if you start looking at cases, you're going to come away with the hypothesis that migration decisions are more about managing fear than they are about managing money or hardware.
A number of NSW teachers and librarians have criticised the Department of Education's (DET) web filtering system, claiming it is too restrictive and has sacrificed educational benefits in the name of child protection.
German software maker SAP has cut a number of staff from its Australian division in line with globally mandated targets.
I just posted about the Amazon Kindle iPhone application availability and now I'll take you on a walk through the software and let you also see how it works with a Kindle 2 device. As you can see in my image gallery the software is easy to use and gives you all your Kindle ebook content on the iPhone. I am not sure if newspapers or magazines are supported yet, but plan to try that out soon as well. You can see in the video how the Whispersync technology keeps the Kindle 2 and iPhone in sync so no matter where you are or what device you have with you at the moment (Kindle or iPhone) you can always maintain your current location in your book.
Amazon just started shipping the Amazon Kindle 2 to buyers last week. In their February launch event they mentioned that the Kindle software with Whispersync would eventually come to other devices. Well, that time has come MUCH sooner than anyone anticipated and you can now download the software and read Kindle books on your Apple iPhone or iPod touch. Amazon just changed the game when it comes to ebooks and sets the new standard for ebook content.
No kidding, right? However, sometimes actual data instead of the crushing feeling of despair...
I was reading my Twitter feed and stumbled upon a post by Rene announcing the new Kindle for iPhone application that you can now download for free (iTunes link) from the Apple App Store. Folks, this is BIG news for the ebook industry and came MUCH faster than I ever anticipated given that the Amazon Kindle 2 (check out my review) just started shipping last week. My Kindle 1 is now up for sale on ebay and it looks like my iPhone will now be a regular part of my gear. With the Kindle 2 and Whispersync technology the iPhone and Kindle 2 will make a perfect pair.
With Olympus and Samsung still only showing concept models of their dSLR-lite compact cameras, Panasonic is the only vendor with a shipping model of its interchangable-lens compact point-and-shoot, the DMC-G1. Panasonic announced an update to the 4-month-old G1 today:The Lumix DMC-GH1.
Broward County Public Schools announced Tuesday that they would be using Twitter to quickly disseminate information to parents, students, and staff. While automated calling systems and school/district websites are fine ways to get information out, this strikes me as a particularly useful application for the microblogging site.
I've been busy installing OS X on the Dell Mini 9 (CNet review) and fellow podcaster Rob Parker prefers the Acer Aspire One (review) but guest blogger Bob DeGrande thinks that the Asus 901 (review) and MSI Wind (review) make better high-end Mac OS X netbooks.I think there is a better deal on a Linux netbook at the moment.
Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 is scheduled to ship on March 10, Mozilla developer notes state.
According to The NPD Group, consumer sales of smartphones to US consumers represented 23% of all handset sales in Q4 2008 compared to just 12% in Q4 2007. Led by the release of iPhone 3G at $199, the average price for a smartphone fell 23% from $216 in Q4 2007 to $167 in Q4 2008. [...]
Philipp Lenssen at Google Blogoscoped stumbled across an interesting, and hidden, feature called Google Tasks. There was language in the FAQ that definitely made it sound like its existence is supposed to still be under wraps.
Gabriel García Márquez wrote: "Everyone has three lives: a public life, a private life, and a secret life."Sometime these lives intersect on the Internet.
The 25" I-INC 1080p HDMI/SVGA display isn't a name brand, but for serious screen real estate, it's a ton of bang for the buck at $250.00 street.
California legislator wants to require online maps blur soft targets, including schools.
Broadcasters want U.S. Court of Appeals to overturn FCC decision on white spaces.
As the sheer magnitude of the unfettered lending and borrowing that has taken place over the last few years continues to unfold, I am hearing more and more calls to put banking and government executives who failed to prevent this (or knowingly encouraged this) on trial. I am inclined to agree with them.