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OWC Radio #52 – Education, Publication, Vibration

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 | Author: , , and

Has Apple become the Big Brother they rebelled against in 1984? How large should the role of tech be in education? Has internet privacy gone the way of the dodo? Join us as we shake out the answers to these and other burning questions in this month’s episode.

OWC Radio is a monthly, forum-based podcast focused on the events and happenings in the Mac community. This week’s hosts are: OWC Grant, OWC Chris S., and OWC Mike H.

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NewerTech Announces Appearance/Protection Accessory Line For Apple iPad

Thursday, April 1st, 2010 | Author:

“These four new accessories are uniquely designed and made with the highest quality materials to provide protection for and functional use improvements of an iPad,” said Grant Dahlke, Brand Manager, NewerTech. “They fully exemplify our time honored slogan ‘Newer makes it better than new’.”

Newer Technology, Inc. today announced its new NewerTech Accessory Line for iPad consisting of four case and screen accessories that add protective style and functionality to the new Apple iPad being introduced this Saturday, April 3.

The NewerTech Accessory Line for iPad features four products:

NewerTech NuVue Screen Protector keeps the iPad screen clear, sharp, and scratch-free. – $9.99

NewerTech NuGuard Soft Silicone Protective Case available in six colors to preserve and protect the iPad. – $17.99

NewerTech NuGuard Hard Shell Polycarbonate Case available in clear to highlight the iPad’s design or in bycast black leather for a stylish touch. – $24.99

NewerTech NuVue Screen Protector & Privacy Screen keeps the iPad screen clear, sharp, and scratch-free while preventing others from viewing screen .– $39.99

All of the announced NewerTech Accessories for iPad are available for pre-ordering from Other World Computing. All pre-orders and regular orders of the NewerTech Accessories for iPad will begin shipping April 9. Article Continues…

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Being informed is the best way to protect your privacy.

Thursday, March 4th, 2010 | Author:

The right to privacy, or the privacy rights of an individual, in the United States are widely contested everyday. While there is not a specific outline for the “Right to Privacy” in the founding documents, the courts have done their hardest to carve out what the “Right to Privacy” really means to Americans. This hasn’t been an easy feat to accomplish and with the rise of technology in modern times, it’s definitely an uphill battle.

We consumers have had our hands full the last two decades trying to make sure we understand what information about us is where and who has access to it. With the expansion of the World Wide Web, many new concerns have come out of the works for people about security and safety of information and privacy.

There are, of course, numerous rules of thumb to keep in mind when dealing with sensitive data on the Internet. “Only deal with reputable dealers,” and “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn’t true,” are two mantras to keep in mind when shopping online. Not opening and not re-forwarding (or, at the very least, copying and pasting the contents of) forwarded emails can help reduce the spread of various viruses. Choosing secure passwords helps keep your data protected.

The best way to protect oneself, though, is to be informed. The recent news of a Philadelphia High School activating remote access to a webcam on a student’s MacBook while they were at home is disturbing and rattling to any parent or person, as you can’t find a laptop on the market these days that doesn’t have a webcam as standard equipment. Knowing the capabilities of your computer can help you anticipate how your privacy may be compromised.

OWC has been and continues to be committed to our customers’ privacy. We take prodigious care, continuously looking for new ways to keep our community safe. You can find information on how OWC protects its customers right on our Web site.

Our hope is that people pay attention to their (and others’) past mistakes and always take time to get to know the machines they are using. We are definitely committed to making sure that our customers have as much information about what type of technology they are buying as possible, so if you have questions, just ask! Knowing the capabilities of your computer is important to protecting your privacy – it’s not just about bragging rights for the latest and greatest gadgets and gizmos!