Let’s get started, I’m not in love w/ the new naming system for the iPad.
“New” should never be in any products name, let alone a real piece of
technology (will the next one be New New? or New and Improved iPad?).
Ridiculous. That said, Apple has certainly upped their internal standards (as
the iPad 2 was showing its age and limitations in a few aspects).
The first huge upgrade is the screen. While I still disagree with the 4:3
aspect ratio, Apple has quadrupled the pixels to a ridiculous 2048×1536. At
1536p it certainly is beyond 720p or 1080p (hd resolutions) but will this be
a positive in the long run?
The second upgrade is the CPU/GPU pairing. Apple has implemented a dual-core
CPU with a quad-core GPU, claiming better speed and performance than the
current king on the block – NVIDIA‘s Tegra 3 architecture. I do not buy
these blanket statements ... (more)
Wireless Technology Magazine on Ulitzer
Nokia's Symbian operating system is now open source and free to all comers
like Google's Android OS.
It's advertised as the largest conversion of proprietary software to open
source ever by the Symbian Foundation, which shepherded it out.
Code for some features lags the release, which is four months ahead of its
June deadline but two years after Android came out.
Old-style Symbian is used on 330 million phones currently made by Nokia,
Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Fujitsu and Sharp. The new stuff is meant to draw
more fellow travelers.
The open ... (more)
Having alienated carriers like Sprint and Verizon by trying to sell its
Android-based Nexus One phone direct to the consumer from its
google.com/phone online store - Google's attempt to change the traditional
cell phone sales model - it's killing the four-month-old store, describing it
as merely "niche channel for early adopters," meaning its sales have been
It swears it's because "many customers like a hands-on experience before
buying a phone, and they also want a wide range of service plans to chose
Google was trying to sell a Nexus One for $529 without a con... (more)
The Zürich-based Myriad Group, which is already being sued by Oracle for
ceasing to pay what Myriad claims are excessive Java licensing fees, appears
to be daring Oracle to find new grounds to take it to court.
On Tuesday Myriad announced that it was going to try to get between Oracle
and its God-given right to collect Java taxes - just like Google has with
Android - and launch a thing called Alien Dalvik that will let Android apps
run on non-Android platforms.
It means to begin, oddly enough, with the not-very-promising MeeGo Linux
operating system and show off what it's got so ... (more)
Security of every kind of device from hand-held to Cloud was discussed at
this one day conference in Honolulu hosted by Data Connectors. There were 8,
approximately one-hour sessions from 8:15 to 16:15.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort &
2552 Kalakaua Avenue,
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815 USA
Here is a A-Z list of companies that... (more)
Technology sure does make strange bedfellows.
The federal government's newest cloud service provider is one that may elicit
surprise. It's the same agency that oversees farm policy and food safety -
the US Department of Agriculture.
The USDA has been certified to provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and
Platforms as a Service (PaaS) under the Federal Risk and Authorization
Management Program, a rigorous security-approval program overseen by the
General Services Administration. The USDA now offers FedRAMP-certified cloud
services to other federal agencies, as well as to stat... (more)