A few weeks ago, I called for Ubuntu to have a new package system. Either I’m Miss Cleo, or someone was listening. So, what’s next?
Updating Linux still is problematic. That’s a problem if “traditional” Linux is going to break out from the desktop.
Windows 8 is the first Windows with free antivirus. But, what if you want to augment its free antivirus, with more free antivirus? Here’s your game plan.
As I recover from a (compromised) app spamming up my Twitter feed, I detail how Twitter’s recent marketing changes hurt the security of the service in general.
Be very careful how you install Seagate’s drive diagnostic software on Mac, even if downloading from their own web site.
If you install the latest Java update, released yesterday, on OS X Lion or OS X Mountain Lion, it will not only delete the Java web-plugin, but it will delete something you didn’t expect… Java Preferences.app. Apple did make note of this, in the security descriptor notes for the update, but nowhere in the notes [...]
To my surprise, it appears that Neat Company has made the latest version of NeatWorks, Neat 4.0, free software. NeatWorks (now apparently renamed just Neat for Mac) is great software that I rely on daily. It is designed to work with a select few scanners, but can provide Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for any TIFF [...]
TiVo Stream is a $129 add-on for your TiVo Premiere. It is a hardware H.264 encoder that gives your TiVo the horsepower to sling live/recorded television to your mobile devices in real time. $129 is not cheap. It’s the cost of a Slingbox (and a higher-end model, at that). You can get an old Slingbox [...]
I’ve always said that if OS X implemented a walled garden, that would be my last day as a Mac user. Long ago, I kicked iOS to the curb, only keeping enough devices to do software development and consulting for the platform. Now that Windows 8 RTM has implemented a walled garden on Windows Metro [...]
After well over a year of delays, Oracle has finally shipped consumer-friendly versions of Java 7 SE for Apple’s OS X. But, you need this primer to understand it all.