When HP announced a while back that the company was abandon their plans of making Tablets using WebOS as Operating System, I literally thought that that was the stupidest idea that have ever came out from a big company as HP. Well, not counting the idea of not selling PCs anymore.
Today I found out that HP could be making Tablets with WebOS in 2013. And what's more important, they have plans to make WebOS an Open Source OS. Both, excellent news. The fact that they are planning or thinking about it, that's good. The issue is the year. Why 2013? That means that there are many people at HP that still very narrow ideas about the current market. But... At least... This "unofficial" announcement gives us some hope that we will see coming new good ideas and planes from this company.
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My Surface PRO 3 'Must Have' Accessories List
Sunday, December 11, 2011
When HP announced a while back that the company was abandon their plans of making Tablets using WebOS as Operating System, I literally thought that that was the stupidest idea that have ever came out from a big company as HP. Well, not counting the idea of not selling PCs anymore.
Monday, December 05, 2011
Sunday, December 04, 2011
What could be a better way to write a review about a device that using that same device to write the review. The Zippy BT-500 does not bring too much new to the market, but convenience. It's a compact BT keyboard, ideal to be used as companion with a Tablet or one of those small media center pcs or video players. And the fact that this keyboard allows you to connect up to 6 devices and switch between them just by pressing Fn+
The keyboard uses two AAA batteries and have an ON/OFF switch at the bottom to maximize the battery life.
The size of it is a little bit smaller than the length of the iPad as you can see from the picture. A person with small hands could easily write more than 35 words per minutes on it. Probably is not something to be used for long periods of time, but definitely a must have in the scenarios above explained.
Due to the thickness of it, probably it's not an ideal companion for a Tablet, check the above picture. But if you carry your Tablet in a backpack or any other type of case, then the Zippy is small enough to be considered for this task.
The Zippy is well constructed. It does not feel cheap. The keys do not rattle if you move the keyboard quickly. There is a little sound coming from the battery compartment that could be eliminated easily with a little sponge put between the battery and the plastic cover.
The Zippy Compact Keyboard is the ideal keyboard for all the devices in your living room. The connectivity to multiple devices make it ideal for this situation. Having the size of a control remote, I'm sure that nobody will complain about it. More if you are replacing with it a full-size keyboard.
Thursday, December 01, 2011
Yonkers, NY – The iPad becomes a whole lot more consumer-friendly as Consumers Reports brings its flagship publication, Consumer Reports magazine, to an even wider digital audience.
Debuting with the January 2012 issue that hits newsstands on Tuesday, December 6th, consumers can subscribe to the iPad edition of Consumer Reports, which includes interactive features and an enhanced version of the monthly magazine. Access to the iPad version is included with all print subscriptions to Consumer Reports magazine.
Additionally, Consumer Reports has expanded its suite of smartphone apps to help consumers make better purchasing decisions in their everyday lives.
“The launch of the digital magazine format and expanded apps provide our readers with even greater access to the advice and reviews they expect and rely on from Consumer Reports,” said Chris Moody, Director and General Manager, Print Products for Consumer Reports.
More than four million print subscribers to Consumer Reports magazine will have access to the iPad app as part of their print subscription. The iPad-only edition of Consumer Reports is available on iTunes at $4.99 for a single issue or by monthly or annual subscriptions priced at $2.99 and $24.99 respectively.
Subscriptions to ConsumerReports.org, that include full access to the mobile website, are $26 and for an additional $12, the iPad edition can be added. Consumer Reports is also available on the Kindle Fire, The NOOKColor and NOOK iPad, iPhone and Android app as well as through Zinio.
The suite of smartphone apps will be available immediately for both iPhones and/or Androids. The apps focus on assisting consumers with their purchasing decisions by providing Ratings, reviews, and advice on a wide array of products and services. The apps that are now available are:
Consumer Reports Mobile Shopper ($4.99 for one year, non-recurring) allows users to search, browse or scan a barcode to access product information, pricing, reviews, and online and local shopping. This useful app offers ad-free access to expert and unbiased Consumer Reports’ Ratings, brand reliability evaluations, buying advice and detailed user reviews on thousands of products.
