Paying The Piper: Music Streaming Services In Perspective

Thursday, August 1, 2013 @ 09:08 PM
posted by timg

NPR, July 28, 2013

As sales of recorded music continue to plummet, the concept of fans “owning” music may soon be considered old-fashioned. Today, it’s all about access to music, rather than ownership of an album or a song, and newer streaming services like Spotify are at the center of the storm.

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Tablet SIG for July had no attendees

Monday, July 15, 2013 @ 06:07 PM
posted by eric

Does this mean we are all experts? Please remember to come August 19, 2013.


Closing the door on Facebook

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 @ 10:10 PM
posted by timg

By Linda Gonse, Editor/Webmaster, ORCOPUG (Orange County PCUG), California

April 2012 issue, Nibbles ‘n Bits

So, you have been reading about more privacy concerns in Facebook. You have decided to close your account. But, unless you are aware of what this means and how to go about it, you may not actually close the account.

You should be aware, too, that you are not going to erase your existence in Facebook when you do close your account. Some people have the mistaken idea that after quitting Facebook their data will get old and vanish.

Know the facts. Familiarize yourself with Facebook’s policies before you take steps to end your relationship. Read the rest of this page


A Tablet Love Affair

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 @ 10:10 PM
posted by timg

By Roger Carlyle, Member, Cajun Clickers Computer Club, LA

May 2012 issue, Cajun Clickers Computer News

Last year, like many folks, I thought Tablets were just a passing fad – used mostly by people who liked to play games, get recipes, or do online shopping. I was from the old school and staunchly declared that nothing could replace the desktop or laptop computer.

Any other form of computers were mere toys. Then it happened ever so subtly. I was slowly exposed to the Tablets. First seeing news media use them on national news shows and then an occasional Apple geek using them at local coffee shops. Curiosity got the best of me and I found myself reading more and more about Tablets. First on the internet and then seeing advertisements in local newspapers and on websites such as CNET, ZDNET, Newegg, etc. As I user of an iPod I soon realized the power and versatility of the Tablet . . . . and I fell in love and I wanted one. Read the rest of this page