Posts Tagged ‘computer’
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, January 20, 2013
Among the standard WordPress offerings are statistics on each blog, and corresponding search terms that were used to discover any particular entry. Those are very powerful tools, and in the proper hands, can be effectively utilized.
It’s interesting to read the search terms that often lead to this blog, and to this point, though I have considered opining on some of the more “fascinating” or “peculiar” entries, I shall share something a wee bit less salacious.
In fact, it’s not salacious at all.
One such entry was “what does unified info mean on iPhone“?
First, consider what the word “unified” means.
“Unified” means “to make, or become united, uniform or whole.”
The prefix “uni” means “one.”
By implication, unity, unification, or unified means that exactness is present. There is no variation, or difference.
Things are as one. They are made into one. To unify is to make into one.
New Contact on iPhone – Note the data fields.
New Contact in “Contacts” address book on OSX
Note the data fields.
Sample Contact entry in “Contacts” address book on OSX.
Quite simply put, “Unified Info” on the iPhone means Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, August 17, 2012
Remember: “Free” is just a come-on word.
In reality, it’s totally, utterly, wholly and entirely worthless and meaningless.
AT&T to Allow Free FaceTime Calls Over Cellular With Mobile Share Plan
Posted in - Did they REALLY say that?, - Read 'em and weep: The Daily News | Tagged: Apple, AT&T, Cellular network, computer, FaceTime, iOS, iphone, Mobile Share, news, Technology, Verizon, Wi-Fi | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, July 26, 2012
Recollect the brouhaha over Vice President Joe Biden‘s remark Thursday, July 16, 2009 in Alexandria, Virginia?
He was speaking at an AARP-sponsored town hall meeting also attended by AARP CEO A. Barry Rand, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Nancy Ann DeParle, Director of the White House Office of Health Reform.
Vice President Biden said, “Now people, when I say that, look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’ The answer is ‘yes,’ that’s what I’m telling you.”
“And folks look, AARP knows – and the people with me here today know, the president knows, and I know – that the status quo is simply not acceptable. Its totally unacceptable. And its completely unsustainable. Even if we wanted to keep it the way we have it now. It can’t do it financially, Were going to go bankrupt as a nation. Now, people when I say that look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’ The answer is ‘yes,’ I’m telling you.”
Of course, Vice President Biden was speaking in context of the Affordable Care Act – also commonly known as “ObamaCare” – which the Government Accountability Office has shown has already demonstrated significant cost savings and proven to be business-stimulating legislation, and that to eliminate it’s protections would cost the federal government even more in the long-term.
Analogously, it’d be like having a fuel inefficient automobile – one that only got about 5 miles/gallon, or less. If you were to purchase even a used vehicle with twice the fuel economy – 10mpg – you could realize significant overall long-term savings. Simply ceasing driving will not solve any problem, but would rather create more problems.
Similarly, could you imagine having an inefficient Heating/Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) system? You gotta’ stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter – there’s no way around it. And to lower your average monthly utility bills by even 1/3 would be beneficial.
So, here’s a shocker for armchair philosophers, political pundits, amateur economists, Radical Republicans, TEA Party types and more: Government spending – in part – is a significant driver of our nation’s economy. And, spending on economic infrastructure is ALWAYS a most wise investment.
Because 1.) Materials and Manpower ALWAYS come from the PRIVATE SECTOR, and; Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in - Politics... that "dirty" little "game" that first begins in the home., - Read 'em and weep: The Daily News | Tagged: AARP, Apple, budget, business, communications, computer, eCommerce, economic, economic infrastructure, economy, enterprise, entrepreneurship, GAO, Global Positioning System, government, Government Accountability Office, GPS, GPS III, GPS signals, hardware, infrastructure, Internet, Interstate Commerce, Interstate Highway System, iphone, jobs, Joe Biden, labor, Lockheed Martin, LORAN, manpower, money, Nancy Ann DeParle, policy, science, software, spending, telecom, Telecommunications, United States Department of Homeland Security, White House Office of Health Reform | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, January 29, 2012
iPhone security - ss1167
iPhone security – ss1167
Originally uploaded by SouthernBreeze
The 4our digit passkey is the one with which most may be familiar. Yet some iPhone owners may not be aware that there is another, more secure method of protecting their investment in that wonderfully powerful tool.
A more complex (and therefore secure) combination – one of the user’s own choosing – is able to be used. Not only is the creation of that passkey cAsE sEnSiTiVe, but numbers (0-9) and characters (such as # , $ ) @ + } ~ ? <, etc.) are able to be employed in the creation of the passkey.
There are several benefits to using such a system, not the least of which means that Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, July 5, 2010
Apple Computer (NYSE: AAPL), stunned the world today by announcing a critical error in the design of their iPhones, which has been present since the devices were first manufactured and sold in 2007.
It seems that the “bars” indicator – which has been used as a signal strength indicator, albeit an inaccurate and faulty one – is even more faulty than previously thought! In fact, it’s AFU – All Fouled Up. (That’s nice parlance.)
For those of you who do not know how to read radio signal strength indicators (and that’s very likely most folks), they’re expressed in negative numbers. The higher the negative number, e.g., -108, the weaker the signal. Conversely, the opposite is true: The lower the negative number, e.g., -16, the stronger the signal.
