Toronto Mike

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50 Years Ago Today

Fifty years ago today, human beings walked on the Earth's moon for the first time. I was born too late to watch it all unfold live, but here's how it looked. All the great photos of man on the moon July 20, 1969 are of Buzz Aldrin, because Neil Armstrong
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Top Browsers in 2015

If you thought the Desktop vs. Mobile vs. Tablet entry was cool, you'll love this one. Here are the browsers used by visitors to this site in 2015: Chrome - 39.29%Safari - 29.33%Internet Explorer - 12.60%Firefox - 9.19%Android Browser - 2.40%
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Windows Ain't So Bad

Prior to four years ago, my work machine always ran Windows. At home, I usually had a desktop running Ubuntu Linux, but the laptop was Windows XP for a solid decade. Then, I was issued a MacBookPro, and quickly learned to enjoy OS X. What I liked best about the
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The Apple Watch Isn't For Me

I'm not an Apple guy. We all know an Apple guy or two, in fact, you might be one. Some people get very excited about all things Apple and consume Apple's latest technology with religious fervor. I'm not that guy. Apple's introducing a watch. Appropriately enough, they're calling it the
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The Apple Store

I have a work-issued MacBook Pro I've been using since 2011.  It's the machine I use when I need to do heavy lifting, and lately it's become rather sluggish. I'm not an Apple guy, so I didn't really know the process.  Silly little me hopped on his bike during lunch
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7 Tips for Online Shopping

I never buy anything unless I really, really need it.  Most recently that's meant biking gloves and a rake.  But my wife was recently in need of maternity pants, and hit the web in search of a deal. Here are her 7 tips for online shopping, which originally appeared on
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My First Gmail

If you're a Gmail user and you visit this page, you'll get an error message and Gmail will redirect to a page that shows the oldest messages from your account.  This is the oldest message from my account: Gmail was launched on April Fool's Day of 2004 and that first
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The Problem With Texting

My brother likes to text.  I'm far more likely to get a text from him than an email or instant message, and there's no fear of getting a tweet or Facebook message from him, as he outright rejects social media.  He texts me. I'm not a big fan of texting.
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Google Search Keeps Getting Better

I just Googled 'leafs'.  Here's the top half page of the results. Probably the top 10 questions are answered without requiring any further clicking.  There's details of the last game, the next game, the current standings, the championship seasons, current news and more, all served up before we even get
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