14 April 2013

End of Windows XP: time to go Chromebook, Android tablet, Linux, or Apple

With the Windows 8 disaster, Windows XP users are increasingly looking to non-Microsoft solutions for their next computers--

The death of Windows XP: It's your permission to go Chromebook, tablet, Linux, whatever | ZDNet: "As Ovum principal analyst Roy Illsley puts it, companies have to decide what the desktop should look like. "That might help them because they might decide, 'Only 25 percent of our estate really needs to be desktop PCs, and that 25 percent of desktop PCs we can do the upgrade from XP to Windows 7 within 12 months. The other 75 percent could go mobile or to tablets or straight onto a new platform," he said."

Five operating system alternatives to Windows 8 and XP | ZDNet: "On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will stop supporting XP, but most people are not moving to Windows 8. Indeed, according to a TechRepublic survey, enterprise XP users are especially reluctant to move to Windows 8, so what are you going to use for your desktop in 2014? Here are . . . five suggestions in the order I think you should consider them. . . ."

T-Mobile's iPhone 5 ad is a low-budget revolution
CNET
T-Mobile decides it will present the case for its new iPhone 5 offer very simply. Yes, of course it uses the word "revolutionizing."Vive La Revolution. What's the ...

Zuckerberg bores staff in new Facebook Home ad
CNET
In a quite stunning acting debut, Facebook's CEO shows the virtues of Home and the difficulties of being a CEO. His employees aren't impressed. Method acting?

Huge attack on WordPress sites could spawn never-before-seen super botnet
Ars Technica
Security analysts have detected an ongoing attack that uses a huge number of computers from across the Internet to commandeer servers that run the WordPress blogging application. The unknown people behind the highly distributed attack are using more ...

US spectrum sale must spur wireless competition - Justice Department
Reuters
By Alina Selyukh. WASHINGTON | Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:59pm EDT. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Smaller wireless carriers should be able to get a fair share of spectrum in the forthcoming U.S. auction to ensure the market is competitive, the Justice Department told ...

Arctic summers may be ice free sooner than predicted
USA TODAY
Increasing melting of Arctic sea ice during recent summers points to the loss of Earth's polar ice cap within the next few decades, say federal researchers, sooner than previously projected. sci. NOAA scientists explore the Arctic during a 2005 mission. (Photo: ...

Twitter Preps Music App
InformationWeek
Twitter expected to introduce iOS music discovery app this weekend at Coachella, but you may have to wait until next week. Apple iWatch Vs. Smartwatches Past...

Google introduces new tool for managing online data after death
Times of Oman
E-MAIL accounts, online photo albums and social-networking sites leave extensive digital footprints. But what should happen to that data after we die? Google addressed that question this week by introducing a tool that gives users the option to pass that ...

Times of Oman

Verizon bumps smartphone subsidy upgrade wait time to full 24 months
Apple Insider
iPhone-owning Verizon customers may have to wait a little bit longer before upgrading to the next iteration of Apple's smartphone, as the nation's largest carrier announced on Friday that it was extending the wait period on device upgrades to a full two years.

Apple Insider

Longtime Apple Board Member Bill Campbell Says Technology ...
By Jordan Golson
Intuit Chairman Bill Campbell has been on Apple's Board of Directors since Steve Jobs took over as CEO in 1997. In a town hall meeting at Intuit...
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors...

In the virtual cockpit: What it takes to fly a drone - Technology on ...
By Nidhi Subbaraman
Drone pilots escape the physical demands and dangers of a traditional cockpit. There's no g-force pinning them to their seats, no uncomforta...
technolog

Cadillac ELR will feature new regenerating braking technology in ...
By Marcus Amick
In addition to the typical regenerating braking systems common in electric vehicles, the paddle shifters on the new Cadillac ELR will provide the luxury EV with an additional source for storing energy.
Digital Trends

Apple Board Member Calls Out Glasses And Watches In Era Of ...
By Rob LeFebvre
I would buy this in a heartbeat. Bill Campbell, an Apple board member as well as the chairman of the Intuit board, sat down for an hour long chat with Intuit's CEO today to talk about technology. This is a rare move for Campbell, who's known for ...
Cult of Mac

States' Free Online Tax Filing Services Going Underused
Government Technology News . . .

How technology can empower patients, with 4 home tests on your ...
Eric Dishman has a bold idea for the health care system—embrace new technology to make care cheaper and more patient-centered.
blog.ted.com/.../how-technology-can-empower-patients-includ...

IBM To Invest $1 Billion In Flash Technology Research, Reflecting ...
These storage appliances are based on technology acquired from Texas Memory Systems. IBM says the appliances can run 20 times faster than spinning hard ...
techcrunch.com/.../ibm-to-invest-1-billion-in-flash-technology...

Bitcoin Is A Disruptive Technology - Forbes
A financial network is a technological platform that people build businesses on top of. And the traditional banking and credit card networks are closed platforms.
www.forbes.com/sites/.../bitcoin-is-a-disruptive-technology/

Technology keeps tabs on critters
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. — Ever wanted to check on the well-being of a 2000- pound great white shark but didn't want to search thousands of miles of open ...
www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/04/10/wild.../2071641/

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