Go Mobile or Stay Behind

In 2005, I received my first phone with Internet access: the Nokia 3650. I was at my son’s baseball game, and during a lull I decided to check out my work website. It took 2 minutes to appear and looked like one of those magazine clipping ransom notes you used to see in old TV shows. I tried using the Internet access a few other times with similar results: slow and completely unusable. I hoped for a day when I could use the Internet from a lawn chair just as easily as from my desk.

Of course, that day has since arrived. In fact, many of us can’t imagine a world where we aren’t able to check Facebook or read the news from our mobile devices. Sales of smartphones even surpassed PC’s last year, making them one of the most popular methods of connecting to the Internet. Mobile Internet is trending so quickly that many businesses are in danger of falling behind if they don’t start re-thinking their mobile strategies. Read more of this post

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Windows XP hits 10, and is still the most used OS

Windows XP BirthdayMicrosoft released Windows XP on Oct. 25th, 2001…10 years ago this week. You can’t buy it anymore, Microsoft was forced by consumers to extend support for it until 2014 (despite the pleas to upgrade), and it’s still being used by the majority of the world’s PC’s. Why is a decade-old operating system still being used by so many people? Users will say things like “It’s simple. It’s reliable. It’s familiar…”; but the real reason Windows XP is still around: Read more of this post

Firefox 5 Now Available – Top 6 New Features

Firefox 5Firefox 4, we barely knew ye.

Firefox 5 is now available on Mozilla’s Web Site for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android only three months after the release of Firefox 4. The latest version of the popular web browser adds a few interface tweaks, security enhancements, and revamped add-on updating to smooth things out. Firefox 5 keeps a lot of the new interface enhancements from the last version. Most of the changes seem to be either bug fixes or minor changes. The Mozilla Blog claims that the new version introduces over “1,000 improvements and performance enhancements,” but I’m not sure I could find them all. There is some Foxy goodness under the hood though. Here’s six features that drew my attention: Read more of this post

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