This week’s collection of curated technical goodies will have your head spinning. For starters, there is a quantum mechanical palooza that will knock your socks off. Then it’s on to Siri treats plus how she could change our culture, a viewpoint on Microsoft innovation, how big the tablet market could get, an explanation of why the iPhone 4S doesn’t have 4G/LTE, whether Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich can eat Apple’s lunch, and a new tool for learning that learns from the learner.
This week’s compendium of news debris takes a decidedly positive swing. Microsoft is daring to be original with Windows 8. Hitler was disappointed in the iPhone 4S, but you’ll be ROTFL. Apple’s logic for the iPhone 4S was brilliant, and now we know why. Hulu greed gets its comeuppance. Plus some neat hidden features of iOS 5 including, ahem, custom vibrations.
This week’s compendium of technical news debris looks at taking it in the chin. There’s a great discussion about how we need to pay attention to our Keychain and certificate management. Another series of articles examines how Facebook can still watch your every move, even after you log out. And the Kindle Fire is set to light a fire under Apple, but perhaps more importantly, deliver a knockout punch to the Xoom and the PlayBook. Various columnists weigh in. Finally, how is OS X Lion faring with customers?
This week, John looks at technology growing pains. New mobile OSes are emerging and others are dying. What are the telltale signs of demise? Microsoft is working hard to catch up with tablet technology, but an older business model could undo the company’s technical efforts. Touchscreen tablets are so cool, but one unintended side affect of public use is the spread of disease. Got Purell? Finally, Samsung seems to be throwing a legal Hail Mary at Apple. Will it work against Apple’s very capable lawyers?
How much longer can companies, and their fans, continue to exist on wishful thinking? Windows 8 advocates believe it will solve all their problems and they’re in a raptured state. Netflix thought it could run roughshod over its customers and not pay a price.The RIM PlayBook shipped half-baked, but execs crossed their fingers. All that and more in this week’s tech news debris.
It’s all about image. Some companies seem to keep it intact, effortlessly. Some companies don’t seem to realize how easy it is to lose their favorable image. This week’s collection of tech news debris includes a look at the images of Google and Netflix plus some interesting talk about mobile OSes. Also: how eight fictional Star Trek gadgets are now standard equipment in 2011.
In this week’s collection of news debris, John looks at the possible warning signs with Tim Cook in charge, whether Google was really after Moto’s patent portfolio, an interesting Apple org chart, Google’s plans to get into your wallet, the fuss about some pilots using iPads for navigation and not just maps, an alarming look at the Windows 8 UI, and photos of Tim Cook when he was at Auburn.
Just when you thought the pace of events in the tech world couldn’t get any faster, it speeds up. The post-PC era is driving companies to make dramatic moves, but not every move, made in panic mode, may pan out. This week, John looks at how high tech companies are trying to deal with the post-PC era.
As the Clone Wars continue over patents, Hewlett Packard makes an abrupt move that staggered the industry and investors. Moves like that plus Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility have our heads spinning. It’s a global chess game with the rules changing weekly. Only the Grandmasters will survive.
It’s one thing to admit that technology is changing quickly, but it’s quite another to pin down and analyze some of those changes. That’s especially true this week where John talks about Lion recovery techniques, how enterprise development is shifting from Linux to Mac, how citizens are invoking facial recognition, how to place a value on a company like Twitter, how Apple is planning for the end of the PC as we know it, and how even IBM is now endorsing Apple’s paradigm shift.
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