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After the Cloud, What Next?
I found this to be a interesting read as to what is in the future after cloud technology. This should wet the pallet for our savy tech's here. Here is the URL for your reading:[url=http://resource.onlinetech.com/after-the-cloud-what-next-mobile-technology-in-data-centers/]http://resource.onlinetech.com/after-the-cloud-what-next-mobile-technology-in-data-centers/[/url]
Xbox One: Microsoft Quickly Gets on the Defensive
Another day, another controversial console story from E3 in Los Angeles... Yesterday [url=http://community.webroot.com/t5/Techie/E3-2013-How-to-be-Sony-Smart/m-p/44030#.Ubi8k9jV2L0]I posted about Sony's intelligent strategy[/url] that helped them steal the spotlight (and likely many would-be Xbox One buyers) at E3, after it announced that they would not restrict the way users buy, sell, and lend games for the PS4. In other words, they didn't change anything from the policies that exist now on current consoles. The problem is that Microsoft did. Now, after hearing a barrage of customer backlash and anger over the Xbox One's licensing and used game policies, Microsoft (more specifically Chief Marketing and Strategy officer Yusuf Mehdi) is firing back...politely. "We're trying to do something pretty big in terms of moving the industry forward for console gaming into the digital world. We believe the digital world is the future, and we believe digital is better." Y
Steps for Safe Web Surfing
The following steps I use, and I wanted to share with you. Practice safe shopping Use regularly updated security software [b] [/b] Educate yourself about the types of scams on the Internet [b]Surf Safely [/b] When browsing the Web for financial institutions or other sites, take steps to avoid fraudulent sites Click with caution When checking e-mail or instant messaging Use a firewall Secure Wireless Networks Strong passwords Common Sense Be skeptical
New MacBook Air promises all-day battery life (hands-on)
Walking into [url=http://news.cnet.com/wwdc/]Apple's WWDC 2013 keynote[/url], few attendees guessed that the only laptop to get an update would be the MacBook Air. Last updated almost one year ago, the Air remains the most mainstream-targeted of all Apple's systems; in fact it was clearly the laptop most used by WWDC press attendees to blog, tweet, and report on the keynote. But almost as surprising as this being the only MacBook to get a June 2013 update is the relative paucity of new features, at least at first glance. The main new selling point would seem to be the move to Intel's new fourth-generation Core i-series CPUs, also known by the codename Haswell. [b]New hardware[/b] We've previously tested Haswell chips in a few laptops and been impressed with both the performance and battery life gains (to be realistic, the latter is much more important for consumers). If you add Haswell to Apple's already-stellar battery life reputation, you get a system, in the 13-inch Air, that Apple
Dell powers up three new Alienware gaming laptops
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4036i0851ADD891DB2346.jpg[/img] The new Alienware 18.4-inch high-powered laptop. Dell has beefed up its Alienware series with three new laptops equipped with some seriously high-end specs. Unveiled on Tuesday at the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/e3/]E3[/url] show in Los Angeles, the [url=http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/uscorp1/secure/2013-06-11-dell-alienware-gaming-pc-e3]Alienware 14, Alienware 17, and Alienware 18[/url] are designed for hard-core gamers who need laptops packed with lots o' power. Starting at $1,199, the [url=http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-14/pd.aspx]Alienware 14[/url] offers a 14-inch screen (1,366x768 or 1,920x1,080 resolution), as much as 16GB of RAM, and up to a 512GB solid-state hard drive. Starting at $1,499, the [url=http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-17/pd.aspx]Alienware 17[/url] is equipped with a 17.3-inch screen with a resolution as high as 1,920x1,080, up to 32GB of RAM, and a 1TB h
Radical design of Mac Pro
Call it the Revenge of the Cube. Apple has introduced a new version of the high-end Mac Pro desktop at WWDC 2013. The updated model skips Intel's [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-3121_7-57587411-220/intels-new-fourth-gen-haswell-processors-what-you-need-to-know-faq/]fourth generation of Core i-series processors[/url], previously codenamed Haswell, instead sticking with pro-level Xeon processors. But it's the design of this new Mac Pro that became a conversation topic: instead of a big square box, the new Pro is a shiny black cylinder that looks like it fell off the engine of a starship. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4034iAD4BB5665EAFAC59.jpg[/img] Apple unveiled the all-new, radically designed Mac Pro computer today at the World Wide Developer's Conference today in San Francisco. Steve Jobs had a similar dream years ago in the G4 Cube, a famously minimal gleaming box that was meant to represent the future of desktop computers. The Cube
