This week brought two big announcements that may change the way you stream TV shows and movies. First was the release of the iOS 4.2.1 software update, which brought AirPlay front and center among the big feature improvements for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad users. Initially, AirPlay makes the most sense for Apple TV owners [...]
Information Technology News and Announcements for the Software and Services that matter.
Since August of 2006, over 25 million people have switched over to Google Apps for business, education, and government. While this user-base was growing, Google has played it smart and kept things simple. For the past 4 years when a Google Apps user logged in they were only able to access Gmail, Google Docs, Google [...]
Google Docs has gone mobile. Well, not yet – but they’ve said we’re only days away. Yup, this week is just full of mobile surprises from Google (apparently it is also a good week to own an iPhone.) Soon you’ll be to edit Google Docs on your iOS, or Android device. But, don’t let me [...]
All last week, a certain prominent tech blog has been forecasting the demise of our old friend Gmail, all in anticipation of a big announcement from Facebook scheduled for this Monday. After much fervent speculation, and one ridiculous false lead regarding an employee Outlook web access portal, Mark Zuckerberg finally broke the news about the [...]
With all the presents we’re getting around Christmas and the upcoming year of 2011, Microsoft has decided to surprise us too. Microsoft’s seventh retail store is opening this week in Bellevue. Aside from just purchasing Microsoft products, you will be able to test most of them, play some Kinect, talk to an expert or attend [...]
Just like last year, Google is teaming up with different U.S. airlines to bring free WiFi internet to airports and on flights. From November 20 through January 2, this deal is live and groovy baby!
Back in September, we showed you Google Instant Search, the new love-or-hate feature from Google that let’s you see results as you type. Frankly, when I first saw this, I wasn’t thrilled—like most people who use computers 8 to 12 hours a day, I type fast enough that the results just whizz by unheeded. The [...]
Good news, everyone*! Remember back in February 2010, when that Orwellian Internet search/cloud computer/advertising tech giant automatically signed us up for its newfangled social media platform, Google Buzz? And remember how mad we were when Google automatically added everyone that you’ve ever emailed with any frequency to your contacts list, thereby revealing your sordid Gmail [...]
Starting this November, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is offering a few of its most popular services for web application hosting, including 5 GB of Amazon S3 storage, one Amazon E2 Micro Instance, 30 GB of AWS data transfer and others bundled into a free package for new customers. They’re calling it the AWS Free Usage [...]
By IT I mean, Information Technology. Move over Microsoft, let me introduce you to a new offering from Dropbox called Dropbox for Teams. A new product which takes the Dropbox service we have all come to love and adapts it for the corporation. Is it any good? Well, my prediction is in Q1 2011: Dropbox [...]
Google has been making quite a few changes around its services recently like the HUGE 4K Video Format in YouTube and The Addition of VOIP in Gmail. Today, Google has yet another new feature to introduce to us to – the Priority Inbox for Gmail. The Priority Inbox serves as your own personal E-Mail secretary [...]
Want to be on one of those popular TV shows where a dude like Simon Cowell nitpicks your abilities and others get to see it? Then today is your lucky day! America’s Got Talent will be recruiting performers straight from YouTube for a special segment with a $1,000,000 prize. Can you sing, dance, juggle, make [...]
Coming as a big surprise I recently received an email from lala.com informing me that it was shutting down. Despite the fact that there are better music streaming sites such as Pandora or Grooveshark, lala has always been my go-to for downloading purchased music because of their groovy prices. Looks like the Apple owned site [...]