I spent most of today painting various rooms in my house. As often happens when I do this my mind starts to wander. I think about the past, the present and the future and challenges I need to solve in my life and times in my life that make me feel happy. Today, my mind wandered to two seemingly unrelated things: my present ambivalence toward Twitter and to the past when I was a bartender after graduating college. Amazingly, these two things connected together in my mind and made me less ambivalent toward Twitter.
On December 15, 2010 Quepublishing.com and InformIT.com rolled out a new commenting feature that is powered by the DISQUS commenting engine and appears for all podcasts, articles and blogs. We're excited about the ease of use and powerful new features and in this post I'll talk about the new features and how we'll use it to drive more community feedback on our sites.
Okay, so I haven't been on a deserted island for the last three months trying to survive with just my iPhone. I've just been extremely busy keeping up with all the fun new things that Apple has decided to release into the wild in the last few months.
The past two months have seen the release of two new motion gaming systems intended to compete directly with the Nintendo Wii: Micrsoft Kinect and the Sony Move. Each of these new systems are ultimately just add-ons to the existing Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 hardware. What I find most interesting about them, however, isn't so much what they're doing for gaming, but what it says about the gaming market right now because it's clear the real goal with these products is to prolong the current generation hardware for as long as possible.
You may have missed the official launch of Windows Phone 7 yesterday, but there have been numerous blog posts, articles, television interviews, and viral videos surfacing ever since. What are the more sparkling gems to come to light?
Apple started shipping its second-generation Apple TV last week. I’ve had mine up and running for several days, and although I’m pretty happy with all it can do, I can see several limitations that may make some users unhappy. I warn you about the top ten in this post.
Apple’s recent approval of the VLC Media Player app now allows for playing native AVI and QuickTime movies on the iPad. I’ll overview Apple's recent change of heart on apps such as this one and discuss how easy it is to play these movie formats on the iPad.
Gathering a group of talented minds for your next Meetup, PodCamp, conference or guru summit? Borrow a page from the St. Louis Day of .NET organizers and host a charity book drive. The surrounding community (and your tired, dusty bookshelves) will thank you.
Are you the proud owner of a new iPhone? Have an old BlackBerry that you don't know what to do with? Never fear. Following are 10 ways you can still enjoy your Blackberry (albeit temporarily):
I'm now the proud owner of an iPhone 4! Now that I'm finally over the giddiness of having this new toy, I'm trying to start some serious R&D work. Can you survive with just an iPhone 4 and no other technological devices? For how long - a day, a week, even a month?
Do you think that a once-a-week backup to your external hard drive is all you need to do to protect your precious photos, music files, videos and more? Think again. You're one catastrophe away from losing everything!
One of the most important jobs we have as a publicity department is to give our customers a good idea of how valuable a book will be – and the best way to do that is to get the book out there and have you review it.