Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

I’m sad today. Many of us knew this was coming with Steve’s recent departure from day to day at Apple. It still doesn’t prepare you for when the day comes.  Steve Jobs said in his infamous commencement speech at Stanford University… “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to…

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Update available for Microsoft Office OneNote for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iOS

Remember the new release of Microsoft Office OneNote for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iOS? Benoit Barabe reminded me of the  1.0.1 update released which addresses the error 400 some users experienced. Still US only for now, but everyone who has 1.0 should get the free upgrade to 1.0.1. Tags: Apple, what I read, iPad, Microsoft,…

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Now available: Microsoft Office OneNote for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iOS

**Free for a limited time** I love Microsoft Office OneNote on my Windows Phone 7. I f I still used my iPhone 3GS, I could now get OneNote there, too: the team has released Microsoft OneNote for the iPhone. Follow the team blog (including outside the US availability) here.  You can get Microsoft’s OneNote for…

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Of interest: Daylight Saving Time Issues with Alarms on Apple iPhones

As I noted earlier today, It’s Time To Fall Back An Hour in the US and Canada as Daylight Saving Time Ends This Sunday. I know of several customers who use Apple iPhones in their Windows environments and of note is an issue in Apple’s iOS that impacted their European customers recently… http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/iphone-bug-leads-to-mass-european-sleep-in/10187 Apple notes…

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Tips & Tricks: How to deauthorize Apple iTunes on all computers associated with your account

Yes, I use lots of different software, including applications from companies of all sizes, from WinZip to Scansoft, to popular applications from Adobe, Intuit, Microsoft (of course) and many more. And yes, I also use software from Apple. We own lots of different devices and systems in our home, and we have iTunes installed to…

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Best Buy Revisited: Buying a PC at retail isn’t as bad as I first found

Over the weekend I twittered about a follow up visit to Best Buy.  Given the volume of mail I received in response to my post on shopping trips to local Apple Store and my neighbouhood Best Buy (the good, the bad… you get the picture), I thought that it would be a good idea to…

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My Labour Day Best Buy and Apple Store Customer Experiences

(Note 030609: A thanks to Rob Pegoraro’s Tweet today. You should also read my follow up to this post, “Best Buy Revisited: Buying a PC at retail isn’t as bad as I first found”. In this economy retail needs to shine. See more in my Apple Store experience post: http://tinyurl.com/c28vuf.) I twittered over the weekend…

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It’s more than iPods and iTunes: BusinessWeek on Dell’s effort to spur on the digital entertainment market

An old friend of mine, the irrepressible Tim Bucher, is in the news this week, as he’s preparing to go toe to toe, so to speak, with Apple’s supported ecosystem… “Now Bucher is again squaring off against his former company. He’s spearheading an ambitious plan at Dell (DELL) to break Apple’s dominant hold on the…

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Mac vs. PC laptops: Yeah, right, they’re more than twice as much

A quick post to provide some pricing perspective on Windows vs. Mac PCs, as we look to the upcoming back to school sales. Last week, Joe Wilcox posted a piece on Microsoft Watch noting that the regarding pricing on Vista PCs “These Prices Are Insane!”… “Nearly half of retail Windows PCs now pack 3GB of…

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