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Tuesday Tidbits and Rude People

I found these recent items interesting and/or important.

* Not quite sure what this spells for the future of IT, but here’s an Android 4.0 7″ tablet for $80 (can you say “disposable tech”?)

SVP Android 4.0 ICS 7″ Tablet PC w/ Google Play Store, Capacitive Touch Screen, WiFi, A13 & 1.3GHz

Introducing SVP 7-inch Android 4.0 ICS Tablet PC with Google Play Store; Smart Pad with Capacitive Touch Screen, A13 1.3GHz CPU, WiFi Capability, Camera, 4GB Internal Memory. This is a recommended Tablet Computer in the market with superior design, easy application and top performance.

* CISPA pits privacy against security: A closer look at the issues

The United States Congress is once again considering a bill that could forever change how we as individuals use the internet. Michael P. Kassner looks at what those changes are.Read more..

* 8 basic options for mobile printing

Want to print something out using your tablet or smartphone? Although many mobile printing applications are still rather rudimentary, here are some applications you might want to research.” Read more..

* I find this funny. China’s foreign minister: Cyber space needs rules, not war

A Chinese government official, who called mounting claims about the country’s cyber spying on the United States “shaky,” charged governing bodies to devise global hacking rules – a feat much easier said than done, history has proven.Read more..

(That’s a bit like Hitler saying we need to give peace a chance..) (Oh. Wait. He did say that.. )

Spring flowers

* Have people gotten ruder? You bet. Here’s an interesting article: Disruptions: Digital Era Redefining Etiquette

Some people are so rude. Really, who sends an e-mail or text message that just says “Thank you”? Who leaves a voice mail message when you don’t answer, rather than texting you? Who asks for a fact easily found on Google?

Don’t these people realize that they’re wasting your time?Read more..

* They said this tech would free us up from menial labor, and give us all a life of ease. I think it has resulted in job loss (replaced by a robot!) .. but ease? Four Steps to the Cloud: Start By Firing Your Sales Team

Looking to get into the cloud business? Then fire your sales people.Read more..

Well, that’s enough for today. Hope you found something interesting in that assortment. (The bold emphasis were mine.)

Today’s quote:Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.” ~ John Adams

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March 12, 2013 - Posted by | advice, Android, cloud computing, computers, consumer electronics, Cyberwarfare, gadgets, hardware, how to, Internet, mobile, News, Portable Computing, security, tech | , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Hey, Paul,

    I enjoy your mailings, and get a lot of good information from them.

    I followed the link you gave for the $80 tablet as it sounded like a pretty good deal. While poking around, I saw a 9″ model for $110. I actually found that exact same 9″ model at another of my suppliers for 99.00! I figured for only $20 more, that sounded like a better deal, so I ordered a 9″ model.

    I have an iPad (64GB, Wifi+3G), a Nook Color that I rooted and installed Cyanogen Mod to make it a tablet, as well as a Samsung Galaxy SIII. I hate the iPad, and the Nook is actually pretty nice, but I’ll be interested to see how this cheapo 9″ model works out.

    If it’s half-way decent, it is very scary indeed for techs. I’m already running into clients being completely unwilling to repair virtually anything Android. When you can buy a brand-new Nexus 7 for $200, they aren’t going to pay me $150 parts and labor to fix one when they can buy a replacement for only $50 more with a full warranty and the latest specs.

    Apple users will stay pay to repair, but only because the cost of replacement is so much higher. If Apple starts dropping prices, that will go away as well.

    It will be interesting to see how we’re going to have to modify our businesses in order to be able to make money as independents.



    Comment by csaz | March 12, 2013 | Reply

    • Matt,
      If “modifying my business” means doing nothing but replacing cracked screens in iPhones and iPads, well, I guess I better go back to school, or something (‘cuz there’s already, like, 20 guys in my town already doing that.. and it’s boring).
      Maybe start cleaning swimming pools.. or painting houses.

      BTW, if the $100 9″ is still available, can you share the link? Thx.


      Comment by techpaul | March 12, 2013 | Reply

      • Here’s the link. The specs don’t sound terrible, so I’m willing to take a chance for $100!

        Here’s the link to the 9″ tablet. I’ll let you know what I think when I get it in a few days:


        Comment by csaz | March 13, 2013 | Reply

        • Matt,
          Thank you. I look forward to your ‘review’.


          Comment by techpaul | March 13, 2013 | Reply

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