Microsoft will not support browser plug-ins, including Adobe’s Flash, in one of the two versions of Internet Explorer to be bundled with Windows 8, a company executive said Thursday,” Gregg Keizer reports for Computerworld. “As he explained Microsoft’s reasoning, Dean Hachamovitch, the executive who leads the IE team, used some déjà vu, echoing motives cited by Apple’s then-CEO Steve Jobs more than a year ago.



Belkin Shows Off Upcoming Thunderbolt Express Dock

On September 19, 2011, in News, by admin


The Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock features three USB ports, a Thunderbolt port for daisy chaining, a Firewire port, and a GbE port. This is basically the same port setup that’s found on the new 27” Apple Thunderbolt Display.



This is awesome!

Use one of these for capturing iPad video!

Intensity Extreme features HDMI and analog video I/O, and is powered completely by Thunderbolt.



How To Extend Your WiFi Network Range

On September 11, 2011, in News, by admin

Great article about getting the best signal

Wireless networking is de rigeur these days, but in large buildings or crowded urban environments it can sometimes be difficult to get connections working reliably throughout a facility. Extending your WiFi network allows you to provide strong coverage through a home or workplace while allowing wireless devices to roam about and keep connectivity. The most reliable way I’ve found to extend WiFi network coverage is to create a single network with multiple Wireless Access Points, connected via a wired backbone to a single internet router. Here’s how this is done.




In case you missed the story, Apple lost another iPhone prototype. While this time around the prototype hasn’t been leaked to the public, the whole thing is still a big mystery and we’ll probably never learn what really happened. Nevertheless, Apple looks pretty ridiculous, and you can count on Conan O’Brien to pick up on it. For the occasion, he put together a fake commercial that he claims Apple would have used to scare whoever had the iPhone into giving it back. Enjoy:



Newstand just got a whole lot easier!

Adobe has announced that it will add support for the iOS 5 Newsstand to its Digital Publishing Suite. This will provide an easy way for publishers to take advantage of the delivery system that Apple has established in the Newsstand iOS 5 app. Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite customers will be able to deliver high quality content optimized for iOS right to the virtual doorstep of Newsstand subscribers.



This is amazing!

For those of you who need more expansion than what comes on the latest iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or Mac mini, you might want to check out Magma’s new ExpressBox 3T. The ExpressBox 3T is a Thunderbolt expansion chassis that allows you to connect up to three PCIe cards to any Thunderbolt-equipped Mac. PCIe expansion cards are typically used by those that do high-end audio, graphics, or video editing. Many professionals will typically buy a MacPro for its expansion slots, but now with Magma’s ExpressBox 3T expansion chassis, user can get the same amount of expansion, and throughput, on any Thunderbolt-equipped Mac.




This was the number one app that wasn’t lion compatible.

Intuit on Wednesday announced QuickBooks for Mac 2012, the latest version of its financial software, with more than 50 new features designed to save small businesses time.


its great to see it finally come out for Lion!


Google looks to pare down its products

On September 6, 2011, in News, by admin

like Apple, even large companies need to focus

Google is trimming its offerings, following a season of big changes for the Internet search leader. The company over the next few months will shut down a number of products and merge others into existing products as features. Alan Eustace, senior vice president at Google, discussed the 10 products leaving the Google portfolio in a blog post last Friday. “This will make things much simpler for our users, improving the overall Google experience. It will also mean we can devote more resources to high impact products—the ones that improve the lives of billions of people,” he wrote.



A year with an iPad: How it’s changed me

On September 6, 2011, in News, by admin

Great article about iPad lifestyle integration

When I first got an iPad a little over a year ago, I wasn’t sure what to do with it. Technologically, it was neat, but as a new type of device, it didn’t really fit in my everyday work or personal routines. A year later, it’s something I keep near me at almost all times and use routinely. It’s also dramatically changed some of my information-oriented behaviors. And I’m convinced its effects on me and the world at large are still in its early phases. When the iPad first was announced, pundits argued over whether it was a laptop replacement or a new form of computing that would find a place alongside the PC and smartphone, though no one figured it would replace a smartphone. At the time, the iPad took a lot of heat — sight unseen — for not being essentially a nonfolding netbook, then the darling device of those who wanted cheap, lightweight computing.