Cupertino's got a giant war chest, but does it really want to be in the business of search engines, volume email services, social networks, productivity and enterprise software, and all the other things that are needed to complete the mobile picture?
Irreverent, unapologetically arrogant and uncensored, IT Professional Services industry veteran Jason Perlow muses on a cornucopia of topics on all matters of Information Technology.
Jason Perlow, Sr. Technology Editor at ZDNet is a technologist with over two decades of experience with integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. Jason is currently a Partner Technology Strategist with Microsoft Corp. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer.
Some have accused Apple of copying the user experience of its competitors for the latest version of its mobile OS. Some are complaining that the changes are too drastic, or have not gone far enough. The reality is that the future of computing has one ultimate and common goal, which is to eliminate the user interface altogether.
While the new Mac Pro may be the butt of jokes for its odd visual appearance, it's packed with state of the art desktop technology. But is it too late to make much of a difference in today's mobile world and the future of cloud computing and SaaS?
The National Security Agency has been violating your privacy for over 50 years. And you've just suddenly become aware of this now?
Today's teens and pre-teens are overly reliant on technology, lazy, self-entitled, and are the worst read of any generation.
Jason Perlow and Rick Vanover talk about Google Glass and its use cases for business technologies, complicating the trend of consumerization of IT to wearable computing devices
A routine tech support call from a family member uncovered a neighborhood infested with unsecured WLANs.
GM's Volt and Nissan's Leaf sales are pathetic. Fisker is going to be issued its last rites, A123 and CODA are going bankrupt, and Israel is now sitting shiva for a Better Place. Why are electric cars and plug-in hybrids failing so miserably?
Five years ago I went through the "denial" stage. And then "anger." And onto "bargaining" and "depression." I am now in full "acceptance" that building PCs for personal and business use no longer makes economic or business sense.
A new approach to virtualization could vaporize malware on desktops, mobile operating systems and even cloud-based Desktop-as-a-Service.
It sounds like a good idea until you realize the level of effort isn't actually worth it.
In 1966, NBC released an iconic but short-lived series that would inspire generations of inventors to bring about changes in our daily lives with technology that was once within the realms of strictly science fiction.
Google has its own vision for wearable computing that locks you into their ecosystem. How about an open specification for wearable human interface devices instead?
Products like Google Glass will face numerous adoption challenges because they present issues in any number of social situations where privacy or desire to be "off the record" is most cherished.
There are a number of features I'd like to see in the consumer release of Google Glass. One in particular is needed to give those not using these advanced lifelogging headsets some peace of mind.
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