Consumer Reports Appliances ($2.99 for one year, non-recurring) offers consumers peace of mind when shopping for appliances by sharing unbiased Ratings and reviews with a focus on products including dishwashers, washing machines, coffee makers, vacuums, refrigerators, blenders, and clothes dryers. Users can also compare ratings to see how different models stack up against each other.
Consumer Reports Babies & Kids ($0.99 for one year, non-recurring) allows users to make better purchasing decisions when shopping for their babies or kids with Ratings and reviews straight from the expert testers at Consumer Reports. Product areas include car seats, strollers, high chairs, monitors, cribs, bike helmets and more. The app also helps to find the best deals online and locally.
Consumer Reports Eco-Labels ($0.99) which is currently only available for iPhones, helps consumers decipher labels on products. The app offers a complete list of labels and claims, and users can browse by product type or subject. Users can access expert and unbiased label information for food, personal care, and household cleaners so that they can make the best possible purchase decisions.
Consumer Reports TVs ($1.99 for one year, non-recurring) provides access to Ratings, brand reliability and buying guides for LCD, Plasma and 3D TVs.
Consumer Reports Washers & Dryers ($1.99 for one year, non-recurring) gives consumers all the washer and dryer information they need before they buy including Consumer Reports’ Ratings, brand reliability and buying guides.
Consumer Reports Hospital Ratings ($2.99) which is currently only available for iPhones, is a useful tool for consumers planning a hospital stay in the future. This app provides Ratings on how well hospitals performed an a number of areas including overall hospital experience, as well as explanations of drugs and discharge, room cleanliness, and more.
Consumer Reports also offers the following apps for free: Consumer Reports News & Video, Consumer Reports Safety News & Recalls, and The Consumerist Tipster.
About Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports is the world’s largest independent product-testing organization. Using its more than 50 labs, auto test center, and survey research center, the nonprofit rates thousands of products and services annually. Founded in 1936, Consumer Reports has over 8 million subscribers to its magazine, website and other publications. Its advocacy division, Consumers Union, works for health reform, food and product safety, financial reform, and other consumer issues in Washington, D.C., the states, and in the marketplace.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
According to PC Mag, the Amazon latest Kindle is not selling in the way that the company was expecting. I'm not surprised at all. Why? The battery does not last weeks like it does in the old Kindle or even in the most current versions with e-ink display. That's one point. The color screen is not good for reading in all light conditions, specifically under the sun or outdoors. And lastly, it's a lot better deal to buy one of the e-ink display Kindle.
So, if your are thinking about buying an ebook reader this holiday season avoid the Fire.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
There is nothing that gives me more joy than learning something new. And today, I learned something new. I have been using iOS 5 already for few weeks without knowing that Apple added a new keyboard...
The Emoji Keyboard!
Linda Epstein has recently reviewed the The Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Slate, a TabletPc so easy to use tha a squirrel can use it.
This TabletPc is using Windows 7 in an Atom processor, this means that it's giving up performance against battery life, in this case, 8 hours. Another point is the HDD of only 64Gb (32Gb the cheapest one). Today a HDD of that side is practically nothing. The price is not bad. The 32Gb version is $729 and the 64Gb is $849. This machine has a dual digitizer, so it's touch capable and it uses too a digital pen. The best of the both worlds. The ink experience is really good on it according to Linda.
Gumdrop cases are one of the best cases in the market. They are a little bit expensive but when you are talking about an iPad 2, with a price tag starting in the $400, my guess is that you want to be sure that's well protected.
Gumdrop cases have served numerous schools where they have survived numerous tests including smashing iPad's against the wall, dropping down, Etc., but the best reviews are the one coming from the actual owners of these cases.
"User 1: This is a great heavy duty case. I teach special education so I needed something that would protect my ipad if it were to get dropped, stepped on, or even thrown across the room. This is a great case and I would definitely recommend it."
"User 2: I've been using this case for about a month now and it is one of the best cases I've found for the iPad 2. This case is something I would have expected from otter box. The versatility of the case and the superior protection is amazing. I have a 2 year old that loves to carry my iPad around and with her dropping it and the sticky fingers this is one of the only case that protects against all of it. I love the interchangeable screen protector that just pops out when the case isn't on. Which allows you to change quickly and easily when it gets all scratched up. I would recommend this case to anyone looking for maximum protection. The only problem I've had or negative thing is that the home button is very sensitive so I accidentally press it a lot."
