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#25YearsofOWC Quiz Week 5 Recap

Monday, November 4th, 2013 | Author:

UntitledThat’s a wrap! With the onset of November, our #25YearsofOWC quiz comes to an end. Thank you to everyone who interacted with us on our official Facebook page, and who took our quiz. We hope you had as much fun as we did! We want to congratulate all of the winners on their new OWC gear. Didn’t win? Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for upcoming promotions and product releases! 

22. One of the first of its kind, what Internet worm was distributed in 1988, gaining significant mainstream media attention?

Answer: 25 years ago, The Morris Worm was written by a student at Cornell University to gauge the size of the Internet. It unintentionally infected computers multiple times, slowing down the machine with each additional process to the point of being unusable

23. What iconic movie featuring Michael Keaton was released in 1988?

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Category: Industry News

#25YearsofOWC Quiz Week 4 Recap

Monday, October 28th, 2013 | Author:

QuizWk4As October’s end nears, so does the end of our #25YearsofOWC Quiz at our official Facebook page in celebration of OWC’s 25th anniversary. We’ve had a great response from our Facebook fans all month long, but we’re not done just yet. We still have quiz questions to be answered and great prizes left!

Here are the questions from Week 4 of our #25YearsofOWC Quiz:

17. What cost more – a Radio Shack cellular phone in 1988 or an iPhone 5S today?

Answer: 25 years ago you would have spent $1,599 (equivalent of $3,158 in 2013) on a Radio Shack CT-300 Cellular phone. At the time it was a breakthrough in price and technology. Today, the world is at your fingertips with the iPhone 5s for as little as $649 with no contract. 

18. Would you have spent more on an entire trip to the movies (ticket, medium popcorn, medium drink & candy) in 1988 or on a movie ticket alone today?

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Category: Industry News

#25YearsofOWC Quiz Week 3 Recap

Sunday, October 20th, 2013 | Author:

QuizWe’ve now eclipsed the halfway mark of our #25YearsofOWC Quiz at our official Facebook page in celebration of OWC’s 25th anniversary! Don’t worry though, we still have lots of questions and great prizes on the way.

So far, our fans have flexed their pop culture, sports and tech knowledge from 1988, and a lucky few have earned great prizes from OWC. But we’re ready to keep the fun going and make even more of our fans winners!

Here are the questions from Week 3 of our #25YearsofOWC Quiz:

11. What celebrity appeared in a 1988 Bubble Yum commercial?

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Category: Industry News

Other World Computing Announces ‘25th Year Kickoff Celebration’ Sweepstakes to Thank Apple Community and Tech Industry

Thursday, November 1st, 2012 | Author:

Other World Computing announced today that it will mark its 25th year of providing award-winning products, service, and support to the Apple community and tech industry with a special ‘25th Year Kickoff Celebration’ sweepstakes that will award 25 randomly chosen participants a high-performance, Mac and PC compatible OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro bus-powered portable storage solution featuring 1.0TB of storage and FireWire 800/400 and USB 3.0/2.0 interfaces.

Easy to Enter – No Purchase Necessary

There are two ways to enter the ‘25th Year Kickoff Celebration’ Sweepstakes – online or via mail-in entry. To enter online, simply log on to http://eshop.macsales.com/celebrate/25th, and subscribe to OWC’s free Hot Deals Blast newsletter and follow the entry directions. You may register for the sweepstakes without subscribing to the newsletter by using the mail-in entry. To use this method, hand-print the words ‘25th Year Kickoff Celebration’ Sweepstakes, name, age, address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, and e-mail address (if applicable) on a 3″x 5″ card and mail it in an envelope to:

‘25th Year Kickoff Celebration’ Sweepstakes
c/o Other World Computing
Attn: Sweepstakes
2650 Bridge Lane
Woodstock, Illinois 60098

The sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. EDT on November 1, 2012, and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on November 30, 2012. Complete entry details including eligibility, odds and prize conditions are listed at http://eshop.macsales.com/celebrate/25th/rules. A total of 25 winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries on or about December 17, 2012. The winners will be notified by telephone, e-mail or mail service by December 28, 2012. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win. Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

Update on Software Update

Thursday, September 20th, 2012 | Author:

It turns out that Apple wasn’t content to simply release iOS 6 yesterday; Many OS X users were treated to updates as well. Granted, many of these updates added more interoperability with iOS 6, but each of these updates also addressed ongoing problems too, so you may want to update your Mac, even if you’re not planning on moving to iOS 6.

So, let’s take a look at what was updated.

  • iOS 6 – This was the biggie for the day. See yesterday’s article for more info.
  • OS X 10.8.2 – A bunch of little updates, including Facebook sharing integration, Power Nap support for the Late 2010 MacBook Air, and a number of iOS 6 interoperability options.
  • OS X 10.7.5 – Lion users got an actual “point” upgrade, too. The most notable upgrade here  is the addition of Apple’s Gatekeeper security feature.
  • Security Update 20012-004 – 10.6.x Users also got at least a little something; a general security update that covered updates for 10.7.5 and 10.8.2
  • Safari 6.0.1 – This adds some security measures to protect against maliciously-coded Web pages. It’s not a separate download; it’s currently only available when updating to 10.8.2 or 10.7.5
  • Aperture 3.4  - This adds Shared Photo Stream support, along with other functionality and performance updates.
  • iPhoto 9.4  - adds Share Photo Stream support, enhanced Facebook capabilities, new themes, and other improvements.
  • Xcode 4.5 – This added 10.8 and iOS 6 SDKs, as well as other workflow updates.
  • There are also a number of firmware updates. While there’s often a list of what this firmware addresses, there are often other “undocumented bonuses” to a firmware update, so you may want to upgrade anyway. You never know what kinds of extra performance benefits Apple may unofficially add, so if you’ve got one of these machines, it’s probably in your best interest to update:

And while you’re running software updates, if you’ve got Microsoft Office 2008 or 2011, you may want to hit their updater as well, as both versions just got bumped up a little. 2008 consists mostly of stability updates, while 2011 gets Retina graphics support, as well as several updates to Outlook.

Category: Apple News