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The East Bay
Freelance Journalist and Writer — PC World
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Weekend news writer @pcworld. Tips writer @agreenbot. Editor @macgasm. Bitter Oakland A's fan. Not a cat. #CatChat. Contact: nmediati at gmail dot com

Let’s Try This Again: Apple Releases OS X 10.10.2, Fixes More Wi-Fi Bugs — OS X Yosemite's WI-Fi tenacious connectivity issues have been well publicized: Apple issued a fix with the 10.10.1 update, but apparently, issues persisted for many. But Apple's giving it another go with the newly released 10.10.2 update. In addition to the Wi-Fi fixes, this update also corrects bugs and improves performance in Safari, Mail, VoiceOver,...

Walmart's $25 Vudu Spark streaming stick is now available to the masses — Media streaming sticks like the Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV have some more company. GigaOm reports that Walmart is now selling its Vudu Spark media streaming dongle through its online store and "select Walmart locations." The Vudu Spark, like other, similar dongles from Google and Amazon, is a $25 Wi-Fi-equipped USB device you plug into your HDTV.

California DMV changes course, reverses registration policy change for rideshare drivers — Earlier this month, some UberX drivers in Calfornia found themselves between a rock and a hard place: The state started requiring ridesharing service drivers to register their cars as commercial vehicles, but Uber in turn suspended some drivers who did just that.

How to change text message quick responses on Android Lollipop — Android provides a handy feature that lets you respond to unanswered phone calls with a text message-useful if you want to let someone know that you got their call but can't pick up right now. Android provides a handful of canned "quick responses" that you can use as a reply with just a couple taps, but did you know that you can change these?

Turkish government threatens to cut off Twitter access-again — Turkey's citizens may once again find themselves without access to Twitter: According to the New York Times, that nation's government has threatened to block access to the microblogging service within the country unless Twitter blocked an account belonging to a newspaper that published details of a secret government investigation.

Report: Google may purchase Softcard to boost its mobile payment efforts — It's safe to say that competition in the mobile payment space is heating up, and it appears as though Google is looking to bolster its offerings. TechCrunch reports that the Mountain View-based company is reportedly considering buying mobile payments firm Softcard.

The UHD Alliance wants to make 4K TV more than just a curiosity — 4K televisions look great in demos, but seeing as we currently live in a 1080p world, there isn't yet much on TV that takes advantage of all those pixels. The UHD Alliance seeks to change that. As reported by The Verge, the UHD Alliance is a working group made up of some of the biggest HDTV manufacturers and content producers.

Twitter looks to expand advertising efforts beyond its own site — So far, Twitter's advertising team has concentrated on sponsored tweets and variants thereof that appear on and the company's mobile apps. But as the Wall Street Journal reports, Twitter is looking at a new place to put its ads: other websites.

Mac From The Past: Remembering MacAddict Magazine — I've been a Mac user since I was about eight years old. My older sister was a sophomore in college (my siblings and I span the generations), and she needed something other than my family's trusty Smith Corona typewriter to write her papers, so she bought herself a used Mac Plus that served as our de facto...

30 Days Of iOS Tips: Respond To Unanswered Calls With a Text Message — Sometimes, I'll receive a phone call from somebody but I'm just not in the mood to talk. Or maybe I'm in the middle of something else and just can't talk right now. Still, I might want to quickly acknowledge the fact that I received that person's call, and that I'll get in touch with them...
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Jan 28, 2015

@jessica_teresa I think they may have kicked dynamic pricing up a notch, but there are still plenty of days with $13 bleacher seats.

Jan 28, 2015

@geeklil It does not matter to me if they're male, female, or space alien; I am totally going to watch that moviel

Jan 28, 2015

@jfkooan To think: Those scoreboards are all that many in their early-mid 20s remember seeing at the Coliseum.

Jan 28, 2015

@jessica_teresa I doubt they would, though, considering how the A's get ignored.

Jan 28, 2015

@jessica_teresa If the A's ever make the WS, I hope the local media doesn't pull any similar stunts.

Jan 28, 2015

@jessica_teresa Makes about as much sense as banning 'Royals' on local radio.

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