iOS 7 changes are overwhelmingly cosmetic (hands-on)
To silence a growing chorus of discontent against an operating system design that's remained more or less static since 2007, Apple needed to go big. With iOS 7, it did. Apple's crisp, newly announced OS update gives the mobile operating system a radical new look and some first-for-Apple features for iPhone and iPad fans, like quick-access system controls, automatic app updates, and Apple's AirDrop file-sharing system. The visual overhaul, which becomes available this fall, is a clean sweep that changes absolutely everything, from the typography and color schemes to the typical icon and button shape across the entire platform. And we mean the whole thing -- from the Safari browser to the photo app. While there are a few notable new features in iOS 7, the new interface is by far the platform's deepest felt and most profoundly changed of the entire batch. Apple's other features are relatively uninspiring and do little to challenge competitors; however, we have a feeling that
iOS 7 specs versus Android 4.2, Windows Phone, BlackBerry 10
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4032i7A0EB29FCB3FF544.jpg[/img] Apple completely rebuilt its iOS interface. [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/apple-ios-7/]Apple's iOS 7 comes out swinging[/url]with an overhauled design that reskins practically every element with a gleaming new interface. From what we've seen so far (including hands-on time with iOS 7 on an iPhone 5,) we like the latest 'do. A lot. While some new behaviors go along with the updated apps, [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/apple-ios-7/]iOS 7[/url]'s changes are more cosmetic and iterative than they are groundbreaking. That's completely understandable; not every update can spark a revolution. However, apart from a few notable innovations, iOS 7 doesn't seem like it's enough to overturn criticism that its growth has stalled, that it's less innovative than arch-rival [url=http://www.cnet.com/android-atlas/]Android[/url], and that it borrows heavily from other competitors (in truth, they all stea
Tech experts accuse Apple of ditching unique look for 'almost unrecognisable' interface
Tech experts have accused Apple's new software of being designed more for its critics than its army of loyal fans. The bold redesign, which scraps Apple's iconic style in favour of a more generic Android look, was called 'almost unrecognisable' by Jan Dawson, analyst at IT research firm Ovum, and will 'disorientate' customers in a bid to prove the company can still innovate. Others hailed the redesign as being a step too far with Paddy Smith, online editor at Stuff.tv adding he hoped the 'the biggest update to iOS since iPhone won't also prove to be its most controversial.' GameSpot UK's Mark Walton even accused Apple of going on the 'defensive' during its keynote speech at its annual WWDC and said the changes show criticism about the company's supposed lack of innovation since Steve Jobs died had finally got to it. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4030i9FD74D15B9B02FEF.jpg[/img] The new iOS 7 software has fewer textures and a more monochrome
Microsoft and EA: Big announcements at E3
As some of you know, E3 2013 is upon us. And while this year's Xbox One and PS4 announcements did give users a glimpse into the next-gen consoles, they were mostly focused on the social and all-purpose capabilities of the new machines. At E3, on the other hand, it's all been about the games (so far). Microsoft was up first with it's announcement of sequels and Xbox One exclusives (as well as non-exclusives). Among the sequels, there was the impressive looking Forza follow-up, Forza Motorsport 5, which should put a smile on the faces of both car-lovers and racing fanatics. Perhaps (actually without a doubt), the more exciting sequel news for the majority of gamers will be the much-anticipated Halo 5. Although it won't be available at launch, Microsoft promises a release during the first half of 2014. Other notable announcements were a Killer Instinct reboot (Finally!), the futuristically-cool-yet-beautiful Quantum Break, and third person slice-em-up Ryse: Son of Rome. Chec
Microsoft is Working on a New Operating System Codenamed 'Windows Blue'
I have found this to be a interesting read, as Microsoft according to sources is planning to release a new operating system. Here is the URL for your review: [url=http://www.iclarified.com/25911/microsoft-is-working-on-a-new-operating-system-codenamed-windows-blue]http://www.iclarified.com/25911/microsoft-is-working-on-a-new-operating-system-codenamed-windows-blue[/url] According to the source it is to be released in mid - 2013................ So based on that statement it should be soon.
