There’s nothing green about a greenfield cloud deployment

‘What is defined as greenfield is really just a grain of sand on an island of technology that still needs to integrate into the greater organization.’

Source : Latest Blog for ZDNet http://www.zdnet.com/theres-nothing-green-about-a-greenfield-cloud-deployment-7000028722/#ftag=RSSf468ffe

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KitKat update arriving on Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition via OTA

Although it hasn’t made many headlines as of late, the Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition is ready to make a big splash by getting its update to Android 4.4 KitKat today. The device was previously running Android 4.3, so the jump in software isn’t dramatic, but the 550MB update certainly brings changes. The update changelog isn’t all that descriptive either, but folks who have the update installed are noticing some graphical changes, and you’ll of course also have access to the latest features included in Android 4.4 by default.

Reports of updates are coming from users with the Wifi version of the tablet in the U.S., so we can’t confirm beyond that, but we think more than a few Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition owners will be happy with the update news. Be sure to head into the forums and compare experiences with other members who are receiving the update once you have it on your own device.

More: Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition forums; Thanks, John!



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Fixing Google Glass: A prescription for perception

Can wearable computing be saved when its users are Glassholes?

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Fixing Google Glass: A Prescription for Perception

Can wearable computing be saved when its users are Glassholes?

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Vevo Releases New iOS App With A Real-Time Feed And Live Vevo TV Streams

vevo ios app Music video distributor Vevo just launched an “>update to its iOS app today, providing users a new, regularly updated home page, as well as access to the company’s live, programmed music channels. The new version of the app, which the company showed to some reporters at SXSW, follows a major redesign to its website that Vevo launched last fall. Read More

Source : TechCrunch » Mobile http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/23/vevo-new-ios-app/?ncid=rss

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Personalised Instagram ‘Explore’ tab aims to give you more of what you want

Personalised Instagram 'Explore' tab aims to give you more of what you want

Whenever we accidentally hit the Explore tab in Instagram, we’re generally greeted with a grid of painted fingernails, umpteen celebrity selfies and, on a good day, the occasional pretty face or pleasant sunset.

Now the Facebook-owned app is attempting to revive the feature and make it more relevant to every day users by introducing personalised photos and videos, based on content people they follow have liked.

That means whether folks prefer to follow accomplished nature photographers or have a penchant for reality TV stars, the content they see in Explore is more ‘Wow’ than ‘WTF?.’

If, for example, users enjoy tracking photos from their hometown, the Explore tab might now serve up a snapshot of the area at any given time.

Give it a whirl

Acknowledging the update on his personal Facebook Page, Instagram co-founder Mike Kreiger said: "If it’s been a while since you checked out the Instagram Explore page, give it a whirl; the team’s been working on incorporating personalised content in there now, too."

A Facebook spokesperson also acknowledged the change, explaining that the personalised content will still be mixed in with trending content.

The company added: "We’re always looking to update the types of posts you see in Explore to better tailor it to you. We’ll show you a variety of photos and videos that people you follow have liked, as well as content that is trending in the Instagram community."

The change gives Instagram an opportunity to differentiate itself from Vine. It’s explore tool is focused on drawing users attention to the most popular content on the surface at any given time. Right now, it’s annoying, white high school kids.

Have you checked out the new Explore tab? Are you ready to go exploring once again? Right now we’re not seeing a lot that feels personal. Let us know your thoughts.



Source : TechRadar: Phone and communications news http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/techradar/phone-and-communications-news/~3/53vIt83smq8/story01.htm

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UPDATED: Time for iWatch? iPhone is strong in Apple earnings, but iPad sales slump

UPDATED: Time for iWatch? iPhone is strong in Apple earnings, but iPad sales slump

Today’s earning report out of Cupertino suggests that the iPhone is still increasingly popular among consumers and that declining iPad sales make room for the next big thing from Apple.

Apple managed to sell 43.7 million iPhones and 16.3 million iPads in the second fiscal quarter, beating the Wall Street estimates for iPhone sales of 37.7 million.

The iPhone 5S certainly helped prop up its year-over-year revenue boost. Apple CEO Tim Cook said that each of its three iPhones were better than their predecessors.

