10 Cloud, Mobile Product Launches That Will Define... →
Apple’s iCloud Apple iOS 5 Chromebooks HP TouchPad Windows Phone 7 “Mango” Update The Glut of Android Tablets Mac OS X “Lion” Microsoft Skype Division Motorola Photon 4G The 4G-Capable RIM BlackBerry PlayBook
5 Ways the Advertising Industry Is Preparing for a... →
DotCloud: The Cloud's New Developer Hotshot? (via... →
What does the winner of Structure 2011’s startup competition have that Google App Engine, Force.com, and Heroku don’t?
Web Optimization: Managing Your Task List (via... →
The first step in top task management is carrying out a task situation analysis in order to understand the whole range of customer tasks that exist. I call this list of customer tasks the Longlist, and discussed longlist information sources last week. The next step is managing your task list. Methinks: Making a list… Checking it twice
Google Unveils Google+ Social Networking Project... →
Methinks Very interesting. This an a few other things coming out this week shows a trends I first described two years ago. That the next step in social media is integration of the platforms via API. This is part of it, as well as the apps available.
Cloud isn't making IT irrelevant; IT is doing that... →
Not keeping ahead of user demand gives users rein to go ahead on their own. Methinks: Yup, and I meet professionals like this every day.
Easy, Cheap Ways to Connect to Your Computer... →
“The idea of a mobile workforce is getting more appealing as the abilities of computers evolve and grow. The need to have your employees constantly in the workplace is no longer an issue as they will most likely have all the tools they need at home. Even outside the workplace, many of us want to be able to connect back to our PCs at home to access some files among other things.” ...
Google Speeds Up Web-Page Downloads with SPDY... →
“SPDY (pronounced “speedy”) could become a staple within the next wave of improvements in the Internet and World Wide Web. This is a Google-led, open-source, TCP-based application-level protocol for transporting Web content faster than it has ever traveled before.” Methinks: The only constant is change… but cool!
Hello World: Build a mobile app in five minutes... →
“Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 makes it easy for you to build mobile apps for a variety of devices using the same workflow you use to build web or desktop applications today. You can now build apps to run on the Apple iOS, Google Android, and BlackBerry Tablet OS platforms.” Methinks: Nice tutorial, good job Flash!
10 IT Skills that Today's High School Kids Have -... →
1. Blogging 2. Linux 3. Programming 4. Game Consoles and on-line games 5. Hardware 6. Texting 7. Twitter 8. Web design/Multi-media 9. Facebook 10. Tech Support
Forrester Consulting - Optimizing Users and... →
Methinks: While over three years old, this paper outlines sounds recommendations… and shows they had some foresight.
How to track Social Media within Google Analytics... →
“By adding a few Advanced Segment filters to your Google Analytics account, you can easily pinpoint social media interactions, and thus the associated traffic sources for your web property.” Methinks: Good tutorial!
Flash Platform in Action - Adobe AIR 2.7: Faster App Performance on iOS (via http://tv.adobe.com)
Special Report: Hot Topic: Tablets (via... →
10 Hot TabletsTimes are good for tablets. Forrester has projected sales to double in 2011. An influx of Android tablets has made the space more competitive, leaving business persons and consumers alike with an abundance of new tablets to choose from, including a second-generation iPad. Check out these new and notable options. Read more >
Build Mobile Apps for Android Devices, BlackBerry... →
“developers can quickly build and distribute apps through the Android Market, BlackBerry App World and Apple App Store using one tool chain, programming language and code base—a first for developers” Methinks: An excellent step forward! Now I am looking for create export to HTML5 support.
10 Reasons Why HP's TouchPad Might Be iPad's Top... →
1. HP understands the value of hardware design 2. HP controls software design 3. PC plans are important 4. The device has the must-have big display 5. The HP brand will help 6. The enterprise will listen 7. HP’s market share matters 8. Developers will support it 9. It has the cash to invest 10. The timing is perfect Methinks: I look forward to seeing it in the wild
Tech's future: Huge screens, ARM servers,... →
MoMA CIO, Forrester analyst give near-term predictions for tech. One possible spoiler: Smartphones won’t necessarily rule Methinks: I couldn’t agree more. I’m looking for cross-vendor software solutions that allow apps to move seamlessly between 4 primary devices size. These are 4-5” mobile smartphones, 9-10” tablets, 15-17” desktop/laptops and 27’+...
10 Tech Skills That Are Heading the Way of the... →
What they say… 1. Software Installation and Support 2. Email 3. Telephony 4. IPv4 Subnetting 5. Typing (or the rise of IM speech) 6. Non-TCP/IP Networks 7. Hardware 8. HTML - Web Developer 9. Older Server Operating Systems and Server-based Applications 10. COBOL Methinks: not a bad list overall, but I disagree with the last to. While visual design tools get better and better...
