Acrobat X Upgrade Rides on back of Office 2010

Planning to upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010 during the next year? Then don’t forget about upgrading to Adobe Acrobat X too. You’ll need money in the budget to upgrade Acrobat 7, 8, 9 Standard and Pro to Acrobat X. Major software...

12/27/2010

Photoshop Templates Divulge More About Windows Phone 7 User Interface

Microsoft's taking bold risks with Windows Phone 7, sporting the new "Metro" user interface that's designed from the ground up. No Windows Mobile 6.5 makeover here. While I'm pretty much holding back judgment on the new Microsoft...

07/21/2010

Top 10 Apple iPhone 4 Press Conference Responses and Why Microsoft Is To Blame

Here's a tongue-in-cheek look at the top 10 possible announcements Apple will make at today's iPhone 4 press conference. 1. A $29.99 “bumper” case available in August will solve the antenna problem. 2. The “bumper” case will be...

07/16/2010

Windows XP SP2 All Set For Retirement. XP SP3 or Windows 7?

Windows XP SP2 has proven itself the stalwart of recent Windows operating system versions. Many organizations opted to stay on XP (SP2 or SP3) for some time, bypassing the Vista upgrade and hold out for a viable Windows 7. It's akin...

06/23/2010

Will iPhone 4's FaceTime See Much Face Time?

In many ways the iPhone 4 launch was a tale of two cities; Apple innovating with elegant hardware improvements in size, weight, screen and antenna, and Apple playing catchup with other features lagging in the iPhone OS, such as...

06/09/2010

Did iPhone apps, movies, music or web surfing kill AT&T's unlimited usage plan?

iPhone, Google Android phones, Windows 7 Mobile, SmartPhones, etc… More cellular data bandwidth is always better, right? If you can get an unlimited plan, that's better right? Maybe, if you're willing to pay for it…and now, only if...

06/04/2010

Apple iPad - The Netbook/Tablet PC/Low End Laptop Killer

Well, I'm impressed with what Apple's put in the new iPad. My view on the iPad? It will be a big hit. iPad is a Kindle, netbook, tablet PC and (to some degree) low end laptop killer. The iPad is also a viable alternative to laptop...

01/27/2010

7 Apple iTablet/iSlate/iPad Rumors That Will Live Or Die

Wow, there's nearly as much interest in today's Apple iTablet/iSlate/iPad announcement as there was back with the original Macintosh. The amount of rumors and wild speculation, including product mockups and videos... it's simply...

01/27/2010

Will Microsoft Lose the Tablet Market to Apple Too?

Microsoft's failing to even show a heartbeat of a mobile OS response to the Apple iPhone and Google Android is not new news. The next shoe to fall may be the tablet market, with tomorrow's expected announcement of the iSlate,...

01/26/2010

Steve Ballmer: Google Android "just some words on paper". You can say the same about Windows Mobile 7 today.

Google Android is winning over customers, whether Microsoft's Steve Ballmer wants to admit it or not. In a Tokyo press conference in 2007, Ballmer referred to Google's upcoming Android OS as "just some words on paper right now" and...

01/22/2010

Google's Loss in China is Microsoft's Gain

Big topic this week… Google retaliates against China's government attacks on Google's intellectual property and human rights activists email accounts. Ballmer say's we'll stay and obey Chinese laws. There's an old saying; "don't get...

01/15/2010

In The Face Of Overwhelming Functionality

SharePoint team site, .NET application, iPhone app, or web application; no matter the type, I've learned (mostly the hard way) that creating software isn't necessarily about creating the most functionality or relying on added...

01/11/2010

Microsoft Outpaces Google with Single Sign-On For Linked Accounts

One Google account, one Windows Live account. That's my ideal goal. One of my promises to myself over the holidays was to clean up and consolidate various online accounts I've set up on Google and Windows Live over time. I'm never...

01/08/2010

How To Run Windows 7 Virtualized on Mac OS X

Windows 7 is my primary desktop but lately the amount of iPhone work I've been doing has prompted me to swap hardware so I could have my Mac Xcode development environment with me when I'm mobile. Thus, came the need to figure out: 1)...

12/08/2009

Can You Work On A Virtualized Windows Desktop?

I’m using a Macbook Pro laptop running OS X and I have Windows 7 installed on the Bootcamp partition. Normally this kind of setup only lets you boot up either Mac OS X or Windows, but with VMware Fusion 3 for Mac OS X I can run...

12/07/2009

Productivity Hazards of Windows Updates

Patch Tuesday. Windows updates. Microsoft Office updates. It's a necessary evil, making sure your Windows computers are up to date with the latest vulnerability patches. Patch "whatever day" for Microsoft, Oracle, Apple and others...

11/30/2009

Will Browser Extensions Make Their Way Into Chrome OS

Firefox has shown us the value of being able to customize your web browser through extentions. Extensions are coming in the Chrome 4 browser beta. Developers creating extensions per Google's developer documentation can now upload...

11/25/2009

Chrome OS Gets Grade of C-

You either see Chrome OS's all browser OS approach as revolutionizing the PC industry or then next "technology solution looking for a problem" doomed to fail. Google's approach with Chrome OS is certainly radically different from the...

11/24/2009

Google Chrome OS - Web Optimized Browser On Steriods

Google's laying it all out on the table with Chrome OS. My editor posted an excellent article about Chrome OS and we're already expecting a Chrome OS update from Google. Despite the distraction of a bank robbery and shooting in our...

11/23/2009

3 Most Important Announcements about Microsoft's Azure Cloud

Microsoft's Ray Ozzie significantly blew past the basic Exchange, SharePoint and SQL database hosting services with the Azure announcements at PDC 2009 yesterday. The announcements also blow right past Amazon EC2 and targets...

11/18/2009

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