Author Archives: Cloud Tech Solution

So you think anyone will want this 'timesharing' stuff?

So you think anyone will want this ‘timesharing’ stuff? Flashback to the days when the mainframe is king, punch cards are the standard medium for programs, and timesharing terminals are a huge boon for programmer productivity, according to a pilot fish who was there. “Timesharing was available only during scheduled hours, and not available […]

Google Smart Lock: The complete guide

Google Smart Lock: The complete guide Think fast: How many times a day do you pick up your phone to look at something? Unless you live in the tundra or have far more self-control than most, the answer probably falls somewhere between “quite a few” and “more than any sane person could count.” Assuming […]

Apple's App Store privacy efforts are backfiring big time

Apple’s App Store privacy efforts are backfiring big time There have been some complaints recently about how the Apple App Store handles privacy. Although Apple is trying to position itself as the consumer-privacy-friendly company — in stark contrast to Google, primarily — some have complained that it is doing it in far too heavy-handed […]

Google will shut down Fusion Tables

Google will shut down Fusion Tables Google is shutting down its Fusion Tables cloud service, a Google Drive option that offered an easy way to create online visualizations, especially maps. Google announced today that the service will end on Dec. 3, 2019, and “maps using the Fusion Tables Layer in the Maps JavaScript API […]

What's in the latest Firefox update? Mozilla looks over users' shoulders, suggests tools and add-ons

What’s in the latest Firefox update? Mozilla looks over users’ shoulders, suggests tools and add-ons Mozilla released Firefox 64 for Windows, macOS and Linux with an embedded recommendation system that spotlights features and suggests specific add-ons based on how users work the browser and where they steer it on the web. Engineers also patched […]

Microsoft Teams gains ground on Slack

Microsoft Teams gains ground on Slack Two years after its launch, Microsoft Teams is outpacing team chat rival Slack – largely thanks to Teams’ free availability as part of Office 365 subscriptions. That’s according to a survey of 900 IT decision makers in North America and Europe conducted by Spiceworks.  The results indicate that […]

5 reasons to remain skeptical about 5G in 2019

5 reasons to remain skeptical about 5G in 2019 Have you heard? Some vaguely defined but super-snazzy-sounding thing called 5G is, like, totally coming to knock your socks off any second now. It’s gonna speed up your phone, revolutionize your productivity, and probably even lower your cholesterol. Okay, so maybe some of that is […]

Will 2019 be the year of the Mac?

Will 2019 be the year of the Mac? iPhone maker Apple makes lots of other products, including Macs, and the next 12 months could see some of the strongest Mac sales for some time as millions of aging Windows machines still used in enterprise IT are upgraded to a more advanced computing platform. Time […]

Review: 4 wireless chargers for both smartphone and watch

Review: 4 wireless chargers for both smartphone and watch While there may be more than a dozen multi-device wireless chargers technically available now, most do not charge both smart watches and smartphones – and most of the companies who make them could not actually provide units for review since they’re bring offered through crowdfunding projects. As […]