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Steve Jobs Post-PC Era:The Computing Divides

Steve Jobs in his announcement of the Apple iPad 2  emphasized that client computing has reached a Post-PC era. In fact, Jobs cited the complete product line of Apple iDevices as leading the way into the new Post-PC era of computing . Nowhere has this  Computing Divide of the Post-PC Era  been made more apparent than in a …

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Client Software Development – 3 Added Degrees of Complexity

There is no doubt that the classic Computing World is fragmenting. No more the Wintel monopoly as it is losing its 90% market share dominance of the personal computing client scene to upstart Apple iDevices, Android smartphones plus a wave of RIM,Dell, Samsung, Archos and other tablets. The PC, even in laptop form, is no …

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Why Is Steve Jobs Helping Steve Ballmer?

Given that no love has supposedly been lost between them, it is passingly strange that Apple’s Steve Jobs appears to be secretly helping  Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer. What? Can’ t ye Editor see that Apple’s Steve Jobs has been applying a whupping to  Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer for the past ten years. Just check  the new multimedia …

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IE9: Such a Disappointment

IEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE9, what a disappointment! It would not be so bad if Microsoft had managed expectations better. But the ACID3 scores going from 55% to 95%. And all the accelerated graphics routines. And the promise of Canvas, SVG, and HTML5 support. Shades of Windows 3.1 days when the Redmond boys won on glitz over substance[a foreshadowing …

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The IE Boast

This advertisement that is appearing all over the Web is a dual edged sword. On one hand it is trying to encourage users to upgrade from IE7 and IE6 [the latter is particularly backward in features  and more security-error prone]. But on  the other hand the ad  invites jaunty humor like “So far … and …

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Google Ads

Be honest now, how many times have you seen an ad for a Google product – magazine, newspaper, web banner – any and all media accepted?? Okay, 10 years ago there were the ads for the Google Search appliance, a server box loaded up with Google search goodies that could be plugged into your network.But …

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Windows Phone 7 : Unstoppable Trainwreck Unfolding 4

Update 3: eWeek’s Don Reisinger dishes out some tough love In a presentation on 10 smartphone and tablet flaws,  Microsoft and RIM bear the brunt of Don’s slings and arrows,  as he tells the vendors what are their “showstopper flaws”. Update 2: More Windows Phone 7 Unfoldings from Dec 27. 2010 eWeek has a late December update on …

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Browser Negligence: What to Do About Microsoft

In the previous posting showing two online and live Paint programs developed by Finnish University professors, one can get an idea of which browser vendors are supporting SVG vectore graphic and HTML5’s bitmap canvas commands. These capabilities are key to Web 2.0 flourishing. Here are the results using the latest browser versions from all the …

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Gaming Widgets and the Change in the RAIA Race

Get the <a href=”http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/bubbles-game” mce_href=”http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/bubbles-game”>Bubbles</a> widget and many other <a href=”http://www.widgetbox.com/” mce_href=”http://www.widgetbox.com/”>great free widgets</a> at <a href=”http://www.widgetbox.com” mce_href=”http://www.widgetbox.com”>Widgetbox</a>! The following game widget can be found here. What is interesting is that it is available in 3 formats: 1)JavaScript – as used just above here 2)Flash – which can embed on just about any website 3)MySpace …

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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Microsoft

We have titled this note a la Steve Ballmer mode [you know “developers, Developers, DEVELOPERS”] as Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer pledged allegiance to Microsoft’s developers. I suspect that ordinary Windows users, including most businesses, wish that Steve had made an equivalent pledge to Windows users. Nope – instead he delivered Vista which is slower, more …

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Enterprise Browser Analysis: IE8 As Laggard

eWeek’s Jim Rapoza has done a comprehensive survey of Web browsers evaluating their suitability for Enterprise Applications. This is ever more important in the business world as Cloud Computing accelerates and Web 2.0 programs dominate new Enterprise Applications . Also Netbooks/Smartphones are becoming ever more prevalent with much better browser and Web connections. So businesses …

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