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The price for the Asus Eee Transformer has gone down a lot. Now you can buy the 32Gb model including the Keyboard/extended battery/docking station for less than $500! In my opinion, the Transformer is one of the best if not the best Android device in the market. The fact that you can use it with or without keyboard gives you the best of the two worlds. And with the keyboard which holds another battery you will get 16 hours of battery life! Two working days!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I just got an update from Dynamism about the OCOSMOS OCS9 launch event!
I just wanted to update you on the OCOSMOS OCS9 launch event. The OCS9 and Smart O-Bar are now available for sale!
Shipments are expected by November 30th and all OCS9 orders placed through November 18th will receive a $50 instant rebate.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Recently Microsoft revealed how is going to be the experience of login on to Windows 8:
After the first time a user connects your app to their Windows Live ID, the user will always have a seamless single sign-on experience from any Windows 8 PC where they are signed in with a Windows Live ID. The same extends to your website, where they get a single sign-on experience if they are signed in to their PC with a Windows Live ID or signed in to any site that supports Windows Live ID, such as Hotmail or SkyDrive.If you are a developer click the link to the article to find some tips about how to start developing for Metro including this functionality.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Recently PCWorld published a nice article about how Microsoft is redesigning all the elements in Windows 8, including the task manager.
It's interesting to see in that article something that IT professionals know very well, Outlook is a monster sucking resources. In overall, the whole Office Package is the most inefficient software from the point of view of how it uses the PC resources.
So the question to Microsoft is, is not time to do the same with Office?
Sunday, October 16, 2011
After testing few capacitive styluses I ended permanently using one made by BoxWave which price is now $10, that's 9 dollars cheaper than when I bought it. By buying this product you are helping to support this blog. Thanks.
OCOSMO OCS9 is a new TabletPc that's about to be released by Dynamism. This machine will come with Windows 7 installed and there is where all the problems start. Despite the really short booting time, check the video at Dynamism, having Windows 7 in this machine is wrong! The machine comes with a 16Gb or a 32Gb SSD. This means that there won't be almost any space left in the 16Gb one after installing Office 2010 on top of whatever version of W7 comes in that machine. That will push many users to go with the 32Gb one. The 32Gb one will run into the same problem in few months. Whoever has used an 16Gb iPad will tell you that all it takes is few 3D or simulations games to run out of storage space. In Windows World everything uses more space. I have a TabletPC with 60 Gb HDD and I had a lot of problems last week trying to free 9Gb to backup my iPad before the iOS 5 upgrade.
Even when the idea is that a TabletPc should be used as a complementary machine and never as your main one, the fact is that that does not apply to an immense number of users. Today a machine running Windows and having a storage capacity of less than 100Gb is almost useless for huge percentage of users. Definitely, it's not recommended for college students.
Another problem is the Atom processor used in this machine. Just check the video include at Dynamism and you will notice that the Launching interface included in the OSC9 does run smooth. You may say that the games are but games sometime are tricky because you are running them at a lower resolution. The fact is that the OSC9 have issues running a graphic interface in the native resolution. Is this important? No, unless you want to mimic a Tablet or you are a gamer. But definitely is something to be consider.
Now, keep in mind that I have not seen or tested the machine. I checked the specifications and watched a demo video. I would wait for a real owner review before scratching it from your Christmas list. The external design to this machine is really appealing.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
What can I say about iOS 5?
There are few neat new features like the Tabs in Safari.
The Reader option in some pages.
The split keyboard that makes easier typing with two fingers.
But, let's be realistic. Nothing out the ordinary or innovative.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
This is part of the legacy left behind by Jobs. These cases make me believe that in the same amount that Jobs contributed in the technology progress, he is also responsible for making this progress slower.
Hamburg, Germany, October 11, 2011,--NAVIGON AG, a leading provider of mobile phone on-board navigation, today announced the launch of the first on-board navigation app for Windows Phone 7 smartphones. NAVIGON's app is available for Windows Phone 7.5 users and takes advantage of new features made available to developers with this new release such as the ability to save an address to the start screen. In addition, NAVIGON also launches a free traffic app for Windows Phone 7, traffic4all.