The Boss Can Build Apps Now (via @FastCompany) →
Appirio’s framework puts the geeky power to build iOS apps in the hands of any enterprise user. Goodbye, T&E reports. Hello, “ExpenseVille.”
IT Security & Network Security News Top 10 PIN... →
“People choosing “1234,” “0000” and “1111” as their passcode “are doing the equivalent of locking up their cars with a piece of thin string,” The most common values were: 1234, 0000, 2580, 1111, 5555, 5683, 0852, 2222, 1212 and 1998.
Twenty Feet: The social media tool you’ve all been... →
If you are like me and use social media on a regular basis you are probably obsessed with stats from your various different networks, sites, blogs and sharing tools. Finding out all those stats is usually quite a manual process of logging in and out of several accounts and most people I know check their Google Analytics account about 10 times a day. I’ve always craved a dashboard that would pull...
Microsoft Now Allows Easy Mapping of its Data... →
Microsoft’s Windows Azure DataMarket, the company’s online store of various large data sets, has partnered with Colorado-based web mapping software service OnTerra Systems to offer a quick map view of all data in the data store that has a geographic component. Methinks: Nice!
World IPv6 Day Ends, Everyone Goes Back to IPv4... →
After a successful day of testing out IPv6, most organizations have gone back to IPv4, business as usual. Methinks: So the tech is good, but way too many people have older equipment and are not ready.
Pugpig: iPhone, iPad HTML Reader That Feels Like a... →
They call it Pugpig and it just might revolutionize how we publish content to iOS-powered mobile devices. Pugpig is an open source framework that enables you to publish HTML5 content in the form of a magazine, book or newspaper to iPhone and iPad devices. It’s slick and feels like you are using a native app (we tested the it on the iPad). Is this the future of mobile publishing?
Mobile’s Not Just About Marketing; It’s About... →
Mobile technology is not only changing the ways companies market. It is fundamentally changing the way people conduct business, and the printing industry is no exception. Methinks: Good points
Facebook’s Newest Talent Acquisition Is All About... →
Facebook has acquired the team behind Sofa, an Amsterdam-based software firm known for its design prowess. Methinks: Its shows how important good visual design is.
Enhance Traffic Controls and Billing with Google... →
Last November Google launched a new API console to help developers manage the Google APIs they use in applications and websites. When launched, the API console provided tools for managing 8 of Google APIs, including traffic controls, an API limit list, and a form for requesting more usage. The console also provided reports, with a graph for each activated API showing a breakdown of requests....
Replacing Your Web CMS May Be Exactly the Wrong... →
“Dissatisfaction is spreading through the world of web content management like an epidemic, and while it’s easiest to pass the blame off on the tools you use, chances are that good ol’ fashioned human failures are the actual culprit. In fact, changing content management platforms could be the most detrimental thing you do for your company this year.”
Lessons the Mobile Revolution Can Teach Us (via... →
Methinks: On one had there are good point in this blog like the importance of separating content from format and adopting a Mobile First philosophy. On the other-hand these are things that we’ve been preaching for years. I will however take a look at the new eBook.
How To Embed Practically Anything On Your Blog or... →
Methinks: This is in our ICARUS Structure Content toolset
Microdata Wins - Schema.org Brings Richer Web (... →
Google, Bing and Yahoo jointly announced a new initiative today at Schema.org to create and support a common vocabulary for structured data markup on web pages in Microdata. Methinks: Industry agreement always is a good thing. We’ve been using microformatting for some time. But this will allow us to use it on purpose and rely on certain standardized structures.
The parting of Linux and Mono (via itworld.com) →
Methinks: Mono, I hardly knew ya
NFC and the Internet of Things (via... →
Exchange and Outlook Blog by B. K. Winstead Two months ago, I don’t think I’d heard of near field communications (NFC). And now, it seems to be coming up in daily conversation. Granted, my daily conversations tend to be with people in and around the technology world, specifically in messaging and mobile communications; your daily conversations might vary. But this often seems to be...
How To Manage Primary Cloud Storage (via... →
Cloud storage is often thought of as a secondary storage area, a place to hold backup’s or archives, but for an increasing number of organizations it is also becoming a primary storage area. Methinks: I would love this - but you have to have the bandwidth!
To Cloud or to Compute, That’s the Question (via... →
The ultimate dream of any marketer is to have its brand become a verb Methinks: Io me this is not even a question
Mobile App Trends Series (via @mashable) →