Posted on January 26, 2009 by Mark Urbin
The rumors are flying hot and heavy that Google will start offering online storage. Ya, you get space with Gmail and with their online photo storage service, but this would be generic storage space.
It will be interesting to see how much ‘free’ space Google offers and how much they will charge for additional space. Online storage sites have come and gone, so it will be interesting to see what Google’s business plan is.
Personally, I see this as useful for road warriors. Keep your data in the cloud access it when you need it from your netbook. For back up, it could be useful, but there are services that do this already and are optimized for backups.
This will become interesting when the GDrive integrates with Google docs and I’m accessing it on a netbook running Android.
Filed under: Google, Internet, tech rumors | Tagged: Cloud Computing, gdrive, Google, rumor | 1 Comment »
Posted on January 14, 2009 by Mark Urbin
Apple is now allowing third party browsers on the iPhone.
Don’t get too excited, these are all Safari based browsers.
When I can load Opera, Chrome or Firefox on my iPhone, that will be a real crack in Apple’s control over the device.
Filed under: Apple, Gadget, Internet, iPhone, Smart Phone | Tagged: Apple, broswer, cell phone, iPhone, Smart Phone | 1 Comment »
Posted on January 13, 2009 by Mark Urbin
Posted on January 12, 2009 by Mark Urbin
Palm has announced their new smartphone, the Pre. It’s not out yet, but it does look interesting. Big color screen, a slide out physical keyboard, WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, calendar/email synch, accelerometer, 3 Megapixil camera, 8 Gig RAM, USB connector and support for additional add on memory.
It looks like Palm is stepping up the plate in challenging the iPhone and phones using Google’s Android OS. It will be interesting to see how the OS holds up under actual use and the application support. Palm has a very deep application pool to draw from. How compatible this OS is with the API for the old OS will effect how much of that application pool the Pre can draw from.
Filed under: cell phone tech, Gadget, Palm, PDA | Tagged: cell phone, Palm, PDA, Smart Phone | 3 Comments »