The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
The week some old TechWorld news about Sun’s former CEO praising Google’s adoption has resurfaced in the US. The question now is whether the courts will take notice.
When Google+ first appeared I blogged about what would motivate Google to push so hard – on so many occasions – to get into the social networking space. If it's all about advertising why doesn't Google+ carry any ads yet?
Today two interesting snippets of news surfaced and neither were about the Carbon Tax. We Australians have an appetite for smartphones and online job ads for HTML5 are skyrocketing. Are the two in any way related?
Last week I had a chance to take a look at Google’s latest attempt at a mass-market social networking service, Google+. It’s left me wondering, why does Google feel the need to go to such lengths to play in the social networking space? The answer lies in eyeballs and what advertisers put in front of them.
It’s been a big week for Nokia. The roots of its smartphone technology evolved into a consumer product and details of its first Windows-based handset have hit the headlines. Where to now for the once-mighty mobile maker?
I finally bothered to reinstate my PSN account, but with all the hacking that’s going on apart from Sony it’s left me wondering if worse incidents are yet to come.
Finnish blogger and mobile Linux developer Henri Bergius has written a nice summary of what MeeGo is and how it’s not just a Linux-based OS, but an entire ecosystem. It makes me wonder how long it will be before a large handset or tablet maker will start shipping it in big numbers.
The Open Search Server project has released a new developer preview, including a new screenshot feature that captures screenshots of the Web pages being crawled, similar to the preview feature of a big name public search engine.
I received my first correspondence from Sony since the great compromise of last month in the form of a password reset notification e-mail. Should we follow our phishing instincts and click on the link or attempt to change the password on our own time?
There’s a concerning shift in the operating system industry. Vendors are slimming down their offerings to the extent that the operating system itself is becoming more of a single purpose conduit for social media and content services, all in the name of money. So is it wrong to suggest vendors have a vested interest in making their OS products "dumber"?