Dave Hitz over at NetApp poses a very interesting question: What is the ten-year trend in information technology that we are currently building to? He supplies these historical examples: 1982-1992: A computer on every (business) desk 1990s: Networking all those computers He then goes on to suggest three ten-year trends that we might currently be living … [Read more...] about Ten-Year Trend: Mobility
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 to do and why: If you have an HD TiVo, don't use the Guru … [Read more...] about Tough To Watch the Olympics on TiVo
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 … [Read more...] about Tuning Time Machine
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! … [Read more...] about Mac + TiVo? Roxio Toast 9 Titanium is $30 AR Today!
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 Xserves during CES, and a number of strong leaks … [Read more...] about Working Backwards Reveals Apple’s Macworld Plans