Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 08:15

@Rxdiaz

...;) There's no cure in sight for the disdain I have for all things Apple, I'm afraid. Apple: ugh. Only thing that would make me feel better about the company is a going out of...

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 08:11

I might have some sympathy for the EuC if:

1) If instead of fining companies, the EuC would seek to educate EU consumers as to the software practices it believes they should avoid

2...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 07:57

@Rxdiaz

The reviews on the watch are terrible. It looks like a cheap piece of costume-jewelry junk which only the brain-dead zombie Apple groupies will ever buy--that or spoiled teenagers...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 11:09

@ Rxdiaz

...but it could have been so much worse...just think if he had given her an iPad!....brrrr-r-r-rr--I get chills just thinking about it...;)

Hopefully, he's guiding her along...

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 08:48

@ br208

Yes, my son has a MacBook, believe it or not. I was trying to enunciate my disdain for all laptops, not just MacBooks. Now you know...;) Honestly, you *like* the idea of a c-type...

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 08:41

The only people who could possibly like this are people who are already inured to the slings & arrows of general laptop ownership (batteries, recharging, icky keyboards, tiny screens, largely...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 08:15

According to what I've read, Apple Pay isn't doing so hot itself, and the fact that Apple Pay did not exist when the iPhone shipped hasn't been a negative for Apple's cell-phone business...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 07:56

@ Taraz,

Man...;) Windows 10 isn't even shipping yet. You're confusing the Win10 Preview with the end product. Preview is a beta OS; when it goes RTM it will only then officially be out...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 07:40

I don't see any difficulty with a summer release at all (8-12 weeks.) The build I'm using currently seems very stable, but then I'm on a desktop--where everything is just naturally more stable,...

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 19:03

I'm a bit puzzled...are you talking about the acronym "IoT" as in "networked devices"...or are you talking about "wearable tech" (followed your link) that itself becomes such a device?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 09:53

I'm running the 64-bit version of Firefox, Developer Edition, and liking it really fine...;) Microsoft still needs to learn the wisdom of the Mozilla page configuration option: ZoomTextOnly. I'm...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 09:37

No question but that the Win10 start menu needs more user configuration options--like, for instance, there's no reason the start menu cannot be perfectly elastic, so that if you don't want to use...

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 13:19

I actually opted to do the internal upgrade (as opposed to the .iso) and I have to say that it was flawless, this time. No errors. I'll say this, though: I'd advise everyone at this time to do a...

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 13:10

As long as people realize that "the cloud" is actually "on the ground" and is comprised of wired servers in various earth-bound locales, I suppose that I can handle "the cloud" as a kind of n00b...

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 10:25

@ epobirs

I had forgotten it myself, but you are absolutely right! Some people's eyes glaze over, their jaws drop, & they initiate drooling when you mention "Windows Update"... They...

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 10:12

@ Djblois

I think you missed my point...;) What they should do is simply have a single channel (not necessarily "fast" at all) through which they post the beta-build .iso's they care to...

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 11:00

I really don't get the fast/slow update channel at all. I mean, since it is a fact that every update, including the "slow" updates to Win10, will be buggy ahead of the final Win10 release later...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 12:00

I think that "768P" is merely a convenient device mainly if not exclusively applied in laptops--haven't seen a desktop monitor limited to "768P" in many years, IIRC. But lots of things on laptops...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 11:47

It is extremely difficult to understand why Microsoft thinks people would run Win7 without taking the free upgrade to SP1; or Windows 8, foregoing the free upgrade to 8.1. It's not as if you can...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 08:52

Microsoft of late is entirely too hung up on marketing labels when it's the quality of their products that counts. Lots of weird rumors being circulated about "Spartan"--chief among them being...

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 10:10

We need more smart people...with sense enough not to buy so-called smart devices...;)

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 11:26

Asus already has prototype USB C-connector devices out for evaluation:

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 12:54

It simply makes no rational sense for Microsoft to have a "fast lane" at all...ridiculous. Rational people can easily understand that faster releases of beta software mean more bugs, but...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 12:48

Apple is like a neo-version of Well's Time Machine, and Cook is the head Morlock..."It's 2015 and Apple invents the battery-powered wrist watch!" Three cheers for Apple, hi-hip-hooray; hip-hip-...

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 11:11

It often seems to me that, as was true when I was much younger, the old adage that "Rome wasn't built in a day," needs constant reinforcement & repetition...;) "Patience is key to long life...

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 17:09

People buying OEM machines (if you absolute, positively cannot build your own), should do the following at each purchase:

1) Insist on obtaining a separate Windows install physical DVD--not...

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 16:43

Apple Vars have been selling to business and to schools since long before day 1 of the Apple Internet store, and before the first Apple retail store opened its doors. I know, because in the 90's I...

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:43

@jimbie882

When a 3rd-party ('3rd-party' meaning 'not made by Microsoft') application is installed into a Windows system, it is the 3rd-party developer's responsibility to the users/owners...

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 11:40

Caveat Emptor: don't expect others to do for you what you can best do for yourself. Waiting on "government" is no solution at all, as often the government makes a bigger mess than the one it...

Monday, February 16, 2015 - 12:22

@ br208

When you run OS X on a Mac you *are* running it on a "Windows" PC...;) The only reason you can't legally run OS X on any other "Windows PC" is because Apple ties OS X artificially...

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