Daily Archives: July 6, 2012
Answer. There’s not really a “best” system, but there probably is one that will work best for you. If you buy media from Amazon, iTunes or Google Play, stick with the matching cloud storage. Google Drive, iCloud and Amazon don’t count purchases from their stores against your storage count. Each integrates unique features those companies’ other products into the storage system, too. If you’re not locked to one ecosystem, check out Dropbox or Microsoft SkyDrive. They both work with multiple devices and platforms and can offer more storage than the other three. If you want a full rundown of the most popular cloud storage systems, head to http://komando.com/news.
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MacBook Pro with Retina?
Q. I’m looking at buying a MacBook Pro. Should I buy the 15-inch model with the Retina display?
A. That’s the $2,200 question
Platform(s): Apple iPad
Price: Free to download ($9.99 for full game)
Is it worth the download? In the Apple App Store world, $9.99 is a steep cost to pay for a game. However, if you’re a fan of the Wizards of the Coast card game Magic the Gathering, you will find this app is well worth its price tag.
For those unfamiliar with Magic the Gathering, players battle as mages, casting spells and summoning creatures using available land as mana. The game features five land types: red mountains, green forests, white plains, black swamps and blue islands.
Players create decks using a combination of land cards, creatures, sorcery spells and Instant spells that can be used at any time.
App developers at Wizards of the Coast have performed an incredible feat transitioning this experience to the iPad. Players’ seven-card hands appear at the bottom of
That’s why some people prefer prepaid phone plans. According to one tech research firm, no-contract phones now account for nearly 25 percent of the U.S. market, up from 17 percent just a few years ago.
With no-contract carriers, you pay by the month and can drop the plan at any time. Depending on what’s happening in your life, this can save you money and aggravation.
In the past, most prepaid phones were frankly lame. If you wanted a top-of-the-line iPhone or Android you had to get married to ATT, Sprint, Verizon or T-Mobile.
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The prepaid playing field has shifted significantly now that Google has begun selling a contract-free Galaxy Nexus, and the iPhone has made its way to major prepaid providers.
The long-term cost-savings of these phones and month-to-month plans are
Ross D. Franklin, AP An Amazon.com fulfillment center in Goodyear, Ariz.
Ross D. Franklin, AP
An Amazon.com fulfillment center in Goodyear, Ariz.
CERN, via AP Computer depiction of a proton collision shows a pattern consistent with the Higgs boson’s predicted existence.
CERN, via AP
Computer depiction of a proton collision shows a pattern consistent with the Higgs boson’s predicted existence.