Techerous

My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

September 1, 2014 10:57 pm
Naked celebrity hack: security experts focus on iCloud backup theory
July 18, 2014 8:09 pm

Why Music Is The Next Big Battle For The Tech Titans | Forbes

mediaor:

Reposted from http://ift.tt/1mkuWmi on July 17, 2014 at 05:54AM

What is the big attraction in music to the global tech-titans? It might be that we are on the cusp of redrawing e-commerce.

It seems that it’s agreed-upon that human curation is the focus of music platforms for now.  It’s not clear how that will solve what at least I see as the main issue which is that artists need to be fairly compensated, but it could be a start.  I hope that we find a different way besides advertising to make money on internet content in general soon though.

April 18, 2014 5:15 pm

mashable:

The New York International Auto Show will open to the public on Friday, giving car fans direct access to the future of automobiles. Here are 6 must-see cars.

Any word on whether there’s anything about the Open Automotive Alliance or Carplay there this year?

March 5, 2014 11:11 pm
Masters of Their Own Destiny
March 3, 2014 8:02 am
Apple takes Siri for a spin with launch of CarPlay, hands-free software for drivers

techheat:

Apple has chosen the Geneva Motor Show to launch CarPlay, an in-car system for iOS …

Via ZDNet

Smart move by Apple given the open automotive alliance that formed with android. Once again I have doubts about the innovation in a closed wall system but you knew they weren’t going to wait to see the features come up with there. Maybe they’ll actually get specific car makers to partner with them as well.

July 27, 2013 11:43 am
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I think the Google TV team have a huge opportunity with the new Chromecast device. Despite all of the previous awful efforts at Google to get into the living room, Chromecast is really different. It’s simple — a wireless dongle that plugs into the back of the TV, no wires, and a wireless connection to the internet that allows control of the TV as a video streaming device from smartphones, tablets, and PCs. It especially does not require a remote.

Google has blindsided Apple with what I think will be the TV device of the decade.

(via stoweboyd)

What’s interesting that just occurred to me is Google essentially beat Apple at their own game. Apple prides itself on simplicity and having things “just work” without a lot of wires and whatnot.

(via emergentfutures)

March 28, 2013 11:31 pm
Apple aims to win over video editors

"Personally, I’m still suspicious of Apple," said Harry Miller, head of the American Cinema Editors’ technology committee. "I don’t think they have my interests at heart. And I don’t want to invest money in any of their hardware or software when they might drop features in new versions."

March 26, 2013 10:34 pm
With new Sparc systems, Oracle begins shift to single chip architecture

I used to work with a team that dealt with Oracle, I remember them talking about this coming up. It seems to me Oracle is trying to become the Apple of enterprise computing.

March 16, 2013 10:34 am
"Windows 8 has failed to ebb the receding tide."

Rick Sherland of Nomura Holdings, cited by Ian King and Dina Bass in Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Is Said to Fall Short of Predictions

There is no going back for PC sales, and for the decreasing number of users that require a ‘real’ PC there are other solutions that are significantly better than Windows 8-based PCs, especially high-end, well-designed OS X-based laptops.

We are well past the time of Peak PCs, and Microsoft doesn’t really have a response. So far they have sold less that 1.5M Surface tablets since October’s launch. Apple sold over 22M iPads in the last quarter of 2012 alone.

(via stoweboyd)

I agree the pc is going away in form factor, but that’s a load of crap to call Mac’s an alternative for those that need a pc. Nevermind business user’s, pc’s that cost the same as Mac’s are just as good if not better. Apple may get the creative types, but Windows is the OS of business and that isn’t changing anytime soon.

(via stoweboyd)

January 29, 2013 8:55 pm
swagismore:

Apple will be dropping a 128 Gig iPad. We here at Swag Is More are asking, is all that space necessary in a tablet?

Admittedly I’m not a fan of Apple, but this just seems like a ridiculous move to me.  What makes the Surface Pro unique isn’t the more storage, it’s the fact that it is basically an ultrabook in tablet form. Why would somebody spend almost the same amount for a device that still functions like a regular tablet?

swagismore:

Apple will be dropping a 128 Gig iPad. We here at Swag Is More are asking, is all that space necessary in a tablet?

Admittedly I’m not a fan of Apple, but this just seems like a ridiculous move to me.  What makes the Surface Pro unique isn’t the more storage, it’s the fact that it is basically an ultrabook in tablet form. Why would somebody spend almost the same amount for a device that still functions like a regular tablet?