I am very excited to announce that it is that time ofÂ year again!Â Summertime? Nope, well…yeah I suppose.Â Pizza Friday?Â Its not even Friday…so…no.Â Apple iPhone launch?Â No, but come on Apple…isn’t it time already to announce the new iPhone?Â Nope, but in all seriousness I hope Apple announces something soon.Â No, I am referring to TechEd time!Â What?!Â You don’t know what TechEd is?Â TechEd happens to be an annual week long conference event that Microsoft holds for IT Professionals, Developers, Architects, and technology decision makers.Â It also happens to be a blast loaded with technology giveaways, learning labs, on-site Microsoft Certified Trainers (like me), industry experts, development gurus, and tons and tons of information!
Happy Memorial DayÂ everyone! Â How exciting, the start of summer, the end of spring, and sounds and smells everywhere on this highly overlooked holiday. Â Today we pay tribute to those who have died to protect our country. Â Let us never forget our fallen soldiers who died for our country and to protect you and I here in the United States! Â May they never be forgotten!
Normally I would be writing about either Microsoft or Apple technology, but I feel that I must write about something close and personal that has happened to me within the last week that has slightly changed my outlook on technology, but ultimately on how to protect it from harm.
May 31, 2010 Tags: AbsoluteSoftware, Apple, crime, documentation, info, information, infosource, James Zepp, Kensington, locks, LoJack, notebook, PC, physical security, recover, safety, security, solutions, stolen, thief Posted in: Business, Consumer One Comment
Its been awhile since I last posted, so I must start out by publicly apologizing to any readers of this blog.Â I have had a lot of work to accomplish in the past few months as owner of Acxsis, LLC (my IT company in NJ/NY).Â There is good news however, as I do not foresee having to take a break like that any time soon, however if I should, I will be mindful to let my readers know that I haven’t fallen off the edge of the planet!Â Again, I deeply apologize for any confusion this may have brought about as to the direction of this blog or its existence, and send special thanks to the loyal readers of infosource.net!
For those of you out there celebrating Easter today, Happy Easter!Â It is a particularly Happy Easter for Apple as they rejoice in their newest innovative device launched yesterday, the revolutionary iPad…or is it?Â The topic of much debate currently is circling around whether or not the iPad actually is revolutionary or not.Â I mean sure, it certainly is innovative, and definitely is the first tablet device introduced by Apple, but is it revolutionary?Â To understand whether or not this device is truly revolutionary, we have to start by trying to understand what it is we are trying to define.Â When used as an adjective, the term revolutionary refers to something that has a major, sudden impact on society or on some aspect of human endeavor according to Wikipedia, whereas Merriam-Webster defines revolutionary as constituting or bringing about a major or fundamental change.Â Is the Apple iPad revolutionary?Â I think it may be too soon to tell, but as more information is gathered and more reviews come in, I will be sure to come back to this topic of interest as soon as I can make an official stand on this intriguing and controversial issue.
April 5, 2010 Tags: 2010, A4, App Store, Apple, Apple Store, applications, Apps, Business, compatibility, Easter, General, info, information, infosource, intro, iPad, iPhone, James Zepp, launch, Mark Chessler, new, NY, overview, processor, review, revolutionary, SoC, Staten Island, tablet Posted in: Apple, Apple, Apple, Business, Consumer, News, iPad, iPad 7 Comments
Two weeks ago, I wrote a post showing you how to connect Apple’s newest bluetooth, multi-touch mouse, known as an Apple Magic Magic Mouse, to a Windows-based PC.Â In that article, Mickey Isnâ€™t the Only Magical Mouse, I point out that it would be fantastic if the multi-touch features would work with a Windows-based PC, and at bare minimum the ability to scroll up and down on a web page as many computer mice currently do.Â After the record number of hitsÂ that I have seen on the post, I decided that I would take some more time and investigate into a way to actually get the Apple Magic Mouse to operate on a Windows-based PC without limitations.
November 25, 2009 Tags: Apple, bluetooth, connect, guide, installation, Magic Mouse, multi-touch, PC, scrolling, setup, step-by-step, tutorial, walkthrough, Windows, workaround Posted in: Apple, Apple, Business, Consumer 4 Comments
I remember when my family first purchased a desktop computer that came with Windows 95 pre-installed.Â It was a Gateway 2000 machine, standard white box, big, clunky, and new.Â The fact alone that the machine had come with a CD-ROM drive and a blazing fast 28.8 KB modem that could be used to connect the computer to the Internet was incredible!Â Up to that point all we had available in the household was a computer running Windows 3.11 on an IBM PC that took 3.5″ and 5.25″ floppy diskettes.Â The good old A:\ (3.5″ drive) and B:\ (5.25″ drive) drives, as referenced in Windows 3.11, served us well for playing Commander Keen, Mega Man, Reader Rabbit, Battle Ship, Wheel of Fortune and other such nostalgic titles.Â But the advent of Windows 95, and how dramatically different it was from what we were use to, with its “Start” menu and “Internet Explorer” technologies were very new and strange to us.Â In fact, they were so radically new and intimidating that I can still recall my father telling me to wait and not touch the new computer until we had spent the time to review the Getting Started guides and other such manuals that came with our new desktop computer.Â Â I remember the countless hours of debate over how insecure and unsafe the introduction of the Internet would be if we decided to sign-up with Prodigy Internet at that time.Â It was all so fantastic and incredible with so many changes, so many new technologies to try out, however my parents saw it in a different light, they were in total and utter fear.Â They had no idea how to operate the new computer system, and as I recall “didn’t want anything to screw it up like the last one” we had.Â I remember shaking my head wondering why I was sitting with Gateway technical support on the phone, over a message on the computer that read something of the nature of, “The system changes you have set require the computer to restart.Â Would you like to restart Windows now?”.Â I kept telling my parents that the message was fine, its was OK to click OK.Â They still however wanted reassurance from the technician on the other side of the phone that it was truly OK to click OK.Â It took us over 4 hours to set up that computer that one cold autumn evening.Â Looking back at that experience, I realize that we in IT, can easily take for granted how difficult challenges such as a new computer can be for some consumers, especially coming over to anything new or different.Â After purchasing my new Apple MacBook Pro 13″ notebook computer system that I wrote about in the previous post, Apple Makes It as Easy as 1-2-3, thinking nothing of it, I thought that its quite likely that some of you may never have had the opportunity to see what the experience of taking an Apple computer home or to your office is like.
November 25, 2009 Tags: Apple, desktop, difficult, experience, fear, Gateway 2000, info, infosource, James Zepp, MacBook Pro, new, new computer, new purchase, nostalgia, OS X, setup, Setup Assistant, Snow Leopard, step-by-step, technical support, tutoirial, unboxing, walkthrough, Windows 95 Posted in: Apple, Apple, Business, Consumer No Comments