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Samsung stricks back! Take that Apple!

I was right!  I predicted it in my article after Apple sued Samsung for copyright  infringement and won.  Apple doesn’t manufacture all the parts that go into the Apple iPhone!  They outsource to suppliers for the various parts.  Some things they may make themselves including the operating system, but otherwise they need to rely on good healthy business partnerships….

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Apple is the new Microsoft

I can’t believe it!  Apple won the case against Samsung for copyright infringement and is awarded over $1 Billion!  There’s a lot of opinions and comments on the news articles online but if you read them it’s interesting.  A Lot of people are clueless and blindly say “yay for Apple, they’re better”.  But then you learn that Apple needs…

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Solution: Laptop powers on but nothing on screen

Here’s a quick fix for many makes and models of laptops that have problems turning on.  When you hit the power button, you may see lights for the power button, etc but nothing appears on the screen.  Not even an error message.  You can see the hard drive light blinking and maybe hear the hard drive spinning, but just a…

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Cold boot versus Warm boot

After hearing enough times about how rebooting fixes a lot, what is the difference between cold booting and warm booting?  I’ll explain the answer here. The short answer is, cold boot means turn the computer off then on.  Warm boot means to reboot the computer without shutting all the way down.  The idea is that when you reboot, the computer stays…

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The future of Apple, Microsoft, and Linux…

When I started playing around with computers including programming and games, it was around the age of the first personal computer with Commodore 64 using tapes, which then lead to 5 1/2 inch floppies, and then to 3 1/4 inch floppies with the hard shell.  We finally got into CD’s which was great!  Then DVD’s came, USB flash drives,…

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Hard drive warranties are being reduced

Both of Western Digital and Seagate internal HDD will be changing their warranty policies on the new year of 2012. Western Digital – Effective date on January 2nd, 2012. Desktop and Mobile (Blue and Green family lines) change from 3 years to 2 years. Black product line will remain at 5 years warranty. Enterprise class products stay at 5…

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WiFi health concerns in school – view from a technology expert

As a computer technology expert, author, regular guest speaker on CKWR radio as well as a speaker on Breakfast Television and Rogers Daytime, I write my professional opinion on this issue. From a recent article in York Region’s paper parents are pulling their kids out of school due to health concerns around the wireless network access (WiFi) in schools.  There are…

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Apple Vs. Windows, who needs repairs more often?

Apple vs. Windows.  There’s obviously more computer repair shops for Micrsoft Windows than there are for Apple computers.  But Microsoft also has more market share too.  So you can’t compare directly like this who has repairs more often.  You need to break it down by market share, do a little math and figure it out.  Let’s walk through this…

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RIM was down for a few days…

RIM was down for a few days which explains why none of us could receive emails on our Blackberries recently.  They are fully operational again now but in the mean time, what has this done to RIM?  This outage was global, not just a local server that went down.  Below is a link to The Globe and Mail with…

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