Archive for the ‘cloud services’ Category
  • Google opens up Address and Calendar push syncing to all mobile devices!
    by Mike
    Posted February 9th, 2009 at 7:31 pm
    Even the most devout MobileMe users will be questioning their decision come time to renew their subscription.  For $99 MobileMe isn't cheap.  But what it does, contact/calendar/bookmark/etc syncing is highly useful and invaluable.  Sure their are services that can get you to sync an address book here, mail there, and a calendar off in the distance way over beyond that ridge, but MobileMe just did everything in one place and for me anyway, "Just worked".  However, a new old player has com...
  • Microsoft’s “My Phone” makes an early debut
    by Mike
    Posted February 7th, 2009 at 10:50 am
    Microsoft is really trying hard these days to prove to people that they are innovative and cool.  They have been hyping up "the cloud" lately as the next frontier. Everything will be done in the cloud according to them.  Microsoft's "My Phone" service is an online syncing service to use between your phone and a password protected site.  Unfortunately for Microsoft, Engadget sprung the My Phone site early as Microsoft wasn't planning to announce My Phone until MWC in 10 days...oops.  Cats...
  • Google Maps 3.0
    by Mike
    Posted February 4th, 2009 at 12:56 pm
    Are you always getting lost?  Or, do you just like to be told where to go?  Regardless, Google has released the 3.0 update for Google Maps.  Great!  What does it bring to the table?  Latitude.  Latitude lets users share their locations with friends, update their Google Talk Status, contact friends via text message, IM, or phone call, and goes as far to include directions to your friends' location.  Border line creeper magnet.  Privacy issues aside, this could really come in handy whe...
  • HTC Touch Cruise with “Footprints” Geo-tagging
    by Mike
    Posted January 22nd, 2009 at 2:04 pm
    [caption id="attachment_2286" align="aligncenter" width="340" caption="picture property of Engadget"][/caption] The Touch Cruise part Deux is coming to you today compliments of HTC.  The redesigned Cruise offers a more elegant, smaller shell with a new "Footprints" geo-tagging feature included allowing location data to be shared with pictures and notes.  Other features of Cruise part Deux include: 2.8" QVGA screen 528 MHz (Qualcomm MSM7225A platform) 512 MB ROM 256MB RAM Quad ba...
  • SkyBox > MobileMe?
    by Mike
    Posted January 19th, 2009 at 11:47 am
    If Microsoft's plans roll out smoothly with their "cloud" ideas, SkyBox could be greater than MobileMe.  Granted, MobileMe had a very rocky start, but issues aside, it is now fairly reliable and easy to use.  The "sky" titled services will be geared towards not only Windows devices, but many devices from different manufacturers.  It is Microsoft's attempt to bring in more users to the Windows world and emulate some of the "closeness" Apple markets with their many services. (more...)...
  • Google finally releases Picasa for Mac…Yes, it’s a beta
    by Mike
    Posted January 5th, 2009 at 7:06 pm
    Are you a Mac user who doesn't like flickr, could care less for iPhoto and just feel like your life in pictures is completely disorganized?  If you answered yes, I'm sure you're not alone.  Google has finally released Picasa for Mac OS X.  All you need is 10.4 or higher.  And it wouldn't be a Google release if it didn't have that beta tag at the end starring back at you!  OS X is the last of the major three desktop OS's to get Picasa support.  Now if only they would hurry along the OS...
  • LG Announces HDTV’s with Netflix Streaming
    by Mike
    Posted January 5th, 2009 at 11:37 am
    LG makes some rather nice HDTV's.  Netflix is becoming the favored way to rent and watch movies, giving us more control over when and how we watch them.  Put the two together and you have a match made in heaven.  The easy to use Netflix service coupled with the great video quality of LG TV's.  Today LG announced just that, TV's that will be able to stream Netflix movies straight to the TV without the need for a separate device such as a Roku Netflix Player, Xbox 360,  TiVo DVR, speciall...
  • How to: “Sync Holidays to the iPhone with Mobile Me”
    by Mike
    Posted December 30th, 2008 at 1:22 am
    I have been trying for a couple weeks now to sync holidays to the iPhone with MobileMe.  Finally, during Christmas I've finally had time to sit down and actually find a method.  As some of you may have found out, MobileMe will not sync "subscribed calendars", which is what all holiday calendars are.  When you subscribe to a calendar from Apple, such as a holiday calendar, all you are doing is reading an .icns read only file.  One way around this was to use Busy Sync and sync a google calenda...
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