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August 15, 2008
-PhotoCalc is pretty neat
PhotoCalc by Adair Systems is a handy iPhone/iPod Touch App for photographers. Most useful for me is the Flash Exposure calculator but it also features: Exposure Reciprocation calculator Depth...
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August 01, 2008
-AT&T and iPhones in Vermont in August?
The iPhone Vermont blog is reporting that the FCC has approved Verizon's purchase of RCC subject to some stipulations. Those stipulations are to include such issues as Vermont’s only two...
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July 08, 2008
-iPhone 3G Launches Friday, But Don't Look For It In Vermont
Image details: Apple Introduces New iPhone At Worldwide Developers Conference served by picapp.comThanks to our greedy AG, there are no hopes of picking up an iPhone in Vermont this Friday....
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June 13, 2008
-Troubles for AT&T in Vermont?
The Burlington Free Press is reporting that the Vermonters will have to wait on AT&T Service today. You can thank the State's Attorney General, William Sorrell. A side-deal to the...
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June 11, 2008
-AT&T in Vermont Mid July?!
I've received a tip Tuesday that the GSM Towers and GSM Subscribers in Vermont will be handed over to AT&T on or around the middle of July! RCC CMDA subscribers...
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June 09, 2008
-70+ Countries! What about Vermont Steve?
The ugly orange stripped pattern throughout Vermont is what AT&T currently thinks about Vermont... sure you can roam here but don't even consider buying the new iPhone. PARTNER: The areas...
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January 16, 2008
-I'll Take Two Capsules And Call You In The Morning
The only thing announced today at MacWorld that still has me excited is the Apple Time Capsule. It's a wireless network attached storage drive that can be used with Mac...
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December 14, 2007
-Intelligent Battery Charging for Apple MacBooks
NewerTech has an Intelligent Battery Charging Station that can load two batteries and smartly charge them without over charging either. Once the first battery is charged it begins charing the...
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December 12, 2007
-Bernie, AT&T Wireless IS Needed In Vermont!
Back in June I posted a rumor that AT&T was planning an expansion in VT. Then in August, when Verizon announced their plans to purchase Unicel, I think I misinterpreted...
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September 18, 2007
-Mail In Rebates Are A Quick Way To Lose My Business
I'm so sick of getting MacMall.com catalogs in the mail. I'll never order anything from them because they seem to only advertise stuff with mail in rebates. Offers for really...
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September 17, 2007
-Best New Rules Yet
No one is safe from Bill Maher and that's why I love him. Watch Bill live on HBO on Friday nights or at least one of the replays during the...
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September 11, 2007
-Best MacBook Bag On Earth
I've always loved Booq bags. I first heard them about 5 years ago when I got a new Dell notebook and a friend recommended I get a Booq bag for...
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September 10, 2007
-iPod Touch: Vermont's iPhone?
The iPod Touch sounds almost like Apple's direct answer to Vermont's AT&T absence. The iPod Touch has nearly all the features of Apple's iPhone, minus the phone itself (and Google...
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August 01, 2007
-Verizon's Purchase of Unicel Killing VT iPhone Hopes?
Is Verizon Wireless' announced plans to purchase Rural Cellular Corp, better known as Unicel Wireless, the end of Vermonter's dreams to have an Apple iPhone? The deal would instantly give...
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July 27, 2007
-How To Solve Mac Video Playing Problems
A few weeks ago I complained about the state of Video Players For The Mac (and Windows) but have come across a solution today. Perian is a free, open source...
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July 17, 2007
-Second Generation iPhone in Time For Xmas?!
Rumors are flying that a second generation Apple iPhone will be out in time for Christmas 2007, most likely in September. The report claims that the new iPhone from Apple...
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July 10, 2007
-AT&T will be the iPhone's Downfall
More evidence that AT&T is the iPhone's weak link...Dan is encouraging all new iPhone owners to carefully check their AT&T Wireless statements. He writes: A $36 activation fee + a...
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July 09, 2007
-Video Players For The Mac?
Yeah QuickTime Player has some nice things to it, especially if you purchase the pro version but there are lots of video formats it doesn't handle well or at all....
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July 06, 2007
-Free Copy Holder With Every MacBook!
Did you know Apple includes a free copy holder and note holder with every Apple MacBook and Apple MacBook Pro? All you need is a paperclip or something made from...
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July 05, 2007
-Apple iPhone Developer Guide Finally Available
Apple has finally posted a developer guide for the Apple iPhone. It covers nearly everything you need to know so you can develop web pages for it. Most interesting is...
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July 04, 2007
-First iPhone Vulnerabilities Found
Errata Security already discovered several security vulnerabilities in the iPhone but they have high hopes for the iPhone's security. The thing that interests us most, though, is that we think...
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July 03, 2007
-How To Use An iPhone Without AT&T Service
You can't exactly use an iPhone to make calls without AT&T Wireless service but you can use the iPhone simply as a WiFi Browser and iPod without it. Erica at...
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July 02, 2007
-Are your shorting AT&T?
If you been following the reviews and reading all the comments of everyone who has bought an Apple iPhone this weekend, the general consensus is that the iPhone itself meet's...
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June 29, 2007
-Huzzah! FolderShare Works On Macs Again
My synchronizing problems are almost completely solved thanks to the guys at Microsoft's FolderShare. As I reported a few days ago they reached out to me to help resolve the...
