Networking, Smart Phones

Nokia Turns to Microsoft to Escape Phone Market Flames

Nokia and Microsoft have announced that they are joining forces to take on the established leaders in the smart phone marketplace.In a joint event on February 11 in London, the chief executives of Nokia and Microsoft announced a new partnership, in which Nokia would move to Microsoft’s mobile platform as its primary smart phone operating system and contribute its expertise in mobile to make Windows Mobile better.

This is something I like to refer to as “irony”.

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Networking

Protecting Your Web Browsing From Prying Eyes

 

Every time you get on the web, where you point your browser can be recorded. Whether you’re at work, on a public wireless network at a coffee bar, or even at home, your web travels are an open book if the network is being monitored, either at the Internet router or from within your wireless network.  And often, web sites can tell where you’re visiting from based on your computer’s internet address.

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Networking, Phone apps, Software

Four Tech New Years Resolutions from the ‘Cloud’

 

Time (and technology) continue to march forward, and it’s time for New Years resolutions again.  This year, you should include some technology-related resolutions that take advantage of  “cloud” applications—software that uses the power of Internet-based servers to deliver services to your PC or mobile gadget—to to make your life simpler and better in 2011. Here are some tips on resolutions you should keep in the coming year:

 

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Networking, Software

The Tops in Tech for 2010

With the year almost done, and the technology industry preparing to show off its hopes and dreams for 2011 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in a few short weeks, it’s time to take a look at the products that they’re going to have to shoot to beat from this year.  The tech industry has certainly turned its sights (at least to some degree) on the upper age brackets of the population in the last year more than it has in the past; Some of the gadgets and services introduced (or improved) in 2010 made technology more approachable for average people and even might have made life

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Apple TV, Comcast, Gadgets, Google TV, Home video, internet tv, Net Neutrality, netflix, Networking, Televisions, Web Culture

Comcast, Netflix, Net Neutrality, and You

Internet-based video and “Internet TV” are among some of the most-hyped features of many of the entertainment products being peddled this year for the holidays.  Apple TV, Google TV, and the Boxee Box are just a few of the consumer electronics devices for Web-based entertainment that are being targeted at people more comfortable with a remote in their hand than a computer mouse.

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