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2017 in review, Pixelbook is back, Apple battery replacement (MobileTechRoundup show #417)

Kevin and I were able to sneak in one last podcast for 2017. Enjoy MobileTechRoundup show #417 and hear about what we thought was the best and worst of 2017. Image: ZDNet Mobile tech hits and misses in 2017 Apple is throttling old devices because of old batteries but $29 for a replacement isn’t bad Goodbye Pixel C Is this… Read more →

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos ends 2017 as the world’s richest person, worth $99 billion, despite Donald Trump

The five richest people in the world at the end of 2017, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos will end 2017 as the world’s richest person, probably with a net worth of $99 billion. That makes him around $33bn richer than he was last year. Since the valuation is based on Amazon’s share price,… Read more →

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos ends 2017 as the world’s richest person, worth $99 billion, despite Donald Trump

The five richest people in the world at the end of 2017, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos will end 2017 as the world’s richest person, probably with a net worth of $99 billion. That makes him around $33bn richer than he was last year. Since the valuation is based on Amazon’s share price,… Read more →

The best emerging storage tech of 2017

My consulting focuses on emerging technology, especially in data storage. Storage is taking a larger and larger piece of the IT budget, and with the growth of IoT, Big Data, and AI, that trend will only continue. That’s why we need new technologies to improve our not-terribly-resilient storage infrastructure. Flash While flash is not new, the advent of quad-level cells… Read more →

ZAGG Slim Book keyboard for Apple iPad Pro 10.5: Enhances productivity with valued improvements

After purchasing my Apple iPad Pro 10.5 last summer, I tested the ZAGG Rugged Messenger keyboard and found it to be the best of all keyboards I tried. ZAGG recently released a new model, the ZAGG Slim Book that improves upon the Rugged Messenger and is now my preferred keyboard for optimal productivity. see also These iPad Pro keyboard shortcuts… Read more →

ZAGG Slim Book keyboard for Apple iPad Pro 10.5: Enhances productivity with valued improvements

After purchasing my Apple iPad Pro 10.5 last summer, I tested the ZAGG Rugged Messenger keyboard and found it to be the best of all keyboards I tried. ZAGG recently released a new model, the ZAGG Slim Book that improves upon the Rugged Messenger and is now my preferred keyboard for optimal productivity. see also These iPad Pro keyboard shortcuts… Read more →

With businesses fumbling, Singapore must take more care in data aspirations

The Singapore government has been opening up access to citizen data to facilitate business transactions and information exchange, but with organisations fumbling over security including major global firms, it needs to take a step back and seriously assess the implications. Its efforts were touted as essential in the country’s smart nation drive, where emphasis had been placed on providing data… Read more →

2018 prediction: The endangered hyperlink

“Hey, send me that link!” You’ll hear that phrase everywhere and in every language around the world. The hyperlink is as core part of our global culture as it is core to the Internet itself. It’s how we share photos, videos and pay our bills; it’s how billions of dollars in e-commerce are transacted daily; it’s our most fundamental and… Read more →

Casetify for Apple iPhone X: Essential Impact and Snap cases provide protection without bulk

Smartphones Portable power sources: From sleek chargers to 50-pound powerhouses, there’s a size for everyone Source Article from http://www.zdnet.com/pictures/casetify-for-apple-iphone-x-essential-impact-and-snap-cases-provide-protection-without-bulk/#ftag=RSSbaffb68Casetify for Apple iPhone X: Essential Impact and Snap cases provide protection without bulkhttp://www.zdnet.com/pictures/casetify-for-apple-iphone-x-essential-impact-and-snap-cases-provide-protection-without-bulk/#ftag=RSSbaffb68http://www.zdnet.com/blog/rss.xmlLatest blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNethttps://zdnet3.cbsistatic.com/fly/bundles/zdnetcore/images/logos/zdnet-144×144.png

Digital transformation spend to reach $57 billion in LatAm by 2020

Spending related to digital transformation in Latin American markets should reach $57 billion within the next two years, according to research by analyst firm IDC. This represents about 40 percent of all information technology spend, as companies in the region accelerate the delivery of projects related to digitizing products, services and back-office functionality. special feature Digital Transformation: A CXO’s Guide… Read more →

AT&T’s FirstNet enlists all 50 states for first responder network

AT&T said Friday all 50 US states including Washington DC, US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico have opted-in to its FirstNet communications network for first responders. FirstNet aims to provide a nationwide broadband network for America’s public safety community “with access to new technologies and increased capacity and reliability for their mobile communications and data needs.” AT&T will build out… Read more →

AT&T’s FirstNet enlists all 50 states for first responder network

AT&T said Friday all 50 US states including Washington DC, US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico have opted-in to its FirstNet communications network for first responders. FirstNet aims to provide a nationwide broadband network for America’s public safety community “with access to new technologies and increased capacity and reliability for their mobile communications and data needs.” AT&T will build out… Read more →