Ridiculous IT News: Fresh from Valley View
From Mitt Romney's use of Google+ hangouts to AT&T's slogan flip-flop, InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson shares his newest roundup of the funny and the ridiculous in tech news.
Samsung Galaxy Note: A Phone And Tablet In One
The Galaxy Note from Samsung, available in the U.S. only from AT&T, breaks new ground. It's not just a large phone with a big, beautiful screen like the Droid Razr. It adds a stylus that makes annotation and new application types possible.
Zynga Takes On Amazon In IaaS Game
Zynga will sell cloud infrastructure-as-a-service to other game makers who want a hosting platform. With this innovative play, Zynga just became Amazon's competitor.
American Well Revamps Telehealth Platform
Online Care 6.0 update adds conveniences for consumers and healthcare providers connecting outside the office; changes include support for smartphones and medical devices.
Finally, An iPad With A Keyboard!
If only iPads had keyboards, preferably built into a case. The ZAGGfolio Apple iPad 3 keyboard case is a good product, but iPad apps aren't designed to use a keyboard. Here's why.
Google Drive: Half-Baked Cloud, With Scary License
Google Drive is an improvement over Google Docs, but it's been released without many of the features that had promised to elevate it above other free consumer cloud services such as Dropbox. Further, this Google service attempts to create a new relationship with users, one that could threaten your privacy.
The Google Phone That Never Was
Evidence at the Oracle v. Google trial reveals what the original Google Phone prototype looked like, before Apple's iPhone moved the goal posts. Related Android revenue information is also enlightening.
LinkedIn iPad App: Plenty To Like
LinkedIn's new application for the Apple iPad serves as a hub for
business connections, news, and social networking in one slick, though not perfect, package.
Apple CEO: Hybrid Tablets Doomed
Without naming rival Windows 8 tablets specifically, Tim Cook says convertible laptop-tablet systems are kludgy compromises
that will please no one. Microsoft and its tablet partners disagree.
Google Drive: Hands-On Winner
Google's new online storage service represents the natural evolution of Google Docs, and another transformation for the world of collaborative file management.
Banks May Not Be Able to Resist BYOD
Despite security concerns, employee demands and the productivity gains powered by bring-your-own-device initiatives are forcing banks to embrace BYOD, including iPads.
iPhone Sales Crush The Competition At AT&T
Apple's iPhone outsold other smartphones nearly 4-to-1 during AT&T's first quarter. The company activated a total of 5.5 million smartphones, boosting smartphone subscribership to nearly 60%.
Logitech Earbuds For Business Sound Good
The BH320 is a high quality set of earbuds designed for business Unified Communications applications. They're comfortable, the sound is excellent, and they are light and feel good. They are also expensive, but not outrageously so.
Google Docs App for Android Tablets: The Ugly Truth
The Google Docs for Android app provides a potentially useful tool for mobile users. However, its lack of presentation creation tools, weak spreadsheet experience, and general instability reduces its potential. But wait, there's more: It's also slow.
10 App Stars For New iPad Screen
Apple optimized its core tablet apps, including iMovie and iPhoto, for the new iPad. But look what else you can do with the gorgeous new Retina display.
Google Docs Parts Hidden In iOS GMail App
It looks like it was left in by accident, but the iOS GMail app has very limited support for Google Docs. We could create and edit word processing and spreadsheet documents on an iPad and iPhone, but only the text of the documents was editable.