Although I’m no search engine expert, I’m naturally interested in “how all this stuff works.” That’s why I’ve never owned any gadget I’ve never taken apart (iPhone, Mac Mini, and MacBook Pro included!) and why I’ve recently become interested in how the Internet search and referral world works. I’m not interested in being a search […]
Archives for May 2009
Microsoft just let loose a Release Candidate for Windows 7, the operating system that will bring peace, love, and joy to PC users everywhere and finally stop folks from switching to Macs instead of using Vista. Maybe.
My travels last week kept me from posting my weekly round-up of interesting web content. So this week’s is a little heavy (and heavily edited!) Most important: Please register to be a marrow donor, especially if you might be a match for Nick Glasgow of EMC!
Google is the most important company to the Internet. Hyberbole? I think not! Without Google, the Internet that we all know and love would be a very different place, as would the business of IT. Along with Microsoft and the supporting community around LAMP, Google is the very foundation of modern computing. But the foundation of Google itself, its ability to rank Internet content and present relevant information to its users, is at risk. What will they do to fix it?
What is the cloud? What will become of it? I spent May 17 and 18 in Prague at the Sys-Con Cloud Computing Conference and Expo exploring these questions with some of the smartest cloud-focused folks in Europe. The consensus: The IT world is changing and remote managed services are a big part of it. Another discovery: […]
Yesterday afternoon, Twitter made what they called a “small settings update“ to their eponymous service. Who cares? That title fooled me, too, but let me tell you, everyone cared. Within hours, this change spread across the worlds of bloggers and micro-bloggers alike. And less than 24 hours after announcing the change, Twitter’s founder, Biz Stone, […]
Without a doubt, TripIt is one of the best online travel tools I’ve come across. With very little effort, TripIt creates consolidated travel itineraries including air, hotel, and car, enabling automatic calendar integration and sharing. They even introduced an iPhone app, putting the itinerary, along with helpful links to maps and flight tracking, right in […]
It was an interesting week, with a cloud computing summit in Washington DC, the release of Windows Storage Server 2008, and discussions of best practices and non-compete agreements. Apple MacBook Users: Turn off This Bluetooth Default Setting Now – Now I know what turned on my MacBook Pro in the bag: My BlueTooth mouse! Enterprise […]
As the release of iPhone OS 3.0 nears, I set out to discover how the new OS changes the iPhone’s ability to synchronize data with Microsoft Exchange servers using ActiveSync. What follows here is my deductions so far, and is of course subject to change when the new OS is released!
The final approvals are in, and I’m pleased to announce that I will have speaking sessions at both of Sys-Con’s European Expos in Prague in two weeks’ time! I am very excited to be visiting “Praha matka mÄ›st” for the first time, but now have to work to get my sessions ready. There is still […]