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Apple says “NO AirPlay” to owners of laptops over 24 months old in OS X 10.8 – planned obsolescence

Apple has decided that like Siri, AirPlay will be a marketing ploy that attempts to get users to upgrade their hardware.

AirPlay is the ability of an Apple device to mirror video output to a screen attached to an Apple TV. this is valuable to business professionals as an unteathered means of presenting from a computer or to end users wishing to watch movies or share photos on “the big screen from a laptop, iPhone or iPad.

Last year Apple used the personal assistant software package “Siri” as a reason to push customers with iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 devices to upgrade their phones even though the older phones were more than capable of running the software. This was the first move of its kind from Apple who previously had offered major hardware advantages as the primary reason to upgrade. This new method of pushing users to purchase new hardware is carried forward in the new Mountain Lion operating system. So what can one do?

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Google Glass : Amazing!

Google Glass is a new concept that was announced and released yesterday on their website. if you have not watched the video yet, you are missing the boat. take a look at the proof of concept video after the break to see what Google Glass is going to mean to your daily life in the near future.

Friendly, but final warning: Apple and Microsoft better pay attention.

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Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

The quote that is in this title is from Saint Francis of Assisi and i think it is perfect for this program!

Anyhow, on to the reason for this post.

Houston, we have automation! So i started this year off with a plan. A real plan with a business case and statistics and reasoning. the kinds of stuff that is irrefutable and must be acknowledged. This as it turns out actually worked! And i now have the budget that i asked for!  And now i have more to do every day than i ever wanted. This is a good thing. However, I am learning how to multi task at a whole other level. The projects that i am undertaking (all at once mind you) are to build a new website for my product, re-create all of our marketing materials for print and digital distribution, make a new product demonstration video, and implement a lead nurturing and marketing automation product. Continue reading

SLA (Sealed Lead Acid) Battery pack for Vivitar 285HV

Time for Strobist problem solving 101!

If you are anything like me, you hate wasting money and time with AA batteries in your flashes. You probably also hate the long recycle times that you experience while firing your battery powered flashes. Well, I feel your pain. So I have built a battery pack for my Vivitar flashes that allows me to pump some big power into my little flashes. I have seen several DIY battery packs on the net and when attempting one of my own I combined much of what I saw and liked into my own design.

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Adding Bluetooth to your Acer Aspire One Netbook!

The other day I was surfing around on the net on my new Acer Aspire One and found the coolest hack for it over at Tnkgrl’s Website this hack was aimed at one of the few Achilles heels of the Acer Aspire One “no Bluetooth.” Now, granted it is easier than ever to get Bluetooth working on a laptop with Bluetooth dongles getting smaller and smaller however if you want to keep the exterior of your laptop clear of debris and use a mouse or perhaps tether with your cell phone you need to find another way. This is where the following hack comes in to play!

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