Similar to a standalone navigation device, NAVIGON for Windows Phone 7 works in areas without a cell phone signal, so users can get directions and information anytime, anywhere. Other navigation apps for Windows Phone 7 are dependent on a cell phone connection to download map and routing data. Therefore, no cell signal can render navigation useless or interrupted until a connection is reestablished.
"We are pleased to bring our award-winning navigation app to Windows Phone 7," said Gerhard Mayr, NAVIGON vice-president of worldwide mobile phones and new markets. "The app includes many of the same signature features that have made NAVIGON's apps successful on other platforms, such as Android and iPhone. The user interface is fully customized to the Windows Phone 7 experience, so users of this platform will feel right at home."
NAVIGON for Windows Phone 7 includes spoken turn-by-turn directions, visual lane guidance, live traffic information and rerouting, among many other features. NAVIGON's new app runs on Windows Phone 7.5 and also takes advantage of new features made available to developers with this new release. These features include the augmented reality function Reality Scanner, which provides an instant and effortless way of identifying nearby destinations while on foot; an option to select address information directly from the phone's contact list; and the ability to save a favorite or home address as a shortcut on the start screen.
NAVIGON for Windows Phone 7 features include:
· NAVIGON MyRoutes: The app includes routing technology built upon NAVIGON's 20 years of experience in the navigation industry, so users get the most reliable routes available. The MyRoutes feature provides customized route suggestions with up to three different choices based on the user's driving style.
· Reality View Pro and Lane Assistant Pro: Reality View Pro feature clearly displays photo-realistic views of actual highway/interstate signs, exits, and lane guide markers so users can see lane changes and exits in advance. Lane Assistant Pro prepares drivers to make an upcoming exit or turn with a lane map complete with arrows and actual road geometry.
· NAVTEQ® maps: NAVIGON for Windows Phone 7 uses one of the most robust and accurate geographic databases in the world, providing the most accurate map data and points-of-interest information. The superiority of NAVTEQ® maps is defined by its verified accuracy, content richness, and its breadth of coverage data.
· Traffic Live: NAVIGON for Windows Phone 7--using real-time traffic information available from industry leader INRIX--alerts drivers to traffic problems and automatically calculates alternative routes so they can avoid congestion and save time.
· Reality Scanner: Reality Scanner is an augmented reality feature, providing an instant and effortless way of identifying nearby destinations. Users simply point their smartphone in any direction to see points-of-interest icons appear directly onto a live camera view, making it easy to find destinations on foot.
· NAVIGON Shortcut: Save any address as a shortcut to the Windows Phone 7 start screen. This allows users to start navigating, for example to their home address, with only one click.
· Speed Assistant: Drivers can potentially avoid costly tickets by receiving alerts when they're speeding and getting notified of speed and red light cameras before they pass them.
Additional features include Google Local Search, which allows users to find local points-of-interest instantly; one-tap access to help users find critical services such as hospitals and police stations in case of an emergency; and the ability to select address information directly from the phone's contact list.
NAVIGON traffic4all Windows 7 App
In addition to its turn-by-turn navigation app for Windows Phone 7, NAVIGON also announced a free traffic app: traffic4all helps drivers to avoid gridlock and save time by providing a clear overview of traffic conditions. NAVIGON developed an intuitive user interface that displays traffic incidents on a map with a single hit of a button. Colored road overlays indicate traffic flow, ranging from green for normal to red for traffic congestion or black/white for blocked roads. The app also allows users to plan ahead and look up traffic forecasts by entering a specific time and location.
traffic4all uses traffic information from NAVIGON's partner INRIX. The leading traffic expert covers more roads than any other provider, delivering real-time traffic information that extends beyond major highways and interstates covering more than two million miles in North America and Europe.
Pricing and Availability
NAVIGON for Windows Phone 7 includes on-board NAVTEQ maps for the USA and is available for $49.99 in the Windows Marketplace. NAVIGON offers a special introductory price of $29.99 until November 15, 2011.
NAVIGON traffic4all is available at no cost in the Windows Phone Marketplace. An upgrade option for $1.49 turns off the integrated ads. For more information, please visit: www.navigon.com.
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About NAVIGON AG - a GARMIN company: Germany-based NAVIGON AG was founded in 1991 and is a leading supplier of satellite navigation products. In July 2011, the company was acquired by Garmin Ltd. and operates as a fully owned subsidiary. The NAVIGON brand offers mobile navigation devices (PNDs), smartphone navigation applications, and solutions for the automotive OEM industry.
