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Well Played, Microsoft, Well Played

John  Traenkenschuh

Microsoft has always found support for its platforms by providing an excellent development IDE.  Now, that IDE is free, in most circumstances.

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Thank you for catching up, iPhone and others

John  Traenkenschuh
How much actual technical progress are we making in today's mobile technology?

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America the Crumbling: The Case for Greater Internet Access, Broadband and Lower Pricing

Brad Yale

I love the World Cup. I hate Verizon. The combination of Messi, Muller, Robin van Persie and Clint Dempsey matched with the slow lag prone streaming quality of the ESPN Watch App got me thinking about the horrible state of the American Internet. Make no mistake about it, the American Internet infrastructure is crumbling. Here's why the American Internet is so bad and how we can fix it. 

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Human Telematics II

John  Traenkenschuh

Are you using a Jawbone UP or the Fitbit?  Useful?  Traenk weighs in on his experiences.

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What is your data migration strategy?

John  Traenkenschuh

Traenk wonders how we should manage our data when so many formats come and go so rapidly.

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New Operating System Upgrades--And the winner is . . .

John  Traenkenschuh

Traenk recently upgraded to the free Windows 8.1 and Mac OS X Mavericks updates.  Which of the two was the better, more effortless upgrade?

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Windows 9 Final Ideas

John  Traenkenschuh

So many principles introduced in these Windows 9 blogs now appear in Windows and Surface advertising.  We are not alone, we Windows users who want Microsoft to take Windows to the next level...

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More Compelling Windows 9 Features

John  Traenkenschuh
Many post little more than harsh criticism of Microsoft's Metro Interface in Windows 8.  Traenk thinks there is a middle path that can get people talking about the powerful Operating System instead of the interface. 

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I'm done playing; can I have my real computer back?

John  Traenkenschuh

Tablet, schmablet.  It's time to have a real computer available...


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Computer Service is Car Service Part 2

John  Traenkenschuh

Eastern Tennessee is a long and lonely land, now made all that much lonelier as I tried to determine whether I should pull over and try to get help.  Was that a wolf I just heard howling???

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Computer Service is Car Service Part 3

John  Traenkenschuh

If cars are little more than a computer, does that mean they are as hackable as any Windows or Mac OSX or Android system?

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In the Nook of time...

John  Traenkenschuh
Why is the Nook such a rockin' little platform?  What qualities does it have that delight and amaze?

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