Author Archives: Alex

Vine and Tribeca Film Festival launch #6SecFilms Competition

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival will include a mini festival powered by Vine, Twitter’s app for creating six second looping films from your smartphone. To enter, just share your Vine on Twitter with the hashtag #6SECFILMS and the hashtag of the category in which you want to enter. Categories include #GENRE, #AUTEUR, #ANIMATE and #SERIES […]
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Don’t forget to setup Find My iPhone

It was almost a year ago that somebody smashed the passenger side window of my car and stole my messenger bag which contained, among other things, my month old iPad. I was parked right outside the Trader Joe’s on 22nd Street where there were plenty of people walking around (it was 6:30pm). There was even […]
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Apple and Amazon Security Flaws

Recently, tech journalist Mat Honan was the victim of an ‘epic hack’ as a result of some pretty serious security flaws at Amazon and Apple. First, his Google account was taken over and deleted. Then his Twitter account was compromised, his AppleID account broken into, and all of his data on his iPhone, iPad and […]
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See The Dark Knight Rises in IMAX – or don’t

Like many other nerds, I am anxiously awaiting the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, the highly anticipated final chapter of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Nolan shot over an hour of the film using IMAX cameras, whose frame is about 10 times the size of that of a standard movie camera. Critics have raved about […]
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Credit card processing coming to PA Farmers’ Markets

As May approaches and the weather gets warmer, Philadelphia’s farmers’ markets are getting ready to open. Through a federal stimulus grant, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will be able to offer 145 wireless payment card readers to allow farm stands to accept federal and state food access cards, as well as credit and debit cards. […]
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And we’re back…

Those of you that follow us on Twitter (and there are at least a dozen of you) know that we are in the beginning stages of a renewed social media effort. Our initial attempts at using Facebook, Twitter and blogging as a company were, well, not great. To be honest, I don’t know that we […]
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Word of the Month: Wiki

A wiki is a website that allows users to easily create interconnected web pages. Perhaps the most famous is, a free online encyclopedia that anyone can edit. While this open philosophy can allow erroneous information to appear, typically the user community is able to police itself and quickly make corrections. “Wiki” is a Hawaiian […]
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Yo-Pro Kick-Off Happy Hour

Yo-Pro is a new organization comprised of young professionals working within the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market. Our objective is to build lasting relationships, make the Market a more appealing place to work, and develop suggestions for future improvements. We’ll be hosting a Happy Hour this Thursday, November 19th from 5-7pm at Irish Times, on the […]
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Word of the Month: “64-Bit”

If you’ve gone PC shopping lately, you’ve probably noticed more computers with 64-bit processors, and you may have wondered what advantages they offer. Put simply, a 64-bit PC can handle larger amounts of information than a 32-bit system. Since it can use more RAM—4 GB and up—a 64-bit computer can be more responsive when you’re running lots of programs at once and switching between them frequently. Windows 7 is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit [...]
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Orbis Voice is here!

Orbis Voice was created to allow small to medium sized businesses to benefit from the advantages of Voice Over IP (VOIP) services and a full featured phone system that are typically enjoyed by much larger enterprise organizations. With Orbis Voice, you can have high quality digital voice service and powerful business-class phone system features at […]
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