The Cloud

The idea of ‘cloud’ computing has been around since the first web based email services but only in the past few years has the term become mainstream.
Here I look into software that runs somewhere other than on your PC.

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series What I take from the Vision 2011 video

Looking at the Vision 2011 video Microsoft obviously has some pretty nice ideas to where phones are going, lets take a look at what those could be.

Hardware

Thinner, lighter, longer battery lives and smaller bezels –¬†sounds like the latest fruit flavoured device but future phones won’t just end there.

In the vision 2011 video we can clearly see in some scenes the phone is actually semi transparent and as well as having a front touch screen the entire of the back of the phone is touch sensitive as well. The benefit in this is that you no longer cover 40% of the screen with your hand and so its easier to pick out content from the screen. Continue reading

I’m no fan of Linux – in fact I go out of my way to use Microsoft IIS at work to host internal websites, additionally I’m no fan of Dell – again I prefer HP in every single possible way.

But even with this for some strange reason over the past 4 years or so I always have done and shall continue to use UK Web Solutions Direct (who run Linux on Dell servers) for my website hosting.

So why this big difference from my normal Linux/Dell attitudes? Continue reading