Surfing paid off tonight

I found this great TechyShit blog post tonight and had to share it.  See when I was a kid my Dad hung out with a guy that had one of these.  I thought it was the coolest thing I had ever seen.  TechyShit breaks down 10 Old Computers With Outrageous Price Tags

iPhone App | Gas Cubby

I have issues. I love to track automobile data like mpg, oil changes, and other service information.

I have been using a Twitter app called MyMileMarker. Their software reads direct twits with mileage, gallons, and price. It has a few bugs. I had a little trouble getting responses confirming that the data was received. MyMileMarker also does not allow for recording service items. I like to track oil changes and tire rotations also.

A few days ago I found Gas Cubby. Here is a direct link via iTunes.

Gas Cubby fills the bill for me. It allows for multiple vehicles and tracks all your fuel fill-ups & vehicle service records. The options are endless. I enjoy being able to track Octane. My Mini Copper S requires a high grade of fuel and being able to track mileage when I don’t fill it with Premium is great. My new Jeep has a a life time warranty, assuming I keep good service records. Gas Cubby allows for export in .csv. Making and annually service log will be simple.

Good luck Gas Cubby. Worth every penny to me.

ACER 8.9″ | hidding at Costco

Check out what I saw at my local Costco yesterday. The Costco on Lone Tree Colorado had it hidden on a back isle, not sitting out with the other laptops.

It was an Acer AspireONE AOA-150-1864. It has an 8.9″ screen, Windows XP, 120gb hard drive, and a wireless G card. I have never seen one in the wild. Looks like a great mobile option for $349.99.

AT&T to offer iPhone tethering

It’s all over the Internet. AT&T is going to offer iPhone tethering. The only question still outstanding is how much it will cost. Most rumor sites agree somewhere around $30.00.

I don’t really have need for it these days. I used tethering quite bit a few years ago. These days WiFi is almost everywhere. I also find myself using my iPhone for tasks that I use to pull out the lappy for.

I would like to see some info about how the connection is going to be made. A bluetooth connection in combo with a 3G tether will drain the iPhone battery pretty quickly. Let’s hope those of you that decide to subscribe can us it via USB also.

Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac is OUT!

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Run Windows smoothly on your Mac with the complete suite of powerful essentials for Internet security, data protection and disk management
($175 value in bonus software)

PowerSave | energy saving mode offers longer Mac use with up to 20% longer battery life
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SBSH PhoneWeaver 1.3 release

SBSH PhoneWeaver 1.3 Highlights

  • New Touch Mode – Innovative Touch design
  • Pop Up Menu Easy Access – Using a special task/tray bar shortcuts
  • Features and Optimization – Auto-answer, ALL resolutions support and more!

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Protect your Wi-Fi from hacking

I saw this great tip on Lifehacker via a link from a Facebook friend.  My Apple Airport does not have this setting but I thought I would pass it along to your guys that do.  Hope it helps.

WEP Wi-Fi security has been known as an easy-to-crack security protocol for a while now, which is why it was superseded by the more secure Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) standard. But now a PhD candidate studying encryption has found an exploit in the WPA standard that would allow a hacker to “send bogus data to an unsuspecting WiFi client,” completely compromising your Wi-Fi security and opening your network to all sorts of hacking. Lucky for you, it’s not terribly difficult to protect yourself against the new exploit.

The key: Just log into your router, switch off Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) as an encryption mode, and use Advanced Encryption System (AES) only. TKIP is the only protocol that the hack applies to, so switching to AES-only will ensure that your Wi-Fi network is safe again. It’s quick and easy, so do yourself a favor and make the adjustment now so you don’t run into any problems in the future.

via [Lifehacker]

Today: Denver Handheld User Group Meeting

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