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iWork '08 good enough for the rest of them.

  I still don’t have a compelling reason for a Word processor, spreadsheet or presentation package so Google Docs is good enough for me. Look Out, Microsoft Office… « Caitlyn Imburgo: “When you look at just how much value iWork ‘08 provides when compared to Microsoft Office, you then realize just how much of a steal its price is. Apple has priced iWork ‘08 at $79 for a single license of the suite. Educational licenses are $71 and family 5-packs…

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Working online

  I have working mostly online for sometime now. I use a combination of Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Sheets, ProjectPath, Flickr, Mozy Online Backup, and WordPress. However, the paranoid in me still keeps a local copy of all my documents on home built NAS. Cyber Minimalist: How to Work Almost Completely Online | zen habitsI was tired of emailing myself files between home and work computers, or uploading files to web storage and syncing them between computers, or…

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Patriot Media Rocks

My broadband internet provider, Patrio Media, provides an excellent service. The connection always appears responsive and never fails. Patriot Media claims 10Mbs download speeds but I have found that on average I obtain about 7-8Mb/s during heavy use times. On occasion the service is even faster than what is listed. Currently they provide two tiers of service: 10 Mb/s for $29.95 and 20Mb/s for $69.95 for customers who also use their cable service. Their is no contract lock in as…

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Airport Extreme

Something that was not announced during the keynote at MacWorld yesterday is that Apple release an update Airport Extreme Base Station. The update wireless route/gateway supports several 802.11 wireless standards (b,g) including the yet to be finalised "n". Of course being a mac compatible Apple product all of the current WiFi security features are supported as well including the very crackable WEP. Interestingly Apple chose to limit the router to 802.3u (100BASE-T). With more media whizzing around home networks Apple…

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