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Jeff Yablon

Member since: Feb 3rd, 2009

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NASA Experts Give Adidas World Cup Ball Design a Red Card (Switched)

Jul 8th 2010 10:09AM Wow, I wish you had given details on the research.

Absent such detail, two points:

1) My opinion is that because of the strange pattern painted ON the ball, it APPEARS to flutter, but maybe doesn't really
2) "over 44 MPH" is a complete no-brainer; as a kid playing the game I learned that a baseball cannot get the 60.5 feet from the pitcher's mound to home plate on a straight trajectory unless it moves at least (approximately) 45 MPH, so you bet; these players sending a soccer ball 60 YARDS without breaking a sweat are sure getting it above 44.

OK, refer back to #1; #2 was just fun to point out.

Jeff Yablon
President & CEO
Answer Guy and Virtual VIP Computer Support, Business Change Coaching and Virtual Assistant Services

Answer Guy and Virtual VIP on Twitter

Swype: a faster way of typing comes to Android devices (Download Squad)

Jan 20th 2010 5:19PM Been using it on my Droid for almost a month.

It's fast. VERY fast. In many cases, faster than using the keyboard. But it isn't for everyone and when you need "special characters" it's cumbersome.

Nevertheless . . . try it out. You will ABSOLUTELY have an OMG moment.

Jeff Yablon
President & CEO
Answer Guy and Virtual VIP Computer Support, Business Change Coaching and Virtual Assistant Services

Answer Guy and Virtual VIP on Twitter

'Bulletproof' safe havens are all the rage for Internet pirates (Download Squad)

Jan 6th 2010 12:55PM TOTALLY correct.

I remember a conversation I had with a client a few months ago. She was opening up a business that needed to include media downloads, and when I asked her if she was concerned about being linked to her customers' piracy habits she didn't hesitate for a moment before telling me that there was no way "her people" could be bother to steal something that costs 99 cents.

Now in fairness her people were snooty rich people. But there's a point where everyone will be honest, and while I don't knew where that "is", I do know that the techniques to stop piracy being used to date are not working and nothing new is being introduced.

This'll be fun to watch play out . . .

Jeff Yablon
President & CEO
Answer Guy and Virtual VIP Computer Support, Business Change Coaching and Virtual Assistant Services

Answer Guy and Virtual VIP on Twitter

Entelligence: A Google Phone could be the death of Android (Engadget)

Dec 16th 2009 8:15AM Or, Choice #4:

Get the hardware manufacturer to subsidize the phone down to the point where its price is consumer-acceptable.

I know it's a whole new (ish) model, and the hardware manufacturers have never bit at that before. But this is GOOGLE. They control the advertising business. How much money is in THAT?

It's all about change, folks . . .

Jeff Yablon
President & CEO
Answer Guy and Virtual VIP Business Change Coaching

Answer Guy and Virtual VIP on Twitter

Microsoft will pay content providers to shun Google -- and get in bed with Bing (Download Squad)

Nov 23rd 2009 12:19PM Sebastian: blasting your commenters for what they say may be funny on your personal page, but doing it here just makes your employer look bad. "He should get out more"? REALLY?

The anti-trust thing notwithstanding, if MS can pull this off it would be a real coup for them, and potentially a way to finally get somewhere in their war with Google.

And this story, which has been bouncing around for almost a day now, is not a story yet. Murdoch IS going to succeed more than we might think/like with this initiative ( http://answerguy.com/2009/11/18/rupert-murdoch-kindle-business-change-save-newspapers/ ), but the Microsoft angle is . . . not yet important.

Not YET.



Google's new Dashboard sure would tie in nicely to Android, Chrome OS (Download Squad)

Nov 5th 2009 9:41AM So I look at google.com/dashboard and check out my account. And I like having all my "stuff" in one place. I even see that my address is wrong on one item, reflecting a home I moved out of several years ago.

It's neat!

And it does nothing except aggregate my google stuff. It does NOT tell me "what they know about me". It does NOT help manage my security settings; reality: my user name and email address get me in, just as they always did.

IN FACT, from a security standpoint, Google Dashboard is a huge step BACKWARD, as anyone who knows my name and password can now alter all my stuff from one, nice, convenient page!

What were they thinking?

Jeff Yablon
President & CEO
Answer Guy and Virtual VIP Computer Support, Business Change Coaching and Virtual Assistant Services

Microsoft to discontinue Office Accounting next month (Download Squad)

Nov 2nd 2009 10:57AM This is a HUGE problem . . .

(for certain people)

The thing not being mentioned here is that if you were using this software to do payroll, ADP, the one-and-only provider from whom you could buy service, is not longer able/willing to support you.

goes your software, and a mission-critical application.

Thanks, Microsoft.We always knew you owned more of our businesses than we do ourselves . . .

Jeff Yablon
President & CEO
Answer Guy and Virtual VIP Computer Support, Business Change Coaching and Virtual Assistant Services

Zoho Projects now integrates with Google Apps (Download Squad)

Oct 20th 2009 10:59AM ABSOLUTELY the correct idea!

Why?

Because competition as we know/knew it is dead. We're now living in a world of coopetition. BRILLIANT move, Zoho!

Jeff Yablon
President & CEO
Answer Guy and Virtual VIP Computer Support, Business Change Coaching and Virtual Assistant Services

Fitbit review (Engadget)

Oct 16th 2009 11:53AM Love that the commenter before me thought the exact opposite of what I have to say:

IT'S AN EXPENSIVE PEDOMETER

OK, so it does more, and maybe it's more accurate, but a) it doesn't tell you much that's very useful, and b) hardly anyone will actually use it.

Pass.

Jeff Yablon
President & CEO
http://answerguy.com

Windows not fit for online banking, says Washington Post blog (Download Squad)

Oct 14th 2009 2:14PM This is BRILLIANT Analysis

Computers aren't insecure, CORRUPTED computrers are insecure.

We've been training our clients to deal with decisions like this forever. Nice to see a smart answer like this crop up in a big way!

Jeff Yablon
President & CEO
http://answerguy.com