Monday, October 10, 2011
It is clear that for many of our members two websites would make things more difficult, so we are going to keep Netflix as one place to go for streaming and DVDs.
This means no change: one website, one account, one password…in other words, no Qwikster.
While the July price change was necessary, we are now done with price changes.
We're constantly improving our streaming selection. We've recently added hundreds of movies from Paramount, Sony, Universal, Fox, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, MGM and Miramax. Plus, in the last couple of weeks alone, we've added over 3,500 TV episodes from ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, USA, E!, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, ABC Family, Discovery Channel, TLC, SyFy, A&E, History, and PBS.
We value you as a member, and we are committed to making Netflix the best place to get your movies & TV shows.
The Netflix Team
Is there anyone at Netflix thinking for a minute before taking decisions and make them public? Is there anyone at Netflix conducting customers' surveys asking simple questions like "Do you want to see two separate bills coming from what's now one service"? Is there any one at Netflix using what is call common sense?
I was about to cancel my DVD subscription when I received the email about the separation of the two services (by the way, who is the one coming with these names!? Qwikster?).
It seems to me that somebody needs to be fired at Netflix to end all this chain of bad decisions that have ended aggravating customers. I understand that Netflix is trying to make money, but I really believe that these bad marketing decisions have resulted in a complete opposite reaction. Is anyone at Netflix checking the number of accounts cancelled per month or even weeks? Is there a Marketing Department or everything is coming from a Micromanager AKA CEO?
I hope that everything ends here because Netflix is no longer the only streaming and DVD source available.
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Anyway... Rest In Peace, Steve. You will be missed.
Sunday, October 02, 2011
To prove my point I went and checked the statistics of one of my pages.
IE 1224 users 43.1%
Firefox 686 users 24.1%
Other 346 users 12.2%
Chrome and Opera 226 users 7.9% each
Netscape 3 users 0.1%
43% is not that good but is not 9%! Polls sometime are tricky and far from representing the reality.
Monday, September 26, 2011
I have opened accounts in all big Jobs companies online so I receive from them a bunch of emails every night. From there I open the apps for iPad or iPhone from Dice, Monsters.com and CB and start looking for new positions opened. Every time that I find a match I try to apply from the iPad. And here is the tricky part. If you have already created an account in any of these companies, you already have your resume uploaded, so in this case you can apply from the iPad. If any of these applications send you to the employer site then you can not apply from the iPad because there is not a way thanks to Apple developers and the great Steve Jobs to select a file from your iPad and upload it to a web page. So in this case I send the link to my email. Usually this process takes me almost the whole morning.
I take a lunch break around noon. After that I turn on my laptop, I start the process of applying to all those jobs that I could not apply from the iPad thanks to the magical Web Navigation Experience in this device. This process could take me up to 4 more hours believe it or not. Each application is different and I have to answer questioners, upload files, etc.
So there are 8 hours of work just like in a real job.
Using the iPad does not make the process longer. And here is why. Usually the mobile version of all these sites do not have annoying adds wasting your time. Some of these adds ask you to feel forms and if you are not aware that they are not part of the application process you end subscribing to receive calls with information about how to get certifications or degrees. That already happened to me.
All this while Republicans and Democrats discuss how to make the whole process of creating more jobs longer. It does not matter anymore if Obama goes and proposes a republican idea, right after the proposal the republicans go against it. All that is just sick! I never saw something like that with Clinton or Bush. And that makes me believe that Obama is an inept without cojones.
Unfortunately, there is not an independent candidate running so far because one thing is sure, in 2012, my vote is not going to be democrat neither republican.
I, I keep working in my new job of looking for a job while I can pay for my Internet. If I wait for Obama or the republicans I'm totally lost. And the unemployment help is not enough to pay even for the food. Not that I want any help. I even have not applied yet for it. All I need is a job. And looking for it is what I'm doing with all my heart.
