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And the winner on iPhone apps? Google Maps

It’s back. Yup. Google Maps is back as an iPhone app, and it’s much better. Much better than the previous Google mapping app for iPhone — and way better than Apple’s much reviled Maps app that seems to have brought … Continue reading

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Season of giving

If you’re reading this, most likely the world has not ended.At least not yet. Which means — interpretations of the Mayan calendar notwithstanding, the 12 Days of Christmas are still in play! (OK, there’s 13 days remaining, but it’s really … Continue reading

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The running man: Election night — Obama’s big win, state and local races

This blog will be updated throughout the night, especially as results on state ballot measures and local races come in. 6 p.m. Hmmm. Just as close as expected. What trends can be seen in presidential race? Romney seems to be … Continue reading

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Election Day and the Sentinel

If you  wake up Wednesday morning expecting to read a print newspaper delivering election results,  you’ll probably be disappointed, at least in terms of local and state races. While it’s been true  for at least one presidential cycle that the … Continue reading

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Tempest shows Bob Dylan using all his skills

After spending much of last night listening to Bob Dylan’s 35th album, “Tempest, “ I found myself in something of a storm of thoughts and swirling impressions. Among them: I’m trying to think of another 71-year-old artist who has put … Continue reading

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Streaming of consciousness: Olympics in 140 characters — or more

TMI. Has the ongoing debate about Olympics’ media coverage uncovered a new trend? Could it be that Americans’ incessant desire for near-instant posts, entertainment, tweets and Facebook updates, is suffering from a groaning sense of overload rather than faster download … Continue reading

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Let the Olympic hyperbole begin!

Seventeen-year-old Amelia Hempleman-Adams held the Olympic torch aloft as she stood on top of one of the capsules on the iconic London Eye, on Sunday, July 22   The Olympics open Friday after a summerlong buildup that may promise more … Continue reading

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Google Maps soon won’t know the way to iPhones

Apple may finally get its revenge against Google. The Wall Street Journal, citing interviews with Apple executives, reported this week that  Apple will soon announce its own iPhone/iPad mapping service and thus boot Google Maps back to the Android world so … Continue reading

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Is there a doctor in the house? Doc Watson, Paul Simon and Chimes of Freedom

Doc Watson played the Coconut Grove, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk,  March 12, 1994/ Tim Mosenfelder, Getty Images Seems like all the tired horses writin’ in the sun are writing about the … death of important artists from the not-so-far-off musical … Continue reading

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Speed trap for new iPad

Everyone — OK, tech obsessed Apple junkies — by now has heard of how the new (should that be a capital N?) iPad is throwing off thermonuclear heat, probably due to the amount of gee wizardry stuff packed into the … Continue reading

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