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Is Google, Facebook or Apple a good guy anymore?

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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/

Microsoft founder lashes out at Apple and Google Technology The Guardian – StumbleUpon

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Microsoft founder lashes out at Apple and Google Technology The Guardian – StumbleUpon. He said this: He describes Steve Jobs, the boss of Apple who is on medical leave, as “monomaniacal”. In case you don’t know what that means, (I didn’t know) it means obsessed with one idea.

Use Ubuntu as a Mac File Server or Time Machine Volume (via The Daily Byte)

This is an interesting method. Of course if you have a NAS already you might use this method instead.

Use Ubuntu as a Mac File Server or Time Machine Volume Recently, I came across this amazing article that shows you how to turn your Ubuntu desktop/server into a Mac File Server or Time Machine volume. Not only does it allow you to share files between the two computers, but it will also automatically mount your Time Machine volume and begin the backup process. I have followed this article and am currently using this setup on my home network. If you have any questions about this article or need help, p … Read More

via The Daily Byte

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?

Don’t download Veohwebplayersetup.exe

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I did that on my XP running computer and Microsoft Security Essentials said it had the Open Candy advertising malware. I just deleted it and rebooting now. What a waste. Veoh came from a legitimate download site.

Internet Explorer 10 Drops Vista Support – Slashdot

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Internet Explorer 10 Drops Vista Support – Slashdot. The reaction on this Slashdot thread seems like a knee jerk reaction. Lets compare to how Apple does things.

Apple limits Safari to which OS it wants to support. The most current version of Safari supports 10.6 and 10.5. It doesn’t support Tiger 10.4. So for IE 10 which is the next browser and really planned for Windows 8, it breaks down as follows. Current OS support, check. Previous OS support Windows 7 check. Previous to that (Vista) or 10.4 equivalent no support. Whats the problem?

Microsoft Fix it Solution Center – StumbleUpon

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Microsoft Fix it Solution Center – StumbleUpon. This might help you if you don’t know much about computers. Worth giving it a try if you find the answers to google searches confusing.

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