Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mac OS 10.7 - Good. MacBook Air - Crap.











On October 20th, Apple held their "Back to the Mac" event where they released 3 big things. One of the three was iLife 11. More improvements than the last, free for new macs, $50 for upgrade. I think it should be free like Microsoft thinks so. The second was Mac OS 10.7. For the 8th release of the 10 year old operating system, they brought over some iOS features like an App Store, but for Mac, they brought over a program launcher with characteristics of iOS like the folders, and added FaceTime. The third and last thing they released was a new MacBook Air. The MacBook Air can officially be called a netbook because of its 11 inch screen. The new MacBook Air is a lot like the last generation, but with two USB ports and an SD card slot, which is only on the 13 inch model. I think that the 11 inch screen is something that should've happened a while ago, but still nice to see a netbook sized Mac. What I don't like about this is the price. $1,000 for the low end model! WHAT?! Didn't you learn anything from the last generation! It's way too expensive! I still don't see what costs $1,000 on the computer because the specs are the lowest from every other Mac! I would've loved to buy this computer if not for the price tag! The most expensive netbook I found while doing a Google search was $699. Apple could've run a big part of the netbook industry, but not the way it is now.


Friday, October 15, 2010

Would you use Google Docs or Microsoft SkyDrive Office?











For a very long time, if you wanted to use a word processor, you would go to the store and buy a copy of Microsoft Office, or AppleWorks. These things aren't cheap. Most of the time, they can cost over $100! But how does free sound? Most of the time, free is good, so if you don't want to spend a lot of money on a word processor and all of the stuff it comes with, why not try out Google Docs or Microsoft SkyDrive Office? Google Docs comes with a word processor, presentation, spreadsheets, drawing, and you can create forms for your website. Here's the thing about Google: They make stuff that works good and is good! From writing an essay, to presenting to your company, the Google Docs suite comes with almost everything you need to make it work great. The only downside is the word processor doesn't really tell you how many pages you have typed up, and the presentation webware doesn't allow you to have action buttons to go to another slide. But still you get so much for free, including an online hard drive! 1 GB of storage for free, and you can pay for more! Now on to SkyDrive Office. It comes with 4 web apps: Word, Powerpoint, Excel and OneNote and 25 GB of storage! That's right! FOR FREE TOO! Now onto the Office web apps. Picture a basic Microsoft Office. That's what you get. It works like Office, it looks like Office, it is Office. The only downside from what I could see is it is a bit slow, but that could just be on my end. So as you can tell, paying $100 for an office suite like Office isn't necessary anymore. But if you are a student, or a person who needs something powerful and offline, then OpenOffice.org is another choice, and it's free.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Google is taking over the world











If you don't know what Google is, have you been living under a rock? They're everywhere! Web search, shopping, cell phones, internet, television, etc, but now your car! Google has created a car that drives itself! And believe it or not, is safer and faster than a human driver. Only one accident has been reported and it was not Google's fault. Google is taking over everything! If you would like to leave a reply to this, tweet your reply with #AGV in the tweet.


Friday, October 8, 2010

Updates to the channel, and the website.

Note: This post was from the AnthonyGVideos Blog. It does not represent this website.









As you know, I have made a new YouTube channel EpicAnthonyTV, link in the links box. That channel is for sketch comedy videos and anything I find funny, or at least amusing. And I have AnthonyGVideos for technology. Except, I find myself having more fun doing a comedy video than a video on tech. While technology is a topic I still enjoy, I like doing EpicAnthonyTV videos more. So I have decided to change the style of AnthonyGVideos. Since the name AnthonyGVideos is not linked to any specific topic, it doesn't have to be related to tech, which is why I chose this channel name. So I have decided to make AnthonyGVideos a channel where I can vlog, or do things that aren't funny. That is all I am doing. I am not closing the account or abandoning it. Now to the website. As you can see if you are on the homepage, I have made the website into a blog. I find the blog format to look better than the previous homepage where it was just my latest video and a Twitter box. And the blog is connected to my Twitter, so whenever I post a blog, like this, if you are following me you will see it. Another update to the website is I am disabling "The AGVers." Originally, this was supposed to be a social network where tech enthusiasts could "unite", but it failed. No one went to it, so I see no reason to continue using it. I am also disabling my Q&A website. Again, no one asked any questions, so it will be turned off, only being used to host the allsites.anthonygvideos.com page. Hopefully these changes will be for the better, and everything will work out. I apologize to those who liked these sites, but I don't see a reason to continue them. If you have any comments, or suggestions, click the Contact Metab for all the ways to get in touch with me.



Thanks!
- Anthony Guidetti


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Want a website? Here are some ways to make them.











Do you want a website? Well, it isn't that hard when you know what to look for and what to do. A website starts with getting a domain name. There are many choices to choose from here. I use Google Apps, which allows you to create a number of email addresses if you want many people to be a part of a site, and those people can make their own websites under the domain you choose. Other choices are GoDaddy, Enom, and many others that you can do a search on. Now that you've got your domain name, it's time to make the site. There are many ways to do this as well. You can make it yourself using software and some knowledge of HTML, or you can go the "easy" way and go with a platform that makes it for you. If you are looking for something where you don't need to host anything, you can go with WordPress.com, Blogger, Google Sites, and Tumblr. If you want to make your website anyway you want, and you don't mind paying extra for hosting fees, you can use WordPress.org, Drupal, MediaWiki, and other CMS platforms. Once you get a website maker or once you make it yourself, you need to put it online. Just follow the instructions made from your domain provider, and it should all work! Some domain providers come with ways to set up WordPress with a few clicks to make it easier for you! Congratulations, you now have a website!


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mac OS 10 on non-Apple hardware? Not gonna happen!











Everyone knows what this logo is for. Apple. The computer, music player, software and phone company that everyone knows about. One of their products that is well known is Mac OS X, the OS for the Apple computers. But why does it just have to be Apple computers? They run on Intel, so shouldn't it work on my PC! Well, it does, but you're not supposed to. It breaks the EULA you have to agree to. And if they find out you are running Mac OS X on an unauthorized machine, it won't be pretty. But what if Apple allowed Mac OS X on any kind of computer? I've wondered this myself, because if it was legal, I'd put OS X on my computer because I like it. But Apple does this for a reason. They keep their software on their hardware because they know what works right, and what is compatible. This keeps the operating system running smooth, and the way it should. But it would be nice to see OS X someday coming to the PC and Mac. Apple and Microsoft would dominate the computer industry. Leave a comment below, if you are signed into Google, and you can voice your opinion, or tweet your opinion and put "#AGV" in the tweet without the quotes.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My new sketch channel!

Note: This post is out-dated.









You might be a tech junkie, or a person that likes comedy. Well, if you want more comedy from me, good news, I have a new sketch comedy channel! EpicAnthonyTV is the username, and it is a part of 4 other sketch comedy channels, so you can find the person that fits your type of humor! Go check out the YouTube Page, Follow the Twitter, and check out the website for more on this channel!Here's the first video!



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