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The Failed Attempt at Podcasting March 24, 2012

No Chris this week 😦 but Tyler and I pretty much goof off for 58 minutes… If you want to laugh (which we hope you do) then give us a listen. Be warned though, this weeks episode is VERY NSFW (Not Safe for Work).

 

 

The Failed Attempt at Podcasting 3-24-12

My Time with Windows 8

As some of you may know, Microsoft announced and released the consumer preview version of their highly anticipated Windows 8 this week. Being the avid Microsoft fan-boy that I am I immediately installed it on my PC and my Windows tablet. Hit the break to find out the details on Microsoft’s foray into the tablet market, and my impressions on this bold new direction. (more…)

Game Changing? More like ground-breaking, revolutionary, and any other adjective you can imagine!

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To say that today’s WWDC keynote was merely “game-changing” doesn’t cover the full scope of what we just witnessed. I haven’t seen a company on a roll like this in a long time. How Apple has managed to not only revolutionize the computer, smartphone, and tablet industry but to single-handedly keep “one-upping” themselves is amazing. Not only have they defined where the bar for smartphones and tablets are, they’ve outdone themselves yet again. Three major product announcements were made today by Apple: OS X Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud. While this blog won’t focus on the particulars of Lion (other than their phenomenal $29.99 price tag!) we will cover the two biggest changes to mobile in awhile. First up: iOS 5. Hit the link at the break to read what’s new in Apple’s latest and greatest iteration yet. (more…)

iOS 5 goodness coming to you before WWDC

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Seems like the folks at this is my next got a tip this morning that iOS 5 will feature some pretty radical changes. First and foremost (the most important in my opinion) is a revamped notification system. Among other changes are a BBM style messaging service, widgets, and a new lock screen. Obviously for those who listen to the podcast, these are changes that we’ve been begging Apple to make for quite some time. Thought all of this information sounds great, there’s no real way to know for sure just what Apple has in store for us today at WWDC. Luckily Chris and I will be covering the event so check back for more updates as the day goes on. Hit the source after the break for a full breakdown of what the guys think we can expect at WWDC today! (more…)

What Can Microsoft do to Get Back in the Game?


Well it’s come to this. Microsoft has reviled the new version of Windows today, code named Windows 8, to a crowd at D9. As Walt Mossberg hammered Steven Sinofsky on why this seems to be, “the same old Windows” and about how the company has, “missed a couple of things, big things,” we were finally treated to the unveiling of a completely new OS approach from Microsoft. Chris and I were drooling at first. This seemed to be exactly what we asked for from Microsoft a few months ago. But then something happened, something I’m not so sure is good, but it didn’t look bad either. What happened you ask? Hit the break for more info on what’s going down in Redmond. (more…)

Windows 8 announced!

 

 

 

Well, well, well! Looks like Microsoft has just unveiled Windows 8 and, surprise! It has a tablet-y interface! A certain author here was hoping that Microsoft would go all in with this version and it looks like the company is definitely looking for that niche audience who still wants a full OS/Tablet Hybrid. While Walt continues to grill Steven Sinofsky, keep it tuned in here for a better look at the future of Microsoft and the unveiling of Windows 8!

 

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All Things D

But Macs don’t have viruses… oh wait.

I hope that shiny new Mac Book Pro or iMac you bought recently doesn’t surf the web much. Especially since Mac Defender seems to be pretty nasty indeed. Oh, and just in case you thought Apple would help you in your plight you’re wrong. It seems the company is instructing personnel to basically cut off any user who seems to be infected and let them handle it on their own. I’d say that’s a nice way to treat customers who were lured in at the pretense that their Macs would not ever get a virus. Seems a program called ‘macprotector’ runs an installer, “scans” a users computer for threats, and then, and this is the good part, opens up some porn on the computer. I’ve said this for years and it seems to be more a reality now. With Apple gaining popularity over Microsoft in the home market there will be more coders out there willing to write up nasty little malware/viruses to show these people that their systems are just as accessible as Windows was. The appalling memo from Apple corporate is not the way to handle this. I understand that Apple has an image to protect, but to isolate these so called “lepers” is wrong. They should take a note from Microsoft on this one and actually help users who are infected instead of trying to keep this hush-hush. Feel free to comment below if you have any experience with this nasty little bug, or an angry and ‘put-out’ Apple employee.

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Zdnet

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