Of interest: NORAD Santa Tracker

This year, I’ll spend tomorrow nite with my kids on line tracking Satna Claus on the NORAD Santa Tracker. This site gets better every year, and this year we found a bunch of great things for kids to do on line… perfect after-dinner fare. I also expect that the video feeds of Santa traveling across…

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Be ready for the right Xbox connections

OK, one more Xbox 360 post. It occurred to me today as a friend who purchased an Xbox 360 core system that unless you have an HD-compatible TV, make sure you have the right cable. If you need composite connections, many retail stores have the Xbox 360 S-Video AV Cable in stock (part # B4W-00001)….

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This isn’t all about Xbox 360…

…but due to the overwhelming requests I get from friends and family on “where and when can I get an Xbox 360 for Christmas?” I send out emails and blog about what I’ve found publicly. I heard late this week that units would be arriving in time for sales on Sunday morning, and sure enough,…

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Xbox 360 back in stock on line

Good news: it’s back in stock at Toys R Us / Amazon. (This is not an endorsement, just letting you know…) Caveat: Just saw the big bundles posted for Teen and Mature, at $999.  Update 2:30pm: Just heard from a friend that these went pretty fast and TRUs is now out of stock… the units…

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Creative’s new mini Zen with video in December

Please tell me that the new Creative Zen Vision:M syncs just as easily (or better!) with the Media Center PC as their Zen Personal Media Center. This little addition from Creative, due out this month, is on my short list: a 30GB video player, photo viewer and music player with a high-quality 2.5-inch, hi-res 262K…

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Xbox 360: I thought that guy in the check-out line looked familiar

Just to illustrate a point, even execs at MS are waiting for stores to be restocked with Xbox 360 units in time for the holidays… PCMag and Reuters reported today that SteveB is in the boat with many other employees are this holiday as they look for Xbox 360 systems. “The Ballmer children do not…

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One less thing to wait for: a live operator

Recently I had to reach out to one of my computer suppliers at home, in this case Dell (one of several I use at home and at work, so I’m not singling them out). Although I had some difficulty in getting through to an operator on the phone, I was able to get incredible results…

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Sharing is good: creating OneNote pages with others

In a meeting recently, I found that you can share OneNote notebook pages with others to create a collaborate OneNote page. When you share, several people can be on the same page at the same time. I also use IM during a session, which allows me to prompt others to take over or chime in…

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Home means Phishing for the Holidays

I noted previously the Security & Privacy concerns around Phishing and I turned a friend in the Valley today on to our Security at home site. It has info on avoiding online scams with the Microsoft Phishing Filter, anti-virus, anti-spyware, security updates, Office and Windows update tools… well worth your time. I enjoyed the 10 tips for online…

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