Hello PC Club members,
First an apology for being late with this month's Byte.
Sorry about that. But the monthly meeting will indeed be this
Saturday (May 15th) in the usual place at the usual time (
The last meeting showed a good response to selling and giving away any old computer stuff to other members. I think we should do this at all the meetings. So feel free to bring whatever you want to sell, give away or trade to any of our meetings. I think it's a lot of fun.
Now for the sharing:
Item 1. Motorola is reportedly preparing to launch an Android-powered smartphone with a "flip-around" display in June 2010.
Item 2. Facebook and us old _ _ _ _ _.
The current backlash against Facebook for having turned its privacy promises inside out is likely being driven by adults over the age of 35, according to survey data from YouGov’s Brandindex. As for 18- to 34-year-olds, Facebook continues to be the hottest thing on the net since YouTube, according to the company’s daily profile.
Related: Facebook has gone rogue, drunk on founder Mark Zuckerberg’s dreams of world domination. It’s time the rest of the web ecosystem recognizes this and works to replace it with something open and distributed.
The world's largest software company is upgrading its popular Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint applications, and rolling out its own online versions to keep up with the new class of mobile, web-connected users that have emerged since the last upgrade in 2006.
(Kinda shows ya that these Google docs are a pretty good thing.)
Related article: As Microsoft prepares to launch Office 2010, the latest version of its venerable productivity suite, Google is persuading longtime Office users to ditch Redmond's apps and upgrade to Google Docs instead.
Item 4. Google Android beats out Iphone
Google Inc displaced iPhone maker
Apple Inc to become the second most popular provider of smartphone software in
Story here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100510/tc_nm/us_google_android;_ylt=AgvYjw5lxgjPCAU_qXfy2RZT.3QA;_ylu=X3oDMTJvaDNyOTE2BGFzc2V0A25tLzIwMTAwNTEwL3VzX2dvb2dsZV9hbmRyb2lkBHBvcwMxMQRzZWMDeW5fcGFnaW5hdGVfc3VtbWFyeV9saXN0BHNsawNnb29nbGUzOXNhbmQ-
There have already been plenty of questions over who "owns" the ebooks you've bought, with stories of remotely deactivated books and remotely deactivated features -- neither of which happens when you have a real physical book. But there are also other concerns opened up by newly activated features. Apparently one new feature -- sent in by a few concerned readers -- is that Amazon will now remotely upload and store the user notes and highlights you take on your Kindle, which it then compiles into "popular highlights."
Based on early work,