Category Archives: Software

Halloween? Creepy backup software ads from the past!

Data back-up as a nightmare? Ok, just for Halloween let’s take a look at these creepy magazine ads for a couple of (ancient) backup software back from the very early 80s: Ecosoft’s Archivist for CP/M-based computers and Locksmith 5.0 for … Continue reading

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Blast from the Windows-past: how to delete file & folders from NTFS drive with wrong names & nested folders

You never learn enough… (about Windows, I mean). Problem. During a routine backup operation, I found a Windows NTFS drive contained several files and folders which could not be deleted due to wrong naming. Yes, it’s 2014 and we’re still … Continue reading

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#RaspberryPi Jasper: somehow like #Siri, but open-source voice-control #software.

This is why I love Raspberry Pi (at large). Meet Jasper, an open source project driven by two Princeton students, that’s a lot like Siri (and the Samsung-alike) and enables the tiny Raspberry Pi to operate through an USB-connected microphone … Continue reading

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WinAmp, one of the first MP3 players, shuts down after 15 years

After 15 years, the final curtain falls over WinAmp, one of the very first MP3 Players. I still remember quite well the first version I used on my back-then brand new notebook (a Pentium 120 MHz-based, Windows 95 behemoth): WinAmp … Continue reading

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NASA’s Curiosity achievement, technology & some fun too!

A few things about great NASA Curiosity mission you may have missed! Apple was almost everywhere in this mission… just check out this photo of the EDL Ops Center (Entry-Descent-Land Operation) : Mac OS X looks like the weapon of … Continue reading

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Facebook app top gainers: watch out for Draw Something and BranchOut!

This week top Facebook app movers were, according to InsideFacebook: # Name MAU Gain Gain,% 1. Draw Something 12,900,000 +7,700,000 + 148% 2. Angry Birds 12,800,000 +6,000,000 + 88% 3. BranchOut 7,800,000 +1,500,000 + 24% Draw Something by OMGPOP had … Continue reading

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Mac User UK cover: Supercharge your CV

Sign of the times? Mac User UK cover: Supercharge your CV A cover that’s not (only) about iPad, iPhone & Macs: it’s about people growing their skills using these technologies. A headline I really love: “Build on your skills to … Continue reading

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Flipboard adds Associated Press news & coverage on the 2012 US Presidential Campaign

I’ve been in love with Flipboard since its very first appearance on the iPad (namely, my iPad). It’s one of those apps that really make sense about using an iPad just to browse literally my favorites news sources and has … Continue reading

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Firefox 7 available!

Firefox 7 is out, available as usual in all flavours (Win, Mac OS…). This year Firefox, and the Mozilla guys, have been working quite hard pulling off so many software releases. The latest version of Firefox has the following changes: … Continue reading

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