12 Feb Apple’s iPhone… Pass!

In all of the recent hullabaloo about Apple’s forthcoming iPhone, I took some time to decide whether I really want one.  The conclusion: NOT! Okay, I admit it, I am frequently wowed by Apple’s sense of style and design.  It is easy to get caught up...

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25 Jan What Is Podcasting? (Part 2)

Okay, now that you have a good understanding of XML and RSS, it is time to discuss how these technologies are brought together to make a podcast. Some bright and enterprising person (I looked it up but couldn’t get a clear answer as to who) decided...

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18 Jan What Is Podcasting? (Part 1)

Many of you are wondering what this podcasting thing is. Here’s a brief primer on what it is and how to catch the wave.To understand podcasting, you must first understand RSS. Don’t worry, you don’t have to understand all of it, and you won’t be...

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05 Jan My Next Computer

Who loves the “buy one, get a second one free” deal?  Everyone, right?  How about, “buy one, get 3″?  Of course! So, before you purchase your next computer, consider this: The Apple MacPro! I know, I know, every one of you is now thinking, “how much is...

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08 Dec What MP3 Player Should I Get?

The first step is to determine size. In order to sound good, MP3s need to be encoded around 128kbps (kilobits per second… 128 is considered “near CD quality”). So, a standard 4 minute song is 240 seconds, which means 128×240=30720kb which is about 3,840KBytes (8...

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04 Dec It’s Too Zune to Say

Who wants a Zune? I mean, really? Who is this product targeting? You’re an iPod user, through and through: Well, Mr. Gates just relented on the “iPod Killer” moniker, stating that the Zune has more modest goals. Besides, if you’re an iPod user, you can kiss...

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