The Upcoming Fight Over Phone Payments


There’s an interesting battle developing related to the new “Apple Pay” feature introduced with the iPhone 6 series of phones. The Background Apple Pay uses a hardware feature called NFC, or near field communication. It’s a combination of antenna, radio, and identification chips that can only broadcast for extremely short ranges, and thus is incredibly […]

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Chromebook Management and Wifi Networks: Devices vs. Users


I’ve recently had some experience adding 30 or so Chromebooks to a school network, complete with device management licenses, and so far I am, overall, impressed. One thing that is actually pretty cool because you can actually set available and auto-connected wifi networks for managed Chromebooks based on what organization or suborganization they belong to. […]

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Not Very Wise Support


Perhaps I’ve been living in a standards-compliant web-design bubble. I’ve always been aware that one had to design around and account for odd quirks in page design when making sure websites look just as good in Microsofts Internet Explorer as they do in Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. I’ve even run across a few business banking […]

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Speak to Me…


One of the new features in the upcoming iPhone 4s is the Siri “assistant.” I don’t know if this will be the world-changing feature that Apple touts – Android has already had much of this functionality. That said, reports such as those at Ars Technica indicate that it will be at least as well integrated, […]

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Time Spent With Lion


Things I like Auto-popup of authentication sheets at public wifi hotspots like Starbucks works great. Love the new spelling correction hints that let you see what it wants to do before autocorrecting it – giving you a chance to say no. Love the fact that you can now hold down a key to get the […]

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TextWrangler Reminder


If you’re getting started in programming, or you just need a way to sanitize text you copied before pasting it into a web editor, you will want to look at TextWrangler from the guys at Bare Bones Software. While the interface is considered dated by some, it still has one of the best grep-based multi-file search […]

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