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An iPad to Bring Them All Together

An iPad to Bring Them All Together

The world has been buzzing since the release of Apple’s latest creation, the iPad. I scoffed and pitied them all for fueling Apple’s marketing machine. That is, until I started to take a closer look at the specification and potential uses of the device. I am a core Windows/Intel person. I have based my career on these company standards, so when I was considering an Apple iPad, it was a fundamental shift in my thinking. To my very pleasant surprise,…

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Amazon Kindle for Blackberry – Two Weeks Later

Amazon Kindle for Blackberry – Two Weeks Later

I definitely had some challenges getting the Amazon Kindle application for my Blackberry Storm2 downloaded and installed. However, since getting the application downloaded, I have had zero problems with it. The transfer of books to the device over my device’s wireless Internet connection is flawless. I would not use the application’s built-in interface for purchasing new books because it leaves a lot of functionality to be desired that I find useful in the Amazon website. I have enjoyed being able to pop…

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Amazon’s Blackberry Kindle Reader Download Problems

Amazon’s Blackberry Kindle Reader Download Problems

I read my e-mail this morning and found a message that Amazon released their Kindle reader for BlackBerry devices. I have been looking forward to this software release for the last few months. I eagerly clicked on the download link on my BlackBerry Storm2 and waited. I knew it would be slow as many people would be doing the same thing this morning. When the web page timed out, I simply clicked on it again, and again, and again, and again. Well OK maybe I just…

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Could it be the consumer that actually wins the office productivity software war?

Could it be the consumer that actually wins the office productivity software war?

Google has a new ad campaign that is directly taking on Microsoft’s baby, Office. Google has been doing very well head-to-head against Microsoft’s Internet service offerings; however, office productivity is one area where they may just be out of their league.  This is a serious revenue source for Microsoft, and they will play for keeps. Microsoft has recognized the threat of Google Apps and has started to move in its lumbering pace towards a confrontation. Look at the deployment options…

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