Archive | February, 2012

John C. Dvorak: The Annoying State of Robocalls

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Our John C. Dvorak and team X3 take on robo calls. What can you do? Check this out. aNewDomain.net with Gina Smith, John C. Dvorak and Dr. Jerry Pournelle.
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MWC 2012, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Raspberry Pi: Ranting Roundup with Eric Mack

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Microsoft today released Windows 8 consumer preview at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, Facebook goes big with ads and the Raspberry Pi $35 PC is sold out. aNewDomain News Editor Eric Mack breaks down the tech news of the day in today's ranting roundup -- and he's broken up about it.
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Pinterest Founder to Blogger: Copyright Lawyers Are Rethinking Terms of Use, Founder Is “On It”

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The blogger who fueled the flames surrounding Pinterest and copyright fears now reports that the startup's founder told her "he is on it" and has Pinterest copyright lawyers reviewing the copyright scandal and terms of use ... our Chris Miller is on top of this story ... read the Pinterest founder's comments here ...
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MWC 2012: Days One, Two and Three

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Our futurist and vidcasterTodd Townsend slices through the mire to find three trends at MWC 2012 you need to know about now. It's aNewDomain.net. Meet Todd Townsend.
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MWC 2012: Windows 8 Consumer Preview All Coverage

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Here's where to download the 32-bit and 64-bit ISOs for Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview, plus links to our coverage on the enteprise version, the live blog and memories about Bill Gates at another turning point -- back in 1989.
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Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview for Business: Eight Things IT Should Know

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Microsoft shows it still can surprise. A few hours before Windows chief Steve Sinofsky took the stage to roll out Windows 8 Consumer Preview at MWC 2012 in Barcelona, the company slyly posted a product guide for an enterprise-targeted version of that OS. Smells like Windows 8 Server. Our senior contributor and IT pro Ant Pruitt took a look at the product guide. Check it out here and find out the eight things Ant finds most noteworthy. More will be revealed at the demo.
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Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview: Live Blog DONE

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Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview for Business information is up now, the live blog will start shortly. Hang tight.
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Apple iCloud: Before Buying More Space, Here’s How to Optimize What You Already Use

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When Apple introduced its iOS 5 it also included 5GB of free storage on iCloud. If you fill up the allotted 5GB, you’ll receive a message that suggests you buy more space from Apple. Don't do that right away. First optimize what you've got already. Here's how.
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Microsoft Windows: History of Windows, a Windology (infographic)

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Microsoft announces its beta of Windows 8 today in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 show. It'll be a huge day for CEO Steve Ballmer -- and especially for Windows chief Steve Sinofsky, who likely is next in line for the top spot. But I remember when a day like this meant a lot to another Microsoft exec -- co-founder and former CEO, Bill Gates. It was 1989 and Microsoft had gathered the handful of journalists who covered tech back then at the Windows on the World restaurant at the top of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. It was my first time in New York City and the view was dizzying. Gates had just announced Microsoft Windows 3.0, a turning point for Microsoft and the DOS-based PC world in general. I was sitting next to Gates' late mother, Mary ...
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Jerry Pournelle: The View From Chaos Manor

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Our Jerry Pournelle, senior columnist at aNewDomain.net, has mail. He's not talking tech, Google privacy or MWC today. It's all about Aristotle's Aether, dark matter and the A-10 World War II aircraft in action.
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Apple TV, iPad 3 and Windows 8 Consumer Preview: Ranting Roundup with Eric Mack

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Apple looks to be unveiling a new iPad and an Apple TV in March. But first we get a crack at the Windows 8 Consumer Preview in just a few hours. It's a lot for aNewDomain news editor Eric Mack to yell about in today's ranting roundup of the tech news. It's February 29, 2012.
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MWC 2012: Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows 8 Server Launch

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Wednesday will be a huge day of announcements at MWC 2012. And at 3 p.m. Barca time, Microsoft will unveil its Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Here's what we expect to see. What we didn't expect is a sneak unveiling of Windows 8 Server, with beefed up features to help tech pros manage security, updating and encryption on personal devices and services.
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Snapped RFID Chip Strands Family: John C. Dvorak X3

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It's our John C. Dvorak and his crew at X3. John, Andrew Eisner and Joe Engo talk about an RFID issue that stranded a family at the airport. What is up with that?
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IT and the Fifth Amendment: Passwords, Personal Tech and Power

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TrueCrypt your data and there's no way your company will be able to access it. Our Dino Londis explains the unprecedented power users now have at work. What does it mean? Check it out.
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Windows: How To Turn Off Keyboard and Mouse Wakeup During Sleep Mode

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This feature is handy if you want to easily get your system out of Sleep Mode. But, the slightest movement of the mouse or even a cat walking on the keyboard will wake it up.
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Google March 1 Privacy Change: Clear Your YouTube Viewing and Search History

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On March 1, 2012, Google will put into place its Unified Privacy Policy. That will integrate all the varying privacy policies from multiple Google services into one, making privacy easier for users to understand, says Google. It'll also combine all your viewing and search results for its various services. You have two more days to clear this out before the March 1 deadline. Yesterday we showed you how to clear your Google search history. Here's how to clear and pause viewing and search history in Google YouTube.
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Google Chrome Pwn2Own Challenge: Hack Chrome, Make a Million

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Can you hack? Would you take down Google Chrome -- and Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer? There's up to a million dollars in it for you if you just focus on Chrome, but cash prizes all around, Google execs announced today.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Nokia 808 Pureview: Ranting Roundup with Eric Mack

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, the Galaxy Beam, the Nokia 808 Pureview and more have debuted at Mobile World Congress, and just in time for the return of our ranting roundups of daily tech news with aNewDomain news editor Eric Mack.
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Test Tube Burgers: John C. Dvorak X3

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Test tube burgers. What? John C. Dvorak and co-hosts Andrew Eisner and Joe Engo tell you all about it. One topic. Three pundits. Short form vidcast right here at aNewDomain.net
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Sixty Seconds of Social Media (infographic)

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In 60 seconds, an astounding amount of activity takes place on social media networks. Here's a closer look, courtesy our friends at partner site mediatapper.com.
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