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Introducing Amazon Silk

Introducing Amazon Silk
Today in New York, Amazon introduced Silk, an all-new web browser powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and available exclusively on the just announced Kindle Fire.  You might be asking, “A brow…

Twenty Apps Every Android Photographer Should Have

Over the last five years, there is no doubt that Apples iPhone and iPad devices have dominated in the photoindustry. Not only did they constantlyreceivethe best applications first, but often times developers would only develop for IOS, leaving Android users out to dry. On top of this, there was a general mindset that if you wanted a smart device as a photographer, Apple was THE way to go. Times however are changingWhile Apple continues to producephenomenaldevices, they are no longer the only kids on the block. Googles Android software has made huge strides in the last three years and have caught up and arguably surpassed IOS devices in many ways. While I continue to use an Apple Desktop and Macbook Air, I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone and an Asus Transformer Prime Android tablet. Both devices run the latest Android OS, ICS (Ice CreamSandwich). It is asleek, powerful and nearly fullycustomizableoperating system that is Androids first step in providing auniversal,polished and well oiled user experience with all Android devices.With Android maintaing a large lead over Apple with market share around the globe, more and more photographers are looking to Android as an alternative to an iPhone or iPad. I have put together a list of 20 must have applications for any photographer that uses Android devices. Some applications are photo specific while others are more general, butregardlessthey are all part of my every day experience.


Source: http://www.colbybrownphotography.com/blog/twenty-apps-every-android-photographer-should-have-2/

Google Drive Coming Soon

According to the Wall Street Journal, Googles service will launch within the next few months, and will charge users who want a particularly large amount of storage.While Dropbox and other services rent server space from Amazons cloud storage services, Googles existing network could allow it to undercut its rivals. Dropbox currently offers 2GB of storage free, and then charges from $9.99 per month for 50GB. Microsofts rival Skydrive service offers 25GB free.A Google spokesman declined to comment. The company’s conference, Google I/O, is not scheduled until June.


Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/9071936/Google-Drive-cloud-storage-coming-soon.html

Introducing Chrome for Android Beta

Today we're releasing Chrome for Android Beta to bring the speed and simplicity of Chrome to Android 4.0, #ICS phones and tablets. Chrome for Android Beta lets you take the the things you love about the +Google Chrome browsing experience with you:

Speed: Top search results are loaded in the background to let you fly through webpages as quickly as you can flick your finger.
Simplicity: Access an unlimited number of tabs and flip or swipe between them using intuitive gestures.
Sign in: Access your bookmarks and the tabs you left open on your computer from your mobile device, picking up exactly where you left off.

Learn more about Chrome for Android Beta in the full blog post here: http://goo.gl/M1r05. This release is available on Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich devices in select countries in the following languages: English, Français, Deutsch, Español, Português, 日本語 and 한국어. Download Chrome for Android Beta in Android Market: http://goo.gl/XeYWHIntroducing Chrome for Android Beta

Envisioning the future of technology

Envisioning the future of technology
Speculating about emerging technologies. (By futurist Michell Zappa)

Amazon DynamoDB

Amazon DynamoDB noSql DB

They& using solid state drives over an infinitely scalable distributed system. Wow!

Amazon DynamoDB noSql DB

They're using solid state drives over an infinitely scalable distributed system. Wow!
#amazon #nosql #tech #databaseAmazon DynamoDB
Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service that provides fast and predictable performance with seamless scalability.

Infographic: What Tools Developers Actually Use

Infographic: What Tools Developers Actually Use
The folks at BestVendor.com interviewed 500 developers and compiled this profile of the tools that they actually use. A few stalwarts predominate, such as Git, Eclipse, AWS, Dropbox, …

GoDaddy SOPA Support Sparks Calls for Boycotts and Domain Transfers

The list of companies that support the controversial piece of U.S. legislation called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is fairly predictable. It includes huge media conglomerates, music industry groups, pharmaceutical companies and the like. One name that stands out, however, is that of domain name registrar GoDaddy. Whereas many of the big Web technology companies have come out in opposition to SOPA, GoDaddy enthusiastically supports the proposed law.Not unsurprisingly, this news does not sit well with many of the Internet’s most vocal SOPA opponents, especially on Reddit. A thread that popped up on the site today decries GoDaddy’s support for SOPA and encourages users to transfer their domains to another provider. The conversation, which has more than a few choice words for GoDaddy, has grown quite long.


Source: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/godaddys_sopa_support_sparks_calls_for_boycotts_an.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+readwriteweb+%28ReadWriteWeb%29

Official Google Tablet Due out in Six Months

Google is finally going to release its own official branded tablet, similar to how it developed the Nexus line of phones. The great thing about their own branded devices is that, even years later, they are one of the only supported devices via the firmware updates. Eric Schmidt the Executive Chairman of Google recently sat down with the Corriere della Sera at the launch of their new offices in Italy to give us the good news.


Source: http://goodereader.com/blog/tablet-slates/official-google-tablet-due-out-in-six-months/