Robin WildingÂ is a professionally trained Canadian journalist striving to bring journalistic-era intergity to online media. Robin has a second degree in Political Science - with a focus on International Relations and the developing world.
Currently Robin is a contributor to several technology publications, including Brajeshwar.com, SocialTechnologyReview.com, HostingIndustryWatch.com, and CompareBusinessProducts.com. She also works for several web developers; and does ghost writing for several high level executives within the technology sector. For more writing examples try the blog at http://BramptonOpenHouses.ca
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OpenOffice and its curiously similarly named counterpart LibreOffice are officially neck-in-neck. Despite Oracle’s backing of OpenOffice, LibreOffice is still kicking, and recently received over $68,000 in funding — in just eight days. The fundraising effort from LibreOffice maker Ubuntu was short, sweet, and everything they need for now. Their over 2,000 donors raised enough money [...]
Internet security companies expect these viruses to spike as smartphone sales and use increases. Top security firm McAfee has reported that mobile phone malware increased by 46% from 2009 to 2010. Other Internet security companies have noticed the spike as well and attribute much of it to the vulnerabilities in the apps and widgets. ViaForensics noted that even the more famous apps have security flaws including Groupon, Facebook and Mint.com. In fact a large number of the 11 billion+ apps downloaded last year put users information at risk, as do 10 out of the 12 email apps tested.
The newest patch from Microsoft appears to b a Mac vs. PC commercial in the making. Don’t be surprised if the next mocking ad from Mac addresses the 900million people affected by Microsoft’s most recent security patch. The name of the release, Patch “Tuesday” which sounds more like an Irish celebration than a critical software patch…but then again maybe Microsoft was trying to lighten the mood.
My grandmother just friended me on Facebook. Soâ€”either hell has frozen over, or social media has truly permeated every aspect of life. This multi-generational Zeigeist is huge and companies are caching in. The best part is it is cheap and easy enough for even the smallest website to take advantage of.
This year’s event was held on January 6-9 and yielded 4 clear trends in consumer electronics that should be a focus for IT geeks in 2011: that everything will be internet-enabled, the app frenzy will continue, tablets will continue to explode, and we should finally start seeing in 3D.
The new plan from Vodafone has them partnering up to give banking services via mobile phones, a service that (possibly inadvertently) would reach out to the unreachable in India. Vodafone has partnered up with ICICI Bank (the second largest banking institution in the country) to bring electronics payment capabilities to Vodafone cell phone users. In the works are additional plans to provide other banking services as well, via mobiles.
According to an article by international market research company Nielsen the system will improve over a billion lives. Nielsen quoted Nandan Nilekani, Chairman of the Unique Authority of India as saying that â€śover a third of Indiaâ€™s 1.1 billion consumers had been largely overlooked in areas such as banking and social services.â€ť
2010 might very well have been the year that we dipped further into an Orwellian nightmare as we lost all sense of privacy and dominion. This passing year we have experienced less privacy than ever before with changing Facebook privacy controls and the independence of the press has been obliterated after the persecution of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.
There are those dismissing Google’s antitrust charges as petty and unfounded; citing claims that the giant is merely capitalizing on successful marketing campaigns, but, when does branding end and a zeitgeist begin?
The browser will also feature extensions similar to those in other lead Internet browsers, something the previous editions did not. The addition of closed-source extensions may help give Opera the boost it needs to increase its current 3.4% market share.