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    Published on 04-14-2011 10:21 AM
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    Dropbox is an amazing service: it's like a DVR in that once you start using it, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. Best of all, a 2 GB Dropbox account is FREE. Dropbox is already one of the most popular tools in a computer nerd's toolbox - it's starting to blow up into a phenomenon, so here's why you should jump in and start using it right now.

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    Published on 08-31-2010 05:24 PM
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    Just saw this demo of Flash running on an Android phone:

    Techovia - Just How Bad is Flash on Android?

    Short answer: it's pretty bad.
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    Published on 05-24-2010 02:32 PM
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    I have an iPhone and AT&T. Like many, I find that AT&T's coverage simply does not work for me. I get horrendous coverage at my house, and considering that I work from home, it's hard to balance my love of the iPhone with my general dissatisfaction with the phone service AT&T provides.

    I was excited when I first heard of the 3G Microcell that AT&T announced several months ago. Last week, it finally became available for purchase in my area (suburbs of Washington DC) and so it was a no-brainer for me and my business to pony up the $150 to get the promised 5 bars of cellular coverage.

    I returned the piece of junk to the AT&T store this morning.



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    Published on 04-25-2010 06:09 PM
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    1Password is a piece of software that changed my life. I had heard it mentioned and raved about many times before I became a Mac user, and when I made the switch I purchased it. Simply put, it is a beautiful piece of software that seamlessly manages all of your passwords, with very little effort on your part.

    It integrates perfectly with all of your web browsers, so that it is proactive about helping you manage your accounts. Safe and secure, I recently bought a "family" license so that I can put it on my wife's computer as well.

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    Published on 03-01-2010 03:10 PM

    If there's one thing you must learn on your computer, it is how to create and maintain backups of your data. I have learned this rule of thumb: any data on my computer doesn't exist unless it exists in at least 2 places. Any important data on my computer (home movies, irreplaceable photos of my kids) doesn't exist unless it exists in THREE places. I highly recommend online backups as a way to keep your data safe.

    Below are the services I have used and my experiences with them. It's taken me more than a year to settle on a service, comparing Jungledisk vs Carbonite vs Backblaze vs Mozy vs MobileMe/iDisk vs Dropbox. The short answer is that I now use and wholly recommend Backblaze. But first, let's examine why you need an online backup solution in the first place.
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    Published on 10-21-2009 03:53 PM

    We're often asked about the best registry cleaner for Windows. It's come up many times in our forums, and folks have asked us for a registry cleaner review. The simple fact is: there is no best registry cleaner. In reality, registry cleaners do very little to improve your system and might do a lot to harm it!


    Registry cleaners sell themselves on the idea that programs leave behind ...