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How to protect your Mac for Viruses, as apparently Macs can get viruses too
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How to protect your Mac for Viruses, as apparently Macs can get viruses too

Apple Macs or any device running iOS can apparently get viruses through their browsers. That the latest word from Russian antivirus company, Dr. Web. This virus, the latest in a string of virus attacks aimed at phishing personal information from Apple aficionados computers, is alarming but not surprising,. After all, when you get more popular, you become a TARGET. That’s the name of the Game, folks! This latest attack, dubbed the Flashback Botnet, takes advantage of the fact that AppleMac users trust Java and Adobe a bit more that Apple would like. According to Dr. Web malware analyst Sorokin Ivan, the total number of infections was six hundred thousand (600,000) with (surprise!!) two hundred and seventy four (274) of them being in Cupertino, California. That’s right in the Heart of Appl...
Meet the Battery-free quick charging Genius DX-Eco mouse
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Meet the Battery-free quick charging Genius DX-Eco mouse

I am sure I'm not the only one who grows tired of replacing the batteries in my wireless mouse. Few things irk me more than my mouse failing me in the middle of a video game or in the dead of night when I am unable to acquire replacements. The computer peripheral gods have heard my cry and the aptly named "Genius" has released the DX-Eco - a wireless mouse that doesn't use traditional batteries and recharges in less about 3 minutes - just enough time annoy the members of my household or to absorb some sunlight? All the specs, details and explanation of the technology in the press release below. I'll keep an eye on this one but I already have a question.. Why no accompanying keyboard? Press Release Fully Recharged within Minutes - Genius DX-ECO - World's First Battery Free Wirel...
CCleaner – Keep your Computer Optimized and Sparkling
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CCleaner – Keep your Computer Optimized and Sparkling

CCleaner is one program I believe should be installed on every Windows computer. CCleaner is a diagnostic utility software that helps computer users keep their computer running properly which in turn protects their privacy and keeps your computer from slowing down or crashing. The average computer these days are running so many different programs and over time all this activity such as adding programs, browsing the web, creating that fancy presentation for work or holding your stockpile of photos, music and videos will cause any computer to slow down. That is where CCleaner comes in as periodically a computer users can run the software to clean up all kinds of unnecessary junk such as temporary files, Internet cookies, obsolete registry entries, recycle bin, log files and more. I believ...
Steve Jobs: The Man of Millennium 2, Decade 1
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Steve Jobs: The Man of Millennium 2, Decade 1

I have been an arch critic of Steve Jobs and Apple on a whole, this stance was in it’s own right a byproduct of my former loyalty to Nokia and Symbian. Steve Jobs and Apple in my late admission, have been the force behind, both directly and indirectly, the destruction of Nokia and Symbian’s market share and market volume. It could be argued that Steve Jobs and Apple indirectly lead to the creation of Android by spuring competition on thanks to it’s new and revolutionary approach to smartphone interactivity. Android booted Nokia and Symbian from the number 1 position back in January and today commands the largest smartphone user group in the world. Though I still harbor strong anti-Apple sentiments I have taken the time out to express my condolences to Job’s family and former co-workers,...
Apple iPhone 5 coming in October and the Apple iPad 3 is in the wings
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Apple iPhone 5 coming in October and the Apple iPad 3 is in the wings

The Apple iPhone 5 is coming in October 2011AD. Or if the latest sounding from AllThingsD’s John Paczkowski, the much anticipated Apple event is slated to occur sometime next week, probably on Tuesday October 4th 2011AD at Apple Campus located at the Infinite Loop Drive in the city of Cupertino, California. Nothing new to report, as none of the Apple rumours have panned out, despite my many speculations about the possibility about their being two (2) Apple iPhones, one of which would be a budget Apple iPhone ( I call it an Apple iPhone 4S!) aimed at those still toting a “feature” phone and wanting to trade up to something more modern without the hassle of a contract plan as per my article Towards a cheaper Apple iPhone – Batteries Not Included. So I am pleased like a Lion to note tha...
Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO – Fourteen years of Innovation with an “I”
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Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO – Fourteen years of Innovation with an “I”

An era has ended with the resignation of Apple CEO Steven Paul Jobs. Tim Cook, the Vice President, is now the CEO, with Steve Jobs stepping into the background as Chairman of the Apple Board much as had occurred when Bill Gates stepped down as Microsoft CEO and became Microsoft Chairman. His fourteen (14) years reign as Chief Executive Officer after his return in 1997AD is best chronicled in the below Infographic from Column Five: (click for full view) The innovator born February 24th 1955 to Paul and Clara Jobs nee Hagopian (yes he’s Syrian!) lived in Mountain View, California with no certification in Electrical Engineering started Apple Computers in 1977AD in his Garage with his friend Stephen Gary “Woz” Wozniak. “Woz” did most of the engineering work, while Steve Jobs stuck to the M...
Web-enabled Television Sets Sales Rise – The Apple Television cometh
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Web-enabled Television Sets Sales Rise – The Apple Television cometh

There is nothing more enthralling about the Tech Industry and Silicon Valley than a Tech Rumour. Truth be told, it’s really gossip, just over gadgets, not pretty long haired nubile vixens. But it might as well be a devil in a blue dress, as gadgets are as much desired, but quite elusive. Tech Rumours are, in a nutshell, an oft expressed desire for a product or improvement to a product that “everyone you know” likes. I personally pined about the Apple iPod Nano having support for Bluetooth headsets in my article Prediction: The iPod Nano Watch – Time has a New Standard, being as I have a thing for watches. I even went out on a limb and did a series of articles on products that I was watching and praying to the Technology Gods would experience the Lazarus Effect, rising from near dead thank...
MacBook Air gets updated with new Sandy Bridge and Thunderbolt
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MacBook Air gets updated with new Sandy Bridge and Thunderbolt

Apple has updated it's Macbook Air line of super slim notebook computers. The Macbook Air comes in 11 inch and 13 inch models with processor speeds and hard drive capacity ranging from GHz dual core and 64GB on the 11 inch model to GHz and 256GB on the 13 inch model. New additions and pricing The real new features for the updated Macbok Air are new  Intel Sandy Bridge i5 and i7 processors, a super fast thunderbolt port and a back-lit keyboard for those times when you fight yourself in the darkness squinting to see the keyboard. The MacBook Air 11-inch model starts at $999 while the 13-inch models starts at $1299, buyers can easily upgrade the memory RAM and hard drive capacity for a few extra hundred dollars. Press Release CUPERTINO, California-July 20, 2011-Apple® today updated ...