Right now, I'm aboard the Acela Express train from Boston's South Station to Penn Station in New York City and I've had connectivity to the Net pretty much the whole way thanks to my Motorola Q and an awesome little app that I've written about before called PDANet from JuneFabrics. PDANet takes the Motorola Q (and other smartphones) and turns them into wireless broadband modems that can be used by your PC.
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Well, Gizmodo's Brian Lam was right (that an iPhone was going to ship yesterday). He also dropped a major hint when he said "I guarantee it.
This is yet another continuation of our ongoing experimentation with video here at ZDNet. Today, in addition to our other themes (see our experimental Technology Breakdown, Product/Vendor Interview/Analysis, and Trade Show/Conference formats too), we're trying out something called the "ZDNet Tech Minute.
Lest you think I'm single out CBSNews.com (the latest site to get stuck in the Questionmarket mud while I was browsing it), I'm not.
I'm not sure whether this is a good thing, or a bad thing. The power cord on the PC my wife was using got yanked out while it was in the middle of something and now the PC won't restart.
Until very recently, if you or your company wanted to buy a "productivity suite" -- a package of software that includes a word processor, a spreadsheet, Powerpoint-like presentations, and a few other helpful utilities -- there were relatively few choices and none of them played well together. In other words, while you may have been able to open documents that were saved in one suite using another suite, that "interoperability" was never quite perfect.
After some much deserved-nagging by my wife to get some questionable spots on my skin checked out, I finally headed into my new primary physician's office to get a referral to a dermatologist. Little did I know the technological treat I was in for.
I'm not a big believer in Web 2.0. Your opinion may differ, but the word "Web" is a fancy catch-all phrase for the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP, the protocol used for transferring information between a Web server and your Web browser) and the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML, the markup language that tells your browser how to display whatever text, graphics, etc is coming through the HTTP "pipe").
The folks from Raketu have been unrelenting in trying to get me to cover what they believe to be breakthroughs in both feature-set and underlying architecture for a universal "communications client." Given what Raketu's free download does, it's hard to say exactly who it competes against.
Interesting juxtaposition of commentary out there. While the NYT's David Pogue spots the lengths to which the developers of Vista went to imitate OS X.