Web News for February, 2013

Item 1.  Trends:  ZDNet’s predictions for 2013,  FTC takes aim at data brokers,  Google sells Motorola Home for $2.35B,  Google starts charging for Google Apps & Microsoft extends free trial,  Software development trends,  Apple’s insourcing may boost supply chain stability,  Ellison defends Oracle’s Sun takeover,  Change in use of email, IM, & social media,  Are tablets driving e-reader extinction?,  Tech buys of 1983, how far have we come?,  Top web designer posts of 2012,  CES Best-of-Show from 2000 to 2013,  Tablets will outsell notebooks this year,  Tech trends to watch out for in 2013,  ZDNet’s predictions for 2013,  FTC takes aim at data brokers,  Google sells Motorola Home for $2.35B,  Google starts charging for Google Apps & Microsoft extends free trial,  Software development trends,  Apple’s insourcing may boost supply chain stability,  Ellison defends Oracle’s Sun takeover,  Change in use of email, IM, & social media,  Are tablets driving e-reader extinction?,  Tech buys of 1983, how far have we come?,  Top web designer posts of 2012,  Touch-based Ubuntu tablets & smartphones?,  2012, The year in review,  PC sales slump,  Where is processing going next?,  Budget tablets take $40B out of IT market,  2013’s Hot Topic: The Internet of Things,  Things you should know about the Internet of Things,  Has e-commerce killed the shopping mall?  Dell going private,  Audi’s self-parking car,  It’s getting harder to tell what’s “real” on the internet

Item 2.  Great Ideas:  In-Flight Wi-Fi,  AutoMD site offers free search for auto service bulletins,  M2M no longer a pipe dream,  An M2M future,  Pros & cons of M2M,  Triple-strength Gorilla Glass 3

Item 3.  Security/Privacy Issues:  Download UPnP scanner,  Key security threats expected in 2013,  Hacktivist group Anonymous makes a movie,  SSL problems with mobile apps,  Piracy culture causes security issues,  Whonix adds anonymity,  Disable Java?,  Java patch may not work,  How to disable Java,  Locker Password Manager is free,  HIPAA and the illusion of privacy,  You shouldn’t always listen to security advice,  Metaforic extends app protection to BlackBerry 10,  Friends of Aaron Swartz protest severe penalties for victimless crimes,  Microsoft claims malware tests aren’t realistic,  Near-Field Communication (NFC) may replace passwords

Item 4.  Legal issues:  Microsoft accuses Google of ‘scroogling’

Item 5.  Philosophical issues:  Xerox PARC and ubicomp,  Guns, computers, & the Bill of Rights, Nerves of glass - Artificial Intelligence and us, Obsolete tech terms

Item 6.  Local Issues:  QTranslate (thanks, Chuck)

Item 7.  International issues:  Wave Glider swims from California to Australia,   Republic Wireless offers great Stateside pkg,   Restoring UK’s 1st fully operational computer begins

Item 8.  Interplanetary issues & beyond:  Obama administration does not support blowing up planets

Item 9.  Geek humor & interests:  MS Word Easter Eggs,  Tech nostalgia 3,  Travel gadgets,  20 vintage Apple ads,  Robots at CES,  Oldest open-source programs,  Weird tech

Item 10.  Photo galleries:  Northern Lights,  Tech powers Australian Open

Item 11.  Hardware, Desktops:  The coming of Win8 Table PCs and supertablets,  Microsoft PixelSense

Item 12.  Hardware, Laptops:  Lenovo adds touch,  Yet another Lenovo touch review

Item 13.  Hardware, Netbooks:  Chromebook review,  Chromebook runs Linux-based Chrome

Item 14.  Hardware, Phablets:  Phablets not a big threat, yet,  Multitasking on Samsung Galaxy Note II phablet

Item 15.  Hardware, Tablets:  Microsoft may still win the tablet war,   Suggested improvements for Surface,   A look back at tablets in  2012,  Vizio reveals 10-inch Android tablet,  Hands-on MS Surface Pro,  60 days with Surface RT,  Asus announces $149 7” Android tablet,  1st Surface Pro tablets come off production line on schedule,  Galaxy Note 8 might compete w/ iPad mini,  Turn your tablet into a mobile workstation,  iPad compared w/ iPad mini

