Sunday, 30 October 2016

Avast acquires AVG

Avast buys out AVG for $1.3 billion ...
AVGTwo of the best free antivirus scanners. My favourite has always been Avast but both are very capable!

Avast acquires antivirus maker AVG for $1.3BN to gain scale and dive into IoT security – TechCrunch:

Samsung UFS memory

Samsung UFS (Universal Flash Storage) memory ...
Huge capacity (256 GB) and huge read speeds up to 5x that of Micro SD cards (530 MB/sec)!

Samsung unveils world's first UFS memory cards — the successor to microSD | The Verge:

Google knows you well

Google collects lots of interesting data about you...
Google reception headphones girlA useful reference to see how much Google knows about you and how to control it.

How to see everything Google knows about you | Business Insider:

OK Google Commands

Interesting compilation of OK Google commands ...
Useful reference for all the commands you can use with OK Google!

OK Google:

Apple after Steve Jobs

Apple's big mistake after Steve Jobs ...
Totally agree! Technology companies like Apple, Microsoft or Google need innovative CEOs. Tim Cook is an excellent Chief Operating Officer but I think he is what I call a "screw it downer" rather than "entrepreneur". Steve Jobs was undoubtedly an entrepreneur with flare not someone trying to just trying to improve the "bottom line"! 

Apple after Steve Jobs: What are the biggest mistakes they’ve made?:

Maps and Earth Updates

Google updates Maps & Earth with super imagery ...
Big improvement to Google's satellite imagery from NASA's Landsat 8.

Google updates Maps and Earth apps with super sharp satellite imagery | The Verge:

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Windows 10 Complaints

Will Microsoft ever recover from Windows 8/10 ...
Microsoft Windows 10Having missed the smartphone revolution (Android & iOS), Microsoft embarked on a bold catch up strategy that envisioned a single operating system across desktop/laptop, tablet and phone. This was a bold moved based on Apple's dual platform strategy of OSX for desktop/laptop and iOS for tablet and phone. Microsoft tried to force its fledgling Windows 8 on their billion users with disastrous results. It was so bad that, they quickly released Windows 8.1 to rectify some of the hurt and then Windows 10 to take it nearly back to Windows 7! So what was all this for? Microsoft's smartphone strategy has failed due to lack of users and their tablet strategy has resulted in the expensive Surface product which is really no better that a good Windows 7 laptop with a touch screen! So just why did we all go through this exercise in futility? Microsoft is left with a very complex operating system that most consumers will probably leave behind in favour of an Apple or Android tablet or a Google Chromebook!

Windows 10 Complaints Keep Rolling In - Computing on Top Tech News:

Boston Dynamics’ new robot

These robots are getting scarily good ...
Interesting video of the latest robots from Boston Dynamics.

Enjoy a video of Boston Dynamics’ new robot doing chores and slipping on banana peels – TechCrunch:

W10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 Anniversary Update long time coming ...
The Anniversary Update is expected to take 3 months to get out to all the 350 - 400 million PCs running Windows 10.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update rollout will take 3 months | Ars Technica:

Google Cast now in Chrome

Chrome extension no longer needed for Google Cast ...
Google Cast (aka Chromecast) no longer requires a Chrome extension since it is built directly into the Chrome browser.

Google Cast gets built into Chrome | Ars Technica: