I purchased a set of Apple iPod earphones with Remote and Mic five months ago. They now pause and start "Play" all by themselves. It's great. I enjoy the stuttering ambiance it creates while I am listening to podcasts and music. Until I can find a set of reasonably priced earphones that are robust enough to last more than a few months, my Touch will reside on my nightstand as an expensive alarm clock.
31 May 2011
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26 May 2011
"Although, as everyone knows, facts have a liberal bias." Jon CarrollRead more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/05/25/DDPH1JKARJ.DTL#ixzz1NTwIjNkz
Another great column from Mr. Carroll.
25 May 2011
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16 May 2011
Today I received a postcard stating that I may have won two new automobiles or $49K. Maybe a cruise, a two day getaway with airfare or perhaps a seven day cruise. I'm so excited but I have to hurry. I must call within 72 hours. Wait. The missive mentions the offer expires in the middle of June. Whew! Thought I might miss out. Now I must decide which prize I will select and with whom I will share this happy time. Decisions. Decisions.
15 May 2011
If so, you may want to read the June 2011 issue of Consumer Reports. You may be looking for an alternative social site after reading the article about facebook. "...you share the details of your life on Facebook, assuming that you and other users are its main customers and that it's accountable to you. But Bruce Schneier, cheif technology officer at security firm BT Global Service, says you're not Facebook's customer. 'You are Facebook's product that they sell to their customers,' he says, refering to the network's advertisers." You have to ask yourself who is using whom? Stand up, be brave and seek out a better alternative. Invite your friends to follow you. True privacy is lost on the Internet but you can do a better job of protecting your personal information than on facebook. Does billionaire Mr. Mark really need you to help line his already bulging pockets? Check out other social sites. You may find a less offensive organization that may fill your needs. Twitter may be all you need. Or Blogger? Tumblr? WordPress? Posterous? You may also want to avoid friendfeed which is owned by facebook. Remember, The Beatles were warning us of the Blue Meanies so long ago. I left facebook and am glad I did.