2017 forecast: Windows Phone at 12.7%, 1billion Android phones a year
Worldwide, 1.5 billion smart phones will ship in 2017, according to the latest country level forecasts from Canalys, to account for 73% of all mobile phone shipments. In North America and Western Europe, virtually all phones shipped will be smart phones. Even in Greater China, smart phones will represent 95% of all mobile phone shipments in 2017. The smart phone market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18%, while mobile phone shipments will decline by a CAGR of 9% over the same period. Growth in the smart phone market will continue to be driven by Android. In 2012, over 470 million Android-based smart phones shipped and by 2017 this number will have more than doubled to over 1 billion, giving the platform a 67.1% market share. Over the same period, it is forecast that Apple’s shipments will continue to grow, but at a slower rate than the total smart phone market and hence its market share will fall from 19.5% in 2012 to 14.1% in 2017. ‘Apple’s growth will be c
Apple's biggest event of the year to unveil dramatically new iPhone software says insider
Insiders say to expect some surprises at this year’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, starting with some big announcements today that will be ‘polarizing.’ The first day of the highly anticipated yearly meeting always sees the big product and software debuts, and this year Apple blogger in-the-know John Gruber says even he’s unsure what to expect, except the unexpectedly big. ‘The one thing I keep hearing over and over again from friends who would know is some of the stuff they're going to show is "polarizing,”’ the blogger said in his podcast about the conference. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3956i1183B144E50E9214.jpg[/img] This, according to [url=http://www.businessinsider.com/gruber-new-iphone-software-2013-6]Business Insider[/url], where it was previously reported the computer giant has been in preparations for a ‘major overhaul’ of its iPhone and iPad operating system iOS. In April, [url=http://www.busines
Windows 8.1 revealed in new Microsoft video
Microsoft is offering people a peek at Windows 8.1 in action courtesy of a new video. Posted Wednesday on [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VQb5caeSo00]YouTube[/url], and embedded into [url=http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2013/06/05/windows-8-1-updates-unveiled-at-computex-2013.aspx]a Microsoft blog[/url], the tour conducted by Jensen Harris, Microsoft's director of program management for Windows User Experience, shows off key enhancements to the Start screen, the All Apps screen, and the search tool. The video kicks off with a glimpse of the new lock screen, which can now display a collage of photos gathered from your PC and your SkyDrive account. The tour then segues to the Start screen where you can now shrink or enlarge your tiles using a wider array of sizes. Then it's on to the All Apps screen, where tiles can now be sorted by date installed, most used, or category, as well as by name. Tiles from the All Apps screen can easily be ad
WebRoot and other Browsers?
I would really like to know if webroot has any plans to work with other browsers besides IE and FireFox? Browsers like Opera, Safari, or any of the other spin off's Chrome or Firefox or IE? Is there a reason software company's only cater to those browsers? Not everyone uses IE or Firefox!! Just a curious question. It would be nice. These are a few in question! Pale Moon Comodo Dragon or Ice Dragon CoolNovo Srware Iron
Google Glass gets photo-capture updates, caption support
Google Glass just got a little bit better. The search giant on Tuesday [url=https://plus.google.com/+projectglass/posts/9CdE6ysitvP]announced[/url] that it has improved its [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/google-glass/]Google Glass[/url] photo-taking with some new features. Chief among the new features is the camera's ability to snap multiple photos at once, so users can choose which version is best. The camera can now also detect low-light environments and brighten it up to make it clearer. It's also capable of doing a better job of capturing movement. In addition to the new camera features, users can now also add captions to photos they take. Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57587783-93/google-glass-gets-photo-capture-updates-caption-support/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3814iD1A7ABEB2F12AA34.jpg[/img] A look at Google Glass' photo-taking.
