Well, the focus is about to shift somewhat, as it appears those that comment on blogs are starting to wield an unhealthy amount of power. I’m not talking about the average blog commentator – who provides value, even with criticism – I’m talking about the disturbing news that some high-profile bloggers are starting to receive death threats.
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Google announced some new support improvements for Google Apps admins. These include chat support, in-product help, and business Hangouts. Google has been piloting chat support for a couple months. Now it’s rolling out an an option for English-language Apps admins globally. Google says it will be adding additional languages over the coming months. If you’re a verified domain admin, you …
Fleece blankets. Who doesn’t love a fleece blanket? Even sheep love fleece blankets, because fleece blankets are commonly made with insulating polyester blends unless it is specified to be fleece-wool. Every time a fleece blanket is manufactured, one more sheep is able to graze undisturbed in the meadows for a few seconds more. Fleece blankets are light, but serve as …
Twitter’s 6-second video app Vine has turned its attention to global expansion by adding support for 19 new languages in their iOS and Android apps. Here are the new languages that Vine now supports: Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Thai and Turkish. Vine for Android …
Microsoft Windows is the go to desktop operating system for enterprise. The company is having some trouble convincing companies to upgrade to Windows 7 or 8, but they’re at least still using Windows. Microsoft is having no such luck when it comes to Windows Phone though. To convince companies that Windows Phone 8 is the way to go, Microsoft has …
Not everybody can update to the latest and greatest versions of software all the time. That’s especially true for those in work settings when it comes to software like Flash or Java. In the case of the former, the extended support release was set to version 10.3, but users will have to upgrade soon. Adobe announced this month that all …
The traditional Windows operating system has a mainstream support lifespan of at least five years. During that time, Microsoft will continue to update the OS with security and stability updates. It seems that Microsoft will be bucking that trend with its mobile OS. Microsoft unveiled its support timeline for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.8 recently, and both operating …
Google announced the launch of a new set of support packages for services on the Google Cloud Platform today. These cover App Engine, Compute Engine, Cloud Storage, Cloud SQL, BigQuery, etc. “While you can go to Stack Overflow or Google Groups, we realize some of you may need 24×7 coverage, phone support or direct access to a Technical Account Manager …
Netflix has recently added a new support site, as a primary resource regarding frequently asked questions and service error resolutions, according to Mike D. Kail, Vice President of IT Operations, per the Netflix official blog. An example given describes what a user might do if they are having an issue with Silverlight. A user can just search for “Silverlight,” and …
I like Adobe Acrobat Connect. The Professional version has a lot of advantages for enterprise conferencing use. I even appear as a frequent guest speaker on Adobe’s public educational webinar series.
But fair is fair, and it is time for Adobe to face up to a glaring deficiency in its offering. Technical support for the product is woeful.
Mind you, what is available is pretty good. The online documentation for how to accomplish common tasks is clear and well written. The problem comes when that documentation doesn’t satisfy your needs as a user.
Hot on the heels of Gmail’s introduction of IMAP support comes upgrades to its interface. Google Operating System has details of what’s being rolled out and Sam Harrelson is one of the first to see the new features.
More bad news for YouTube/Google, the Football Association Premier League (Premier League) and Bourne Co. (Bourne) said today that more parties are joining the fight for content protection against YouTube/ Google citing wide scale copyright infringement.
The Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) said they would consider Microsoft’s HD Photo file format, tentatively titled JPEG XR, for open standard status. If standardized, Microsoft says the new format will usher in the next generation of digital imaging.
If Novarra had received Qualcomm’s endorsement and nothing else, the company would deserve a round of applause. But Novarra, a provider of mobile platforms and services, has received Qualcomm’s endorsement and $50 million in funding. Somebody find the gold-flake confetti!
Google Israel made an interesting gesture today on its home page: it posted (in Hebrew) the phrase “thy children shall come again to their own border,” which refers to two kidnapped Israeli soldiers. Some have called this “moving,” and it’s definitely unusual.
Barcelona is known for its architecture, its museums, and its sports teams. Now it will be known as the home of Yahoo’s new customer support sales center, as well. Granted, this status may not draw quite as many visitors to the Spanish city, but Yahoo still seems quite proud of the development.
The Revolution Health website is, in some ways, like many others; it calls itself “a free, comprehensive health and medical information site, specifically designed with the Family’s Chief Medical Officer – women and other caregivers – in mind.” But Revolution Health is actually doing well, thanks largely to Google and Ask.
During the Vietnam War, an American major said, “It became necessary to destroy the village in order to save it.” Well, in a slight twist on that, Google’s shareholders have decided that they must continue censoring Google China in order to keep it alive.
I’m physically ill after reading what happened to Kathy Sierra. Maryam and several others here at PodTech asked me about it and are concerned since the same sites that are attacking Kathy also mentioned me and Maryam. Maryam is really freaked out about it. So am I.
Based on the number of hits this blog is getting with the search term “Geronimo vs. WAS CE”, it appears that there is some confusion about the similarities and differences between Apache Geronimo and IBM WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (WAS CE).
Two things strike me about the deal between Microsoft and Universal Music, which will see the record company get a cut of every Zune player the software giant (theoretically) sells. The first is that such an arrangement is an obvious sign that Microsoft is desperate, and the second is that it’s an obvious sign that the major record labels are not just desperate but creatively bankrupt.
Microsoft to Offer Sales Support for Novell’s Suse Linux… Huh? Did I hear that right? Yep, there it is again: Linux to work with Windows.
With Microsoft agreeing not to sue Novell SLES Support Subscription customers for patent infringement issues, maybe it’s time to reconsider the value of OSS indemnification?
Once popularly known as Flash Studio Pro, Zinc in its current 2.x version have advanced way ahead in Flash Projector addition/enhancement/replacement capabilities.
Entry-level and code-challenged webmasters now have a whole new set of tools to play with in the latest release of Adobe’s web publishing product. Contribute 4 now boasts improved blog publishing capability and unified web publishing along with support for Flash video.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the United States, and many sites across the internet, especially concentrated within the blogosphere, have redesigned their layouts in pink monochrome to promote awareness of this disease.
ClickZ says that a survey of major advertisers conducted by the ANA and Forrester TV is an increasingly wobbly target for ad spending.
Microsoft revealed at the Intel Developer Forum on Friday that no 32-bit Windows system would ever support Extensible Firmware Interface, dashing hopes that dual-booting Vista and Mac OS X would be a lot easier.
Jubo reminds that June 30, 2006 brings the end of extended support for Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition and Windows Me, which is the final death for any Microsoft operating system.