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June 28, 2007
-Would I Still Recommend Apple?
My friend Amanda asked if I'd still recommend a MacBook after the problems I've been experiencing with mine. The answer is yes, and without any hesitation. Here's why... I've owned...
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June 27, 2007
-This Better Not Be A Dud
Ugh. My MacBook's battery is apparently defective, at least according to Apple's Tech Support. The battery won't charge and the MagSafe connector's LED is always green even if the battery...
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June 26, 2007
-A Solution To Mac Syncing Problems?
An update to Friday's post, Synchronizing Macs Seems Impossible. I've received an email Monday from someone at Microsoft offering to help me resolve the issues I'm experiencing with FolderShare! I've...
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June 25, 2007
-Getting Things Done, Why Isn't It A Web App?
I've always been obsessive about being organized and completing things. Since the release of the first PalmPilot I was using the Palm PDAs (owned 4 Palm PDAs) and the Palm...
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June 23, 2007
-Synchronizing Macs Seems Impossible
I was very excited when I learned about Picnic. I thought I finally found a solution to my syncing problems but it's sadly not what I need. It looked so...
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June 22, 2007
-iStat Menus Released
System Monitoring for Mac just improved. I've been using MenuMeters on my Macs up until today...iSlayer released iStat Menus and it's much sexier. In addition to many of the same...
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June 21, 2007
-Google and Apple Together At Last? Don't Bet On it.
With the iPhone's launch date nearing it's not that surprising that buyout rumors are becoming more prevalent. Some of these rumors might sound plausible but they just don't work financially....
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June 18, 2007
-Why am I still using Windows?
Parallels is losing its luster for me. Well, actually, it's not so much Parallels. It's fracking Windows. I'm completely fed up with Windows and leaving it running just for mIRC....
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June 12, 2007
-50 Must Have Mac Applications
Six Seven of my friends bought Macs today or will be buying a Mac this week. In order to avoid answering the same questions about software over and over. Here's...
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June 07, 2007
-AT&T Wireless Coming To Vermont?
I've received word from a friend (who is in a position to have reliable information) that AT&T Wireless just may expanding their wireless service to Vermont as part of the...
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June 06, 2007
-Ordered my first Apple notebook!
Well, I waited and waited, and after my initial excitement over the new MacBook Pros passed my logic and practically kicked in. I decided to order the Apple MacBook 13.3"...
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-MarsEdit 1.2 Released
Red Sweater Software released MarsEdit 1.2 today. Since switching to the Mac, I've become a big fan of MarsEdit. It changed my entire approach to blogging as I can start...
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June 05, 2007
-iPhone Wishlist; Third Party Applications on iPhone?
The Apple iPhone won't be available here in Vermont as AT&T Wireless doesn't offer service within the state but that hasn't stopped me from lusting after the iPhone and even...
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June 02, 2007
-Parallels 3.0 Sounds Cool But...
No sooner than I bought Parallels Desktop for Mac, Parallels announces that version 3.0 is almost here and it'll cost $49.99 unless I take a risk and buy it now....
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May 19, 2007
-I LOVE Coda, web dev is fun again.
Almost a month ago when I got my first Mac I mentioned that I needed something similar to TopStyle and that I still had to try out Transmit. Shortly after...
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May 18, 2007
-Best "Get A Mac" Ad Isn't On TV
This Mac ad hasn't appeared on US TV, nor is it on the Apple's TV Ads page. Strange because it's the best one yet....
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May 17, 2007
-Super Deals And Discounts On Apple MacBooks
Amazon.com is offering some super deals and rebates on 13 inch MacBooks and 15 and 17 inch MacBook Pros. The prices and rebates listed below are currently being offered but...
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May 08, 2007
-How To Keep Your iMac Looking New
I'm not too crazy about how much dust my new 24" iMac attracts. None of my other CRT or LCD monitors or TVs have ever attracted so much in such...
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May 03, 2007
-Dell Offering Ubuntu? Too Little, Too Late?
InfoWorld reports that Dell will begin offering Ubuntu preinstalled on some of its computers in place of Windows. But is this move too little, too late? All the PC OEMs...
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April 23, 2007
-My First Mac in 20+ Years
While I've been using Kat's Macs as much as I could get away with I haven't owned a Mac of my own in over 20 years. (It was an Apple...
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April 15, 2007
-Apple's NAB Press Event Disappoints
Apple's press even today was pretty disappointing unless you're a video professional and use Final Cut. Since I'm not, I'm not going to write about it. (If you're interested, you...
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April 04, 2007
-Apple Predictions Coming True?
When I sat down to make up an April Fools joke I knew I had to do something that seemed plausible and maybe even had a basis in truth, otherwise...
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April 01, 2007
-Apple's Big Announcements At NAB Disclosed
Saturday I got a tip from a very reliable source and was just able to confirm it with several others close to key Apple employees. On April 15 Apple is...
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March 28, 2007
-Adobe Creative Suite CS3 Now Available For Preorders
After a long wait for many, Adobe finally announced the pricing of Adobe Creative Suite 3. In addition to many new features CS3 natively supports Apple's Intel based Macs. From...
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March 16, 2007
-Need a new PC for Vista? Switch to Mac and get more bang for your buck
James E. Gaskin of Network World isn't yet a "Mac dabbler" or even a Mac user, but, he has smartly realized that a switch to Mac gives you more for...
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