Stories for Oct. 22, 2008

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Fellow TAB writer, Charles Moore, wrote a great article about why it’s a good idea to seriously consider the “mature technology” of a refurbished Mac as soon as a new generation is announced. I won’t recount the details in that article, but his reasoning is very sound, […] Read more »

Whether it’s vacuuming your keyboard, taking a long walk, or making a pot of coffee, you probably have a routine that you do before you get started with work.  This routine seems so mundane and simple, yet, without it, you can’t get started. Many artists and […] Read more »

Several potential buyers of the T-Mobile G1 have lamented the lack of support for Microsoft Exchange synchronization. Exchange is so embedded in the enterprise, I can certainly understand that. Even from a consumer view, I used a hosted Exchange service for years because it’s a rock-solid […] Read more »

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AT&T reported a slight boost in profits this morning, and the carrier has quite a bit to boast about, especially on the wireless side. iPhone activations reached 2.4 million during the third quarter, and 40 percent of those iPhones were sold to new subscribers who activated on the AT&T network. Read more »

Add another suite of productivity tools to the list: ThinkFree now has a mobile version of their Office-like suite that’s specific to netbooks. In fact, they have an edition for 4 to 7-inch displays on Mobile Internet Devices as well; both were just announced. I’ve got […] Read more »

The good ol’ kite is making a comeback for clean power’s sake. While Earth2Tech readers might be familiar with Makani, the high-altitude wind startup backed by Google, another group of kite enthusiasts based in North Carolina is looking to fly kites to produce power: WindLift. Founders […] Read more »

Having worked for a few organizations with global footprints and being in a position where I need to switch from Windows to OS X on a regular basis, I can tell you from first-hand experience that it is sometimes quite frustrating when I need to include […] Read more »

UPDATED At the Itron Users’ Conference in Dallas on Tuesday, Tendril and Itron announced a networking solution that will enable two-way communication between utilities and residential customers’ energy-using devices using the advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) that utilities are working to install. By integrating Tendril’s Residential Energy […] Read more »

Stories for Oct. 21, 2008

Love it or hate it, there is no denying that Apple’s iPhone is not only a game changer but a certifiable hit. I culled some of the more interesting stats from the transcript of Apple’s fiscal fourth-quarter earnings conference call. Read on… Read more »

While you might think it’s time to cut the cable cord, there are some things you should consider before telling Comcast where it can shove its overpriced coaxial cable. Whether it’s time to dump cable depends on how much TV you watch, how important picture quality is, and whether or not you’re a sports fan. Read more »

With Apple’s iTunes now offering HD programming from all four major broadcast networks, Netflix streaming shows from CBS, and Hulu letting you cherry-pick the best skits from “Saturday Night Live,” you might think it’s time to cut the cable cord. But there are some things you […] Read more »

About time for a bit of a formal introduction. I officially started writing for TAB about a week ago and thus far have been loving my cohorts. I’m known to be a “jack of all trades”, so you will be seeing a wide array of posts […] Read more »

7 p.m. PST: Hulu is completely down, and has been for more than 20 minutes. There’s no error message or nothing. doesn’t think the site exists. We emailed the company spokespeople for contact and their emails bounced. Update from Hulu in the comments: Temporary site […] Read more »

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