Author Archives: Barb Bowman

Windows 8 on my iPad

Sort of. Thanks to Splashtop streamer and the iPad mobile client. I was a little frustrated as all my existing RDP clients on my iPad (Logmein, VNC RDP, etc. would only show me a black desktop). I ask the Splashtop … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview Installed on Eee PC Netbook

My old ASUS Eee 1000HEB PC had been running the Windows 8 Developer Preview and I decided to see if I could "upgrade" it to the Windows 8 Consumer Preview via the web installer. I had previously performed some hacks … Continue reading

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Fixed: IE9 “Only Secure Content is Displayed” warning

For a very long time, it seemed as through every site I visited with IE9 created an annoying prompt about secure content and encourage me to show all content. I’ve seen fixes that involve lowering your security etc., but never … Continue reading

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Microsoft RAW Codec and Windows Media Center

Yesterday (see previous post) I wrote a little about the newly released Microsoft RAW Codec. One of the first things I did was try my latest batch of Nikon RAW NEF files from a balloon festival earlier this month. I … Continue reading

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Microsoft Now Offers limited RAW Camera Support

Today Microsoft released a Codec Camera Pack which brings (long overdue) limited support for various RAW formats from the major camera vendors. While most RAW shooters use more substantial tools (Lightroom, Photoshop, etc.) for manipulating images, Microsoft has provided a … Continue reading

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iOS 5 Notifications

I really like that Apple has changed the notification model. It kinda/sorta works in this first beta. Facebook and Twitter seem to be real slow in even native notifications, which may be part of the problem. I have seen mail … Continue reading

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World IPv6 Day June 8, 2011–I’m Ready!

Looks like I’m completely ready, how about you?   I’m currently using Comcast’s 6to4 gateway.   http://www.worldipv6day.org/ http://test-ipv6.com/ipv6day.html

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Windows 8 Interface Looks Slick,but Where is Multimedia Functionality?

Yesterday Microsoft finally pulled back the curtain just a little to give the world a peek at the touch interface for Windows V.Next.   The “Start” Screen is “swipable” and apparently every app on your system will appear as a … Continue reading

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Airplay for Windows Media Center

It had to happen, and I’m glad it did. Thomas Pleasance has produced a nifty add-on for Windows Media Center that allows AirPlay from an iPad to Windows Media Center. It is currently at beta 1 stage and is documented … Continue reading

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ET, Please hold–no one home to take your call

There is a great sound bite from the 1997 movie Contact, where young Ellie and her dad discuss the possibilities of life “out there”:   Young Ellie: Dad, do you think there’s people on other planets? Ted Arroway: I don’t … Continue reading

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