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The Mac to PC switch showed me the truth.


This piece is entirely satirical.

Last week, I upgraded from my historically reliable 2008 Macbook that was on it’s death bed and to the surprise of myself and all of my friends I decided to switch from Mac to PC. I fell in love with Windows operating system after playing with my friends Surface a while back. However, I wanted to use a Sony product, so I decided to get a Sony Vaio Duo. I want to focus more on my experience in the switch to the operating system rather than the actual product I got, but I have to say, this is a stellar machine.

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Pocket lets you curate your internet quickly and efficiently.


Posted by brandon jp scott on October 11th, 2013

When I got my new Samsung Galaxy S4 I quickly realized it’s potential in new curation. I had all my news and updates flashing before me, and a lot of which I want to read but am not able to at the moment. I like Evernote, but I stumbled upon Pocket (@Pocket) when browsing for article curators, and this is bar none the best.

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Waze is the best mapping app ever.


Waze banner (photo: wikipedia.org)

Before we left for our entrepreneurial adventure to Dallas, Marikha (@marikhacabel) and I needed to find a new mapping application for me to use. I have an iPhone 4S, and at the time we were leaving Ann Arbor for Dallas the 2nd beta for iOS came out. When you used the mapping application it had a problem with overheating the phone and a problem crashing often, so I wanted something more reliable. We stumbled upon Waze (@Waze) who had recently been bought by Google for 1.1 billion dollars, so we were interested. We downloaded the app and hit the road and saw an immediate difference in the beauty of Waze over any other mapping system.

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Is it good that Google could potentially control the entire Internet?


Google is like the Borg, but then again – so are all the others.

The Internet as a whole is a very breath-taking idea for any one person to really comprehend.  Yet it is abused by the average person every single second of every single minute of every single hour of every single day.  Since the first satellite went into the sky in 1957 with the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik during the Cold War, the world has been craving connectivity on an easier level.

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Facebook: Fun Facts Not in “The Social Network”



Everyone here has probably seen the new movie, or heard about it, called “The Social Network” which depicts the life of Mark Zuckerberg, Edwardo Saverin, and Sean Parker, who were the original “faces” of Facebook. In the movie it shows betrayal, scheming, and irony. However, there are some things that they missed out on that are somewhat humorous. So here is a short list, intriguing, of the fun things the movie left out.

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Wireshark: A “Network Protocol Analyzer”


Wireshark’s slogan is only two words: Go Deep. With Wireshark that’s exactly what you do, go deep into the information around you. It can be very deadly, like a shark (hence the name?). Originally wrote by the creator of Wireshark, Gerald Combs, to analyze the data offline and online of the traffic coming through your computer and the server you are a part of if you are an administrator. So in essence, it was a good tool in order to for Network Administrators to know what’s happening in their networks. However, the intelligence of those who create things are usually matched and out done by others, and that’s exactly what the over 600 contributors did, now Wireshark, with a little bit of ability to code and manipulate, can be a weapon of personal information infringement.

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What Exactly is Ping?


For the past few months people have seen and heard about a new item that came out with the iTunes 10 update called Ping. However, most people couldn’t tell someone exactly what Ping is because they never took the time to look into the finer details of what it is and what it has done for the music industry. However, I have taken the time to show exactly what Ping is with a little bit of something for you. So here, it is.

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Mac OS X Lion – Topping the first 7 generations.



Introducing the newest Mac OS X: Lion


What’s different?

1. App Store
2. Launch Pad
3. Full Screen Applications
4. Mission Control

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