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Has Apple Really Ever Invented Anything?

This is an interesting video by  Tek Syndicate in which they dispel misconceptions of Apple as the inventors of our everyday technology.

Don’t misinterpret this as being anti-Apple. They’ve got some pretty slick products. But they need to stop bullying other companies over imagined patent infringement. The latest of which involves any laptop built with a wedge design. Ridiculous!

I’m posting this to educate all the Apple users out there who feel the desperate need to judge, mock, or otherwise bully users of other technology.

  • By the way, I almost bought a Macbook last month. I have been in the market for a laptop for almost a year. After much thought and research, I just couldn’t justify spending almost two thousand dollars for a piece of technology that would basically chain me to Apple.
  • Furthermore, Have you any idea how much waste is involved in the production of the aluminum uni-body of the new Macbook Air? Pretty or not, even if they recycle the excess aluminum, it’s a wast of energy to produce. I’m trying to be environmentally conscious so, no.

Again, I’m not bashing Apple. Some people want/need different things.

JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS!
via messagewithabottle

This contraption is real. See. It’s for your spoiled shit kid’s iPad.
"Because here at Fisher-Price, we know parents want to get newborns addicted to technology as soon as possible and SO DO WE. That’s why we developed the new Apptivity seat. The Apptivity is perfect for parents who’ll spare no expense to literally have zero interaction with their kid."And thanks a lot Fisher-Price. Maybe I wouldn’t have looked like such an asshole for duct taping the iPad to my kid’s hands if you released this product a little sooner.

JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS!

via messagewithabottle

This contraption is real. See. It’s for your spoiled shit kid’s iPad.

"Because here at Fisher-Price, we know parents want to get newborns addicted to technology as soon as possible and SO DO WE. That’s why we developed the new Apptivity seat. The Apptivity is perfect for parents who’ll spare no expense to literally have zero interaction with their kid."

And thanks a lot Fisher-Price. Maybe I wouldn’t have looked like such an asshole for duct taping the iPad to my kid’s hands if you released this product a little sooner.

6 tech gifts you shouldn’t buy this holiday season

by Kim Komando (USA TODAY)

The holidays are a great time to buy your family — or yourself — exciting new gadgets. Smartphones, tablets, TVs, headphones, computers, streaming media players, soundbars, gaming consoles, robots, cameras — the list seems endless.

Unfortunately, you should avoid some items on that list. These tech no-nos are either on the way out, or not quite ready for prime time. Here are gifts to avoid this holiday.

Sub-$400 Laptops

Looking for a bargain laptop to surf the Web, watch movies, listen to music, read books, play casual games and perform other light computing tasks? You’ll find plenty.

More people are finding that for the same money — or less — they can do just as much, or more, with a tablet. A tablet is ultraportable, has better battery life, is more versatile and less susceptible to malware than a laptop.

read more at USA TODAY

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Digital Security Life Hacks to Protect Your Information

Also, use two different sign in accounts on your computer. 

  1. A password protected administrator account that you use only for updates and installations. Use this account only for important operating system adjustments, like removing or installing a web browser update.
  2. A user account that is also password protected, but does not have administrator privileges. Use this account for everyday web browsing, facebook, shopping, etc. That way, if a malicious website tries to install malware, spyware, or (gasp) a virus, your computer will ask permission to install the software. Seriously. Since this account doesn’t have administrator privileges, a pop-up window will appear asking for the administrator’s password.

Now you know. :)