Item 16.  Hardware, Smartphones:  Ultimate Guide to Smartphones of 2012 (thanks, Ed),  Ubuntu Linux on Smartphones,  Hands on with HTC’s Windows Phone 8X,  Water-resistant Sony Xperia Z w/ HDR video,  Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile will carry BlackBerry 10,  Lenovo plans Windows Phone 8 handset,  How big is too big for a smartphone?,  Why smartphones need M2M,  HTC One SV on Cricket,  Samsung Galaxy S sales hit 100M units,  Apple cuts back on orders for iPhone5 components,  HTC Droid DNA compared to iPhone5,  BlackBerry 10 “port-a-thon” adds 15,000 submissions to App World and schedules a 2nd one

Item 17.  Hardware, Tiny computers:  USB cloud stick turns TVs into thin clients,  Project Ophelia,  Raspberry Pi:  “We thought we’d sell 1,000”

Item 18.  Hardware, Peripherals:  New routers offer 1.3Gbps Wi-Fi in 5GHz 802.11ac mode,  HP Compaq L2105 touch screen monitor,  Computer-controlled power strips,  HP launches U160 USB-powered travel LCD monitor,  Bem Speaker Trio,  JayBird Bluebuds X Bluetooth earbuds,  Wireless-N routers,  Alternative typing solutions

Item 19.  Hardware, Internals:  Promised Intel chips will deliver in 2H13,  ESA chip protected from cosmic radiation,  Intel’s 2013 mobile roadmap,  Western Digital unveils its 1st solid-state hard drive,  Qualcomm rolls out new chips

Item 20.  Software, General:  A comparison of iOS, Android, and Windows 8 operating systems

Item 21.  Software, News & Trivia:  Are you computer literate?,  Java installer tricks to watch out for

Item 22.  In the Cloud:  Cloud financials in 2013,  Key points in 2012 cloud computing,  Problems accessing Hotmail and Outlook.com by mobile users,  \Managing documents w/ CloudBerry S3 Explorer Pro,  Microsoft announces Cloud OS management plan,  Facebook announces Graph Search,  How to get found by Graph Search,  UK firms wary of cloud as US forges ahead,  Microsoft includes more social content in searches,  Cautions about Mega’s free 50GB of cloud storage

Item 23.  Software, General Tools:  Getting organized,  Password recovery tools,  Paragon Drive Copy 12 Pro,  Analyzing & graphing weather with wview,  Budget tracking apps,  Web apps to make you smarter,  OneNote

Item 24.  Browsers:  Firefox 18 sports smaller footprint than Chrome,  IE 10’s mysterious Flash whitelist,  January’s BIG browser benchmark

Item 25.  Software, Apple, General News & Trivia:  iPad/iPhone new user guide,  20 vintage Apple ads,  Apple’s balancing act,  A need to get serious about Siri

Item 26.  Software, Apple, Apps:  Useful things to do with your iPad mini,  Outline+ is OneNote for iPad,  Double Driver,  CalenMob Pro

Item 27.  Software, Microsoft, General News & Trivia:  MS buys R2 Studios,  Eric Rudder is back in the limelight,  Microsoft announces Cloud OS management plan

Item 28.  Software, Microsoft, Apps:  New features of Win8 File Explorer - Part I,  Calibre Portable

Item 29.  Software, Microsoft, Operating Systems:

Windows 8:  More new File Explorer features: Contextual tabs,  Even more File Explorer features,  To touch or not to touch,  Things to try when apps have problems with Win8,  Critic cites Win8 hardware problem,  BlueStacks makes Android apps available,  Cheat Keys,  Machines that are running Win 8

Windows RT:  Skydrive sync problems found

Item 30.  Software, Microsoft, Office:  How to customize the ribbon interface,  Tricks learned from readers

Excel:  Using a data table to compare multiple results,  Two dynamic chart enhancements using Excel

Item 31.  Software, Google, General News & Trivia:  Google Developers Blog,  Google shouldn’t forget history

Item 32.  Software, Google, Operating Systems - Chrome:  Chromebook runs Linux-based Chrome

Item 33.  Software, Google, Apps:  Google Now is more than search

Item 34.  Software, Linux, General News & Trivia:  Linux still difficult to install on Win8 PCs & Surface RT

Item 35.  Software, Linux, Operating Systems:  

Ubuntu:  Touch-based Ubuntu tablets & smartphones?,  Ubuntu Linux on Smartphones,  Things to know about Ubuntu on phones

Red Hat - Fedora:  Red Hat ships Enterprise LInux 5.9,  Hands on w/ Fedora 18 (Spherical Cow),  Options for Fedora 18

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