Monthly Archive: October 2011

Ubuntu on Mobile Devices – Do We Really Need Another Flavor of Linux? 0

Ubuntu on Mobile Devices – Do We Really Need Another Flavor of Linux?

Ubuntu may be headed to mobile devices and TV’s (aka “Smartscreens”). That means another derivative of Linux will enter the market. Will Ubuntu disrupt the market?

Yay! HP Keeps PC Division, Focusing on Tablet. What does that Mean to Me? 0

Yay! HP Keeps PC Division, Focusing on Tablet. What does that Mean to Me?

HP did the right thing by bringing the PC market off the for sale list. But how is the group going to fair at this point?

Demibooks: Create Kids Books on the iPad – TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 SF 0

Demibooks: Create Kids Books on the iPad – TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 SF

Jeffrey Powers talks to Rafiq Ahmed about Demibooks – a way to make kids books for the iPad.

Online Video Streaming on the Rise According to Nielsen 0

Online Video Streaming on the Rise According to Nielsen

Nielson’s Q2 2011 report came out showing the continued rise of Online streaming, time-shifted TV (DVR) is rising over conventional viewing of TV.

Geek Smack! 205: Does Microsoft Win on Android Sales? 0

Geek Smack! 205: Does Microsoft Win on Android Sales?

This week on Geek Smack! Microsoft might just make $444 million off of Android devices. Also, Steve Jobs book is out, Netflix drops shares, Rubik cube juggling and Pixar lamp costume

One for Anonymous – Child Porn Sites Taken Down Through #OpDarknet 0

One for Anonymous – Child Porn Sites Taken Down Through #OpDarknet

The Pastebin website reports that Operation Darknet (#OpDarknet), an anonymous Tor Onion site that seems to be focusing attention on taking down child pornography.

Day in Tech History Pre-Cap for October 24-30th 0

Day in Tech History Pre-Cap for October 24-30th

Pre-Cap of what you will hear on the Day in Tech History podcast, over on www.dayintechhistory.com

I Quit. Here is My Resignation. 8

I Quit. Here is My Resignation.

Last night I wrote “I Quit” on my Social Networks. Today I explain my actions and also the resignation.

Geek Smack! 204: Let’s Get Serious about Siri 0

Geek Smack! 204: Let’s Get Serious about Siri

Siri is Apple’s new smartphone assistant. People loved it, now their complaining, but for the wrong reason. Jeffrey talks what they should be concerned about

Adria and Jeffrey’s Trip with a Ford Zip Car 0

Adria and Jeffrey’s Trip with a Ford Zip Car

Jeffrey and Adria go on a road trip using the Ford Focus Zip Car.

HP Still #1 in PC Sales, Lenovo Takes 2nd. Why Did HP Want to Sell Again? 0

HP Still #1 in PC Sales, Lenovo Takes 2nd. Why Did HP Want to Sell Again?

Gartner put out a report this week showing the top PC manufacturers world-wide. While Lenovo has overtaken 2nd place from Dell, HP still is the world-wide leader. So why did HP want to sell this division?

Why Am I Getting a 3200 error When Trying to Install iOS5 on My 3GS (Just Error on iPhone4, iPad) 3

Why Am I Getting a 3200 error When Trying to Install iOS5 on My 3GS (Just Error on iPhone4, iPad)

People are getting a “Could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (3200)” message. This is why.

Geek Smack! 203: iOS5, AT-AT Dog, Steve Jobs Tribute 0

Geek Smack! 203: iOS5, AT-AT Dog, Steve Jobs Tribute

We look at the Apple event and if Tim Cook did a good job in showing off the iPhone 4S.

How Long Can Zombies Survive the Apocolypse (A CSI Approach) [Infographic] 1

How Long Can Zombies Survive the Apocolypse (A CSI Approach) [Infographic]

A timeline of when a person gets bit, to becoming a Zombie, then ultimate decay to death.

Day in Tech History Pre-Cap for October 10 – 16th 0

Day in Tech History Pre-Cap for October 10 – 16th

Pre-Cap of what you will hear on the Day in Tech History podcast, over on www.dayintechhistory.com

Help WebOSRoundup and Win a Pre3 0

Help WebOSRoundup and Win a Pre3

My good friends at WebOSRoundup, and Senior Editor Rich Dunbar is running a fund raiser at their site. But their fundraiser has an added perk. One person will, in the end, win a Pre3. The Pre3 was HP’s 3rd generation mobile phone using the WebOS software. It was expected to be released over a month ago, but HP discontinued the device along with the TouchPad. Therefore, the Pre3 only got released in the UK. How to win a Pre3 Simply go to the website (http://swag.webosroundup.com/) and buy a ticket. The more tickets you buy, the less the tickets cost and you will have more entries. The contest ends on October 22nd and winner drawn on the 23rd.  

Hangout Tech Guy #2: Changing Facebook Settings 0

Hangout Tech Guy #2: Changing Facebook Settings

Jeffrey Powers is the Hangout Tech Guy – a Livestream event on Google Hangouts Friday afternoons. People come on and talk.

Steve Jobs Life Infographic Updated 0

Steve Jobs Life Infographic Updated

Today we lost a true visionary. Steve Jobs lost his life earlier today. Apple has put out a full statement. I have updated the infographic on the life of Steve Jobs. You can find the new version at DayinTechHistory.com. Of course, you can also go to: A Byte Out of Steve Jobs Life   We at Geekazine are deeply sad to hear of the passing. I never met Steve, but I have followed his career since the 80’s. It was my hopes to meet him, alas fate took over. I wish everyone that lost a father, a CEO, a friend and a mentor my thoughts and prayers. RIP: Stephen Paul Jobs – 1955 – 2011.  

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