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Alan Zisman
Attended McGill, Concordia, Simon Fraser (SFU)
Lives in Vancouver (Canada)
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About time - a new blog posting: It started with an email (aka "My computer is secure. It's a Mac"): http://zisman.ca
ALAN ZISMAN ON TECHNOLOGY It started with an email.... "My computer is secure. It's a Mac" By Alan Zisman © 22 June 2015. It started with an email from I guy I know and have worked with from time to time but never been particularly close to. Let's call him Bob. The suspicious message.
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Good explanation of 'bloatware' on name-brand Android phones - and why you can't remove it (and it wouldn't matter if you could): http://www.androidcentral.com/bloatware-galaxy-s-6-sucks-not-reasons-many-think
(Actually, it is bad. It's just that by the time you get to it, it's too late to really do anything about it.) We hate bloatware. Let's stop mincing words. Most everyone hates it, and every time a new phone is released the topic comes up, because the folks making the phones and the carriers selling them all like to put "value-added" applications on the phone before they sell them. Some...
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"Skeuomorphic" design –  software that resembles the physical objects it replaces – went from being the hot design principle to an insult in an amazingly short period of time. If you weren't reading tech news in the late 2000s and early 2010s, you might have completely missed that this even happened. It's a tale of trial, failure, success,…
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My first blog posting in a long time - What can you do with a $100 Windows tablet? http://www.zisman.ca/blog/index.html (Review of Toshiba Encore 2 tablet)...
ALAN ZISMAN ON TECHNOLOGY What can you do with a $100 Windows tablet? By Alan Zisman © 16 April 2015. Maybe it's got something to do with aging, but I've realized that I'm not a tech power user. Maybe I never was, but for a while tech companies were lining up to loan me their latest and greatest ...
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Batman's odd logic: http://boingboing.net/…/15/comic-strip-critiques-batman.html
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The Chromebook Pixel Giveaway - Get Inspired with this Light and Powerful Touchscreen Chromebook
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The tech world has finally coalesced around a charging standard, after years of proprietary adapters and ugly wall wart power supplies, but power output is still a question. Here's how USB charging works.
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The New MacBook Giveaway - Get Your Hands on the Lightest and Most Compact MacBook Ever
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tech journalist, musician, retired teacher
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New Jersey - Montreal
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Vancouver technology journalist, musician, and retired teacher
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Places I've been for long enough to find my way around (in no particular order): New York City, New Orleans, London, Paris, Rome, Venice, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Barcelona
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  • McGill, Concordia, Simon Fraser (SFU)
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