Sony Vaio Pro 11 review: Lighter-than-Air ultrabook winner
Splashy [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-3121_7-57518020-220/how-windows-8-will-shake-up-the-laptop-market/]convertibles and hybrids[/url] might be what many laptop makers are using to get people interested in buying a new [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/windows/microsoft-windows-8/4505-3672_7-35321713.html]Windows 8[/url] system, but we've been waiting for some good ol' traditional clamshells that are more than Windows 7 models with touch screens. And, apparently, all it took to get them was some [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-3121_7-57587411-220/intels-new-fourth-gen-haswell-processors-what-you-need-to-know-faq/]new Intel processors[/url]. Case in point, Sony's new Vaio Pro 11 and Pro 13, two Windows 8 ultrabooks that can go clickpad-to-clickpad with the current Apple [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-3121_7-57452648-220/macbook-pro-and-macbook-air-2012-roundup/]MacBook Air lineup[/url]. Weighing 1.9 pounds and 2.3 pounds respectively, the Pro 11 and Pro 13 are both only 0.68 inch t
Yahoo search results page gets a makeover
Yahoo has revamped its search results page as part of an ongoing transformation. Rolled out Wednesday, the design changes display the actual search results higher on the page without some of the clutter that appeared in the older version. A new navigation bar at the top offers links to other Yahoo pages, including the home page, Mail, News, Finance, Weather, and Flickr. That bar will also eventually wind its way to other Yahoo pages. Yahoo also said the page loads faster thanks to some behind-the-scenes enhancements, while the overall design is a bit more in line with that of its home page. And the company promises more changes ahead for its search results page. Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57587772-93/yahoo-search-results-page-gets-a-makeover/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3812i36762FA10F06D40A.jpg[/img]
Samsung unveils 8-inch Galaxy Tab 3
Samsung's ever expanding universe of tablets welcomed a new 8-inch member to its Galaxy Tab 3 series. The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, which fits comfortably between the [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57581812-94/samsung-reveals-7-inch-galaxy-tab-3/]7-inch [/url]and [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/samsung-galaxy-tab-3/4505-3126_7-35781419.html]10.1-inch[/url] models in the series, ships with Android 4.2, sports a 1,280x800-pixel resolution TFT display, and houses a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM. The 8-inch tablet will come with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage and is designed to fit comfortably in one hand. It also features a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and microSD card expansion slot. The tablet's design includes a button on the bottom bezel and sleek, silver and white body, which makes it look similar to other current Samsung Galaxy mobile devices, like the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/]S4 smartphone[/url]. Unlike the
Office 2013 to be bundled with smaller Windows 8 tablets
Microsoft will be offering a free version of Office in the smaller versions of tablets running its operating system, a new report claims. [url=http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/5/4397972/windows-8-tablets-free-word-excel-powerpoint-onenote]According to The Verge[/url], which quoted Windows CFO Tami Reller at Computex on Wednesday, Microsoft will allow vendors to bundle Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote into 7- and 8-inch [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/]tablets[/url] running [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/windows-8-review/]Windows 8[/url]. Outlook 2013 will not be bundled with the device, despite the fact that Windows RT 8.1, the latest version of that software, [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57587700-75/outlook-finally-coming-to-windows-rt-tablets/]will come with Outlook RT[/url]. Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57587740-75/office-2013-to-be-bundled-with-smaller-windows-8-tablets/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/at
Galaxy S4 Active takes a waterproof tack
Samsung's long-rumored [url=http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/samsung-galaxy-s4-active-leaks-better-looking-than-the-s4-50011270/]Galaxy S4 Active[/url] has entered the realm of officialdom at last, and will be out in the U.K. this summer, Samsung has confirmed. The S4 Active is a rugged version of the regular S4, aimed at outdoorsy types who don't want a phone that'll faint at the first sight of dust or water. The phone has a sealed design that -- Samsung [url=http://global.samsungtomorrow.com/?p=24447]promises[/url] -- will protect the S4 Active from water damage for up to 30 minutes of submergence at a depth of one meter. More than enough protection against dropping it in your pint, then, but Samsung also reckons you'll be able to take underwater photos using the Active's 8-megapixel camera, and a new "Aqua Mode." Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57587736-94/galaxy-s4-active-takes-a-waterproof-tack/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot
Outlook finally coming to Windows RT tablets
Consumers who own tablets running Microsoft's Windows RT operating system will get a new version of the software giant's widely used e-mail program, Outlook 2013 RT, later this year. At the Computex computer trade show in Taiwan, Microsoft said Wednesday that the e-mail program will be included as part of the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/windows-8-review/]Windows 8[/url].1 update [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57584370-75/windows-blue-gets-official-name-windows-8.1/]announced last month[/url]. Outlook 2013 RT will be available as a free update for [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/]tablets[/url] running Windows RT, the scaled-down version of Windows 8, and will be included in Windows RT devices going forward. When Microsoft rolled out Windows RT last year, it included other Office applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, but not Outlook. Speculation mounted in recent months that [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57578078-75/microsoft-outlook-ready-to-
Intel's 'Thunderbolt 2' official, coming later this year
Intel has officially dubbed the next version of its high-speed port "Thunderbolt 2." The technology was actually [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57578503-76/intel-shows-off-speedier-thunderbolt-tech/]revealed at the National Association of Broadcasters conference in April[/url] under the code name Falcon Ridge. Technically, Thunderbolt 2 is a controller chip that doubles the speed of the first-generation port, supporting up to 20Gbps bidirectionally. That means the cables can now support both transferring a 4K video and putting it on screen at the same time. Current versions of Thunderbolt are limited to an individual 10Gbs channel each for both data and display, less than the required bandwidth for 4K video transfer, Intel said in a [url=http://blogs.intel.com/technology/]blog post[/url] Tuesday. Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57587687-92/intels-thunderbolt-2-official-coming-later-this-year/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroo
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