That's where a software like BoxTone EMM is highly appreciated.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
SQL Server AlwaysOn is the new comprehensive high availability and disaster recovery solution in SQL Server Code-Named "Denali". Using AlwaysOn, you can increase application availability and get a better return on your hardware investments through a simplified high availability (HA) deployment and management experience.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
I'm afraid that we are going to see the same situation now with Microsoft's Tablet. We will see a wonderful experience within the Metro design and then a complete different experience when using programs that are not "Metro". This could be a negative point in W8 sales, at least it was with TabletPCs.
By the way, TabletPc were those devices that used their screens as input devices and were running Windows Operating System. Now with W8 it seems to me that the name TabletPC will die forever. It will be replaced perhaps for WinTablet.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
It's not a secret that I do not like the tile design of Metro. But... I can see some usability on it, they are like the Android widgets, and that's something that Apple still do not have in iOS and that really makes a difference. Anyway, here is a video that compares the newest iOS 5 with Windows 8.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
This week Microsoft gave developers a preview of Windows 8. I'm going to show you two screen captures taken from that preview.
I love ink. A very clear message. But this is not all. I zoomed the button indicated using the arrow. And here is what it says.
Of course, many things can change from this Alpha version and the final version but let's hope that this is not one of the one that won't be included.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
- More than Ten Years of Experience in a Leadership position as an IT Manager.
- Proficient in Crystal Report writing, BO Server Administration and Visual FoxPro Application Design and Development.
- Experienced in Visual Basic .NET, VB Script, SQL, various Web and Enterprise Technologies including; Website Design, Oracle EBS Administration, Microsoft Office, Access, Exchange and Open Office.
- Master of Science & B.S. in Civil Engineering.
- Managing a Team of 3 Employees, in an environment with 13 Servers and 110 networked PCs, providing full support to all IT needs of the company, including Level II/III Technical Support to resolve advanced, escalated issues for more than 250 end users.
- In charge of determining what projects to accomplish per year, managing these projects within an available annual budget.
- Created more than 100 Crystal Reports for Kewill Max for Windows (ERP), approximately 50 Reports for Oracle EBS with an estimated market value of around $200,000 and a few reports for Abra for Windows Human Resource solution.
- Developed 7 Database Systems in Visual FoxPro 9 covering: Accounting, Document Controls, Inventory and the History Files being migrated to VFP from Max for Windows.
- Coordinated the project management in the implementation of Oracle EBS and developed all the code needed for the Data Migration from Pervasive SQL to the necessary data structures required by Oracle, this reduced the cost of the implementation in 17%.
- Responsible for the Administration of the Oracle EBS Enterprise Resource Planning System.
- Recommended and Supervised the implementation of Abra for Windows and ADI Time Employee Biometric Time Management System, drastically reducing human error, the amount of time spent manually calculating payroll and attendance problems.
- Developed VFP tools needed for the analysis of Labor Data integrated between ADI Time in Microsoft SQL 2000 and Oracle MES based on Oracle Databases, helping in the Efficiency and Cost Control.
- Reduced operational costs by implementing VMware Virtualization Systems, saving in overall hardware cost.
- Supervised the creation and implementation of IT Policies including E-mail and Internet Use Policies.
- Supervised the migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 and trained all users in the use of this Operating System. Having the same software and hardware in all clients PC reduced the support cost in 40%.
- Implemented a video surveillance system with 16 video CCTV cameras around the building remotely controlled from a PC.
Database Programmer, 1996 – 1998
Lead Engineer, 1987 – 1995
- .NET Framework
- Visual Basic 6.0, VB .NET for Compact Framework, VB .NET
- Linux; Ubuntu and Red Hat
- Windows 95/2000/XP/Vista/7 and Windows Server 2000/2003
Here is how IT-Director.com explains the concept.
BYOD or Bring Your Own Device is exactly what is sounds like and, as a policy, is gathering pace. The concept is simple; give a fixed financial allowance to staff and let them buy a device of their choice. This gives employees the choice they inevitably want and removes hassle and cost of providing support services for IT managers (well, some of it anyway). There are obvious policies and procedures that are needed to enable this—not least the provision of Citrix to allow secure access to data from “untrusted” devices and suitable maintenance contracts purchased with devices, but it is certainly a novel way to solving a complex issue. A blue sky concept, possibly, but certainly not pie in the sky because, as cloud computing gathers yet more pace and SaaS is increasingly adopted, this model becomes viable. BYOD has already been rolled out across Kraft foods and the Law Firm SNR Denton.
