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NASA Final Shuttle Launch – Atlantis

Shuttle Atlantis blasted off in a very historic launch today despite concerns about the weather and a last-minute problem that was quickly solved. The shuttle took off just behind schedule at 11:29 EST. It is the last time a shuttle will travel to space before this program is retired.

“The space shuttle spreads its wings one final time for the start of a sentimental journey into history,” said a NASA observer from the Kennedy Space Center as the shuttle blasted off smoothly.

This program started in 1981 with the launch of Columbia. Since that time, 135 shuttle missions have been launched. Atlantis itself will have flown 35 missions by the time it heads into retirement. The shuttle holds a year’s worth of supplies for the International Space Station. When going up, it weighed about 8,000 pounds.

Overall, this was a very succesful launch and we are all glad. NASA’s final space shuttle mission.

New MacBook Airs to be announced with OS X Lion Release

On June 14th, I blogged about my predictions of Apple for June 15th. Unfortunately, none of these were correct. No new MacBook Airs and the Mac Mini update never happened.

Today I want to give my thoughts on how the MacBook Air update might relate to OS X Lion.

As I mentioned in my June 14th prediction post ( ) , most of Apple’s promotional videos for the new operating system they announced, OS X Lion , are showed on MacBook Airs. This could be a coincidence or maybe this is just Apple’s, specifically Jobs’ , favourite computer but this is a huge hint that we know a new MacBook Air might be in relation to the time OS X is available.

Now, I can’t even give you a date of when that is because, well, Apple hasn’t told us that either. One thing leads to another and my final prediction is that OS X Lion will be released the middle of July (July 20th) and with it will come a new MacBook Air. Checkout the blog post I linked above to see what my predictions of of the new MacBook Air and what makes it different from the current model.

If I continue to do this on my blog I might go a little crazy. There are so many Apple rumors every day, I’d never be able to keep up with them all. Also, I like to only give 100% real information on this blog. The reason for these last few posts is because I am really interested in Apple updates and I cannot wait for this new software and new computer to become available. If you like keeping up in Apple related rumors, check out Mac Rumors

For the Mac Mini, Mac Pro, and anything else you want to consider, anything is possible. We have found visible patterns in what Apple does and when they update so a new Mac Pro and new Mac Mini is very possible.

I could go at this all day but I thought I’d just give you an update on my thoughts. Let’s see what happens. Leave a comment below giving us your thoughts on Apple and all the rumors you’ve been hearing.

Canadian Bandwidth Caps – #1

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are about to impose usage-based billing on YOU.

This means we’re looking at a future where ISPs will charge per byte, the way they do with smart phones. If we allow this to happen Canadians will have no choice but to pay MUCH more for less Internet. Big Telecom companies are obviously trying to gouge consumers, control the Internet market, and ensure that consumers continue to subscribe to their television services.
These Big Telecom companies are forcing small competing ISPs to adopt the same pricing scheme, so that we have no choice but to pay these punitive fees.

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In order to tell the government parties who aren’t already fighting against this new “national bandwidth” downgrade how much we care, we’d appreciate if you sign the petition below.
More information about this will be available on this blog throughout the month.

Thank you to all who participate in this ‘petition’ and are supporting the canadians as we fight this “life changing” event. 🙂

Eric Andrews

Adam Duce’s Pick of the Week – Week 2

Hey there TechZany Communtity!

Time for my pick of the Week!

This week is going to be a piece of Software called Spotify

What is Spotify? Well this will explain:

Think of Spotify as your new music collection. Your library. Only this time your collection is vast: 10 million tracks and counting. You can create as many playlists as you like from this collection – just drag and drop the tracks you want.

This is great! Espesially that you have the option to have it free! But there is a bad thing with the free version. There are both Visual and Audio Ads. However you can get get rid of this for around £5 a month. This is called the ‘Unlimited’ Mode. There is also another feature called ‘Premium’ Mode which you can have for £10 a month which gives you Spotify wherever you go. On your Mobile and on your Laptop without an Internet Connection.

This can be found at

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Merry Christmas

I would like to wish all of our readers and viewers a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Expect  a lot of new TechZany content in the new year.

Some recent things to note:

– Advertising Sales!

– New TechZany Writer – Adam Duce

I hope everyone is enjoying themselves on their holidays.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year,

The TechZany Network Writers & Staff

Adam Duce's Pick of the Week – Week 1

Hey there!

I will be giving a Pick of the Week whether it is something to do with Hardware, Software or anything about with Computers. This is going to be something that I will publish on this site only.

This Week will have to be Windows Live Writer 2011

Download Free!

If you don’t know what this is I will paste a Full Explanation from Microsoft Below!

Windows Live Writer makes it easy to tell your stories like a professional blogger. You can create beautiful blog posts including photos, videos, and formatting, and see what it will look like online before you publish to your blog. Writer works with most major blogging services, including WordPress, Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, and many more, so you can compose your blog post while offline, and then publish directly to your blog in minutes.

Windows Live Writer is part of Windows Live Essentials, which also includes Windows Live Messenger, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Mail, Family Safety, Windows Live Mesh, Bing Bar, Messenger Companion, Microsoft Silverlight, and Outlook Connector Pack (Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector and Social Connector Provider for Windows Live Messenger). You can install just Writer or all of Windows Live Essentials.

So, this program is  very easy to use, I really think you should try it out!

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