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Because the iPad is meant to be held in the hand. The main reason for the iSight cameras on Macs or Apple monitors is to do video iChats (yes, I know about Photo Booth, which people use once, go “Huh.” then forget about). If you were to try to do video chats on an iPad, […]

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My (current) opinions on HTML5

There’s been a lot of screaming and ranting lately over the current state of HTML5—what is it, what’s in it, who controls it, who will implement it, and so on. There’s no shortage of good essays, and here are some places to start if you want to learn more. However, if you want to be […]

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Very limited time discount on my Macworld Expo MacLab

I’m doing a two-hour, hands-on session on iWork’s Pages application at Macworld Expo on February 9: Building Better Documents with Pages Pages, part of Appleís iWork suite, makes it easy to create great-looking documents, whether for print or electronic distribution. Because Pages is both a word processor and a page layout program, thereís a lot […]

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Happy Birthday To Us!

Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragontomato/ — cc by-nc-nd 2.0 Somehow, this blog’s tenth birthday snuck up on us—and yes, this blog really is ten years old. In Internet years, that makes it what, 70? Which, I guess answers the question as to why events sneak up on us, and we can just chalk it all up to […]

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This weekend: MCE (Be there!)

Are you in Northern California? Looking for something to do this Saturday? If so, come and join us at the Mac Computer Expo in Petaluma, put on by NCMUG. It’s the best (not-so-)little Mac show since the good ol’ days of MacFair LA. Want to know more? Here’s the speaker list and schedule. Free admission […]

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Snow Leopard’s on its way

I know that, oddly enough, there are people who get their tech news from this site. If that’s you, here’s your heads-up that Mac OS X 10.6, aka Snow Leopard, will be out on Friday. Want to get a copy ASAP? Here’s some Amazon links for you: Mac OS X version 10.6 Snow Leopard and […]

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A quick quiz for those of you who attend tech conferences. You’re organizing a “Women in Tech” panel, and you have the following panelists: Which of the below do you add as the final member of your panel? An expert in social networks An academic who has studied the declining numbers of women in tech […]

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Still alive….

tap… tap… This thing still on…? There’s a variety of reasons why I haven’t blogged in ages, and those who know me well should be able to figure out the main reason(s). But it’s also partly because I’ve been dreading writing the above post, which I’ve decided to separate out so as to not confuse […]

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