Saturday, January 29, 2011

Samsung moves 2 million Galaxy Tabs in 3 mo.; Tab 2 coming in February

The iPad still outsold the Tab by a significant margin: 7.33 million iPads shipped in the fourth quarter of last year. Still, the Tab beat Samsung's end-of-year sales goals of 1.5 million, and is now being sold by 200 mobile carriers in 94 countries.
Samsung Galaxy Tab: Specs and thoughts

One Year Later, Strong Sales for iPad As New Competitors Eye Market VIDEO

A Day in the Life of the iPad Classroom

Friday, January 28, 2011

Mass FBI raids target pro-WikiLeaks ‘Operation Payback’

FBI agents today executed more than 40 search warrants throughout the United States as part of an ongoing investigation into recent coordinated cyber attacks against major companies and organizations," a bureau press release states.

WikiLeaks rival launches new secret-spilling site

The new platform, called OpenLeaks, will allow sources to choose specifically who they want to submit documents to anonymously, such as to a particular news outlets.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The How-To Geek Video Guide to Using Windows 7 Speech RecognitionEver get the desire to control your computer, Star Trek-style? With Windows 7’s Speech Recognition, it’s easier than you might think.

Verizon iPhone Hotspot Will Cost $20 Per Month for 2GB -

The extra $20 per month will give users a separate pool of 2GB each month. If users go over that limit, each extra gigabyte will cost $20

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Google Comes Under Fire for 'Secret' Relationship with NSA

In a letter sent Monday, Consumer Watchdog asked Representative Darrell Issa, the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, to investigate the relationship between Google and several government agencies.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Woman hangs up on $10,000 iTunes call | TG Daily

Last week on the show we talked about the 10 billionth App download from Itunes. The woman that won didn't think she won for real!
But Davis has undoubtedly received all sorts of unsolicited calls saying, "Hey, you've won a free magazine subscription" or "we just need your social security number to process your winning sweepstakes."
The bottom line is: See what telemarketers have done to us? You should all be ashamed of yourselves.


Critical vulnerability in VLC player - The H Security: News and Features

Critical vulnerability in VLC player

The VLC developers have now issued an update, fixing the CDG heap problems and with one or two other fixes - VLC Media Player 1.1.6 fixes critical vulnerabilities.
You can just open VLC and it tells you there is an update, you can get the fix right there.


Monday, January 24, 2011

Refurbished PCs: When used is better than new | Betanews

The refurbished PC has passed the burn through period. Whatever went wrong has gone wrong and been fixed. There is even less risk of problems with a rightly refurbished PC than a new one.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 01-23-11

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 01-23-11. You can listen live every Sunday from 11AM to 12PM Pacific that's 2PM to 3PM Eastern. Join us for the live show and chat.

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) This is a link to some new stuff out for Google maps; there are 10 new overlays for Google maps. The explanations sure look interesting, most do not look like I will use them, but they are not meant for my lifestyle they look like they would be useful for others.

2) For those of us who use meditation this article will probably be preaching to the choir, but for those who might be curious about the usefulness of the practice, if so this is an interesting article about research on the subject.

3) I was sort of set back by the comparison of these two photographs of Shanghai, taken twenty years apart. They are a rather graphic illustration of the growth in China, this is just one city and while I am not sure just how representative this is for the rest of the country is concerned, I would think the astounding growth is very real.

4) Well here we go again; there is a new group in Italy saying they have created cold fusion. This seems to be one of those items that will fall into our reality sooner or later. My limited understanding of just how difficult this is makes it very difficult to access just how much of a wow value is present here.

5) I have been wondering how long it would be before cell phone technology came to the attention of the cyber underworld. It seems like this may be the new necessity for protecting your identity, soon you will need a cell phone anti-virus, and some sort of software cleaner to protect yourself.

Mozilla blocks Skype add-on: caused 33k Firefox crashes in a week

Mozilla was forced to take this extraordinary measure after discovering that severe bugs in the add-on are crippling the browser's performance and stability.

Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals

Walmart has the Canon PIXMA MP495 Wireless Photo All-in-One Inkjet Printer for $49 with free site-to-store shipping or $3 shipping to home. Features 802.11n wireless, ChromaLife100+ archival quality prints, 4800 x 1200 dpi printing, 1200 x 2400 dpi scans, borderless prints, and can print directly from iPhones, iPod Touch and Android devices. Amazon has it for the same price.

Newegg has the Hitachi X750 0S03061
Mobile 750GB Portable External Hard Drive
for $70 - $10 off with coupon code HITACHI123 [Exp 1/23] = $60 with free shipping. Features 5400 RPM drive and powered by USB cable.

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Tiger Direct has the Toshiba Satellite Pro 15.6" C650-Z2510T Notebook for $550 - $50 off with coupon code ZCA17869 + $9 shipping = $509 shipped. Intel Core i3 350M 2.26GHz, 2GB DDR3 Memory, 500GB HDD Intel GMA HD, DVDRW Driver, Windows 7 Pro x64, 802.11b/g/n

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Today only, offers this 4-Port Squid USB 2.0 Hub in Black or White for $3.99. With $3 for shipping

HP Home & Home Office offers the HP Pavilion p6780t Intel Core i5 Quad 2.8GHz Desktop PC model XX206AV#ABA, for $629.99. Coupon code "SVMB39487" cuts it to $604.99. With free shipping, an Intel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz quad-core "Sandy Bridge" processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive, DVD burner with LightScribe, media card reader, Ethernet, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. offers the refurbished Lenovo ThinkCentre M55e Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz Desktop PC (no monitor), model no. 9637-Q2U, for $199.99 with free shipping.Windows XP Pro. It features an Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 80GB 7200 rpm hard drive, DVD/CD-RW combo drive, Gigabit Ethernet, and Windows XP Professional. A 90-day warranty applies,