In this blog series, I will discuss my initial hurdles as an early adopter of Microsoft Windows 8, the latest addition to the Microsoft OS family tree.
It seems like yesterday we were covering Apple's iPhone 4S event on the MaaSters Center, but so is the case with fast-paced technology. You know--another day, another announcement. As ordinary as tech releases may be, today's will be different. It will be another notable day in history for the world's most admired company . If the March 7th event lives up to the hype of previous product announcements, we're in for a great show. Apple looks to remain at the forefront of the increasingly fragmented tablet market today as it elaborates further on "something [we] really have to see. And touch."
Marked by its ease of use and managability in most work environments, the iPad 2 has become a go-to option for actualizing today's mobility initiatives. With a new iPad on its way in March, its hard to hold back from imagining what the next tablet could mean for tomorrow's mobile workers. It's safe to assume that it will be everything and more than what we know it to be today, but let's take a couple minutes to hypothesize how it could change the way you do work. Starting with what we know about the iPad 2--and a little help from rumors about what's coming next--we can work our way up to an educated guess.
No more than two months ago, Google reported an astounding figure of 700,000 daily Android device activations, an announcement which awed enough to step back and acknowledge the platform's presence as a top-contender in the mobile industry (tailing Apple by just 15 million activations total). This morning, it would seem they've upped the bar on themselves, and don't be surprised as it continues to go up. Reporting from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Andy Rubin, (SVP Mobile at Google) tweeted a significant jump from the December figure to 850,000 activations a day. Pretty incredible!
This Fall we have seen a couple of new announcements in the smartphone market – iOS 5, iPhone 4S, Motorola Droid Razr, Samsung Galaxy Nexus and now Windows Phone 7.5. Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5, an update to Windows Phone 7, addresses the major shortcomings of its predecessor and is fast becoming a popular alternative to many iOS and Android devices.
Today Barnes & Noble sent out invitations to the media and IT community to "join [them] for a very special announcement," on November 7th. Fear not the obscurity of this message; the invitation is said to be under a Nook logo, giving us a fair amount of leeway to guess that a new tablet is on its way. If you still have your doubts, for what other reason would Barnes & Noble decide to double the size of its Nook boutiques in coming weeks?
Microsoft released this week information about an issue in their OS that has made hundreds of applications that run on Windows vulnerable to attack.
What do you do when you need to make a decision for something yet don’t have access to key information? Where do you start or whom do you turn to in order to get a foundation of knowledge? How long will it take to work with other people or ask them for the information, or worse, how often do you need to ask for it? How big of a pain is it to work with people sometimes?
Here we go again. Is “7” Microsoft’s lucky number? Maybe “10” is the lucky number (as in 2010). Anyway you look at it, 2010 would appear to be Microsoft’s year and “7” is the theme.
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