Microsoft and Google have had some interesting announcements to make at their respective keynotes this month. In addition to introducing the world to the first Microsoft-produced Windows computer, Microsoft has made a bold statement in just how important the tablet market is to its long-term …continue reading
Google announced a slew of new products and updates to the Android operating system including the Nexus 7, a joint collaboration between Google and Asus. In addition to the new tablet, Google also introduced the world to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which includes a number …continue reading
If you own a Nook or a Kindle device, it is expected that you can access every genre of written material from biographies to science fiction from your respective libraries. These libraries are at your fingertips when you visit the Barnes & Noble or Amazon …continue reading
Do we decide how to behave?
Maybe I have decided to be an antisocial misfit, or simply a stuck-in-the-rut, crusty old man. Today for the first time I logged onto my Facebook account and scrolled through a few interesting, and mostly uninteresting entries. Eons ago …continue reading
Rock-paper-scissors has always been one of those games that you play with the notion in mind that the victor is the luckier of the two. A long-time settler of disputes, rock-paper-scissors has been the deciding factor in many impasses where two (or more) individuals felt …continue reading
Wednesday, Google announced a brand-new Android tablet that not only features Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but a quad-core Tegra 3 processor wrapped into a compact tablet that costs just $199.
So, what’s the twist? At 7″, the Nexus 7 is being promoted strictly as a …continue reading
There has been a lot of talk around the Internet about Google and questions as to why it hasn’t yet provided an upgrade for Android users in the latest release of its Ice Cream Sandwich. In general, the complaints revolve around companies being slow in …continue reading
Google had a lot to say about Jelly Bean, the next big update to Android expected to roll out sometime in the coming months. In addition to Project Butter, there are a number of changes coming to the platform with Jelly Bean.
Android 4.1 Jelly …continue reading
Warning: If you haven’t seen the movie Prometheus yet, don’t read this! Many spoilers ahead.
Ridley Scott’s Prometheus was perhaps the most fiercely anticipated sci-fi film in recent memory. For many it would be the long-awaited prequel to the Alien saga, with an explanation to …continue reading
Over the last two weeks, I presented three short courses to classes of senior students on computer applications (LibreOffice, Excel, and Inkscape). Not until I was well into planning for the third course did I realize that an important change had happened almost overnight in …continue reading
One of the fastest growing trends in technology is that of bringing your own devices to work. These devices could be phones, laptops, or even complete home offices that you use to telecommute to work. In many ways, it’s a trend that makes CFOs cheer, …continue reading
Most of us who are fortunate enough to have access to 4G services have already surmised that 4G is a lot quicker than 3G or older connections. Some of us have discovered that, for surfing the Internet or checking email, 4G speeds may suffice and …continue reading
I’ve been writing articles for LockerGnome for around two months now and I’m not planning on stopping any time soon. The experience has been amazing and it’s a great way for me to do business, as it were. I had only been writing for about …continue reading
Like many other technology junkies I know, I have this habit of playing with operating systems. There’s always a new or improved modified Linux distribution coming down the pipe, so on any given day you might find me replacing my Windows desktop with an Ubuntu …continue reading
This article does hit close to home. I’ve both been on the receiving end of complaints and I’ve made a fair few as well. Complaints come in two forms: The complaint that’s well-written and makes some good points, and the complaint that is nothing but …continue reading
Are you one of the millions who did not know, a mere three years ago, the impact that tablet computers were destined to have on the entire computing world? If you fit into this category, then you are in for yet another unexpected technological change …continue reading
Starting a project on Kickstarter sounds like easy money to entrepreneurs and inventors hoping to get their product to market without having a debt looming overhead from banks and/or investors. Kickstarter backers are essentially investing in your project for one of two reasons. Either they …continue reading