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Is Google, Facebook or Apple a good guy anymore?

Grady, right, and Chris Thompson of The Good G...

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Google and Facebook challenge French government on personal data law – SC… – StumbleUpon. This article explores who should control the users data. This is my response to that article:

Just who are the good guys? The government? Legitimate companies? Sometimes the saviors of something are actually the destroyers. According to Fred Wilson Apple is evil, and Google isn’t looking so innocent itself these days. Facebook is clearly selling out its users, and Microsoft continues to foster things that are not in the best interests of its users. 
http://chimac.net/2010/07/22/fred-wilson-apple-is-%E2%80%9Cevil%E2%80%9D-and-facebook-is-%E2%80%9Ca-photo-sharing-site%E2%80%9D/

How to root a bootloader unlocked Xperia Play on OSX (via Matthew Attwood’s Blog)

Has anyone else done this? I am not fond of rooting devices because it decreases the security of the device. You can read more about the iPhone rooted security exploit.

How to root a bootloader unlocked Xperia Play on OSX I have been meaning to post this for a while, as things work a little differently on OS X to the usual tutorials given. Here is the variation I had to use on OS X. Bin4ry over at XDA-developers sorted out the root of the Xperia Arc and Play (over a week ago now) and has posted a pretty solid guide for both devices (Play & Arc) Although his guide is now updated with the commands for both Mac and Linux as well as the original windows, one bit o … Read More

via Matthew Attwood’s Blog

How to Prevent the Garmin 800 with an SD Card locking up when connecting to your Mac (via wellmt)

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I rarely see Mac users who have Garmin units. People seem to prefer having one device rather than multiple.

My Edge 800 computer kept locking up when I connected it to the Mac. Not only did the unit lock-up but the Mac hung up as well, until the USB cable was pulled from the Garmin unit. Not a good thing to do.  I discovered that the unit worked fine if no SD-Card was inserted. After a bit of digging I’ve found this great post and the culprit…Spotlight!  Basically the Mac tries to search, build indexes and generally do all kinds of stuff to any media … Read More

via wellmt

The New Villains of New Media: Apple, Google

The New Villains of New Media: Apple, Google. I wondered about these ideas as well. Isn’t it amazing how fast

things can go from underdog to Villain?

Nice chart of Windows Phone 7 vs. iOS vs. Android (via Tech things that I stumble upon)

The winner seems clear. WP7 is dead in the water. Android can’t beat iOS however simply due to its games. Games can justify the purchase even when you don’t have phone service.

Windows Phone 7 vs. iOS vs. Android This is just a comprehensive comparison between all the major smartphone OS’s in the world at the moment. Enjoy 🙂 … Read More

via Tech things that I stumble upon

How to fix the iPhone speaker problem (simple fix) (via The Blog of Saw Tun)

Analog Radio Headphone Vivianco FMH 7900

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Nice low risk maneuver. It is fantastic when people share things like this.

Hey guys, I thought I’d share with everyone a simple fix to an iPhone speaker problem. Problem: The iPhone speaker works fine when headphones are plugged into it. However, as soon as the headphones are removed, there is no sound emitted from the iPhone. In other words, the iPhone speaker doesn’t work. My phone wouldn’t ring and I couldn’t hear any sound from the iPhone. This happened to my phone after it was water damaged. Solution: Find a q-tip. … Read More

via The Blog of Saw Tun

Gaming Is the Most Popular Use For Tablets – Slashdot

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Gaming Is the Most Popular Use For Tablets – Slashdot. According to a survey 84% of tablet owners play games. Rich boys with their toys.

Why Its Time to Say Goodbye to Free Wi-Fi – Part Two

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Why Its Time to Say Goodbye to Free Wi-Fi – Part Two. Excellent article that helps you be safer if you use free Wi-Fi. I appreciate Ken Colburn “The Data Doctor” suggestion. It is repeated below.

…There are couple of free forced HTTPS add-ons that I’ve tested and work without what you experienced with the EFF tool:

For Firefox users – Force-TLShttp://bit.ly/9CzNPE

For Chrome users – KB SSL Enforcer http://bit.ly/d5thKD

 

I just installed the KB SSL Enforcer and will test it with a free wireless network tomorrow.