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Ouch: Ars reviews the Motorola Xoom March 8, 2011

Filed under: Technology — ilcourtilcourt @ 21:37

If you are looking for the best tablet available today, then look no further than Cupertino. If you are an Android enthusiast and you want a good tablet that runs the same software as your phone, you should wait a few months for everything to solidify before you decide which Android tablet you want. Dont jump for the Xoom just because its the first—they rushed it out prematurely hoping to capitalize on exactly that.The main legitimate audience for the Xoom today is third-party application developers. If you are a third-party application developer and you need to get your hands on real-world Honeycomb hardware in order to start working on your commercial Android software projects, then the Xoom is really not that bad a value.

via Ars reviews the Motorola Xoom.

 

Android Isn’t About Building a Mobile Platform | TightWind January 8, 2011

Filed under: Technology — ilcourtilcourt @ 18:06

Android Isn’t About Building a Mobile Platform | TightWind.

Google’s strategy is to weaken other companies’ businesses (say, email) by offering something quite good or good enough for free, take over that market, and then use their new dominant position to rake in advertising revenue

 

Samsung not pulling any stops to sell TVs in 2011 January 7, 2011

Filed under: Technology — ilcourtilcourt @ 10:24

Looks extremely cheesy show, but interesting to se where the money is.

I do not believe in TV as the media hub (well, unless it is a two box TV, but then it is a small computer and a display), but Samsung did not pull any stop (and apparently offered many free TVs to Dreamworks to help them develop 3D BD).

Mark Kartzenberg:

DreamWorks now using Samsung TVs to make all of their films. “We need the best displays possible to capture every nuance… not some special model, but rather the same ones you’ll find at your local Best Buy.”

via Live from Samsung’s CES 2011 keynote — Engadget.

 

Some people need to get with the program! December 22, 2010

Filed under: Technology — ilcourtilcourt @ 23:29

Seems some have not yet realised there is something called “globalisation” happening

How do I use YNAB with multiple currencies?

YNAB can handle virtually any single foreign currency, but it does not support multiple currencies in a single budget file. We have our eyes on this functionality for a future release, but do not have a specific date set.One workaround is to set up a budget file for each currency. While this isn’t as elegant as having it all in one file, it’s the best we have to offer at this point.

via Frequently Asked Questions about the YNAB Personal Budgeting Software.

 

Keep track of the margin December 20, 2010

Filed under: Technology — ilcourtilcourt @ 20:42

I am not sure R&D numbers are comparable across companies as companies tend to aggregate different things in there, but the article makes a good read. I certainly never understood how RIM stayed in the phone business (vs. the services)

Yeah, I know there are some people who like the Torch. But there were also people who thought MS-DOS was easy to use.

Mobile Opportunity: Whats really wrong with BlackBerry and what to do about it.

 

Christmas Gifts Ideas: Kindle books December 7, 2010

Filed under: Books,Entertainment,Technology — ilcourtilcourt @ 14:17

I love this new world of e-books, it opens so many possibilities; now, if only we could lend books….

You can also give specific book titles as Kindle gifts; if a recipient doesn’t want that particular book, he or she can convert the gift to a Kindle gift certificate. Also worth noting is that your friend receives an email message when the gift is purchased, so if you want to keep it a secret until December 25th, you’ll need to place the order on that day.

via TidBITS Just for Fun: TidBITS Gift Guide 2010.

 

The Best iOS Apps for Education [Apple in Education] | Cult of Mac November 18, 2010

Filed under: Technology — ilcourtilcourt @ 09:55

 

via The Best iOS Apps for Education [Apple in Education] | Cult of Mac.