Apple vs FBI

Apple vs FBI

Equifax stock price from Yahoo finance

Equifax stock price from Yahoo finance

Google maps fail

Google Maps Fail

PRISM data model

PRISM data model

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Orange is the New Bad

Orange is the New Bad

TASCAM pre-amps

TASCAM pre-amps

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QNAP NAS Major Win

If you’re looking for NAS, I can give my unqualified endorsement to QNAP. Regular readers will understand how unusual this is. For newcomers, here’s the quick summary: NEVER.

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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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Did North Korea Really Hack Sony?

IP addresses were hard-coded into the software. This is never, ever done by any reputable programmer. Unless the North Koreans were blatantly advertising their actions — not at all out of the question — there is no reason to do this. But it makes me suspect that perhaps someone else did the hack and used this to point toward North Korea.

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Drop Down Menu Location

Apple Saved Me

Thursday night when I got home from work, I discovered I’d left my iPad 2 in the classroom. After calling the university lost and found, I realized I’d have to take action. Now it’s about a one-hour drive from my home to work. And I wasn’t looking forward to that drive, especially since I’d already done one round-trip that day. But then I remembered “Find My iPad.”

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Sewage

Russians Used GPS to Hack the Sewer System

“… residents of the housing complex “Novoe Devyatkino” have flushed waterproof GPS trackers down their toilets in a bid to highlight deficiencies in the treatment of sewage and the dangerously polluted local ecology.”

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Weatherbug Bug

Weatherbug Bug

In case you can’t read that, the forecast high for Monday was 65° while the actual current temperature was 65°. (Note for non-U.S. readers: these are Fahrenheit temperatures. Convert to Celsius as you deem appropriate.)

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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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StackOverflow Excel Tags

Learning Visual Basic for Excel

Between Cynthia Brown’s detailed instructions and help at StackOverflow you should be good to learn VBA for Excel.

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Excel For iPad

First Look at Excel for iPad

While a few features are lacking (turning on word wrap in a cell, for example) this is a fully functional version of the popular Microsoft spreadsheet. I’ve given an overview of payment options and Office 365 in a previous post. Here I’ll walk through creating a typical worksheet on the iPad.

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