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October, 2011

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October 31, 2011  3:32 PM

Google TV – Where is it

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hi all, GoogleTV made a big splash a good while ago. It came in with wild ideas and expectations that could take the roof off of a place. But many months later, where is it. Google has announced that they haven't given up on the product. In fact they are releasing a new version of the idea. The...

October 31, 2011  3:29 PM

Microsoft – Lync and Skype

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hi all, Microsoft has this perceived vision that eventually everyone will run their phones over the Internet. With Microsoft's Lync collaboration tool and the recent purchase of Skype that may be a viable reality in the coming years. Microsoft's Lync product is coming along. It is immature for...


October 31, 2011  3:24 PM

Apple Siri for All – Maybe

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hi all, Apple's Siri has quickly become a geeks dream. Beckoning back to the days of StarTrek people have always wanted to be able to order their tech around verbally as well as with a keyboard. Now thanks to 2 hackers Siri may be coming to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3Gs owners of the world. 2...


October 31, 2011  3:19 PM

Cisco – CleanAir

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hi all, Cisco's CleanAir technology is pretty new to the market. The idea though is simple enough. It enables access points to sample interference so that they can avoid it. The results are pretty impressive and give wireless the ability to avoid microwave ovens like it should have always had....


October 29, 2011  4:54 PM

Cisco ISE – Key for BYOD

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hi all, today more and more companies are opening up their cooperate infrastructure to BYOD or Bring Your Own Device strategies. This has serious implications for IT departments because you have no way of knowing who will bring in what at what time and for what reason. Well, leave it to Cisco to...


October 29, 2011  4:42 PM

Cisco Should Make Products Not Hardware

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hi all, I like Cisco. Someone would say I love Cisco. They make great products. They fill the voids that are in the market with solid solutions but here is what I don't understand, perhaps you can enlighten me. Why isn't Cisco moving towards a services focus more than a hardware one. I have said...


October 29, 2011  4:26 PM

RIM Delays Playbook Update — Not News

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hi all, RIM has been struggling for a while now. Recently they had several days of outages and from that there have been allegations that they might have to pay fines or settlements for their lack or ability to resolve the issues that have come up. Now they have delayed a key update to their tablet...


October 29, 2011  4:22 PM

Siri Likes Interrogation

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hi all, Apple has announced and released the iPhone 4s. One of the key features of the new hardware platform is Siri. It is meant as an assistant that you can assign tasks via voice commands. It seems geared towards tasks like driving or running where you could use your hands to do these tasks but...


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