Imagine my surprise when I saw the news that Ubuntu was moving into the tablet market with their own operating system. It wasn’t too long ago that Canonical, Ubuntu’s main financial arm, announced they were going to enter the crowded smartphone market to challenge iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry and other Linux-based smartphone operating systems (OS) on the horizon (Tizen, Firefox OS). (more…)
It’s been about half a year since Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passed away and nearly as long since the book chronicling the life of one of America’s greatest entrepreneurs had been released. The book, which quickly became 2011′s top selling book on Amazon, was released on October 24th, a short 3 weeks after Steve Jobs’ passing.
With Ubuntu 11.04′s recent release of their second (and apparently last) beta, it reminds us that we are only a few weeks away from the release of the final version of Canonical’s1 latest and greatest.
One of these latest, maybe not quite greatest, features of Ubuntu 11.04 is the controversial adoption of the Canonical-created Unity desktop interface as the main interface for future versions of Ubuntu2. (more…)
In the over two years since Light Peak was announced as a partnership between two tech heavyweights, Apple and Intel, to develop a true successor to USB, one that would outperform the newest version of USB, USB 3.0. (more…)
As much as I love Steve Jobs and the distortion field he emits from Cupertino, I have got to hand it to his fellow Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, for keeping himself relevant with the current trends in technology.
For a man who done so much in the technology industry both in revolutionizing the personal computer with the Apple I and II as well as his work in video games and the creation of the universal remote control, you would think he leads the life of a comfortable philanthropist, just hanging out on the beach and relaxing. (more…)
It seems like for most Mac users the best choice for listening and downloading music starts and ends at the all-in-one iTunes player. It’s no surprise when you think about how simple the interface and interaction with your music is done within the program. I wouldn’t hazard to assume that most Mac users never bother to try out other alternative music players like their fellow Windows and Linux users who just so happen to get to enjoy Winamp, Media Monkey, Rhythmbox and Amarok.
However, I find that I’m not your regular Mac user and that I find myself trying out alternatives just for the sake of trying them out. It is this curiousity that led me to download Songbird back when it was first released in early 2006 and what has led me to try out another open source music player, Clementine. (more…)
Steve Jobs, the Apple CEO and co-founder, kicking back at the D: All Things Digital Conference
Last night, at the eighth annual D: All Things Digital, hosted by The Wall Street Journal, Steve Jobs came out to be interview by the renowned journalist, Walt Mossberg, of The Wall Street Journal, and another colleague, Kara Swisher, a technologist for the Wall Street Journal. The interview last just slightly over an hour and a half and had Steve Jobs fielding questions regarding the on-going saga over the lost iPhone prototype which was sold to Gizmodo, Apple’s stance on Flash and the on-going “feud” Adobe has perpetuated against Apple, Google, the App Store and about the future and present of Apple’s latest gadget, the iPad. (more…)