Released barely a week ago, the Google Chromecast is making a lot of headlines in the tech world. Although many people are pointing out the limitations, I believe that Google may have actually just made the first step in cracking the the Smart TV problem.
While attending the IT Connect conference in May I was introduced to a line of firewalls from ZyXEL. I had actually heard about them before and even wrote a little about the content filtering option in a previous post. However, it is a different thing to have read about a device and to have somebody who knows the ins and outs of it take you through each configuration page and show you what it can do (thanks Marcelo). That is why I can say that I was “introduced” to it in May. Read more
From the day that that the iPad was announced I have been excited about the potential for tablet computing. Over time I have become even more convinced of the benefits of mobile tech for our work. The importance of the combination of instant on, low powered ARM processors, solid state storage, and touch based interaction cannot be over emphasized. Read more
I’m going to continue with what could be considered another tangent, but like the company’s philosophy, it has many implications for how the device can be used. In nature, an ecosystem is the environment around an organism that allows it to eat, breathe and live. A computing device also relies on outside influences to make it useful. This is why a company can come out with a brilliant device and it can flop, or a mediocre device and it can sell like hotcakes. Read more
The first word that I could think of to describe Windows RT on the Surface, and still the best word that I have come up with is fluid. As I mentioned in a previous post, the Windows 8 app design does not think in terms of screen size, but rather just flows off the edge of the screen. If you don’t see what you are looking for, just swipe right to left and scroll until you find what you want. Read more