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Mi-Fi

Mi-Fi

When I upgraded my office laptop late this spring one thing that kind of disappointed me at first was the lack of ease for the inclusion of a built-in wireless carrier ‘modem’. I put that term in single quotes, because of course my issue with the fact they do no modulation/demodulation – being instead digital all the way through, but that is another blog for another day. When I got my last laptop I just added the option for the appropriate carrier. Today, it is a separate unit that I then have to add-on my own – not really a big deal, but it got me to thinking…

Technology Updates

Technology Updates

So much has happened the last couple of days that are big technology news I decided to get a jump-start on things and give a quick synopsis of things that have been happening. Some of them, like the release of iOS 5 and Ubuntu 11.10 were expected, though the seeming failure to launch (at least well) of the iOS update was not anticipated. Similarly the death of Dennis Ritchie, computer scientist and developer of the C programming language was not expected. And oddly, I feel out-of-place sitting in a coffee shop using a non-mac based machine – who would have ever thought that?

iPhone 4S & Steve Jobs

iPhone 4S & Steve Jobs

My plan was to talk about the iPhone 4S, the latest in that famed line of technology changers today, but do so without mentioning Steve Jobs and his loss to cancer this week just would not be right. So I will give a bit of this post to both the phone the revolutionized the way we communicate and view our world in its latest version as well as the wonderful human being who brought us that device and new vision of the world – Steve Jobs. Now on second thought, I think I am going to have wait on the Steve Jobs post until another day…

My plan was to talk about the iPhone 4S, the latest in that famed line of technology changers today, but do so with mentioning Steve Jobs and his loss to cancer this week just would not be right. So I will give a bit of this post to both the phone the revolutionized the way we communicate and view our world in its latest version as well as the wonderful human being who brought us that device and new vision of the world – Steve Jobs.

Kindle Fire & Refreshes

Kindle Fire & Refreshes

For Tech Friday today I would be remiss if I wrote about anything besides the Amazon’s new Kindle lineup, including three refreshes of the current product in different formats and the much-anticipated Kindle Fire. I do have to admit that, that my interest in the announcement that a neutrino particle was timed moving fast then the speed of light late last week was a close second, especially when considering what that could mean for relativity and all the last hundred years of physics. It will have to wait for yet another week though given next week all the hype will be on the anticipated iPhone 5. Okay, enough of the tease, on the Kindles…

Jobs & Apple

Jobs & Apple

As usual, I am running a few weeks behind the big news. For those that are even more out of the loop, (not saying I did not know until now, just now getting to blogging) Steve Jobs resigned his position at Apple a couple of weeks back. He remains in his position on the board but will not be involved on day-to-day operations of the company as he has so often been in the past. Of course this brings to the front, the big question of how will Apple do as a company going forward in regards to keeping the almost cult like following, continue to come out with major market shaking innovations, and of course continue to be profitable enough to make stock holders happy. And now tech Friday…

Microsoft Acquiring Skype

Microsoft Acquiring Skype

Continuing the concept started last week with Friday being a week in technology happenings and observations, I am kicking off today with the big news that Skype will be acquired by Microsoft. The deal was announced this week, after you will recall just last week Facebook and Google were both considered suitors in the case of Skype but there was no mention of the Microsoft. The deal is worth some 8.5 billion, yes, with a ‘b’ – making it the largest acquisition which Microsoft has done. Lots of questions remain and there is much speculation about the deal.

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