Thursday, July 7, 2016

Why There's No Reason to Buy a Tablet Anymore

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More than six years have elapsed since Steve Jobs introduced the original iPad. In the intervening time, gadget makers around the world have created tablets in a wide array of shapes and sizes, with different purposes and operating systems, at all kinds of price points. But plenty of people make big mistakes when they’re shopping for a tablet, and plenty more people have bought, or are considering purchasing, a tablet even when they’re not sure whether they really need a tablet. In fact, for most people, there isn’t really a reason to buy a tablet anymore.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

James Gandolfini Dead at 51

This is a hard one for me. I knew Jim Gandolfini. He worked for me as a bouncer at the RUsty Screw Tavern in Rutgers University in the early 80s. I was there from 1976-1987. He always said he wanted to be an actor. We all called him "Buck". I never knew why. At least he got to realize his dream.

Security Tip #11

11.  Do not download music, movies or software from illegal sources. It's a sure fire way to pick up viruses and spyware. Stick to legal sources such as iTunes or Amazon.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Jean Stapleton Dies at 90

Jean Stapleton Dies at 90
Jean Stapleton, the versatile actress who will forever be remembered for her long-running role as the dim-witted but deep-hearted Edith Bunker on the groundbreaking 1970s sitcom All in the Family, died Friday at her home in New York City, her family confirms.

Stapleton, who was 90, passed away of natural causes.

Having already established a career during the 1950s and early '60s for playing nosy neighbor roles in such Broadway smashes as Damn Yankees, Funny Girl and Bells Are Ringing, in which she played the owner of the titular answering service, Stapleton entered the TV pantheon with her high-pitched comic voice (which was a gross exaggeration of her own), perfect timing (especially when Edith would be slow to catch on to something) and unrelenting love for her husband Archie Bunker (even while overlooking his bigotry, which she never shared).


Jean Stapleton Dies at 90| Death, All in the Family, Jean Stapleton

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Fujitsu’s Senior-Focused Smartphone Is A Thoughtful Use Of Android

 
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The custom skinned Android-based smartphone. The Stylistic S-01 is designed to be easier for older people to use. Fujitsu is bringing the device to France in partnership with France Telecom/Orange in June but was showing it off at Mobile World Congress, where we went hands on.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Security Tip #10

10. DO NOT RESPOND TO E-MAILS FROM FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS (LIKE NIGERIA) ASKING YOU TO HELP THEM RECOVER MILLIONS OF DOLLARS!!! The list of unfortunate souls who have lost their life savings to this scam is very long.