Today, I took a project from the initial idea to completion in one day. The problem was the turn around time for attendance sheets to be turned in. Although that was the problem, it could have been the time it takes to have a client return paperwork to you or saving the time of your [...]
When I envision an Android tablet, it is a far cry from the Motorola Xoom, G-Slate and all the ones currently coming on the market. The hardware is great, the UI is amazing but the price is outrageous! The cost of ownership for the current models is around $800 unsubsidized and it comes through the channels of mobile phone [...]
Three months ago my wife and I took the plunge and purchased our first smartphones. I got the HTC Aria and my wife got the iPhone 3GS. Prior to that, I used an iPod Touch as a PDA and she used an iPad for about six months. Even though all the smartphone has over the [...]
We must be careful to not ask for favors we can not repay.
A QR Code is a 2D barcode (most of the ones you see in stores are 1D, i.e. lines not boxes) that can point to a URL and specifically designed for smartphones to utilize. They are most often used to point a customer to business’s online site. Mine on this page points to my homepage. [...]
Yesterday I read a report that one in three PCs will be replaced by a tablet. While this study does not have a real date in it, except that 500% more tablets will be shipped in 2011, I think that this number will be pretty accurate over the next few years. Tablets do not do [...]
In todays world of information being ‘free’, marketers must remember not to spread their message too much or their market will become oblivious to it. Seth Godin put it this way: [H]uman behavior tells us that this is a more permanent effect than we realize. Once you overload the user, you train them not to [...]
For the operating system to matter, it must be unique to the point of only it can provide a specific solution for the user. For the last two decades, Microsoft has provided what businesses need in the way of Office and email management. There are other products that could fulfill those needs but none really has been a drop-in replacement for the Microsoft tools. On the designer side, Macs have provided stable and powerful systems that support the visual design and movie editing applications noticeably better than either of the other OSes. The explosion of web servers is really where Linux shines; its price, stability and customization allow it to power many of the web servers online.
We use the web for many things, I often search for online sales or information on things that I do not care where they are located. I also search for places around me or around where I am planning to visit. The web started out global and now it is becoming local as well. What [...]
Do you have Native is Better Syndrome? The mobile world seems to be reliving the history of the PC world by local applications being the primary way to interact web-based information with your mobile device. IMDB.com, WikiPedia.org and a whole host of other websites have released native apps for the iPhone and other devices. My [...]