Sometimes, even tech cautionary tales can have a somewhat happy ending. Especially when they don’t happen to me directly.
One of the things about computers that drives a lot of my friends nuts is installing software. When you buy software for your PC these days, you’re often given a choice—purchase it on a CD-ROM or DVD , or download the software from an Internet site. Either way, the installation process for new software usually requires jumping through some hoops, entering a key code, and making sure that everything is configured just right—or your software will run erratically.
Back when Apple introduced the iPad, magazine and newspaper publishers were among those who lined up to get onboard. They saw the iPad as a way to finally make money off of an electronic product and revive their slumping business.
So far, that isn’t happening. The sales of iPad magazines is slumping.
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:
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