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Enemy of the State? Privacy?

Vinay Gupta’s “Snowden” piece got me all riled up. America are no longer even slightly plausibly the good guys. They’re using the internet against everybody – their own citizens, their allies, the European parliament. They’re storing everything.The Bucky-Gandhi Design Institution As a cyber-security consultant, this entire situation bothers me. My ability to do my work depends on trust. My clients have to trust me with a lot of sensitive information. I have to trust the tools and systems that I…

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Guest Blogger - Review: Google Voice

The following is a guest post by my friend and colleague, Johnny Mastin. Ok, so this post isn't Apple-specific but it can be used with Apple products. 🙂 A little while back Google opened up Google Voice (GV) to everyone. Prior to that, you had, to be part of the technocrati or be invited by the technocrati. This post is to talk about some of the features of GV. What is GV? It is a telephone service from Google. US-based…

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Using iChat with Google Talk

I bought my wife (and myself) a white MacBook last week. Her birthday is next month, and with Apple's newly updated aluminum notebooks the previous model white notebook was put on sale. Her previous laptop, an 8-year-old Dell Inspiron, was a joke and a pain in my neck. It was held together with duct tape. The battery held no charge, so it had to be plugged in all the time. It could only connect to the Wi-Fi from one or…

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Get Google Talk, iChat, MSN, Yahoo and AOL all talking

Update: This setup no longer works. Microsoft, Google et al. have abandoned these platforms. Read about the deprecated APIs on the Adium help page. I think most people have unfortunately moved to Twitter and other social media platforms. Like most technology people I know, I have multiple Instant Messenger (IM) accounts because not all the people I chat with are using the same provider. My personal favourite is Google Talk because I like simple interfaces, open platforms and Larry Page…

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Online Wordprocessing

TechCrunch » Blog Archive » Writely - Process Words with your Browser Imagine Word, but as an ajax browser application that was free. And allowed tagging of documents. And you could set reader permissions for each document you create and allow others to edit the document, or just read it. That’s what Writely is. I have been thinking about this a lot recently.  I have found myself using my web browser to do everything in my computing life and expect…

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