Know when to stop: how Cenovus almost connected with the public
By August 17, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

Know when to stop: how Cenovus almost connected with the public

There’s an ad playing in movie theatres as part of the pre-feature entertainment we’ve come to accept. I saw it before Brave, the latest Pixar offering our family saw as part of our younger daughter’s birthday celebrations a few weeks ago. The ad features a series of visuals and assertions about what makes Canada great. […]

Changing my game
By May 31, 2010 4 Comments Read More →

Changing my game

It was a surprisingly short wait to get my iPad on Friday. I had prepared myself for the possibility the Rideau Centre Apple store would be sold out by the time I arrived. Though, I had also built up my excitement to get an iPad on launch day – a first time, first day adopter, […]

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Function follows form
By January 28, 2010 5 Comments Read More →

Function follows form

Somehow, I’ve managed to avoid a lot of the discussion about the iPad — no easy feat considering Apple’s newest piece of technology has been the focus of a lot of buzz over the last 24 hours (er… several months). With the exception of hearing that some people can’t get their hands on an iPad […]

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MacHeads Trailer
By October 21, 2008 1 Comments Read More →

MacHeads Trailer

It documents a cult of personality, geekery and marketing.  This is a movie I need to see.

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The Genius of Leopard Time Machine
By August 8, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

The Genius of Leopard Time Machine

It’s bad enough when your computer dies and needs to be replaced without having the daunting task of getting your new working environment to be identical to the one you’re familiar with — not to mention getting all of your data moved over, as well. That’s what I faced when my MacBook Pro display was […]

Reflections on my first week with an iPhone
By April 10, 2008 1 Comments Read More →

Reflections on my first week with an iPhone

I joined the legions of enthusiastic iPhone owners last week when I powered-up my brand new smartphone.  This week I join the chorus of iPhone owners who wonder about how, in entering the smartphone market with a much anticipated product, Apple went so far without going the distance. No way to Copy/Cut/Paste  – Probably the […]

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iBlevis
By April 5, 2008 4 Comments Read More →

iBlevis

Three years ago, I proudly announced to everyone who asked that I did not own an iPod, nor did I intend to ever own one. I was a supporter of the underdog, the iRiver, thank you very much. In August 2006, I realized that interface and integration was everything and bought a Video iPod. There […]

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iPhone delays could be about Rogers support
By November 4, 2007 7 Comments Read More →

iPhone delays could be about Rogers support

Try as I might, I have not been able to sync my Blackberry’s calendar with my computer for over a week. I’ve even wiped my Blackberry clean and started fresh. Accepting defeat, I decided it was time to call Rogers Wireless for some help and just like it was seven and eight months ago (see […]

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DRM-free music 30% more expensive
By June 1, 2007 4 Comments Read More →

DRM-free music 30% more expensive

In a bold move, EMI and Apple are making music by some EMI artists — including Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and Coldplay — available on the iTunes music store free of DRM (Digital Rights Management) controls and at a higher quality of audio encoding (256kbps, AAC). While this looks and sounds like a move […]

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An Archive install fixed my AirPort WWAN Support Update problems
By March 12, 2007 6 Comments Read More →

An Archive install fixed my AirPort WWAN Support Update problems

It wasn’t fun. However, my MacBook Pro is networked, again, after all of the WWAN support update 1.0 stability-related issues. My AirPort is rock solid, again. How? These are the steps I followed: Backed up my data — by the way, unlike PC, Mac overwrites old backups with new ones, deleting files from the backup […]

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Apple says “Do an archive install”
By March 10, 2007 0 Comments Read More →

Apple says “Do an archive install”

Well, this is a frustrating experience. Despite the encouraging comments that suggest the AirPort Express update of March 8 has worked for many people, it did NOT fix my AirPort stability issues.  My wireless network does not restore itself when my Mac “wakes up” – although, I am able to restore the network by disabling […]

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Has Apple’s 2007-002 fixed the AirPort problem?
By March 9, 2007 1 Comments Read More →

Has Apple’s 2007-002 fixed the AirPort problem?

Thanks to Nick for alerting me to the March 8 release of the AirPort Extreme Update 2007-002 by Apple. According the the notes, this update “contains an additional non-security fix for a compatibility issue when using certain third-party access points configured to use WEP”. If that includes WPA, the grief that 2007-001 caused me should […]

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