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Firefox and SkyDrive Updates, Cloud Security, Personal DNA Genotyping and Ancestral research with Ancestry.com – HT031

Home-Tech-Album-125x125_thumb1_thumb1Jim and Andrew are joined by Chris Lux and John Zajdler for this weeks’ installment of the Home Tech Podcast.

imageThe guys get rolling talking about Brian Burgess’ Information Week article: Firefox 5.0: 5 Reasons to Upgrade, following on from the upgrade from the Mozilla Organization of their flagship browser, Firefox.  The guys discuss their browser of choice, with Jim, Chris and Andrew mostly being Chrome users, with John being an Internet Explorer 9 user.  Chris tells us about one of the features he likes in Internet Explorer 9 , which enables you to pin Website Shortcuts to the Taskbar in Windows 7 so that they appear as an application would.

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John tells us about his latest acquisition, being a 13” MacBook Pro for his son, and the decision process to decide between the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air, and the guys talk about the discounts available to students on both hardware and software, as well as some of the bundled hardware deals available at the moment.  Apple are running a “Buy a Mac for University” campaign in Canada and the U.S. at the moment, that offer $100 rebate on a printer,  as well as $100 in the Mac App Store.