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January 23, 2015 by

Why my Mac Mini romance is over

It was the perfect combination of compactness, just enough processor power and upgradeability that made it an excellent value for many Mac users. But now I can't recommend it anymore.

June 19, 2012 by

Microsoft Surface puts the heat on PC makers

Microsoft scored a huge publicity coup by unveiling its innovative Surface range of Windows 8 tablets at a "mystery" press conference in Hollywood yesterday. The event dominated Twitter and prompted thousands of blog posts, with saturation coverage at tech sites such as The Verge, most of it favourable.

October 5, 2009 by

Psystar's Thermopylae: The Nightmare Hypervisor Arrives

Miami, Florida-based Psystar, which is currently under litigation from Apple for producing Mac-compatible clones and is counter litigating the company for monopolistic practices, has announced that they are OEM licensing their virtualization technology and ICAP so that any PC vendor may easily produce Mac clones.In July of 2008, in my piece entitled "Psystar's Thermopylae won't end Apple's Clone Nightmare" I wrote the following during the heat of the inital phases of the Psystar vs.

December 18, 2009 by

Is the fat lady singing? Psystar calls it quits - or does it?

(updated at 5:15 pm PST)It seemed to be the end of the road for Florida-based Mac clone maker Psystar earlier today, with all signs pointing to a complete shutdown after it  found itself on the losing end of a court battle with Apple.Early in the day, Psystar attorney Eugene Action told Dow Jones Newswires that the company's eight employees will be let go and that Psystar President Rudy Pedraza will be "shutting things down immediately...

December 16, 2009 by

End of the line for Psystar

It's now officially the end of the line for Florida-based Mac-clone maker Psystar as the court slaps a permanent injunction on the company, prohibiting it from selling PCs with Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard installed.

December 4, 2009 by

Frugal Friday: RIP Crunchpad, Apple/Psystar Settlement, Comcast/NBC, Chrome OS, Google DNS, Microsoft Forefront TMG and UAG

Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss the untimely death of the CrunchPad, the Apple vs. Psystar Settlement, Comcast's new controlling interest in NBC, recent advancements in Chrome OS, Google's new public DNS service and talk with Bill Jensen, Senior Product Manager in Microsoft's Identity and Security Business Group about the newly announced Forefront TMG and UAG 2010 threat management and user access gateways.


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