Monthly Archives: February 2012

FXI Cotton Candy – Portable Linux ARM Device for under $200

I read about Cotton Candy from FXI Technologies a few months back, now it is an actual product.  I hate Android but I do like the idea of a computer on a stick.  If I buy this, I’ll remove Android and … Continue reading

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Where are Apple’s Competitors?

Ben Bajarin of Techpinions asked the question: Do Apple’s Competitors make bad products? Steve Wildstrom, also of Techpinions, suggested in his post, that all the profit have gone to Apple.  Further, Apple is so large that it is a sector all by … Continue reading

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How should Apple use their record profit

Apple’s record profit continues to elicited varied responses: The stock market reacted by increasing Apple’s share price, it is now worth more than Microsoft and Google combined, as noted by Appleinsider. Egalitarians, driven by a sense that all things should … Continue reading

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Memory Cards as Solid State Drives

Often when we think of memory cards, we think of cameras.  However, their utility extends beyond cameras.  Most memory cards are based on standard computer protocols meaning that they can be used to replace spinning hard disk drives in computing … Continue reading

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Apple’s Only Competitor in Mobile Handset Industry

Much has already been written (and graphed) about Apple’s giant Q1 2012 profits, in particular the profits from iPhone.  Sometimes it helps to put these massive numbers into perspective: (Image source: Business Insider) Apple iPhone revenue is now larger than Microsoft. … Continue reading

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Add up to 5Gb of free storage to your Dropbox

For users of Dropbox, there is a new build of Dropbox that allows you to automatically upload your photos or videos to your dropbox direct from your camera. During the test period, you can add up to 5Gb of extra … Continue reading

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Looking forward to Raspberry Pi

I’m looking forward to getting my hands on a Raspberry Pi!  According to the latest update, it will be available for purchase at the end of February 2012. I’ll be using it as: Apple Macintosh 68k emulation machine using Mini vMac … Continue reading

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