Saturday, April 30, 2011

Useful info - Default Password List

Works nice too.

HBO Go App Brings Premium Content to Your IOS Device

Premium cable content from HBO comes to the iPad at last, as the network on Friday released its long-awaited HBO Go app for iPhone and iPad. The app brings both...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

This had the happen eventually.

Google moves to extract more from Apps

Free isn't forever

Hard on the heels of its disappointing earnings announcement. Google will no longer offer free Google Apps to businesses with more than 10 users.…

In an announcement posted on the Google Enterprise Blog, the company included the news in a post describing how it was making its apps "easier to adopt and manage" for small businesses.

While existing business subscribers will be able to run up to 50 users on a free account, all new business sign-ons will have to choose between the existing US$50 per-user annual plan, or a new no-contract US$5 per-user, per-month "flexible plan".

New details

Apple 'not tracking' iPhone users

Apple has denied that its iPhones and 3G iPads have been secretly recording their owners' movements.

More than a week after the issue came to public attention, Apple released an online question and answer document.

It said: "The iPhone is not logging your location. Rather, it's maintaining a database of Wi-Fi hotspots and cell towers around your current location, some of which may be located more than one hundred miles away from your iPhone, to help your iPhone rapidly and accurately calculate its location when requested."

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wonder if Groupon wants that Google cash now...

Facebook Launches Deals to Compete With Groupon

Facebook's anticipated 'Groupon-killer' offering group-based local coupon dealsreportedly launches on Tuesday in five pilot cities in the U.S. including Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego and San Francisco. The service is called Facebook Deals--the old Facebook Deals announced in November appears to be renamed Check-In Deals--and will focus on offering discounts for group activities such as such as 50 percent off movie tickets for four or 75 percent off bowling for six. You will be able to buy local deals using your credit card or Facebook credits, according to The New York Times. You will then print out a voucher that you can take with you to redeem your deal.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

A sucker is born every minute, right?

Keep the winning mind of Charlie Sheen in your pocket with new Apple iPhone app

While Charlie Sheen is winning on his tour, you can take his mind with you in your pocket wherever you go thanks to the "MaSheen" app available at the App Store for $2.99...Photos: ...

Take a look

Inside a Google Data Center

Google, unlike Facebook, isn't open-sourcing the technologies it's created for its data centers. But it is providing a video tour of one of the centers:

Friday, April 22, 2011


SquareTrade drop tests the BlackBerry Playbook

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Dropping your brand new BlackBerry PlayBook to test its durability isn't really suggested. But luckily for us, there are people out there interested in these sorts of things and as such, they've done the dropping for everyone. SquareTrade, which offers extended warranties for your BlackBerry PlayBook has done a drop test video for us all. Sit back, press play and check out the desturction. Also, if you head on over to the yYouTube page and leave a comment about what you want the to drop next -- you'll be entered to win some warrenty coverage. This is of course, their contest -- not ours. So please, do't leave any comments belwo expecting to win, you'll need to hit YouTube to ...

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Welcome to Bowman Geothermal

A geothermal heating system moves heat from the earth into the building in the winter, and pulls the heat from the building and discharges it into the ground in the summer. It may also provide water heating, either to supplement or replace conventional water heaters. Geothermal heating and cooling systems are a means to reduce reliance on fossil fuels with their supply and price unpredictability. Read more about geothermal systems benefits »

Monday, April 11, 2011

Level 3 to buy Global Crossing, consolidating IP long-haul, content opportunities

Looking for greater scale to compete with larger global rivals, Level 3 Communications today said it has agreed to acquire Global Crossing in a $3 billion stock swap. The combined companies will run fiber optic networks on three continents and serve customers in more than 50 countries with a range of wholesale, CDN, data center/cloud and voice, video and data services for large government and enterprise users.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Watch ESPN Anywhere With New iPhone App

ESPN's new application allows users to watch sports on the go. WatchESPN is now available to iPhone owners in the app store, and allows live access to ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU, as well as the Web channel Downloading the app is free, but you must be an existing cable TV customer with Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, or Verizon Fios for it to work. The WatchESPN App Store page promises that more TV providers will be added in the ...

Friday, April 8, 2011

War on Planned Parenthood is war on women's health

By the way, the Republicans aren't just defunding Planned Parenthood, they're taking federal funding away from all reproductive health services—including family planning—for all women's clinics. And none of that funding—none—pays for abortion. Only about a quarter of federal funds for family planning and women's healthcare goes to Planned Parenthood, three-quarters goes to clinics in communities all over the country. And for many American women, those clinics are the only healthcare they have access to.

Very Cool - Chris Cooley keeps fire burning during NFL lockout -

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


TED's iPad app, now with AirPlay

Version 1.3 of the TED iPad app went live this afternoon, adding a much-requested feature: AirPlay support, so you can wirelessly stream content from the TED iPad app over to an Apple TV. We'd also love to point out a few updates we did in version 1.2 in response to user requests — adding email, Twitter and Facebook sharing of your favorite talks, and removing the limit on Saved Talks. We've got some other features in the works, and we'd love to hear your suggestions — either by emailing or commenting ...

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sony CEO Lets Slip That iPhone 5 Will Have 8MP Camera - Slashdot

An anonymous reader writes"During a recent interview with Walt Mossberg, Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer may have inadvertently let it slip that Sony plans to supply Apple with 8 megapixel cameras for the next-gen iPhone. While discussing the Japanese earthquake, Stringer noted that Sony's camera sensor plant in Sendai had been affected and that shipments of 8 megapixel camera sensors to Apple were subsequently delayed."

Friday, April 1, 2011

The dangers of a pay as you go infrastructure? Politics get in the way quickly...

 These sites will go dark by May 31:
IT Dashboard
many of the efforts related the FEDRamp

These have funding through ~July 30:

The White House requested $35 million for the e-government fund in 2011. The House allocated only $2 million in its bill, H.R. 1.

OMB prepares for open gov sites to go dark in May

Many of the Obama administration's top open government initiatives are set to be turned off by May 31.

Government sources confirm that the Office of Management and Budget is planning to take seven websites dark in two months because of a lack of funding.

One government official, who requested anonymity because they didn't get permission to discuss the topic, said funding will begin to run out on April 20 for public sites IT Dashboard, and The source said OMB also is planning on shutting down internal government sites, including, FedSpace and many of the efforts related the FEDRamp cloud computing cybersecurity effort.

The official said two other sites, and, will run through July 30 but go dark soon after.

"We need at least another $4 million just to keep operating this year," the official said. "We are looking at a pass-the-hat approach, but it could be challenging to get that done in time."

The White House requested $35 million for the e-government fund in 2011. The House allocated only $2 million in its bill, H.R. 1. The Senate, meanwhile, would provide $20 million for the e-government fund.

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