It seems as though all the cool kids are addicted to Evernote. I'm not quite
that cool, but I have been trying hard to convert to a
paperless lifestyle. Evernote admittedly is a great tool for archiving
information. When I bought my Nexus 7, I also bought a subscription to
Evernote Premium. more>>
Few jargonistic terms have annoyed me as much as, "The Cloud." When the term was first coined, its meaning was ambiguous at best. For some companies, it meant shared web hosting (but with a cooler sounding name). For others it was simply, "let us host your servers in our datacenter, which we now refer to as a cloud." more>>
This week IBM released a bunch of new hardware, including 8 new Power Systems, 3 PureSystems models, and new storage technology. This is good news for small and medium businesses, because it means the same powerful hardware that powers Watson (http://www-03.ibm.com/innovation/us/watson/) is now available at prices designed to compete with commodity hardware from other vendors. more>>
That's always been the case for me. I'm a map freak. I own hundreds of
paper maps in various specialties, plus many atlases, books on geography,
geology and other geo-obsessions. But I'm no longer an edge case, because
maps are proving to be essential on smartphones, which today approaches a
billion or more people. Digital maps on phones are now among the core
portfolio of smartphone apps, alongside voice, text, calendar and contacts.
What could be more mobile about a phone than a map to help the user look
things up and get around?
Last month, I showed you an awesome audiobook player app for Android, but
I didn't share my frustration in getting the audio files on to my phone. When
I plugged my phone in to the computer, I couldn't get the SD card to mount,
no matter what settings I changed. more>>
Storing backups in the cloud requires a level of trust that not everyone
is willing to give. While the convenience and low cost of automated,
off-site backups is very compelling, the reality of putting personal data
in the hands of complete strangers will never sit quite right with
Nuvola Player (formerly known as google-music-frame) is a Linux
application that integrates cloud-based music services into your Linux
desktop. I've tested it only with Google Music, but Nuvola now supports
Google Music, Grooveshark, Hype Machine and 8tracks. It also supports
I've mentioned before that I keep my entire e-book collection in my
Dropbox folder, and I can access it anywhere I have a Web connection. I
didn't come up with the idea myself; instead, I shamelessly stole
the idea from Bill Childers. I suspect he stole it from someone else,
so feel free to steal the idea from me.
Ditch your laptop and code in the cloud—it's easier than you'd think.
On September 19, 2011, I said goodbye to my trusty MacBook Pro and started
developing exclusively on an iPad + Linode 512. This is the surprising
story of three months spent working in the cloud.
The votes are in, the tallies are counted, the hanging chads have been
evaluated, and we have our winners. This year holds a few surprises,
a couple dominant players and as much open source as you can handle. We
don't encourage gambling here at Linux Journal, but if you had an office
pool going for pizza money, it's officially too late to make your wager.