Why You Should Give Yourself A Cable-Free Life For Christmas: Go Roku

October 28, 2013

I have owned mine for years … We were up over a $100 a month, for mostly junk programming we didn’t watch. Now a $8 a month Netflix subscription and Internetwork free Stuff, does the trick. ROKU is not so good for the free stuff, so have your HDMI TV connected laptop handy.

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PJ Media hops onboard … This past year forced us to reevaluate almost every aspect of our lives: our health, our lifestyle and our spending habits. When assessing the cost of cable, and the value it brings–cutting it was a no-brainer.

However, my husband and I both have favorite programs we enjoy. I’m not going to lie, as an information-junkie, my withdrawals from news and commentary hit fairly hard.


The New York Police Department Wants You To Update To iOS7

September 23, 2013

In case there was any concern that the umbilical cord between US corporations and government has never been thicker (especially in light of recent revelations that the NSA views the AAPL Borg Collective as useful “zombies“, abusing their credit cards just so they can be spied upon in new and improved ways) the New York Police Department is here to remind everyone of just that.

I don’t think this is good, do you?

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Suprise

September 11, 2013

It’s Expensive …::: Apple’s Cheaper iPhone? In China, It’s Expensive … What did you think they were going to give it away. Silly YOU. Apple opts for profit over market share with not-so-cheap iPhone

 


NRA: America Speaks For Itself

January 18, 2013

Why not do what Florida already did, years before the Sandy Hook massacre, they station sheriffs deputies at their schools. As it now gains traction, now what.

The reason the media does not like CCW’s is not because it works, because it does, but it doesn’t require the destruction of our second amendment, and our Bill of Rights.

If gun free schools isn’t the dumbest libtard idea ever, then tell what would be more stupid than that???


Mozilla Building Own iOS Browser Dubbed ‘Junior’? Maybe

June 19, 2012

Mozilla(Firefox) is moving in on Safari’s iPad turf?

Mozilla already has a sizable chunk of the desktop market and a presence on Android devices, however, it seems the folks at Mozilla are eager to expand Firefox’s reach to include the iPad, as the company late last week revealed that it has been working on an iPad browser.

In a post published on its Air Mozilla blog, Mozilla announced that its Product Design Strategy team had been working on an iPad browser that rethinks user experience and aims to make browsing more fun as well as more ergonomic. The Product Design and Strategy team is a new unit at Mozilla, formed because the company felt Mozilla was lacking in product design. This team has been working on a few projects over the last few months, including Presence, the ability to talk to people and share links with friends directly. However, the big news is Mozilla Junior, an iPad browser.

“We wanted to make something entirely new. We wanted to look into how we could reinvent the browser for a new form factor and also kind of throw out everything we know about browsers so far,” said Alex Limi, of Mozilla’s Product Design team. “And everybody says they’ve done this, but nobody’s done this.”

It’s experimental so far …


iOS 6 Confirmed; Tablets Reach Critical Mass

June 11, 2012

Tablets, fondle slabs if you will, have achieved critical mass. What that means you can interpret what you think. To me it means the future of the PC has now been cemented in the “Strar Trek themed … communicator. It took a while.

Didn’t have time to check out the tech headlines over the weekend? Here’s what you missed: Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference kicks off today, but eager techies got a sneak peak on Friday at what the Cupertino company will unveil. One of the banners they were hoisting in place at Moscone West in San Francisco reads:

“iOS 6, The world’s most advanced mobile operating system.”

And it’s BSD Linux … The original, now UNIX-compliant and have formally received UNIX branding

Check back at 12:30 p.m. Eastern for PCMag’s live blog of the WWDC keynote today, but until then, check out Apple WWDC 2012: What to Expect.

Meanwhile,  just two years after the launch of the original iPad, tablets have reached a “critical mass” in the U.S., according to a new report from comScore. The data measurement company found that tablet adoption has exploded, with nearly one in four smartphone owners (or 23.6 percent) also using tablets during the three-month period ending this April.

Your next laptop will in fact be a fondle slab. Start Trek Communicator. It was too good to put down.

Want to get in on the action, can’t afford a real Mac, latest Hackintosh build is now here, and it’s easier than ever and full of step-by-step video goodness. I’d strongly recommend following the newest guide.


Apple To Bring Full Siri voice-assistant to the iPad with iOS 6: Mockup and Details

June 6, 2012

Sounds really exciting, there are several unique technical issues around the iPad and SIRI … For instance the microphone. With the iPhone, the microphone is always close to the speakers mouth, on iPad not so much. Makes the room ambient noise a big factor, which must be dealt with.

According to 9 to 5 Mac:

Come this fall, people will start talking to their iPads. Apple’s breakthrough Siri Assistant, based on an incredible artificial-intelligence system, will no longer be exclusive to users of the popular iPhone 4S. According to trusted sources, one of the tentpole iOS 6 features is Siri support on the iPad. Not just the Voice Dictation brought to the iPad with the third-generation models and iOS 5.1, but the complete Siri voice assistant.

Siri, the software we first detailed for the iPhone in September of last year, brings all of its iPhone 4S features to the iPad, except for the phone-related commands. Music playback, iMessaging, Calendar managing, Reminders, Weather, Maps integration, E-mailing, Notes, Contacts searching, Safari integration, Wolfram-Alpha searching, and more are all present.

With the iPad being a device that is larger than the iPhone, the product typically sits farther away from the user’s mouth. Because of this, some speculators of Siri for iPad have believed that the device’s microphone would be unable to properly hear, and therefore incorrectly interpret, command inputs. Sources, however, dismissed this as nonsense, and these sources say that commands input with same or similar accuracy to the iPhone 4S. iPad voice dictation appears to work well for third-generation iPad users.

Unlike on the iPhone 4S, Siri for iPad is not a full screen experience. This makes sense given the device’s larger, 9.7-inch display. Siri on the iPad is activated by a quick hold of the home button, just like on the iPhone 4S. The interface slides up from below the display with a clever animation. Siri is built into the iPad as a small window on top of whatever interface the user is currently interacting with. This Siri window with rounded corners sits at the bottom center of the display, as you can see in our mockup above. The Siri iPad interface takes very little space over the iPad interface currently in use, and is designed with the same linen texture as on the iPhone 4S. Siri for iPad also works from the lock screen.


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