Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100

On January 6, 2011, in Review, Scanner, by Elisa Pacelli

Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100
Company: Fujitsu
Price: $199
Product Page
Requires Mac 10.4 or higher; Mac 10.5.8 if using Evernote

Last year I had the pleasure of reviewing the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 Color Image Scanner . To start 2011, I’m reviewing the recently released Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100. In a nutshell, it’s another winner.

If you’re already familiar with the ScanSnap S1300, then using the S1100 will feel very comfortable. If not, you’ll be an old pro in minutes.

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About Elisa Pacelli

Elisa is a wife, mother to 3 boys, "creative genius", and all-around techno geek. She enjoys reading, quilting, knitting, cruising to Caribbean beaches, and learning new things in the technology world. In the evenings Elisa can be found knitting while listening to podcasts or watching Netflix on her iPad. Listen to her podcast, 3 Geeky Ladies, co hosted with Suzé Gilbert and Vicki Stokes.

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Interarchy 10 – Review

On September 13, 2010, in Review, by Mark Sealey

Interarchy 10
(1-4 users) $49.95
Site Licenses: 5-9 $44.95
10+ $39.95
Upgrade from previous versions of Interarchy: $29.95
Nolobe Software Pty Ltd

Interarchy has a venerable history. It was first released in 1993 and can claim to have been the leading FTP client ever since, enabling (as the site of its current developers, Nolobe, says) “hundreds of thousands of Mac users to upload, download and transfer files across the Internet.”

There really aren’t many variations on the transfer process that can be built into a self-standing GUI-based application as a front-end for the Unix command line operation of File Transfer Protocol, or FTP. Other than to make it as secure as possible. This usually means full support for the ‘sftp’ protocol of ‘ssh’ (secure shell). And to make it versatile and easy to use; in this case that means to make it as close to the metaphor of Mac-like file handling as appropriate.

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About Mark Sealey

Mark Sealey is a British expatriate working and living in Southern California with his artist/writer wife, Roberta Lannes-Sealey, whom he met in 1996, when the web, she and he were much younger. Mark's interest in computers began in the the early ‘80s when his father suggested that, If we don’t understand how to control them, they’ll creep up behind us and make life unbearable. Have they? Using the venerable Acorn system until his move to the US, Mark wrote extensively about the BBC and RISC machines. He concentrated chiefly on education, music and productivity/system software; at the time Micronet and Prestel led the way for wide area networking… he published over 2,000 articles for these outlets. After graduating with a humanities degree, Mark was a teacher for 20 years until 1994 - first in Italy then the UK. Becaming increasingly attracted to the world of information technology as a major contributor to children’s learning and development, he eventually moved to editing the UK’s chief journals in the educational computing. He has always enjoyed freelance reviewing, consulting, editing and writing. When he moved to the US, he was fortunate enough to find full time employment at a major arts non-profit as a software engineer; though it’s doubtful if there’s a single skill which he was originally hired to use that’s still in daily use. Mark is also a composer of chamber and orchestral music, music critic, a published poet, photographer and environmentalist with an enthusiasm for fitness, vegan nutrition and long distance running. He is now convinced that only humans’ humility can save our planet.

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