There are many things that need to be changed to have a concept like that working fine. Most of them in the security area. The other problem that I can see is that in my experience most of the users do not know fully the devices that they own and they use less than 50% of the features on those devices. This will force IT to spent more time in training and if you have a rainbow of devices that will become easily in an IT Management issue.
Monday, September 12, 2011
This tablet PC is taking the Internet by storm, get it while it's super hot which uses higher quality components compared to the unbranded versions. Super light weight and the ideal size for portability and usability. Be the first to show off the smarter person's tablet PC. Inside the box is everything you will need to be fully up and mobile with your deluxe customizable unlocked Internet Tablet PC. This tablet has just as many features as the some other well known tablet PCs but in a slim, compact 199 x 129 x 14 (mm), 399 gram casing which is also around half the weight of all other well known tablet PCs.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Thursday, September 08, 2011
The PanImage Multimedia tablet changes the way you access the web, access email, check social networks and curl up with a good book. With instant access to the Barnes and Noble PanImage Color Multimedia Tablet lets you read and carry hundreds of books, magazines, and newspapers with you wherever you go.
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Monday, September 05, 2011
I have been following this platform since 2006 and we were happy if any of the TabletPCs or UMPCs had a score higher than 22000, the highest score that I was able to record was in the Evernote UMPC with an AMD Dual Core and was 40161. So I feel happy to see that we are getting into a decent performance in this portion of the mobile market.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
After a lot of digging, I found somebody in one of those fan forums that I'm not linking just because after applying the solution I could not find the link anymore explaining what to do. Simple, go to Settings, General, Reset, Location. After that, turn off the iPad completely, by holding the Power button for few seconds and then sliding the Off bar. Once you turn on the iPad, your WiFi location should work again.
The cause... Who knows...
Monday, July 25, 2011
Update: I called Comcast and they were having some problems in my area. The signal was restored after 40 minutes. After that another power failure but this time I got the signal back in less than a minute.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Monday, July 04, 2011
How to fix this issue:
Disable Superfetch and Remote Differential Compression.
Superfetch can be disabled by;
Going to start > right clicking Computer > Click Manage > Choose Services and Applications > Services
Find "Superfetch" in the list, and right click > Properties > Change "Startup Type" to "Disabled"
Then Hit "Stop" then "Apply"
Remote Differential Compression can be disabled by:
Going to Start: Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Programs and Features > "Turn Windows Features on or Off"
Uncheck Remote Differential Compression and Click OK.
Restart the computer after these changes.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
I was checking Skydrive in my iPad 2 and it was a nice surprise to see how good the other services offered by Microsoft at live.com were working in this Tablet. Of course, forget about uploading files to Skydrive from your iPad, but that's something that you should be asking to another Steve.
Thursday, June 09, 2011
The best of all, it's free. One more tip, you can use the iPhone version in your iPad 2.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
I know that getting back all those jobs could bring other problems including highest prices but having those jobs will make our economy stronger and we will have money to invest in our own land. So yes again, I vote for having the highest taxes and fines for those companies.
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Monday, April 04, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
But I have one question to Toshiba: battery life? Yes, I know that we are talking about a replaceable battery but still, I'll appreciate if you dedicate at least two words in your huge product description at Amazon to tell me what is the battery life. Thanks.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Motorola confirmed that the price for the Xoom with WiFi only and 32 Gb of storage will be $599! the same price than the iPad 2 with similar technical specifications. I said similar because the Xoom technically is better loaded. Like I have been saying if Honeycomb would have been a more mature OS, the fight against the iPad 2 could have end in a different way.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
So there is the need already to spend at least $500 t get the new iPad. Very Apple Style.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Arrogant, selfish and inconsiderate are just few of the complements that Jobs received in this article. Unfortunately my English vocabulary to describe what I think about Jobs is not that rich as I would like.
Click in the link and see why I'm saying this.
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Monday, March 07, 2011
RIM and Microsoft are losing terrain against Android and Apple is holding the territory thanks to the Army of fanboys but you can notice the tendency to go down too. To think that once we were looking into a chart like this, no long time ago, but it was the Microsoft line the one going up.
But all this is not a reason for no telling Apple that we are not impressed at all with the iPad 2. And that's what is this Video about.