Sunday, August 30, 2009

Snow Leopard Released

Snow Leopard Released

The latest in the Mac world - their new OS released.
From a few reports - it is nothing but basically a service pack.

From PCW - Snow Leopard Proves No Threat to Windows 7 -
From Apple - The new Mac Os

From CNNMoney: Snow Leopard's low-key launch -

From All Things Digital: "Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, the latest iteration of Apple’s operating system, arrived at market today–about a month earlier than originally anticipated. And while it doesn’t really deliver the GUI enhancements we’ve come to expect from Apple (AAPL) and some incompatibilities are riling people up" -

Basically I watched Leo Laporte install a fresh copy of it and basically he stated that Apple really only release a service pack os called Snow Leopard.

some robocalls will stop

The Federal Trade Commission has new rules about how marketers can place calls. There's good news, and...if you read carefully...some exceptions that will permit some calls to continue.


New Rule Prohibiting Unwanted "Robocalls" to Take Effect on September 1

Telemarketers Must Obtain Prior Written Approval from Consumers Who Want to Receive Such Calls

...prerecorded commercial telemarketing calls to consumers – commonly known as robocalls – will be prohibited, unless the telemarketer has obtained permission in writing from consumers who want to receive such calls...

The rule amendments going into effect on September 1 do not prohibit calls that deliver purely “informational” recorded messages – those that notify recipients, for example, that their flight has been cancelled, an appliance they ordered will be delivered at a certain time, or that their child’s school opening is long as they do not attempt to interest consumers in the sale of any goods or services...the rule amendments also do not apply to calls concerning collection of debts where the calls do not seek to promote the sale of any goods or services.

In addition, calls not covered...including those from politicians, banks, telephone carriers, and most charitable organizations...The new prohibition on prerecorded messages does not apply to certain healthcare messages...

After September 1, consumers who receive prerecorded telemarketing calls but have not agreed to get them should file a complaint with the Commission, either on the Web site or by calling 1-888-382-1222. (To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP/1-877-382-4357.)

The Commission’s 2008 press release announcing the changes to the TSR’s prerecorded telemarketing provisions and a link to the related Federal Register notice can be found on the FTC’s Web site at:

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Friday, August 21, 2009

New Mac OS days away?

There is lots of chatter on the internet that Apple could release Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 on Friday, August 28.

Here are a couple of links on Apple's website about Snow Leopard:



"...only Apple OS X Leopard users are eligible for the Snow Leopard upgrade. Tiger & earlier OS users will need to purchase either versions of the upgraded Mac Box Set. Also, Snow Leopard will only run on intel-based Mac computers."

"...Official release date has not been announced by Apple..."

"You may pre-order it now and we will deliver it to you when it arrives."

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

new PS3 news

September 1st, a new system software update (version 3) will be available for the PlayStation 3 (via "System Update" on the XMB/XrossMediaBar). It will add screens for “What’s New" in the PlayStation Store, and recently played games on the XMB.

The price of the 80 GB PS3 is now $299, and the 160 GB version is $399 because...

The newest PS3 is to be in stores September 1 for $299 with a 120 GB hard drive. Per Sony, "...users will not be able to install other Operating Systems to the new PS3 system".

Some upcoming new titles (from SCE Worldwide Studios) are:
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
Heavy Rain
God of War 3
ModNation Racer
and Gran Turismo 5.

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Sunday, August 2, 2009


What is it? What does it do?

Have you ever forgotten and important meeting, birthday, anniversary or whatever?

Well now - is this the solution for you?Huh

You have the ability to use your voice, instant messaging, email, and/or test messaging to send yourself a reminder or note so that you do not forget something.

This program or memory tool makes it very easy to capture, retrieve and share that information that you need on a daily basis. You can get it anywhere and anytime!

There are two versions: Standard (free) and Pro ($25.00 per year)

Here is the Pro vs Standard comparison:

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