I was surprised to hear of recent confirmed reports that Apple confronted Google management and insisted that they refrain from implementing a similar "Multi-Touch" UI feature in their Android device OS -- or else. Not wanting to harm their relationship with the company, Google relented, and released Android without the feature.
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 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.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos presents the Kindle 2 to a packed auditorium. What sort of product rollout does this remind you of?
Everyone has been talking about the new Google Latitude feature of Google Maps, which automatically geotags your location based upon the GPS coordinates of your smartphone device. Google obviously intended this feature so that friends could hook up with others nearby, but I've found a much more interesting use -- playing "Jumper" and teleporting right in front of people, or even on top of their heads.
People are now stealing FRUITCAKES out of break room fridges. Fruitcakes?
Last week, the hearts of many Mac fans skipped a beat when the Mactopia web page on Microsoft's web site disappeared for several hours. As it turned out, it was just a simple glitch, and in a knee-jerk response to blogger Ted Bishop's inquiry about the health of the Mac Business Unit in general, Microsoft had this to say:While the group eliminated some positions, the essence of MacBU will not change.
blogtalkradio's Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I go at it again, this time discussing the use of Linux during challenging economic times. Click here to listen to the podcast.
The Mobile Edge ScanFast Backpack, $99.00, pictured above at the Delta Crown Club at Newark Liberty International Airport B Terminal, is the ideal travel accessory for anyone who does a lot of flying.
In early January, my wife Rachel and I visited Kennedy Space Center, on Merritt Island and Cape Canaveral, Florida. Having never been to a NASA facility before, I was absolutely blown away by the technology and exhibits.
There are those that say that pets resemble their owners. In my case, it couldn't be further from the truth -- I'm the proud owner of two miniature poodles.
As much as many of us would like to continue to revel in the day, the inauguration with all of its rock-concert fanfare, pomp and circumstance is over, and it is finally time for the new administration to get to work.