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All posts tagged "sharing"


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Social Networking Added to Configuration Page at Apple Store

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 02:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/08/17/appl...social-sharing/

"Apparently "net issues" weren't the only reason the Apple Store was down this morning; MacRumors notes that social features have been added to the Mac Pro configuration page, allowing you to share any of the various Mac builds on Twitter or Facebook."

One word: dumb.


Friday, January 28, 2011

Do You Share Your Location?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.businessinsider.com/most...locatoin-2011-1

"Location-based services are going to have a hard time overcoming privacy fears and proving their worth."

The survey about privacy and sharing with location-based services was done by Microsoft, and it does reveal some interesting tidbits. Over 80% of those polled have never used a location-based service to tell others where they are, or to find the location of their friends, family etc. And of the roughly 20% that had used it, the most popular service was Google Latitude or Places at 52%, followed close behind by Facebook Places at 50%. Foursquare was only used by 15% of those users in the United States, and less in the other countries polled (Japan, Canada, UK and Germany). I am not too surprised that the "have-used" crowd was smaller than the "have-not" used crowd, but I didn't think the disparity would be that large between them. And for those that use those services, I would have thought that Foursquare, for all it's hype, would have had a greater percentage of users. I wonder just how many that said they didn't actually did but didn't know it. I guess the bigger point they are trying to make here is that people are just not comfortable putting that information out there yet. Personally I don't have too big a problem using Facebook Places every now and then, since I've vetted those that are my friends there, but there aren't too many on a regular basis that I do use other than that. How about you, any qualms about using these services and letting the 'Net know where you are?


Friday, September 10, 2010

Undocumented Feature in iTunes 10

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.9to5mac.com/24861/little...unes-10-benefit

"You can now plug in someone else's iOS device and listen to their music on iTunes 10 without the Enable "manual sync mode" option. How'd we miss that?"

Nice feature. I always expect to have gems like this discovered as more and more people use the new software. Have you noticed anything that wasn't previously announced or documented?


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pssssst! Apple Knows Where You Are, and So Do Your Apps!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 05:15 PM

http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-2...subj=News-Apple

"Apple updated its privacy policy to underscore that when you use location-based services on your iOS device, Apple will be sharing your location with that service."

Some of the posts I read about this took the angle of "Oh No! Big Brother!" but it isn't as insidious as that. In order to use some of the location based apps, Apple shares your geographic location, thus they changed privacy policy to read:

"To provide location-based services on Apple products, Apple and our partners and licensees may collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your Apple computer or device. This location data is collected anonymously in a form that does not personally identify you and is used by Apple and our partners and licensees to provide and improve location-based products and services. For example, we may share geographic location with application providers when you opt in to their location services."

First off you have to opt in, and secondly, it's anonymous. Seems like much ado about nothing. Or have you read something else more sinister? What are your thoughts?


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Create Your Own MiFi

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/02/1...own-3g-hotspot/

"So you like the idea of the MiFi but you already have a 3G USB stick, eh? The Wi-REACH aims to give you the best of both worlds with a $99 cradle that turns your 3G USB stick into a Wi-Fi hotspot."

I still have an old Verizon USB Modem laying around somewhere and would definitely give this a shot if I didn't already have a MiFi. You can even have up to 10 devices share the signal, even though I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want that many taking up my bandwidth!


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Do You Share Your Computer?

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Talk" @ 12:00 PM

http://gizmodo.com/5111240/do-you-f...s-your-computer

"Your computer is your life. All of your important information is on there and you have the settings just the way you like. Now someone wants to use it. Does that make you uncomfortable?"

It's an interesting question, and to get the discussion started, I'll relate my own experience. My wife and I both own MacBooks (she a BlackBook, I a MacBook Pro) and at any given time one of our laptops is in the living room near the couch. There are times when I'll need to look something up and will not even consider touching her BlackBook; I usually use my iPhone instead. She, however, has no qualms about grabbing my MacBook Pro. It's not that I don't trust her, but I consider a computer someone's sacred space which is why I won't go near hers unless she asks me to or if there are software updates that need to be done. If we had one computer and had to share it, I may think differently, but we don't so I imagine its made me somewhat territorial.

Now that I've gotten that out in the open, it's your turn. How do you feel about others using your computer? Open up and vent! And while you're at it, hit up the link at the top and help the boys at Gizmodo out with their poll!


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