What is the megatrend of this decade? I suggest that we are witnessing a wholesale shift from information tied to place/device to information mobility. Cloud computing, server virtualization, and even flash memory are all contributors to this massive trend, along with the user-side trends of the post-PDA mobile phone, 3G data, social web services, and connected home.
Tough To Watch the Olympics on TiVo
It’s Olympics time, but despite high tech elements, it’s still tough to watch what you want. NBC has scheduled more coverage than ever, but much is delayed and none is properly listed in guide services. And TiVo’s Olympics Guru Guide is worse than useless in so many ways. Here’s the rundown about what you have […]
Tuning Time Machine
I’ve been very pleased by Apple’s integrated backup application in OS X, Time Machine. It cleverly removes many of the barriers to backup, and makes restore both simple and fun. But I’ve noticed that it’s not quite perfect out of the box. Two default settings in particular bother me: It is set to back up everything, including OS files and caches, and spotlight needlessly indexes your Time Machine drive. Luckily, both are easy fixes.
Mac + TiVo? Roxio Toast 9 Titanium is $30 AR Today!
Have a Mac and a TiVo? I was thinking of grabbing Roxio’s Toast 9 Titanium so I could use the TiVo To Go features anyway, and Amazon surprised me by putting it as a Gold Box item today. It’s $49 with a $20 rebate, with free shipping! Expired! Sweet deal!
Working Backwards Reveals Apple’s Macworld Plans
As is traditionally the case, there has been some pretty wild speculation about what Apple plans to introduce at this year’s Macworld. Some insist it’s 3G iPhone time, others look for a tablet/touch computer, and everyone sees Blu-ray everywhere. But Apple upset the cart a bit this week by introducing new, faster Mac Pros and […]