My iPhone 3GS is jailbroken, and one feature I have employed on it is a numerical signal strength indicator for the Cellular and WiFi signals. Here are two screenshots to illustrate.
UPPER LEFT CORNER: Cellular signal strength indicator using "Bars" - Note also, the WiFi signal (on the RIGHT of the AT&T) is much stronger than the cellular signal.
UPPER LEFT CORNER: Cellular strength indicator using the accepted numerical standard - Note also, the WiFi signal (on the RIGHT of the AT&T) is much stronger than the cellular signal.
And if you’re looking for a job…
Apple Computer is looking for Antenna Engineers, too!
Read on to see their mea culpa and want ad. …Continue…
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, April 6, 2010
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, March 29, 2010
Perhaps the story of the iPhone could appear as a feature on the teevee show “Modern Marvels.”
My tenor is somewhat sarcastic, for as I am writing, my iPhone is, and for very nearly the past month, has been nothing more than a chic lovely paperweight.
I have a 32GB iPhone 3G[S] which I purchased at a “race horse” price – $150. It was refurbished. It had not even one scratch on it, and was brand-spanking, shiny new when I peeled the protective plastic off the screen.
In short order, I unlocked and jailbroke the 3.1.2 OS phone using blackra1n, which is a free/no-cost tethered jailbreak – meaning it must be attached to the computer during the process. The baseband is 5.11.07.
To clarify, “unlock” refers to …Continue…
Posted in - Even MORE Uncategorized! | Tagged: 3GS, app, Apple, AT&T, baseband, blackra1n, cellular, computer, iphone, iRecovery, jailbreak, Jay Freeman, Line2, mode, network, Pwnage Tool, recovery-loop, Saurik, smartphone, Toktumi, Unix, unlocked, VoIP, WiFi | 2 Comments »
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, March 28, 2010
If you keep a blog, or if you have an e-mail account, you know what a headache it is to get such garbage in your inbox, or on your site.
I’m referring to spam… not the tasty mixed-meat-in-a-can which is apparently popular with Hawaiians, but to the automatically-computer-generated gobblydegook that purports to promote everything from …Continue…
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, March 19, 2010
This is the season of Lent. It’s a strictly Christian observance… well, it actually has its roots in the Jewish Passover.
Christians are the “new Jews.” Oy vey!
I started out thinking I’d share about my iPhone troubles – I have an unlocked and jailbroken 32G 3G[S] iPhone.
Yeah. Top of the line.
iResisted doing that – purchasing an iPhone – for quite some time. I used – and still do – use a Palm Treo 650, and have never had moment’s trouble with it. NEVER!
I used it to surf the web, and sent e-mail from about four accounts, three of them associated with my work, all from different organizations. One day, several years ago, at a family reunion in MS, someone told me something had fallen out of my pocket. Looking down, I saw the stubby antenna lying on the floor. Loathing to pay the very-nearly $40 for a screw and tiny piece of plastic, I reverted to using two devices – as I had done previously with a Nokia “candybar” style phone, and Palm Pilot.
Back to Square One… right? Two devices… one phone, and one computer/calendar/appointment/memo/address/contact gizmo.
A few months back, I bought the iPhone for …iContinue…
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, March 15, 2010
Is John Newberry, President/CEO of Redstone Federal Credit Union, out of touch with reality?
After a virtual media black-out which essentially denied that Redstone Federal Credit Union members accounts had been emptied because of computer hacks, this is how the RFCU President/CEO responds: …Continue…
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, March 14, 2010
Huntsville, AL-based Redstone Federal Credit Union President Joe Newberry was characteristically tight-lipped about security when he spoke recently about their new computer system being hacked.
Saying only that …Continue…
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Saturday, March 13, 2010
Huntsville-based Redstone Federal Credit Union announced Friday that members’ employee payroll checks had disappeared Friday, shortly after posting.
With more than 320,000 members, RFCU is one of Alabama’s largest CUs.
Denying that RFCU was hacked, Senior Assistant Vice President Ken Jost said, …Continue…
Posted in - My Hometown is the sweetest place I know, - Read 'em and weep: The Daily News | Tagged: AL, Alabama, computer, Credit Union, deceit, deposit, hack, hacked, Huntsville, member, members, money, pay, payroll, Redstone Federal Credit Union, RFCU, theft | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, March 11, 2010
For those “in the know,” “Sosumi” is the name of a computer sound which Apple Computer of Cupertino, CA created and has used for quite some time.
I love Apple Computer, well, not genuinely “love,” but have always believed them to be the best – bar none – computer operating system, superior in every way to Microsoft’s Windows OS. Folks used to say, “Oh, the Mac is good for graphics,” and other such nonsense, even when the Mac OS was in v7.x.
Today, I ask folks, “What’s the Internet all about?” Graphics, graphics, graphics, and media, media, media.
And still, some folks continue to use the infection-prone Windows. Oh well. Some folks never learn.
On to Sosumi.
If you’ve ever heard of the “Beatles,” (and who hasn’t?) you should be aware that …Continue…
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