revolutionize anything, it’s not going to replace netbooks .

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Conan O’Brien On The iPad 2

Everything you need to know about the iPad 2.

Conan O’Brien – Apple is getting a little cocky about iPad 2

If the video doesn’t display, look for it here. […] continued

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Google Cloud Connect – Part 2: Shortcomings And Comparison To Dropbox And Office Web Apps

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Previously:
Google Cloud Connect For Microsoft Office – Part 1: Sync And Share Documents Easily

Almost a year ago I wrote an article about how Microsoft could change the world by moving our files online. Imagine that you could have your office documents appear seamlessly on your office computer, your notebook, your smartphone, and in a web browser on any computer.

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A Cautionary Note About The Verizon iPhone

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The iPhone will be available from Verizon in a few days. With luck, Verizon’s network will continue to be stronger than AT&T’s network, which staggered under the traffic load generated by its iPhone users. Early users of Verizon’s iPhone claim that it does not drop calls as frequently as the AT&T version, but it’s unclear if that’s because Verizon’s network is better or because the phone was redesigned. […] continued

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Microsoft Makes OneNote Available On iPhone For Free

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Microsoft announced today that it is making OneNote Mobile for the iPhone available as a free download from the iTunes store. Here’s a Microsoft blog about the new release. This has a bit of a back story that deserves telling.


OneNote basics  Every version of Microsoft Office 2010 includes OneNote – if you have a new computer, you likely have OneNote on the Start menu waiting to be discovered. […] continued Read more

A Funny Story About iPhone, iPad, And Exchange

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I’m going to tell you a story about one of the little problems that came up yesterday – just a random illustration of why my hair is thin and I occasionally start openly weeping for no apparent reason.

This one happens to involve an iPhone, an iPad, and a hosted Exchange mailbox from Microsoft Online Services. […] continued

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Verizon Gets The iPhone

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You probably saw the news that Verizon will begin selling a version of the iPhone that will run on its network starting February 10. We’re very conscious of Verizon’s business plans in the North Bay, since AT&T’s presence up here is feeble at best and Sprint and T-Mobile are non-starters. I’ll give you just a few extra bits of information. […] continued

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Tidbits From The Consumer Electronics Show

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The Consumer Electronics Show is keeping gadget freaks happy in Las Vegas this week. I can’t begin to tell you anything in depth – it is a frenzied scene, with close to a hundred thousand people looking at devices from literally thousands of exhibitors. Only a tiny handful of the items displayed will ever be important enough to come to your attention. […] continued

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Get any good presents?

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You may be wondering where to start with the shiny new technology that appeared under the tree – after all, there are reportedly 200,000 Android apps and almost 500,000 iPhone apps, of which possibly 14 are worthwhile. How do you find the good ones?

Engadget just put together a nice series of articles with suggestions for the most popular/useful/interesting apps for the mobile devices. […] continued

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Free Security For Android Phones With Verizon Mobile Recovery

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Verizon has introduced a new service that anyone with an Android phone should set up right away. It significantly enhances the security of the phone and adds some important features to make the phone easier to use. Oh, and it’s likely to be free for most of you.

Doesn’t sound like the Verizon that we know and tolerate, does it? […] continued

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The Rollout Problem

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There is an interesting consequence to the development of a global population obsessed by technology: it’s become very difficult to introduce a new service and have sufficient capacity for it to start successfully.

It’s nothing new. Back in 2004 online gaming service Steam crashed repeatedly in the first few days after Half-Life 2 was released. […] continued

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Kindle DX Update

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The Apple iPad has been out for a while and it’s become clear that it may fill a niche for some people as a way to read magazines and newspapers, once publishers finish work on the apps and set reasonable prices.

Serious book readers have discovered, though, that an iPad is a terrible way to read books. […] continued

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