This has got to be one of the most misleading error messages in Mac OS X: Open Software Update, try to update an app, and get the message,"you have updates available for other accounts". This message does not mean what it says, but I found a way to fix it when it appeared on my iMac! "You have updates available for other accounts" Apparently, the Mac App Store uses … [Read more...] about Mac App Store Error: “You have updates available for other accounts”
Rebates sell cars and electronics, so why not web search? That must have been Microsoft's thought process when they implemented Live Search Cashback back in 2008. Under the program, Microsoft paid rebates to shoppers who purchased goods after using their shopping and price comparison search engine. Essentially, Microsoft was trying to buy their way into the hearts of web users. … [Read more...] about Microsoft Stops Paying People To Use Bing Shopping
Who's naughty and who's nice? The average computer geek of the last decade would have placed Microsoft atop the naughty list. The average corporate IT manager's nice list probably wouldn't have included EMC and Oracle. Yet Google, Apple, Sun, HP and even IBM don't have this frequent negativity directed towards them. What's the difference between naughty and nice when it comes … [Read more...] about Are Microsoft and EMC beginning a renaissance of geek respect?
It's that time again, when everyone who thinks they're a pundit (that would be everyone with a blog or Twitter account) has to make predictions for the coming year. But predictions are perilous: Get it right and you look like a mere trend-watcher; get it wrong and you look like a fool. It's such a hassle! So I'm doing something different this year: I'm going to make predictions … [Read more...] about My 2009 IT Industry Predictions