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April 4, 2014 by

Moving the big stuff -- Signiant Media Shuttle

One of the challenges of using Cloud-based big data or media applications is moving big files and objects into the cloud. IBM acquired Aspera just to address this issue. Signiant, long a player in broadcast and other media, says don't forget us.

February 17, 2009 by

MWC 09: Quickoffice for Android announced, viewer only

I was all excited to hear more details about the QuickOffice and Documents To Go clients for Android at Mobile World Congress, but was let down a bit when I saw the QuickOffice announcement. I was expecting that these applications would support full Office functionality, but the QuickOffice client is a viewer only for Word and Excel files. It remains to be seen what DataViz can do with Documents To Go.

January 22, 2009 by

Dell Latitude E4200

Dell's smallest Latitude is a 1kg, 12.1in. ultraportable that benefits from a fast solid-state hard drive and integrated mobile broadband. However, it lacks an optical drive and, inexplicably, a webcam.

November 11, 2008

Cloud computing usage depending on age

 Age group18-2930-4950-6465+Use webmail services such as Hotmail,Gmail, or Yahoo! mail77%58%44%27%Store personal photos50342619Use online applications such as GoogleDocuments or Adobe Photoshop Express39282519Store personal videos14652Pay to store computer files online9453Back up hard drive to an online site7554Have done at least one activity87%71%59%46%Have done at least two activities59393121Source: Pew Internet Project

October 19, 2008

69% of Internet users have used a Web-based software application

Use webmail services such as Hotmail, Gmail, or Yahoo! mail56%Store personal photos online34Use online applications such as Google Documents or AdobePhotoshop Express29Store personal videos online7Pay to store computer files online5Back up hard drive to an online site5Source: Pew Internet Project

October 14, 2008 by

Secunia: popular security suites failing to block exploits

In a recently conducted comparative review, Danish security company Secunia, tested the detection rate of 12 different Internet Security Suites against 300 exploits (144 malicious files and 156 malicious web pages) affecting popular end user applications, to find that even the top performer in the test is in fact performing poorly in general. Their conclusion :"These results clearly show that the major security vendors do not focus on vulnerabilities.

April 24, 2008 by

Microsoft takes wraps off Live Mesh

At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Amit Mital, general manager of Live Mesh at Microsoft, demos the company's new platform. The initiative is a "software plus services" platform that enables PCs and other devices to "come alive" by making them aware of each other through the Internet, enabling the sharing of files and applications seamlessly on the Web.

January 30, 2008 by

PCMobilizr: Access your PC from a mobile phone

Rove Mobile introduced PCMobilizr, which lets users have complete access to the files and applications on their home and office PCs. With the PC becoming a peripheral to smartphones (especially those with bright, big screens), PCMobilizr makes a lot of sense.

July 12, 2007 by

Is Vista stupid (or is it me)?

OK – brief rant here. Why is it that when I'm using a USB memory stick, Vista is apparently incredibly stupid about removing the device when I'm finished working with it? First, the OS refuses to allow me to safely remove the stick if a window is open. How dumb is that? Second, even after dutifully closing all windows, files, applications, etc. and clicking on the Safely Remove Hardware button in the tray, Vista leaves the dialog box informing me that I may now safely remove the hardware open after I've removed the stick. Seemingly forever. Until I dismiss it manually. XP was smarter than this. So I ask again: Is Vista stupid or is it me?

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