Tim in a panic?
Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) says tablet sales are "crashing." Makes for a great headline, but what's really going on? The company's CEO tells us that the tablet market is saturated, but people are again buying new PCs -- especially convertibles. The problem seems to be a lack of tablet innovation, preventing replacement sales.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers crash and burn.
Tech support pilot fish works at a college where student organizations are supplied with computers -- which makes security a challenge.
Smartphone reviewers love sensational superlatives, but in the real world, things are rarely so black and white.
Your Android phone has a Fake ID problem, but so do all other Android devices; malicious apps can impersonate the digital certificate chain of trusted apps. The critical vulnerability, dubbed Fake ID by security researchers, has been around since 2010, but only one of about 6,300 different Android models has been patched. It's time to contact wireless carriers and ask them to push out the firmware patches before cyber thugs start exploiting Fake ID in the wild.
Do you have a domain with email that you want to move over to Gmail and Google Apps? I've got help. I recently made the move myself. Here's how to move the domain and email, complete with "gotchas" you should watch out for, based on my hands-on experience.
Data driven insights; user recommendations; big data services and all the other buzzwords of the pre-Singularity techno-dystopia some say we're hurtling blindly toward are in Apple's sights, as evidenced by recent deals.
This jewelry store keeps reporting that its employees can't connect to the Internet -- and this field engineer pilot fish keeps getting sent out by the telco to fix the problem.
BlackBerry Ltd. (TSE:BB) is buying a German security company, Secusmart GmbH. We're told that this allows the Canadian company to offer super-secure voice and data -- as used by German government honcha, Angela Merkel.
We're also told that this move will reverse BlackBerry's catastrophic market-share decline: Yeah, right. (BTW, did I tell you about this bridge I have on eBay?) In IT Blogwatch, bloggers dimly remember BlackBerry.
OkCupid: Blinded by "science."
Christian Rudder, cofounder of dating site OKCupid, believes experimenting on users and outright lies about dating compatibility are hunky dory -- because OKCupid is a web site! All the fuss about Facebook's mood experiments is overblown, and he has the data to prove it!
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers meet people in the real world.
Pilot fish is trying to help a woman who runs a daycare center -- and since all she wants to do is publish a 30-page online handbook for parents, how hard will that be?