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Windows Device Chief Killing RT Tablet OS

Posted: November 30th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid, Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Windows Device Chief Killing RT Tablet OS

Julie Larson-Green to Kill-off RT Tablet OSMicrosoft’s head of Devices, Julie Larson-Green has caused a stir in the tablet market, unofficially announcing that the Tech-behemoth would only be running with two – of three – operating systems for mobile devices.

Microsoft currently runs Windows Phone, RT and Windows 8 on tablets and phones. Punters are betting large on RT being the odd OS out.

RT was developed solely to take advantage of ARMs 32-bit architecture, giving devices like Surface super thinness and power efficiency.

RT is a cutdown version of Windows 8, sitting smack in the middle of Phone and 8, with more functionality than Phone but less functionality of 8.

Devices currently running Windows RT have a selection of scaled back, bundled programs – MS Office 2013 – however, it’s inherently incompatible with previous versions of Windows.

Punters it seems are flexing their purchasing power, choosing full-blown Windows 8 rather than the OEM only RT as their tablet OS :: Read the full article »»»»

Spool Raises Funding to Help You Take the Web Offline

Posted: January 5th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Spool Raises Funding to Help You Take the Web Offline

Spool All Things DSpool, which offers a nifty service for saving Web videos and articles for later viewing offline on Android, iOS and HTML5-compatible devices, has raised $1 million in funding from SV Angel, Felicis Ventures, Vivi Nevo and others. The Spool service is made for commuters, travelers and people with limited mobile data plans. It automatically downloads and syncs content between devices when possible. It’s still in limited beta testing, but Spool co-founder Avichal Garg said to expect broader availability in the next few months. This isn’t just a storage service. Users can store links for their own private use, and also in the process send them to one or more of their Facebook friends. While Spool might be most easily compared to services like Readability, Read It Later and Instapaper, Garg made other comparisons.

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FORBES: Why Didn’t Apple Stop Google’s Flawed iOS Gmail App?

Posted: November 4th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Forbes, Social Media, Technoid, Technology | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on FORBES: Why Didn’t Apple Stop Google’s Flawed iOS Gmail App?

iOS Gmail iPhone AppThere must have been joy at Apple when the new and seriously flawed Google Gmail app for Apple iOS devices arrived for testing. The app appeared in the Apple App Store for only a short time earlier today before being pulled. As Google tweeted about the mishap, “The iOS app we launched today contained a bug with notifications. We have pulled the app to fix the problem. Sorry we messed up” If Apple’s previous handling of new apps is any indication, Apple got the app, tested it, must have found the obvious bugs, and released it to the App Store anyway. How better to embarrass Google, its now arch-enemy? So what about Apple jerking around its customers? Google may have been foolish to submit the app with such easily discoverable problems. Still, is allowing Google to make a fool of itself really worthy of Apple allowing the app to be downloaded by Apple customers?

I think we all know that answer. And it makes Apple look a lot worse than Google.

The app was pulled so quickly, I almost imagine Apple was waiting for Google’s call and jerked the app fast enough to avoid major user headaches, but slowly enough to make Google look stupid.

It’s OK for Google and Apple to play games with one another. It’s not OK to catch customers in the crossfire. Obviously, Steve Jobs’ “take no prisioners” attitude lives on in Cupertino. Read the full article »»»»