According to @IDC, Apple Q2 shipments of phones declined year over year. Android and Windows grew slightly. Android is clear market share leader. Windows passed Blackberry. Details here. http://bit.ly/13jUiZb
Interesting but I wonder if it's more with the fault of the bank? Key thing I'm disliking is that you can obtain banking information from the phone and on top of that be able to transfer any amount to your liking. Any personal information should never be stored in any data format on a device, especially one that can be used outside of that device to obtain currency.
People consisitently screw up the time zone abbreviation for Eastern Time by using "EST" in the summer when they really mean "EDT". How about we just use "ET" all the time unless we are in the Caribbean where it actually varies?
The fact that there was an outage does not bother me. What bothers me how the google.com/appsstatus page was updated. As soon as 2 of my colleagues reported that their email was not working I went to Twitter. It was already blowing up with reports of the "great email outage of 2014". It was about 15 minutes later that Apps Status had the entry, "We're investigating reports of an issue with Gmail. We will provide more information shortly." "Shortly" was an hour later. This lack of transparency may be acceptable for free Gmail, but it falls short for paying customers relying on Gmail to run their businesses. I expect better from one of the largest, best companies on the planet.
Earlier today, most Google users who use logged-in services like Gmail, Google+, Calendar and Documents found they were unable to access those services for approximately 25 minutes. For about 10 percent of users, the problem ...
On the cusp of year 02014, read how a group of long term thinkers are building a 10,000 year clock inside a mountain in West Texas. It will be human and solar powered and it will chime each day at noon with a never-repeated melody. At each anniversary, a mechanical animation will entertain those lucky enough to be present. The purpose is to help us all think about how to be better ancestors. Jeffrey Bezos, founder of Amazon, has funded the effort. The science of building a clock to last 10,000 years without maintenance is quite interesting. Happy new year! http://longnow.org/clock/
Tom Skidmore, Architect of Dominion Hosting Services, has been invited to speak at the November Amazon Web Services conference in Las Vegas. He'll be describing the innovative "direct connect" we have with Amazon cloud hosting at our Ashburn, VA hosting facility. This is an example of a Hybrid Cloud system, where we own and maintain servers but also connect and burst to take advantage of cloud-based servers. Tom is helping lead Dominion Enterprises to the cloud.
Gartner's brochure hawking its annual IT Summit in Orlando in the fall included this sentence: "To support the fluid dynamics of the nexus of forces, providers of technology will have to get comfortable with a new complexion of control, one where autonomy is provided against a nonintrusive foundation of revitalized infrastructure and operational systems and processes." Prose like this makes me wish Google had a "BS to English" translation tool.