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.
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.
The latest verison of Ubuntu Linux has been released. I am updating to it as I am writing this. I use Ubuntu as my primary home OS. My computer actually does have Windows Vista on it as well but I rarely boot up into it. It is simply too slow and does not allow me [...]
It seems that for the past few years, a debate about the death of RSS and RSS Readers rears it ugly head and techies jump on one side or the other. The premise is that Twitter and Facebook, because they distribute news with links, are replacing RSS or, at the very least, RSS Readers. Louis [...]
For those who use GMail, Google has heard the cry of overwhelming email inboxes and provided a tool to help the important things rise to the top. Priority Mailbox it what it is called and, in their own words, the guys (and gals) of GMail explain it: People tell us all the time that they’re [...]
Most of us have at one time or another found ourselves overwhelmed by email. Perhaps it is a busy week, it may be a hectic month or maybe you know you have clutter but have not cleared out in a year. Here are three signs your email is out of control. 1. Unread Emails Do [...]
Did you know that for merely $5 you can get love advice, song lyrics or even a call from Elvis? A site called Fiverr seeks to bring together buyers and sellers whose price-point is $5. With unemployment around 15% and young people’s unemployment greater than that, a service for such a small price has its [...]