I have no idea what this is going to mean for the Linux, Android, and even Mac versions of Skype. I just don’t see this is a good thing no matter how you look at it. Here’s a collection of links. I’ll be watching this pretty closely. I’m already starting to look for alternatives. http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_technews/20110510/tc_yblog_technews/microsoft-acquires-skype … [Read more…]
I watched this a couple days ago, and thought to myself, this is exactly why Apple is popular. If you watch the video, it’s an April Fools joke played on a Fox News corespondent where her co-anchor convinces her that there’s a new technology now available that lets a person smell and taste things through the screen of an … [Read more…]
I just finished reading a post over at ZDNet by David Morgenstern. The article started with the question, “Why can’t they just say it’s great?” The “it” in this particular case is the iPad 2. Morgenstern quotes Edward Baig of USA Today: As Apple unleashes the latest object of desire, a slimmed-down iPad 2, it … [Read more…]
Today a good friend of mine asked me what apps can be loaded on the Xoom. That’s actually an interesting question at this point, since the Xoom is still new. I did a little bit of research (when I said a little I mean less than 5 minutes), and I found some interesting numbers. According … [Read more…]
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Today I had the opportunity to get my hands on a Motorola Xoom. My time with it was fairly limited, and the device wasn’t connected to a network of any kind, so keep that in mind. At first blush, the device is fast and intuitive. Applications fire open as fast as you need them. There … [Read more…]
The Pwn2Own 2011 contest is right around the corner. It’s going to be March 9th, 10th, and 11th. It looks like Linux will be not participating again this year with the exception of Android. Maybe that’s because it’s a foregone conclusion that it won’t be Pwned. Who knows. Android is in the mix this year … [Read more…]
Today it was announced that The Daily (a digital newspaper created for Apple’s iPad by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp) has been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times. Today it was also announced that Angry Birds for Android has been downloaded over thirty million times. Yay Rupert.
OK, so the announcement has been made. Details are had by all. After a review of those details all I can say is, *yawn*. The iPad 2 is nothing interesting. They’ve finally added the cameras, and they’re upgrading the OS (incrementally). Nothing to write home to Mom about. Here’s a chart that compares the specs … [Read more…]