I recently made the decision to delete my LinkedIn account. After having the account for years, I have not found any value in it. It has became more a nuisance than anything – and it is easier to just delete the whole thing than let it sit, accruing messages and notifications. I joined initially as… Read more Goodbye LinkedIn
There is no such thing as the cloud. It is just someone else’s computer. Cloud computing has been revolutionary for the Internet. It has given access to resources that the average user would never have. But as the cloud become more ubiquitous with our lives online, it’s important to remember what the cloud actually is.… Read more The Cloud
There isn’t any doubt that Netflix is a leader in the video steaming market. They are changing the way content is consumed and created, and forcing some big companies to change their traditional model (Comcast, HBO, Amazon, etc…). There is a Netflix app for nearly every platform, and it’s surprising to find a person/family that… Read more One Feature Netflix Needs
Microsoft has recently announced they will be creating a unified operating system. Combining several versions on Windows, including Windows RT and Windows Phone, into a single operating system to run across all devices. This is bring my ideal computer set up closer to reality. I want to be able to have my smartphone (currently a Lumia… Read more Unified Operating System
I am at the end of a 28 day ordeal with Esurance. And having one of my worst experience with a company in a very long time, I had to share. I will do my best not to have this turn into a rant. First, a little background. I have been with Travellers insurance since… Read more Local Business
The Wall Street Journal yesterday reported that Steve Jobs has returned from his medical leave to Apple. This isn’t even the exciting part of the announcement. They also claim that he will be putting all his focus into the long rumored netbook/tablet like device. So here are my thoughts on the rumor mill going on… Read more Steve Jobs Return to Apple and What It Means for the Tablet
The Internet is making any piece of information or media we want accessible from anywhere with a connection. And with wifi hotspots everywhere, getting connected is becoming increasingly easy. All-in-one devices are even allowing us to get out Internet fix without a computer. You can go online with a cell phone or an mp3 player. … Read more How Much Of Your Life Is Online?
Apple has become the 3rd largest computer manufacturer, with a 6.6% market share, and the top two manufacturers, Dell and HP, are beginning to offer Linux alternatives to Windows. Their operating system, Windows, is being undermined by the rise of Apple’s OSX and the sophistication of Linux as a commercial operating system. With the bad… Read more Should Microsoft Be Worried?
Kevin Ohannessian of Mansueto Digital, recently wrote a post on his blog at fastcompany.com in response to some things I said in my post “Apple: The New Big Brother.” His post agreed with my views on Apple but now of how I dragged Google into the same field. I see where he is coming from… Read more Follow Up to ‘The New Big Brother’
Apple has been gaining market share and momentum with every product they release. Apple used to be viewed as the windows alternative in a time when Microsoft controlled everything. Apple products were for the independent, non conformist in all of us, our way of sticking it to corporate America. But does this still hold true… Read more The New Big Brother