- Published on Friday, 17 May 2013 09:55
Apparently, native apps have won. After all, Facebook apparently likes native more.
Unfortunately, CIOs missed the memo, and the dirty little secret is that most of the world's software, including apps, is written for use, not sale. That means that most of the world's software is not going to follow what Facebook's mobile strategy is, but rather what those stodgy enterprises do.
- Published on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 13:54
Researchers at IBM have created the world's smallest movie by manipulating single atoms on a copper surface.
The stop-motion animation uses a few dozen carbon atoms, moved around with the tiny tip of what is called a scanning tunnelling microscope (STM).
- Published on Monday, 08 April 2013 09:40
Struts 1, the venerable Java MVC Web framework, has reached End Of Life status, the Apache foundation has announced. In a sense, the move simply formalises what has already happened, as the Struts team have focused their efforts on version 2; the last release of Struts 1 was version 1.3.10 in December 2008. The change of status does mean however that, whilst the code and documentation will still be available, no further security patches or bug fixes will be issued. "...you will either need to find mitigations, patch the existing Struts 1 source code yourself or migrate your project to another web framework," the FAQ states. To put it another way, whilst there may not be a particularly pressing need for applications and sites on Struts 1 to migrate to a newer framework, it would be inadvisable for new projects to use it.
- Published on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 18:41
Last November, neighborhoods in Kansas City became the first to enjoy the 1Gbps Internet speed made possible through Google Fiber. The service is not only the fastest ISP in the US, it is also prompting Time Warner to increase speeds and lower rates in the area, ushering startups into the area, and making a bunch of Kansas City users who opted into the service incredibly happy. As Google considers the possibility of bringing Fiber to other communities (some signs points to Canada as a possible spot), a group of remote farmers in the UK with sluggish Internet speeds decided they didn’t want to wait on their ISPs, the government, or even Google to deliver an upgrade to their broadband speeds.
- Published on Monday, 18 March 2013 18:03
Google is whacking Google Reader, claiming the RSS reader’s user base has been steadily declining over the past few years.
- Published on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:29
Une étude anglaise révèle avec précision que les «likes» des utilisateurs peuvent trahir des éléments de leur personnalité.
Rien de plus innocent qu'un clic sur le bouton «J'aime» de Facebook ? La National Academy Of Sciences vient de publier une étude de Cambridge qui tendrait à prouver le contraire.
- Published on Friday, 08 February 2013 15:35
Careful: That e-mail from your newly engaged friend may be just the bearer of bad news. It could be to kindly not request your presence at their wedding.
“You’re not invited” alerts are the latest trend for those brides and grooms who feel a need to confirm non-attendance. With some couples looking for more budget-friendly receptions (i.e., smaller guest lists) and social media serving as wedding announcements on steroids, some feel a need to let non-essential pals know they’ll be sitting this one out.
- Published on Friday, 01 February 2013 18:18
One-Liner Pitch: An app that helps you pretend to have a more active social life online than you do in real life.
Why It's Taking Off: CouchCachet makes your social life seem more interesting by automatically checking you into hip spots on Foursquare and posting pics of cool people hanging out to Instagram.
- Published on Thursday, 24 January 2013 11:42
Great unique content is the basis for SEO, without great content you may as well whistle into the wind. You need to make people want to share your content and ensure that it is top quality content.
- Published on Monday, 21 January 2013 11:11
Facebook recently announced a new ad experiment where strangers can reach your inbox for $1. Till now, messages from people you may not have known would have ended up in the ‘Other’ aka Spam folder on Facebook. It’s going to cost a one-time fee of $1 to reach a user’s inbox. The user retains the option to mark the message as spam, meaning that future messages would not be seen in the main inbox folder.