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Opinion: Apple is Big Brother

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Opinion: Apple is Big Brother

Opinion: Apple is Big Brother By Ray Hanania In 1984, Steve Jobs and Apple made a promise to free the minds of the mindless and change the way we would communicate … But in the 34 years since Jobs and Apple unveiled the Macintosh Computer during the Super Bowl in 1984, symbolically destroying Big Brother…

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Beware of pro-Israel Quora.com

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Beware of pro-Israel Quora.com

Beware of pro-Israel Quora.com The social media “question” site Quora.com recently pushed me to join so I did. I thought it might help with columns I write. You post a question and strangers answer. I posted a question this week that apparently Quora didn’t like. Why haven’t the Arabs done more to protest against President…

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Technology was supposed to help us, not rob us

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Technology was supposed to help us, not rob us

Technology was supposed to help us, not rob us We were told that computers were supposed to make our lives more efficient, and save us time and money. They have done none of that. Instead, they are ruining our lives, costing us a fortune and contributing to a society driven by anger and emotion. By…

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Apple slows older phones to force you to buy their new ones

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Apple slows older phones to force you to buy their new ones

Apple slows older phones to force you to buy their new ones Apple forced to acknowledge it intentionally is disrupting service on older iPhones, but they are telling us they are doing that only because they care about us. They said the old phones might shut down because of degradation in the lithium battery. It…

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Apple and Microsoft returned to the war mattresses

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Apple and Microsoft returned to the war mattresses

Apple and Microsoft returned to the war mattresses Recent updates by Apple and Microsoft Windows have resulted in slowdowns and bugs and crashes for users of other software that use their platforms, but some people think that both companies are using their automatic, updates to slow down older software and technologies to force users to…

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Replacing the Western Digital Hard Drive with Seagate for better storage

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Replacing the Western Digital Hard Drive with Seagate for better storage

Replacing the Western Digital Hard Drive with Seagate for better storage I was forced by the poor quality of the Western Digital hard drive I purchased to switch to a new system using Seagate Hard Drives and I am glad I did. I had two WD Hard Drives, the MyCloud 8 TB hub and a…

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Tech Review: Studio Beats headset are a bad buy

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Tech Review: Studio Beats headset are a bad buy

Tech Review: Studio Beats headset are a bad buy Beats by Dr Dre are inconsistent and poorly constructed. You almost think that they are made to intentionally break to force users to go out and buy another set at the over-priced price tag of $299. The sound is poor quality and they are just not…

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Expecting more from the Honeywell Lyric Round

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Expecting more from the Honeywell Lyric Round

Expecting more from the Honeywell Lyric Round Who doesn’t want to travel and yet maintain control of your home? Advances in technology have offered opportunities for the computer and cell phone industries to develop technology that can be controlled remotely. The problem is that most computer technicians are not normal people and have no idea…

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A bushel of big babies at Apple

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A bushel of big babies at Apple

A bushel of big babies at Apple They take my money and sell me crap. And when you complain about it and demand more — some accountability in life — they whine and clamp down like a Syrian tyrant on his people. Yikes Apple needs new leadership, clean house and a better state-of-mind. By Ray…

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Technology: Don’t get fooled by Magzter

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Technology: Don’t get fooled by Magzter

Technology: Don’t get fooled by Magzter Magzter sent me a pitch that seemed great: For $49 a year, I could get access to thousands of magazines and articles and share those articles and magazines with up to four total family members. I had subscribed to several magazines from Magzter in the past but this sounded…

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