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Microsoft/Skype don’t want you to go off-line

If you have Skype loaded on your smartphone, you may have noticed an update to the user interface. It’s a little bit more sleeker and has a slightly different look, but one of the things you may have also noticed is that you can’t find the option to log out of Skype. Personally, I’ve noticed …

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Techie Review: Nuance Dragon Notes

Nuance has released a new software package called Dragon Notes. The point of Dragon Notes is to be able to capture random thoughts and ideas/snippets  of information and allow the user to organize the information for later. Dragon Notes has the ability to transcribe what the user says and convert that to text. The converted …

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Google Keep Goes Head-to-head With Evernote

Did you happen to check out the post yesterday by Google about Google Keep? You should really pay attention to this because Google is now making a step forward to compete directly with Evernote. Evernote has been the staple and standard when it comes to synchronizing your information across several different devices, keeping your thoughts,’s …

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Thoughts on Comcast/NBC Universal Merger

I was reading an article on the merger of Comcast and NBC Universal on Ars Technica,  [article] and how Al Franken is displeased with the merger of the two giants; and he should be, because he’s the only one who’s not talking out their… bias. The simple fact is that corporation like Comcast and NBC …

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Paying for online NEWS content… who will?

I recently posted a story about how the newspapers are dying because of online resources producing basically the same content. And within just a few days of that Rupert Murdoch announces that he’s going to charge for access or the content on online news resources. Did he not read my article? Probably not. Blogging is …

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Spybot Search & Destroy competitors advising users to Uninstall it

SS&D is one of my favorite applications. Software providers in this field are being just outright stupid. There’s nothing wrong with being competitive, but asking a customer to uninstall a program so it can run another is stupid. McAfee, TrendMicro and Kaspersky have no right to tell a user to uninstall another software package. They …

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Annoying: Auto-Update Checking Services

One of the most irritating things that I run into on a regular basis is auto update programs or services. Companies like Google install services or applications to run in the background to check for updates for program that they provide. I view this as a major problem, and it’s a problem that’s stemmed from …

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Annoying: Auto-Update Checking Services

One of the most irritating things that I run into on a regular basis is auto update programs or services. Companies like Google install services or applications to run in the background to check for updates for program that they provide. I view this as a major problem, and it’s a problem that’s stemmed from …

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CREATIVE: An Insult to Customer Service

Once in a while you run across exceptional service and support from various software or hardware providers and for a moment your faith in corporate tech support is exonerated, but this is not one of those tails. This is a story of complete and utter failure; an example of the inability to read, absence of …

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Windows 7 (b7000): Speech Recognition Testing

I’m not used reporting this, but I’m pleasantly surprised with the changes that Microsoft has made to the speech recognition portion of the operating system. This information is based upon the windows 7 beta version 64 bit. Like Vista, there’s not really an installation For speech recognition in Windows 7; It’s more like select the …

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