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Monthly Archives: August 2006

Sony Needs to Get Its Act Together

The “Weekly Rant” column was featured in the PC Mechanic Newsletter since 2005. Topics relate to some aspect of technology, which include opinions on hardware, software, new technology, technology companies, and computing standards. What happened to the quality products of yesteryear at a reasonable price? What happened to pride in one’s products and to stand…Read More »

What’s in a Google Cookie? Can They Track Me Online?

During the mid to late ‘90s, I remember the common treatment towards browser cookies at the time was to set your browser to not accept any cookies at all.  “They are evil”, “They contain private/personal information”, “They will damage your computer” were some of the more common statements at the time.  For the most part,…Read More »

NOTICE: Apple Battery Recall

First Dell, now Apple. Last week Dell was in the headlines for a massive notebook battery recall of 4.1 million batteries. Apple just stepped up to the plate 10 days later with a battery recall totaling 1.8 million batteries. As with Dell’s recall, Sony batteries are at fault. The recall appears to only affect Apple…Read More »

Convert Files to PDF

PDF (Portable Document Format) files can be fairly useful.  They’re standardized so that no matter what Operating System or reader software you use, they are all displayed in the same way (you can use FoxIt, Sumatra, or Adobe Reader). For instance, if you have an MS Word document, but the person you need to show…Read More »

Sans Digital MS2C1 Drive Enclosure Review

Introduction External hard drive enclosures are quite handy to have these days. You can use them for backups, you can use them for transferring files, or you can even use them for general storage bins for some of your data (especially if you’re in to multimedia). The Sans Digital MobileSTOR Series MS2C1 drive enclosure is…Read More »

What to Do When a Damaged Package Arrives

I had the unfortunate experience of having to deal with a damaged package of parts I ordered from ZipZoomFly over a week ago.  Let me just say that although ZZF offers great deals and has regular “free shipping” offers, you don’t really know how that costs you until you have to deal with their support…Read More »

Heat & Computers Don’t Mix

The “Weekly Rant” column was featured in the PC Mechanic Newsletter since 2005. Topics relate to some aspect of technology, which include opinions on hardware, software, new technology, technology companies, and computing standards. The heat the last couple weeks has been fairly intense, especially in more southern areas, but even as far north as mid-way…Read More »