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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Love for the iPad Mini-and a review of the Surface RT, too- Thanks again Arnold!

My love for the mini over the other iPads comes down to one thing: size. It's perfectly sized for every room in the house. It's perfectly sized for travel, where every ounce counts.

the build quality on the iPad mini is fantastic

Chris Pirillo’s Microsoft Surface Review

John Gruber thought this was a fair and comprehensive review.

Best line: “If you’re the sort of person who likes features over finish, Surface is for you.”

Windows 8 is just another way for Microsoft to show you ads

And the ads continue to play even if you pay subscription fees.

Want to charge up your iPhone or iPad after the electricity goes out?  Such as after an earthquake?

Now you can with this hand crank generator.  Buy one before the big one!!

Russian Hacker Gets a Taste of His Own Malware

Apple’s products say, “You can’t do that because we think it would suck.”

Microsoft’s products say, “We’ll let you try to do anything on anything if you really want to, even if it sucks.”

People who dislike Apple’s approach or whose requirements are incompatible with it will always exist in great numbers, and the Surface is for them. It’ll probably sell well, especially if Microsoft can expand their retail presence quickly.

iPithy: Why the World's Biggest Company Speaks With the Fewest Words

A yacht designed by Steve Jobs has been completed a little over a year after his death

The Yacht Steve Jobs Designed With Philippe Starck Has Finally Been Unveiled

Apple Acknowledges UK Legal Judgment That Samsung Tablets Are Not as Cool as iPads

iPhones, iPads, and not much else: How the mobile revolution drove Apple’s exponential growth

The Kill Switch Comes to the PC

Google …... flipped a little-known kill switch, reaching into more than 250,000 infected Android smartphones and forcibly removing the malicious code.

Google, Apple (AAPL), and Amazon (AMZN)all have the ability to reach into devices to delete illicit content or edit code without users’ permission. It’s a powerful way to stop threats that spread quickly, but it’s also a privacy and security land mine.

The bottom line: Kill switches can improve computer security, but they worry privacy and free speech advocates.

Thanks to Arnold Woodworth, our Vice-President, for all these great links.

Tom Briant

Editor and Media Manager, MacValley UG

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