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Entries Tagged as 'Computers'

Two things I didn’t expect: Gannett splits off newspapers, and governor drops in polls

August 5th, 2014 · 25 Comments

I can clearly remember the feeling, shared by many in the journalism community back then, that the Gannett monolith was wreaking havoc with the reporting of news with its cookie cutter, top-down orders about how stories should be written and packaged, and its cut-throat corporate business practices aimed at demolishing competition. Remember “The Chain Gang“? […]

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Tags: Computers · Media · Politics

Security alert led to current problem with display on iPhone and other mobile devices

July 15th, 2014 · 2 Comments

If you check this blog earlier today, you were probably surprised by what you saw. And if you were viewing on an iPhone or other mobile device, it may have been even stranger. I’m trying to get things back in order. And, yes, there is a story. My Monday started with an overnight security alert […]

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Tags: Blogs · Computers

Civil Beat iPhone app crashes, update coming

June 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment

For a while I thought there was something wrong with my iPad and iPhone, because whenever I tried to connect to Civil Beat via their mobile app, it crashed. “Cannot connect to the server,” the error said. Previously, the app worked fine. So I finally got around to contacting CB about the problem. The answer […]

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Tags: Computers · Media

Advice to Oceanic customers: Stop renting that cable modem

June 3rd, 2014 · 11 Comments

We were slogging through Costco several days ago when I spotted a display of electronic somethings with packaging that promised “8x faster” and asked, “Why rent your modem when you can own?” I stopped. These turned out to be cable modems, the kind that you use to hook up to Oceanic’s internet service. I did […]

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Tags: Computers · Consumer issues

Top marks for Microsoft Office on iPad, iPhone

April 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Okay. I’ve been an Apple Computer user since the Apple II first came out. Our first Apple was a black model sold under the Bell & Howell label. Probably very collectible today, if we hadn’t given it away after years of use. We went through a series of Apple II’s in various models and configurations, […]

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Tags: Computers · Consumer issues