Apr 182014

Some useful productivity tips by Serenity Caldwell and Dan Moren at Macworld.com…

Whether it’s the first time you’ve picked up an iPad or the seventeenth time you’ve pulled out your iPhone today, there are probably still some iOS 7 features and functionality that you’re not familiar with. Don’t sweat it: We’re here to help. We’ve collected some of our favorite and most useful tips and compiled them here, just for you.

via 33 great tips and tricks for iOS 7 | Macworld.

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Apr 102014

A good overview of more popular Linux distributions.  By Thomas J. Fitzgerald at The New York Times…

HAVE you ever wondered what happened to Linux? Linux is the free software created through the open source development process that many technology enthusiasts had predicted would revolutionize the world of computing.

via The Many Alternative Computing Worlds of Linux – NYTimes.com.

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Mar 032014

Educational and interesting viewer of how big various elements in our universe are compared to one another.  By Lucky Tran at Policymic.com…

Recently, NASA scientists combined data from the Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes to discover the most distant galaxy known to date. The galaxy, named Abell2744 Y1, was formed around 13.2 billion years ago when the universe was extremely young. As the universe is expanding, Abell2744 Y1 is currently closer to 40 billion light years away from us, an astounding distance.

via Experience Just How Big the Universe is, in One Mind-Blowing Interactive – PolicyMic.

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Feb 182014

Good news reported by Paul Thurrott on his blog.  I like MS Office, and I love the iPad.  I hope it’s a good marriage!

With Microsoft Executive Vice President Tami Reller seeming to tiptoe around a discussion about Microsoft’s plans for delivering a full-featured Office version for iPad this year, we don’t need to parse her comments to learn more. A related and reliable report suggests that Microsoft is in fact speeding up the delivery of Office for iPad. And it will probably arrive ahead of the version for Windows 8.

via Office for iPad | Paul Thurrotts WinInfo content from Windows IT Pro.

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