New technology often means a bit of a fumble when it comes to manners, remember the intro of the mobile phone – geez your old – where is it ok to use your phone, dealing with loud talkers and most recently sexting, the rules governing mobile phones have evolved very very slowly.
It’s taken more than 2 decades to come to terms with an accepted set of social do’s and don’t for the meek mobile. So what’s the etiquette for using Google Glass in public?
The do’s and don’ts for new technologies aren’t always clear, indeed many are still arguing over using mobiles in restaurants.
So the everwise behemoth that is Google, has stepped up, providing some basic tips on using it’s latest, greatest device :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 15th, 2014 | Author: Judith Sternbach | Filed under: News, Technoid Computer News | Tags: Australian Copyright Act, Australian Copyright Law, Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft, Australian Screen Association, BitTorrent, iiNet, Internet Piracy, ISP Graduated Response, Law, Malcolm Turnbull, Technoid Computer News | Comments Off on Australia Considering Heavy Handed Copyright Enforcement
Australia’s Attorney General, Senator George Brandis has foreshadowed serious changes to the nations copyright laws.
Senator Brandis says one move he’s considering is asking internet service providers – ISPs – to issue warnings to customers.
Australians are among the worst offenders when it comes to illegal downloads, Senator Brandis is also apparently considering asking ISPs to block sites where content can be illegally downloaded.
Copyright holders like film and television and music studios have long argued that it is ISPs role to prevent internet users from illegally downloading their content.
The glitch in the plan might be a landmark High Court ruling in 2012, where the court found service provider iiNet wasn’t responsible for its customers’ illegal activities :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 25th, 2013 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: Business News, Microsoft, Microsoft CEO Retires, Steve Ballmer, Technoid Computer News | Comments Off on Steve Ballmer’s Retirement Imminent, He Leaves Microsoft in an Unimpressive Position
Microsoft’s outlandish chief executive Steve Ballmer has announced he has his heart set on retirement. The gregarious CEO reckons he’s pensioning himself off sometime within the next 12 months.
It’s the opinion of this blogger that Microsoft might just be better off without Ballmer. Under Ballmer’s helmsman-ship the company has missed far too many obvious opportunities, leaving the once mighty company languishing in cyber-nomans land.
One analyst says “Microsoft has clearly been on the wrong track for a long time, missing the shift to high mobility entirely.”
Ballmer’s retirement might just open a new chapter for Microsoft, while its Windows OS is used in the vast majority of personal computers. Microsoft during Ballmer’s 13 years of control has had little impact in the fast-growing mobile device segment.
The tech-behemoth has faced a slurry of criticism for not keeping pace with a fast-evolving tech-sector, my personal criticism includes not eyeing-off it’s market correctly, not clearly knowing who it’s products appeal to and a massive lack of creative vision.
As well as a dismal vision, Ballmer has shaved real value of the company. The year that Ballmer began steering Microsoft, Apples – AAPL – share price was on par with Microsofts – MSFT – at about $100, today, Apple shares are valued at around $500, while Microsoft has barely lifted to $35.
While Microsoft has battled to keep pace in development, it’s preferred market seems to have been slices of the iPhone and Android markets, leaving those – seniors, those around Ballmer’s own age – who actually love thier products virtually untouched :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 13th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: REBLOG!, Technoid Computer News | Tags: facebook, Mobile Device, smartphone, Smartphone Addiction, Social Media Addiction, Technoid Computer News, twitter | Comments Off on Australians Addicted to Smartphones, The World Addicted to Social Media
Blogger and ABC contributor Peter Ryan has a superneat post on a new report confirming what most of us already knew: Australians are addicted to their smartphones. The survey of smartphone users by tech behemoth Cisco reveals that the daily ritual for Gen Y Aussies kicks off with a quick txt.
Many of the survey participants admitted that they checked for messages, emails and updates at least twice an hour, many becoming anxious when their phone goes astray.
Kevin Bloch isn’t alone, our favourite news agency – Reuters – has an ubercool post on our latest addiction, Social Media.
Social media is now apparently a recognised addiction, a study undertaken last year by the University of Chicago found that Liking and Tweeting can be even more addictive than cigarettes or alcohol. The research showed that social networking sites gave users a burst of the addictive neurotransmitter dopamine :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 17th, 2012 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: Apple iPhone 5, Apple Maps, Apple Mobile Maps, Google Maps, Google Maps App, iMaps, Mobile Apps, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Technology News | Comments Off on Google Maps Back on iPhone as Apple Makes an iMess of iMaps
Google has released a new Maps app for iPhone,the release neatly coincides with Apples inability to get it’s glitch-ridden program right. iPhone users have panned consistently panned iMaps for omitting key landmarks, cities, as well as failing to correctly to give directions.
Google has a serious push for iPhone users underway, promising an entirely new experience with its Google Maps App, including it’s standard – and working – local search functions, voice-guided directions and Street View images of places, as well as the interiors of some 100,000 retail outlets and businesses.
Earlier this year, to much fan-fair, Apple unceremoniously gave Google Maps the boot – which had been the default program for iPhones since the devices inception – when it developed its own mapping application. However, the new Apple developed program immediately drew scorn from iPhone users.
iPhanatics groaned and moaned that Apple’s service – based on Dutch navigation equipment and digital map maker TomTom’s data – contained errors and lacked features that made Google Maps popular.
In October, Scott Forstall, a long-time lieutenant of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, was asked to leave the company partly because of his refusal to take responsibility for the mishandling of the mapping software :: Read the full article »»»»