This article makes a point which has been on the mind of Windows and Mac users for quite some time: namely, that Microsoft ought to stop selling so many versions of its OS. It's confusing, it's expensive, and from my point of view, underhanded. What Microsoft Can Learn From Mac OS X Lion They should … Continue reading What Microsoft Can Learn From Mac OS X Lion
Every time I boot up the Windows XP virtual machine on my Mac, I waste at least half an hour with stupid Windows "critical updates", not to mention Windows Live One Care updates. My computer is always "at risk". Windows seems intent on wasting my time, every time I use it.
If the US and other Western countries are looking at Romania and shaking their heads while wondering why there's so much computer piracy there, perhaps this will help them get the picture. In 2008, the median monthly salary in Romania was €285, or $353, as another source quotes it. The same source says that by … Continue reading Is it any wonder there's computer piracy in Romania?
On October 27 (last month), Netflix started testing a new way to stream movies for its Watch Instantly feature. They began using Microsoft's Silverlight player, which is platform-independent and can still handle the DRM that movie studios love so much. This meant that Mac users were no longer left out of the picture, and could … Continue reading Netflix Watch Instantly comes to the Mac
I've had Vista SP1 installed on my machine for a week or so, and I'm pleased (surprised as well) to see that Microsoft addressed some of the issues that have frustrated me in the past. I guess when your expectations are low, any step toward something better is noticeable. If I sound somewhat bitter, it's … Continue reading Vista SP1 addresses some of my previous frustrations
At work, I use Windows Vista Ultimate Edition. I tried to install Vista SP1 on my computer yesterday. I created a restore point, just in case something went badly, and started the install. Here's the error message that I got: Apparently, Vista SP1 cannot install on my machine, because I've got too many language packs … Continue reading One more reason why Microsoft doesn't get it
iPhone Accessories - The My Touch keys turns you iPhone into a tactile gadget http://tinyurl.com/38rps4 # NSA's Domestic Spying http://tinyurl.com/22r6xq # USB Gadgets - The Evergreen USB Caterpillar Hub http://tinyurl.com/2q9e66 # What Happened to Wartime Sacrifice? (Interesting point of view) http://tinyurl.com/2vfqmv # The most powerful sporting rifle in the world http://tinyurl.com/2zld45 # JoT 1087, Alternatives … Continue reading Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-26
Will Seagate go to War Over Flash Drives? http://tinyurl.com/3d6u4n # Survey: 6 in 10 Americans know about the DTV transition http://tinyurl.com/2fr8tu # Geeky Toys - The RC Mega Mosquito http://tinyurl.com/332rmm # Sony Preps Net Access Features For Blu-Ray http://tinyurl.com/2jg325 # Citigroup: Microsoft Likely to Raise Yahoo Bid http://tinyurl.com/2l8er7 # Take a right at the gun … Continue reading Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-25
Cool Mods - Make your own indestructable USB thumb drive http://tinyurl.com/37p2qg # Armenia: The Epic Land http://tinyurl.com/2qyxxz # Melodyne studio pitch correction now able to break chords down for editing http://tinyurl.com/2qmd6a # Electrolux Inspiro intelligent oven - “auto-focus for chefs” http://tinyurl.com/33dbsl # Wally announces new 'floating island' gigayacht: the WallyIsland http://tinyurl.com/yw4afh # Hollywood Hopefuls: 1925 … Continue reading Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-19
Canon EOS 5D v1.1.1 Firmware Update http://tinyurl.com/2emzxn # Apple Releases Safari 3.1 With New CSS and HTML 5 Feature Support http://tinyurl.com/2uyu79 # Safari 3.1 renders my site faster than Firefox and IE 7. Gmail and Google Reader also load faster. I like it. # Safari 3.1 also uses a different color management profile than Firefox … Continue reading Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-18