Tax season. It’s the dreaded inevitability we face every spring. And we all know what kind of stress that can come along with it. Missed deadlines, forgetting to deduct your generous charitable contributions, careless math … there’s so much that can go wrong when navigating this minefield.
While we here at Other World Computing can’t help you beat procrastination and meet that ever-nearing April 15 deadline, we can help you hit the right digits when you file. Mathematical mistakes are common when doing taxes and they can actually end up costing you money. Needless to say, it’s important to enter the correct numbers when filing, and this small investment can help you do just that.
The Cropmark LMP Bluetooth Keypad is the perfect addition to any Apple wireless keyboard and makes punching the right numbers a breeze when you file. It also pairs well with your MacBook or any other Bluetooth capable Macintosh.
The key to the Cropmark keypad that makes it so great lies in its ability to physically connect to the Apple wireless keyboard. And its durable plastic frame is designed to match your keyboard’s aluminum finish for a seamless look. The Cropmark keypad features 28 keys for convenient entering of figures, tables and calculations. Of course, it includes figures 0-9, operation keys, hot-keys, page up/down, arrow up/down, delete forward and an enter function key as well. And there’s no dongle or driver installation required, so it’s easy to use!
And OWC shipping will make sure you get it fast, so you can get started on your number-crunching and get the refund you deserve.
When it comes to technology, it’s certainly helpful to be the best in your field. But sometimes, its even better to be first.
This theory apparently applies to the entertainment business as well. Humor site Funny or Die has just released the teaser trailer for its upcoming Steve Jobs satirical biopic “iSteve”. As made very clear in the movie’s tagline near the end of the trailer, this will be the first biopic of the former Apple CEO released. Two other more serious Jobs-centric movies are either currently in production or completed and awaiting release. (This is of course not counting the made-for-TV-movie “Pirates of Silicon Valley” that documents the rivalry between Apple Computer and Microsoft.)
Here are a few interesting facts about the production “iSteve”:
- Actor Justin Long, who you probably remember from the famous “Get a Mac” campaign, will play the role of Jobs.
- “iSteve” was written in just three days and filmed in five.
- The movie will reportedly be between 60 and 75 minutes and will cover Jobs’ entire life.
So what are your thoughts on the movie? With its humorous tone, do you think it’s out of bounds or in poor taste? Is Justin Long being disrespectful to the man and company who helped give his profile a major boost? Sound off, and let us know what you think in the comments section.
“iSteve” is set for an April 15 online release exclusively at Funny or Die.
When a company sells 2 billion of anything, there’s bound to be a good amount of competition that arises along the way. Unfortunately, with that much competition comes a fair number of casualties.
A few weeks ago we posted on the OWC Blog that hard drive manufacturer Seagate Technology recently shipped its 2 billionth hard disk drive. And now the folks at StorageNewsletter have posted a little historical snapshot of those who have challenged Seagate and the two other current HDD manufacturers – Toshiba and Western Digital – along the way.
Grimly dubbed the “HDD Graveyard”, StorageNewsletter lists all of those companies that have failed or discontinued production on HDDs since the technology’s introduction by IBM in 1956. Of the 220 companies that have entered production since that year, only the three mentioned above have survived. That leaves 217 that have failed or discontinued production. This list is worth checking out not only because it unearths some very notable names, but it also brings to light some interesting trivia from the history of the HDD.
Of course, the advent of Solid State Drives has played a big part in eliminating some of the need for HDDs, but it’s interesting to see the journey of their platter-based brethren. So take a stroll back in time and check out just how far the HDD has come.
Resisting the temptation that is the Apple iPad is no easy task. Just looking at its ubiquitous presence around OWC headquarters is proof of that. Well … that and the fact that more than 100 million of the devices have been sold since its inception, but who’s counting. Of course, there are still some holdouts. And for those of you who have resisted so far, now is the perfect time to get your fingers on one.
OWC has an array of combinations of pre-owned iPad 2s with huge savings over Apple’s own refurbished models. We’ve got 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models available in white and black, with both Wi-Fi and cellular 3G, and with Wi-FI only. And if you opt for the 3G version, not only will you save even compared with buying a WiFi-only refurbished model from Apple, but you won’t incur a 3G cost until you choose to activate it. So you can conveniently wait until you need cellular 3G for a trip, etc. It’ll be there when you need it!
Supplies on OWC’s iPad 2s are limited, so in order to take advantage of these great deals you’ll need to act fast. And as always, our Pre-Owned iPad 2s come with a 180 day warranty and a 14 day money-back guarantee, and you’ll also receive an Apple original dock and AC charger.
Want some extra protection or accessories for your iPad when you get it? We’ve got that covered to. From Newer Technology Pad Protectors and GripStands, to genuine Apple Smart Covers and other great accessories, we’ve got something for everyone!
If you’re planning on heading to The NAB Show next month or still looking for a good excuse to attend, OWC has an offer that might make your decision a bit easier.
Register for the 2013 edition of the digital media trade show by Friday, March 22, and enter OWC’s special code “LV5199″ during the checkout step for the Exhibits-Only registration, and you’ll receive an Exhibits-Only pass – a $150 value – free! You can also share this code with any friends or digital media buffs who are planning on going to the show that’s set for April 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. But the offer expires soon, so you’ll need to act fast.
Of course, OWC will once again be well-represented, setting up camp at Booth #SL14811. Among the products we will be demonstrating is Jupiter scalable storage solution. Attendees will even be able to load up an Adobe Premiere Pro or Apple Final Cut Pro project of their own right on the show floor to see Jupiter’s amazing speed first hand.
We hope you can take advantage of this great offer, and we’ll see you there!