It seems that just about every major telecommunications and computer manufacturer is presenting their tablet this quarter. This week the honor goes to Research in Motion (RIM) and their BlackBerry Playbook. That’s great, but what does it bring to the table that is different from the others?
At this point in 2010, web browsers are capable of supporting most HTML 5 code functions.Â In addition, there recently have been several published books that introduce and explore many of HTML 5’s new features.Â From an SEO point of view, there are new tags and content areas within HTML 5 that can help to get higher page rankings on search engines.Â This article will explore some of these new features and when they should be used:
Cisco has been progressively active in the consumer market over the past few years. The first few acquisitions made sense for the network giant as they bought up Linksys and Scientific Atlanta. A few eyebrows were raised however with purchase of Pure Digital Technologies in early 2009. Pure Digital Technologies sold small and easy to use consumer camcorders.
Both Cisco and Avaya have recently unveiled flat-screen tablet devices to be used in enterprise environments. The problem is that the cost of the tablets are considerably higher than consumer based tablets that run the same Android operating system. Competing consumer devices that also run Android include the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Tab as well as upcoming models from LG and Motorola.
When you think technology, you might not think of Cambodia. But this might very well change in the future. I had the opportunity to visit several cities within Cambodia last week.Â Being a network engineer and interested in technology advancements in emerging countries, I decided to spend some time investigating the current economic and technological environment.Â I came away fairly optimistic thatÂ Cambodia might be the next Asian country to experience a technology boom.Â Here are my findings.
Living overseas the past two football seasons has led me to do some thorough investigation into ways to watch both NCAA football and the NFL online while living abroad. There is a ton of information and possibilities available on the web but much of it leads to a dead end. There are both free and paid “satellite to PC” services out there that people have tried with varying success. I’ve attempted some of them not expecting much and the results have been disappointing even with somewhat well known sites such as justin.tv
SEO chatter is still buzzing about Google Instant which begins displaying search results as you type them into the Google search box. Many consider this to Google’s attempt to cut off long tail search phrases. For those of you that don’t know, the long tail is a term used to describe targeting for specific search phrases as opposed to searching for a single word or two.
Are you planning to visit Thailand for either business or pleasure in 2010? If so, you will probably want to stay connected to people at home. AIS is Thailand’s largest cellular phone provider and their 12Call prepaid SIM cards are widely popular with both local Thai’s and tourists. But those traveling to Thailand might find that the costs of international calls is a bit expensive. That is why AIS has a 1-2Call Tourist SIM card. The card offers international calling starting at 4 Baht per minute. In addition, you can send SMS messages start at 5 Baht per message. These are typical prices if you know the special 12Call international codes to punch in before making a call but this SIM card simplifies the process so you don’t have to enter in any codes. It’s not a bad deal if you plan to make several overseas calls. I personally would rather use Skype or another form of free calling my overseas friends and family but if you are moving around throughout Thailand than it can come in handy.
I am currently doing extended travel throughout Asia and have been calling Northern Thailand my home for almost a year now. During my travels, I have been adding, removing and tinkering with various iPhone apps that are useful to me while I am abroad.Â Some of them have been great while others a complete letdown.Â Fortunately I’ve found several that I never leave home without while living and traveling in Thailand and other Asian countries.Â Below are my list of the top eight iPhone apps that I use regularly while traveling internationally. You may find one or two of them that you never really considered useful when traveling.