Monday, March 5, 2012

Tag! You're it!

Our good animal-loving friend over at A Scratch Behind the Ears and Other Nice Things has TAGGED us! Do you think we are up for a little game of iTag??? I think we are, so here we go. Supposedly you are supposed to answer a few questions...

I had to add a little tech twist!

1.  Describe yourself in seven words: smart, religious, friendly, techy, political, bold, courageous


2.  What keeps you up at night? The future of America.


3.  Who would you like to be? Me.


4.  What are you wearing? Pajama pants!


5.  What scares you? Indoctrination of children, and the slipping of our freedoms in America.

6.  The best and worst of blogging - The best is definitely being able to share my love of technology with my online friends! The worst is not having enough time in the day.


7.  The last website I visited - Cult of Mac.com to check out the latest in Apple/Tech news!


8. What is one thing I would change about myself? I would like to be able to sleep better.


9.  Slankets: yes or no? I have absolutely NO clue what these are! Do any of you know?


10.  Tell us something about the person who tagged you. An animal loving person with an enthusiasm for writing and photography. She always has her camera! Well now here iPhone 4S to much suggestion from me ;)


11. Tag 5 more blogs. We'll tag these blogs today:
"Tag! You're it!"  :)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Our week in tech- OS X Mountain Lion!

   OS X Mountain Lion has been announced!

     OS X Mountain Lion is coming this summer, a year from Mac OS X Lion's release (Annual releases are a  new thing for Apple!) As seen on Apple's website, OS X Mountain Lion will include all-new features inspired by the iOS environment! Everybody thought Lion was a big step towards combining Mac OS X and iOS, Mountain Lion is an even bigger step! I personally think this is a great thing because as Steve Jobs was famous for saying, we really ARE headed into a "post-PC era!" An era where everything is more mobile than we've ever seen before.
Here is a video introducing you to OS X Mountain Lion:
     
 FUN FACT: You may have noticed that instead of Mac OS X Mountain Lion, I wrote OS X Mountain Lion. Apple has officially dropped Mac from the operating system's name starting with OS X Mountain Lion. I mentioned above the combination of the Mac OS X environment and the iOS environment. The reason is the combination of the environments!


Friday, January 13, 2012

What's SOPA?

 STOP INTERNET CENSORSHIP/SOPA!!!

If you do ANYTHING on the internet, which I assume you do if you are reading this, PLEASE watch the videos below explaining SOPA and how it will affect you! If you want to freely access the internet without censorship, I strongly suggest you fight SOPA and join with me and the rest of the online world to fight against this government censorship injustice!

                                               Brief intro by Ty Moss a tech reviewer/blogger.

                                                               4 Minute Explanation

          20 Minute Explanation Hosted by Our Friend Chris Pirillo at Lockergnome.com

The internet is OURS for the keeping, and NOT the governments for the taking! I don't see why you would want sites like Facebook, or YouTube, or BLOGGER(!!!!!!), or my favorite game Minecraft to be blocked! No access! Nada! Nothing! Complete government control of how/what we access on the internet! If you still don't understand, or "...you live outside of the U.S and find yourself wondering why you should care about our laws, consider this: SOPA’s passing will affect you!" (Joey Davidson)

So you ask "Why are you talking about this now? This has been around for a few months now..." Well here's why: this Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 many popular online sites, games, personal sites and servers will be blacking out in protest of SOPA. If you care about how you access information, what you do online, and what games you play etc., I BEG of you to read up on this bill and stand with the online world in defense of it's freedom! Read up, write your congressmen and women, sign the petition and RAISE awareness!

Please go here to read more about Wednesday's blackout: Wednesday's Blackout,
Go here to sign the petition: Petition SOPA,
And here to contact your congressmen: Write your congressmen!

So what will we be doing here at Sam's Tech Talk? Well for starters, we will be reposting this post three more times this week twice before and once after Wednesday and throughout the year to continue to raise awareness and secondly, we too will be taking down the site for the day. A small but strong act against this injustice! I encourage all of you who have ANY type of site: personal, national, international, social and beyond to take it down for the day in a protest for your rights and freedom!

"A small group of people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

British PM to Rule Country with Personalized iPad App!

British Prime Minister to Rule Country with Personalized iPad App!
When I read this earlier, the first thought that came to my head was "iPad's really DO rule the world!" The only problem I could see with this is that if his iPad was stolen, hacked, or the app infiltrated, all of Britain's top secret information would be available to get into the wrong hands. Sounds like a risky price to pay for portability, but I could see myself making the same move. Something to think about at least.
Hope you enjoy. Please give me your thoughts and feedback, and tell me how YOU use your iPad or other tablets in everyday life.
Thanks to www.cultofmac.com for this article.

British PM David Cameron is having a personalized iPad app built by programmers inside the Cabinet Office that will provide him with the latest information he needs to run the country.

Visit www.cultofmac.com

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

HP CEO Admits Apple May Overcome in 2012

Golly , is it just me or is HP really predicting their own doom. First with the Chairman, now with the CEO???

Link below:
HP CEO Admits Defeat, Says Apple Will Be Number One PC Maker in 2012

BUT, I guess it was expected!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Hey! Hey! Hey! Black Friday!!!

I know we all love Black Friday! Ok, well I like Cyber Monday better, but you get my drift. So Apple has officially announced their 'special one-day' worldwide Black Friday sale!!! As of now, all we can go off of is a leaked ad showing markdowns on iPads, iPods, iMacs, MacBook Airs, Macbook Pros, and other accesories, but it IS something to look forward to!

Here are the stats for sales:
iPad 2 - $41 to $61 Off 
iPod nano - $11 off 
iPod Touch - $21 to $41 off 
MacBook Air - $101 off 
MacBook Pro - $101 off 
iMac - $101 off 

So, get out there bright and early and let know what you plan on getting, or get tomorrow!



Wednesday, November 23, 2011

HP Chairman Uses Macs!

Hahahaha!
HP's chairman Kleiner Perkins uses Macs!





I guess that is proof that they ARE a better computing experience!