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Skype Email Skype Fail

Skype Fail

  [Update June 6] Well.  I was wrong.  My Windows phone was updated to 8.1. That means Microsoft has abandoned …

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Ad 1 Adobe Flash Mega-Fail

Adobe Flash Mega-Fail

The latest Flash update (e2c7b for the Mac) includes FOUR promotional installs. Come on, Adobe. Flash is a dead-end product anyway. Do you really need to drain every last penny out of it?

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I have invented time travel

I Have Invented Time Travel

I will, of course, file for a patent as soon as I figure out how I did it.

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Panda Fail

Panda Fail

If there is a technology company with worse customer relations management, I don’t know who it is.

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Word for iPad description

Microsoft Office for iPad Fail

That’s right — these are the lightweight file viewers that have been available forever at Microsoft.com. To actually do any work, you’ll need to subscribe to Office 365. Now this is actually not a bad deal. For $100 a year you can use all of Office on up to five computers and five tablets. But, frankly, I’ve been using Documents to Go for years now and really like it. This app is from DataViz and is priced at about $20 for the version that lets you edit files.

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AT&T Letter

Is AT&T Run by Clowns, Idiots, or Both?

I’d like to summarize its contents, but frankly I’m not even sure what the company is trying to sell me. In the first paragraph they seem to think I’m a current customer. Wrong. We kicked uVerse out of our home office at the end of January. (Unsolicited plug for Sonic.net, giving us terrific internet and customer service.) But in the second paragraph they invite me to rejoin uVerse. We left uVerse because, frankly, the service was terrible.

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U.S. Bank Security Questions

U.S. Bank Security Fail

a link at the bottom of the page let me see more questions. I clicked it, got more questions (equally bad), then clicked the link on the new page. That displayed the complete list::

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