Friday, February 22, 2013

Apple AirPrint, Bonjour Challenges

Dear Apple, Bonjour sucks! - Blog - Stefan Brunner

Designed for home networks, Apple's Bonjour protocol
is a challenge for enterprise networks,
because it is "chatty", non-routable, and the only option on iOS.

Problems with AirPrint and AirPlay on school wireless networks

Windows 8 PC Sales Analysys

Explaining Windows 8 PC Sales Over the Holidays | Windows 8 content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows

Bottom line: coming after netbooks,
new windows devices need to be lower priced to sell.

What it does not mention is that netbooks became popular
because customers wanted them for portability and price.
Same as tablets now. Price does matter.

Chromebook is a new netbook, and Microsoft better come with some answer soon
if they want to maintain sales numbers, to be attractive for apps developers.
Simple: take same chromebook hardware, add $50 for Windows 8...

Amazon Redshift 10x faster than Hadoop + Hive

Amazon Redshift is 10x faster and cheaper than Hadoop + Hive from Hapyrus

Apple 'iWatch' patent

Apple patent filing points directly to 'iWatch' concept with flexible touchscreen display

Microsoft - Nikon Android Patent Deal

Nikon signs patent deal with Microsoft for Android-based cameras | ZDNet

Why not just use Microsoft's OS?
Apparently using Linux+Android is still a better deal...

Google Pixel Chromebook

Google's new Chromebook - pretty as a Pixel | ZDNet

"Pixel Chromebook... aluminum case, 12.85-inch 2560 X 1700 resolution display that compares with Apple's Retina Display, and has a touchscreen.

What's inside? It's packed with an Intel i5 1.8GHz processor, 4GB of memory. 32GB of storage, Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n) dual-band, Bluetooth 3.0, a five-hour battery and it's 0.63-inches thick."

$1,299 (wi-fi), $1,449 (LTE)

So, retina pixels are expensive... almost as in MacBook Pro with Retina Display (13-inch, 2560 x 1600, $1,499.00)

I guess Google engineers have designed a device they would like to have :)
Something like Microsoft Surface Pro.
A premium device, for a premium price

Sending email from PhoneGap

@ StackOverflow

A super-simple way to send emails from mobile PhoneGap apps.
mailto: link can also have subject and body, URL encoded

Elements of a Mailto: URL - About Email:

window.location = "!%0D%0ABla!";