Here are representative screen shots of what tablets present and future look like side by side.Apple iPad 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
(standing in for all the Android tablets)
Microsoft Windows 8
(a preview look at Microsoft’s tablet interface)
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Obviously, buying choices aren’t entirely based on just one factor.
With its announcement of the Kindle Fire tablet on Wednesday, Amazon did something worthy of Apple: it invented a niche that it is likely to control, not directly competitive with anything currently on the market.Read more
If all goes well, Mad Mimi is going to take over the mailing list for subscribers to Bruceb News. Here’s the story that led me to the odd logo on the left.
If you send an email message to more than 25 people, most of them won’t receive it. The message will be filtered as spam and tossed into a junk mail folder. […] continuedRead more
The request was deceptively simple:
Six very small offices want to share a single Internet connection. Each office wants to have a secure network for its own computers, not shared with the other offices. The offices want to share a single big Toshiba eStudio printer/scanner.
That shouldn’t be so hard, right? […] continuedRead more
Facebook has a vision that every single thing you do will be channeled back into a record of your life held by Facebook and shared in real-time with your friends – every web site you visit, every photo you take, every movie you see and song you play and place you go, every interaction with your friends, streamed and viewed and recorded. […] continuedRead more
Are you a Facebook user? You probably noticed the significant makeover to your Facebook page on Wednesday. Your news feed is now formatted a bit like a newspaper or online magazine, with “top stories,” a “ticker” feature on the right, “smart lists” on the left, and what appears to be some new methods of filtering the feed to show you a small portion of the flood being posted by your six hundred friends. […] continuedRead more
There is a fascinating and informative series of articles by a lawyer and former federal prosecutor about his efforts to unearth information about a scammer who sent a phony “invoice” to his firm. It’s a well-known and simple scam – send something that looks like an invoice for a service that was never ordered or delivered, hoping that it will get paid by someone who doesn’t notice that it’s phony. […] continuedRead more
When you’re wrestling with your computer and wondering why everything has to be so complicated, maybe it will help to know that you’re not alone. It’s not any better behind the curtains where we pull the levers and pretend to be wizards. Here’s a random story about one of my frustrating moments this week. […] continuedRead more
Microsoft will deliver five run-of-the-mill security updates for Windows and Office tonight, in the regular monthly Patch Tuesday release. There’s more information about this month’s updates in Microsoft’s security bulletin here.
Close programs and save any work in progress at the end of the day. Your computer will probably restart tonight. […] continuedRead more
The Favorites Bar in Internet Explorer deserves some attention. It’s a simple concept that might turn out to be a good friend.
The Favorites Bar extends across the top of the browser window. It is intended to hold links to 6-8 websites that you visit most frequently.
Many of you have the Favorites Bar turned off. […] continuedRead more
Things are quiet in the technology world, so forgive me if I pass on a tip about a Sonoma County attraction. It took me by surprise when I found out about it.
Sonoma Canopy Tours has an extensive ziplining course in the redwoods near Occidental. It’s a blast! If you’re a local, don’t wait for out-of-town visitors – treat yourself to a day of flying in the trees. […] continuedRead more
If you live anywhere in the U.S. other than a big city, you likely have one choice – and only one choice – for broadband service.
If you live in a rural area, there is a good chance that you cannot get broadband service of any kind.
Dane Jasper, founder and CEO of Sonic.net, […] continuedRead more
By the end of the year there will finally be a dozen or more reasonably-priced ultrathin, ultralight notebooks on the market, mostly priced under a thousand dollars.
Almost three years ago Apple introduced the MacBook Air, an ultrathin 13” notebook. Even with an example in front of them suitable for copying, PC manufacturers didn’t have any reasonably powered thin and light notebooks on the market until more than a year later, and even then there were only a few niche products – the Dell Adamo and one or two others. […] continuedRead more
WordPress is everywhere.
A few days ago, WordPress announced rather startling statistics:
Those are big numbers.
If you’re not familiar with WordPress, I’ll give you a very brief overview. […] continuedRead more