Is Facebook’s Facial Recognition Going Too Far?

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The facial recognition feature is technology you may take for granted when you upload images on Facebook. The point of view that I take is technology is only as good as those that use it. What am I saying you may ask? All technology has good and bad points and the individual behind the use of the technology makes the difference. For example, just because I have the freedom to publish my thoughts that does not give me the right to do so should it cause harm to another. Using common sense should always be the focal point and as technology rapidly changes it is more important that ever that you understand the services you’re using. If you’re concerned with you face being tagged then you will want to pay close attention. According to Facebook, for any reason you don’t want your name to be suggested, you will be able to disable suggested tags in your Privacy Settings.  Just click ‘Customize Settings’ and ‘Suggest photos of me to friends.’ Your name will no longer be suggested in photo tags, though friends can still tag you manually.” Currently, you have the option of untagging photos you’ve been tagged in by friends. …

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Running Win7 On MacBook Pro With Parallels Desktop 6 Or VMware Fusion3

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Today I want to take about my experience with Parallels Desktop 6. Just a few short days ago upon purchasing a MacBook Pro, I installed VirtualBox in order to run Windows 7 and the development tools that I need to do my job. While VirtualBox worked, it just seemed a little clunky in my opinion. My biggest complaint was full screen mode well was not entirely full screen. Other than this issue everything else seemed to operate as I expected, but it just was not an ideal solution for me. What I was really seeking was the experience that I am accustomed to on my PC laptop and therefore I begun looking at other products. It was not long before I found a conversation at StackOverflow titled “Best VM Software for Mac OS X?” As I read the question and answers it was clear that much like anything else in technology people have their personal preferences and VM Software was no different. The two key players seemed to be Parallels and VMware Fusion3 so I decided to give them both a test drive since they both provided trail versions. I have high expectations and maybe my experience will help others …

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Screen Capture Tips In OSX

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Today begins my first post concerning the Apple MacBook Pro and OSX. For those that know me personally, it is no secret that I am a Windows fan and a .NET developer, but recently I was looking to purchase a new laptop and I decided upon the MacBook Pro with the i7 Intel processor and I am extremely happy with this laptop so far. In preparation on getting Windows 7 installed in a virtual instance on my Mac I needed the to perform screen captures for a future post and while these tips most likely are not new to many readers they are to me and I just wanted to document these tips for others as well. To capture the entire desktop, press Command-Shift-3. The screen shot will be automatically saved as a PNG file on your desktop. To copy the entire desktop, press Command-Control-Shift-3. The screen shot will be placed on your clipboard for you to paste into another program. To capture a portion of the desktop, press Command-Shift-4. A cross-hair cursor will appear and you can click and drag to select the area you wish to capture. When you release the mouse button, the screen shot will be …

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