Archive for the ‘Software’ Category

Review: D-Link AC1750 Gigabit Cloud Router

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

A lot of electronics make their way through the AskDaveTaylor offices and probably 2/3 of them include some sort of Internet connectivity through one or another flavor of 802.11 wireless connectivity, better known as “wifi”. From TVs to TV interfaces, toys to computers, tablets to wireless speakers, if I could see all the data flying back and forth, it’d be a thick web of information and would make it darn hard to move around.
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iOS 7 Redesign To Be Shown At WWDC?

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

What’s black, white and flat all over? iOS 7 if some reports are to be believed.
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Share Files Quickly With Google Drive

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Google quietly announced a new file-sharing feature for Google Drive. When you’re using Google Drive on a Mac or PC, you can now share with a right click from the Google Drive folder.
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[Rumor] Boot To Desktop Option Will Be Added To Windows Blue

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

One of the more controversial decisions in Windows 8 was how the OS forced users to boot into the new Start menu metro interface. You could get into the desktop from that, but then you would be without the iconic Start button. There are unofficial workarounds, but nothing official just yet.
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The Next Windows OS Will Not Be Called Blue

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

For the past few months, it’s been rumored that the next operating system from Microsoft would be called WIndows Blue. It sounds like a code name, and Microsoft suggests that will remain the case.
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Amazon’s EC2 Gets High Memory Cluster Instances

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Amazon announced new High Memory Cluster instances for Amazon Web Services’ Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). These are designed for memory-intensive applications, like in-memory analytics, databases, caching, and scientific computing, the company says.
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Recent Update Makes Chrome Even Faster

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Speed might just be the most important element of any Web browser. Users expect to type in an address and get to a Web site with little to no delay. Out of all the browsers, Chrome is usually considered to be the speediest around, but now Google has some hard numbers to show that Chrome really is getting faster all the time.
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Is The Upgrade To Windows 8 Worth It?

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Windows 8 upgrades will be coming to current Windows users on October 26. The question now is whether or not you should take Microsoft up on their fantastic offer to upgrade to the new OSfor only $39.99. Some doomsayers claim that Windows 8 will be bad for everyone, but it’s true value will be determined by what you use a PC for. (more…)

Google Chrome Drops Support For H.264

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

It has only been a few minutes since the news of Google removing support for the H.264 video codec from Chrome in favour of WebM, a codec that Google open-sourced after their acquisition of On2, has been making the rounds. Is this significant? I guess it depends who you ask, but Chrome is certainly a browser that’s quickly gaining traction, and rightly so.

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Is Open-Source A Viable Solution To Financial Institutions?

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

A recent news story published by the Bloomberg Businessweek claimed that an Ex-Goldman Sachs programmer was found guilty of stealing certain source codes to use it for his new employer’s benefit. During the trial an argument put across by the defendant was that most of the codes that he stole were open source in nature. But the matter that caught most people’s attention was the fact that a financial institution like Goldman Sachs is also one amongst a plethora of open source code users.

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