Carrying my iPad like a book has an unexplainable appeal to me. Since the first generation iPad, I’ve looked for products that allow me to carry the device in the same manner as the ruled hard-bound journals that accompanied me everywhere up until a few years ago. After testing a few solutions, I had settled [...]
WayIn leverages the ubiquitous Internet, the increasingly pervasive smart phone and tablet platforms, globally deployed desktop devices to connect with people. WayIn builds upon the lessons learned from Sun Microsystem’s greatest cloud computing architects and business minds.
iOS 5 is a huge improvement and introduces some critical features that keep the iPhone competitive with the innovation emerging from the Android platform. That said, there are still some frustrating shortcomings. Here is my take on what needs to be improved upon. Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Apple released iOS 5 to the masses on October 12th with an intriguing set of new features for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users. Purchasers of Apple’s new iPhone 4S got access to an extra feature called Siri, a speech-recognition “personal assistant” that’s built into all Apple iPhone 4S smartphones. You can speak to Siri and [...]
Seems a little dramatic to call this a precursor to a future Stuxnet, but certainly analysis worth tracking. “Duqu is essentially the precursor to a future Stuxnet-like attack. The threat was written by the same authors (or those that have access to the Stuxnet source code) and appears to have been created since the last [...]
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This guy is a national treasure… “Wozniak acknowledged that he could have easily made one phone call to Apple and gotten the phone he’s waiting in line for, but he didn’t. He has yet to play with an iPhone 4S or its Siri voice-controlled assistant. He has said previously that he does not ask colleagues [...]
Apple’s cloud strategy has clearly shifted to focusing on the lowest common denominator from a cloud services perspective. With the introduction of iCloud, users lose a tremendous amount of flexibility in how and what critical files are stored in the cloud. Two areas that will impact MobileMe users the most are the loss of iDisk [...]
It is certainly a brave new world when an activist group looks to profit from information disclosures and other potential attacks. Of course, one could argue that this paints these groups in a new criminal light as their motivation is no longer just political, but now financial. I wonder if they will start taking external [...]
Fascinating essay by Peter Thiel that links science, technology, and progress with politics and society. “The economic decoupling of computers from everything else leads to more questions than answers, and barely hints at the strange future where today’s trends simply continue. Would supercomputers become powerful engines for the miraculous creation of wholly new forms of [...]
Has Amazon made one giant leap towards a secure mobile browser environment? Possibly. Several folks have already raised concerns over the privacy implications of the Fire distributed browsing environment, but Amazon has been quick to point out that individual data will not be tracked. Let’s see how the latency is… “There’s another advantage to this [...]
With services like Spotify demonstrating an ability to manage publishing rights in several geographic regions, it is probably a safe bet that Apple will migrate to the iCloud with extended international rights. “Sources familiar with the discussions between Apple, record companies, and music publishers, say Apple is seeking international music licenses for its iCloud service. [...]
I’ve been really enjoying the book Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. It has the best realized version of the metaverse since Snowcrash. In reading the book, it really makes one wonder why we haven’t created better instances of virtual worlds in today’s technology environment. The closest thing to the OASIS of Cline’s novel is [...]
The Delorme PN60W GPS builds upon the success of the other PN series GPS units while adding on the Personal Locator Beacon features of a Spot device. The addition of the Spot component allows GPS users to send messages or post to social networks from remote locations using the GPS device. The Spot wireless device [...]
Today’s tech news will be dominated by the iPad 2.0 announcement. Here are some reasonable items from our wishlist for the device. Front facing camera – could care less about a rear facing camera, but one on the front will be essential to take facetime to the next level. Ability to stream content from an [...]
If you look at the DJ Magazine list of top 100 DJs for 2010 you’ll see one track gets a substantial number of kudos as the top song of 2010. That song is One by Swedish House Mafia which was released in early 2010l and went on to kill it on the dance floors across [...]
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The exclusively Mac accessory company TwelveSouth has released a hardback leather case cover for MacBook Pro computers that looks like a well aged leather-bound book. I had the opportunity to travel with one of these cases for my MacBook Pro 13″ this past week and it performs a very simple function very well with a [...]
My day to day laptop bag is overloaded and heavy. I need something that will fit just the essentials for a quick trip to the coffee shop or a few days at a conference. That was the problem statement that led to the 2009 bag-off contest that compared 5 different bags in an attempt to [...]
I’ll admit to coveting an Android phone today. Not because it is a better device than my iPhone (it isn’t) and not because I want to be on the Verizon network. I was interested in the Droid phone because I am getting extremely frustrated with protectionist DRM systems and the policies Apple is using to [...]
As frustrated as we were with the Cradlepoint wifi gateway, it was still the best solution for sharing EVDO over wifi. However, the cradlepoint lost that title in the first ten seconds of the first round when squared off against the new Verizon MiFi. The MiFi is a beautiful device, both in terms of appearance [...]
I’ve lamented many times over the lack of truly portable speakers for travel. By definition, truly portable means they need to fit into my laptop bag easily without taking up too much space and can be powered by my computer or an adapter I already carry. I’ve tried several different variations, but none established a [...]
I’ve been using the new T-Mobile/Google T1 Android phone for a week and have a few initial observations. First, this is a decent phone with a nice feature set. It is able to make calls, browse the web, get email, and has some basic GPS functions. However, the phone comes off as lacking a certain [...]