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i [don't know] Pad

With the initial rumours of Apple contending against the Tablet market, and then the possible name, I did not feel much excitement as there were questions as to what innovations can take place in the market.
Then the iPad was launched and it received a luke-warm reception, echoing Microsoft's ailment of Windows Vista.
After looking at the reviews and in-depth reports I still remain unconvinced of the usefulness of this latest offering. Here are a number of reasons as to why:
It does not run the full Mac OS, but the phone OS. The limitation: multi-tasking and you are restricted to the App Store for applicationsThe lack of storage. The iPad comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, which begs the question of future expansion. At the very moment I am using a Tablet PC with 64GB storage and am already struggling to store all my pictures and music.Lack of expansion. That's right, there's no USB ports, no Flash card support and no built-in webcam. There goes video conferencing.Accessorised. A…

January - Website of the month!

A hectic start to the new year. People having problems with their routers, hacked accounts and miscellaneous computing tidbits has kept me busy.
After reading an article on T3 about online banking, got me thinking about security. It is amazing that people still reuse old passwords everywhere, most of them fairly easy for a hacker to break.
Not only are consumers facing such grief, many corporations who let people choose their own passwords are (in a way) prone to an attack of some sort. Because, when left to their own devices, their choice of passwords are not very strong.
So it is in this vain that my choice of a recommended site is PC Tools' Password Generator. This tool is absolutely brilliant at generating strong passwords and also presents phonetics to the password in case of misreading.
Check it out at:
http://www.pctools.com/guides/password/
Happy securing.