Month: December 2008

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Not-so-happy Zune year

Owners of Microsoft’s Zune media player found a lovely surprise waiting for them for the new year: A brick. Well, a bricked Zune at least. It’s not quite Y2K and it only affects the 30gb versions, but still, it’s not good PR. By the way, if you’re feeling ambitious, here’s the fix.

Got a new computer? Don’t forget to trash it

It’s almost the new year and Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa have passed. The gifts are all open, new toys have been broken in and a few lucky people got a new computer for Christmas. If you’re one of those people, congratulations. Now wipe the thing clean and reinstall the operating system. If you get a computer somewhat on…
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A-head in the cloud?

On today’s A5 there was a story about a company making it’s way into the cloud for their computer needs. Before we begin, I want to make sure to clarify that Lando Calrissian is not involved in this. The cloud doesn’t involve Cloud City, rather it’s a metaphor for a different way for how data…
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Macworld coverage coming soon

Can’t make it to San Francisco for Macworld next month? Don’t worry, Pen & Links will have you covered on the first two days of the expo with news and product information from the Moscone Center. Stay tuned for more information.

Why won’t my TV work?

As most people are aware by now, the digital TV transition is at hand. Some of you may be spending this day after Christmas hooking up your new TVs you bought specifically for this transition. Congratulations on being richer than I am. Sure, you could rationalize buying your giant new flat screen TV because in…
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Jobs-less numbers rise at Macworld pt 1

The tech world was caught off guard by Apple, Inc. CEO Steve Jobs pulling out of a keynote speech at the annual Macworld conference. As it was put in so many articles, the speech tends to be something huge that the technology world looks to. Even the networks slip in the latest announcements from the keynote into…
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Good morning

Or good afternoon, or good evening or good midnight snack. Such is the joy of blogging that I have no idea when you’re reading this. All I know is you’re reading this. Welcome to Pen & Links, your guide to the Internet and the unclogger of the tubes. My goal is to bring you news…
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December 2008 Appeal-Democrat pages

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