Google has been known to give a new meaning many offerings they have rolled out. For instance, Google Maps has changed how we used to find direction, Google Documents has changed the way we used to share and do collaborative work, Google Calendar has changed the way we used to organize our time, Google translate has changed the way we, well, translate. Google now has come up with another offering in the same league – Google Wallet.
Garter has come up with strategic technology trends which would govern the field of IT in 2012. These trends are important for all stakeholders of IT industry to better understand the market and be successful.
What is a Strategic Technology? Gartner defines a strategic technology as one with the potential for significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years. A strategic technology may be an existing technology that has matured and/or become suitable for a wider range of uses. It may also be an emerging technology that offers an opportunity for strategic business advantage for early adopters or with potential for significant market disruption in the next five years. These technologies impact the organization's long-term plans, programs and initiatives.
Google – the word which has become synonym to answers and the verb which has made life incomplete without it. This article will cover the evolution of the Google Search algorithm and how it knows exactly what you have been searching for. More importantly, the article explains the new algorithm developed in the November 2011 and how it improves the content which is returned from the search giant.
There is no particular point at which Apple will stop finding a way to ease the users and in the process get monetary benefits either directly and on a very few occasions more indirectly than directly. iCloud is one of those rare services which falls in the latter category. This article will discuss what iCloud is, how it will help the users and how it will help Apple. Finally, a quick review on the said service in the end.
iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service from Apple Inc. which will allow users to store data on remote computer servers for download to multiple devices such as iPhones, iPods, iPads, and personal computers running Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows. The data may include music files, worksheets, documents, photos, applications, Safari and Internet Explorer bookmarks, reminders, notes, iBooks and contacts – almost everything a user would have. iCloud will replace Apple's MobileMe service which acts as a data syncing center for most of the data by June 30, 2012.
Gone are the days of cable TV with forgettable reception and monopolistic packages. The time has come for web-integrated customized and configurable TV through the set-up boxes. This article goes into the detail of this kind of a TV and Google’s stint with the same. It will cover the following topics in the given order – What is a smart TV, the evolution of Google TV, the key features about the latest version of Google TV – 2.0, the loop holes and finally the verdict regarding the product.
Windows 7 was a welcome change after the not-so welcomed Windows Vista. Windows 8 promises even more and better. This article will not only talk about this much talked new version of Windows OS. Included here are requirements, updates and key features expcted to be added in the new version.
Sandy Bridge is the latest development from Intel in the field of processors and has been the code word to describe the present version among the Second Generation of processors.
This has been based on a completely new and different methodology of functioning that is based on a completely different micro-architecture. The article focuses not only the impacts of these high end processors, but also see how they function and in what way are they improved. Not stopping there it also reviews and understands what you should expect from this improved product.
But before moving ahead it is important to understand what a basic micro-architecture consists of to appreciate how the second generation processors are improved over the previous versions.
The article gives an overiew of Amazon's latest offering – Kindle Fire. It also quickly compares Kindle Fire with largest selling tablet – iPad.
The Amazon Kindles are a series of e-book readers with each newer version better than the previous one. They enable users to shop, download, browse and read e-books and all this through wireless connectivity. There have been up gradations in the hardware of the different kindles which have made it possible to give better and better functionalities. From the software point of view, Amazon has introduced Kindle software for use on various devices and platforms including Microsoft Windows, Apple’s iOS, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone 7 among others.
Duqu is a computer worm discovered on 1 September 2011. It is a remote access trojan (RAT) that is designed to steal data from computers. It creates a series of files and adds the prefix ~DQ to all of these and hence it has been named Duqu by The Laboratory of Cryptography and System Security (CrySyS) of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary. Symantec the proprietary owner of the Norton Anti Virus after analyzing Duqu has found it very similar to Stuxnet in architecture but vastly different when it comes to the purpose of it being made .