Microsoft leads our news today. TechCrunch reports on Microsoft bringing the bash shell to Windows 10. When I first heard this, I was beyond excited. A good unix shell on Windows has been needed for decades. Kubernetes has an ongoing series of posts about their new release, with today’s installment being about new multi-zone clusters. I… Read More Geek Reading March 31, 2016 #1074
This past week, both Google and Facebook made more announcements regarding their ecosystems. Google is slowly integrating Google+ into everything, this time adding features into GMail and Contacts. For GMail, you can now share photos directly from within a message. Contacts are now showing your Google+ circles as additional groups. Facebook launched a new subscribe… Read More Plus Or Like, Choose Your Sharing Weapon
This is a guest post from Jesse Langley. Whether you are a student of traditional schools or online schools, your use of technology grows with the growth of technology. The use of personal computers has made it easier for students to get their work done as well as keep up with the news. Now universities… Read More Students Grow with Google
Everyone has been talking about the rumor and now announced Facebook messaging that is not email. There is a ton of coverage of the announcement already. People are already complaining that it is not a GMail killer, or that it is not appropriate for business or that you can not “cc” anyone. Facebook will argue… Read More Facebook Messaging Will Change Everything
There is some interesting fighting going on recently regarding contact lists between Google and Facebook. Both services want to give users the ability to export some information, but neither service wants to populate the contact list of the other. Much of the argument seems to center around “data portability” or “openness”. However, the real fight is… Read More Facebook And Google Battle For Your Attention
Google is trying to ensure that you never leave GMail. Besides GMail being a fantastic email service, Google has continuously added features to keep you engaged. We have chat in GMail and various widgets like Google Calendar to add functionality. We also recently saw a cool revamp of the Contacts application which really did need… Read More Is Google Me Really GMail 2.0?
Google launches new products and features constantly. Some of these products gain widespread adoption, like GMail, and others eventually whither and die, like Wave. In this age of the internet, the question is now whether Google expects some of these products to fail and is just releasing them to see what features people like. As… Read More Is Google Me The Merging Of GMail, Buzz and Orkut?
You will probably read enough about Apple today, that I decided to go a completely different direction. Today I am going to talk about Google and all of their applications. Because, if Google really wants to become our main web application provider, then they need to become more consistent. I am talking about consistency in… Read More Google Needs A Consistent Approach In Their Applications
Earlier this week, Google announced that they were adding the ability to “star” search results. This was added and SearchWiki was removed from the search results so that there was not duplicate functionality. The basic idea is that people like the concept of saving good search results, but really could not be bothered with changing… Read More Google Aligning Its Stars And Its Applications
It was with much interest that I read the post on the GMail blog regarding choosing smart passwords. This was written as a response of sorts to the news that passwords from Hotmail, GMail and other email services were compromised by a phishing attack. Now, GMail needs to post a response like this, but the… Read More Consumers Will Never Be Truly Secure On The Web