Which iOS handset the reportedly struggling iPhone 5C was competing against wasn’t spelled out in the company’s quarterly conference call.

iPad Air sales a little too light?

Apple’s tablet sales had a bit of a drop off compared to both expectations and last year’s earnings in the same period, even with the redesigned iPad Air in tow.

Apple sold 16.35 million total iPads in the second fiscal quarter when the markets were looking for 19.7 million iOS tablet sales.

Cook blamed the declining iPad sales on an inventory change during its quarterly earnings conference call, but said he "remained bullish on the iPad."

He also tried to put the miss in perspective: the iPad remains Apple’s fastest growing product and it was an instant hit among its three demographics of consumer, business and education.

iWatch could be up Apple’s sleeve

Cook said "the key thing is for us to stay focused," but that Apple is comfortable in expanding the number of things it’s working on.

"We’ve got things that we’re working on that I’m proud of and excited about," Cooked explained in the conference call, noting that he wasn’t ready to pull back the curtain on any announcement today.

This immediately brings to mind the rumored iWatch that Apple is said to be developing as a merger of a smartwatch and fitness band.

The unconfirmed iWatch could rival the already-released Samsung’s Gear 2 and Gear Fit and the summer-bound Moto 360 running Google’s Android Wear operating system.

These release dates don’t matter much to Apple. While never mentioning smartwatches specifically, Cook noted that Apple has historically never minded being late to the fray.

Apple’s wasn’t the first to release a tablet, phone or MP3 player, he pointed out. "It means more to us to get it right than do it first."



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Weekly Photo Contest: Yellow

The only rule here is the dominant color in the picture, and we can’t wait to see your creativity.

We’re back to a standard photo contest, building on a single topic that gives you a wide range of subject options that fit your style. This week’s prompt is “yellow,” so we’re looking for pictures that are dominant in that color — beyond that, the choice of subject and style is up to you. We’ve done plenty of wide-open contests before with amazing results, so we can’t wait to see the pictures that come in this week.

After a huge giveaway last week, we’re settling back down to our usual setup of giving smaller prizes to more winners. This week, we’re picking out three winning photos to each receive a $50 ShopAndroid gift card!

Entering is easy. Just drop your entry in a forums post at the link below. Tell us what Android you used to get the picture, and any back story you want to add to it. We’ll pick a winner Tuesday (April 29) night at 11:59 PM ET, and announce them on the blog with next Wednesday’s contest.

Enter this week’s photo contest



Source : Android Central – Android Forums – News – Reviews – Help and Android Wallpapers http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/androidcentral/~3/TWpKymCC2L8/story01.htm

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Meizu MX4 potrebbe arrivare ad agosto a 320$ con due versioni

Da tempo se ne parla, ma ancora nulla di fatto. Tanti rumors vedevano l’atteso Meizu MX4 presentato in concomitanza del lancio francese di MX3, ma nulla.

Ora nuove indiscrezioni vedono il futuro flagship phone dell’asiatica Meizu come protagonista.

Si parla infatti un possibile arrivo ad agosto (presentazione e commercializzazione potrebbero non coincidere), con due varianti all’appello. Una più TOP e l’altra che ripercorre di più quello che è l’ “attuale TOP”.

Infatti una proporrebbe un ampio display da 5.5″ con una risoluzione di ben 1536 x 2560 pixel, mentre la seconda un ormai classico 5″ 1080 x 1920 pixel. Dai rumors non è chiaro seper  tutti e due o solo per il TOP (personalmente penso solamente quella da 5.5″), ma il processore dovrebbe essere l’imminente Snapdragon 805 di Qualcomm, con 3GB di RAM, 5MP di Cam anteriore e 16MP posteriore. Il tutto equipaggiato di Flyme OS 4.0, ovviamente sempre basata su Android. Niente di confermato comunque, ma se fosse, vedrei la versione da 5″ più vicina all’attuale MX3, quindi come un leggero upgrade del modello. In ogni caso sembra che questa versione possa arrivare a 320$.

Staremo a vedere cosa ci riserverà il futuro…per ora vi ricordo che Meizu è ora ufficialmente presente anche sul mercato italiano, con garanzia ufficiale italiana sia sul sito Meizu.it (che a breve subirà il restyle per conformarsi al sito globale) e su Topresellerstore.it, entrambi di proprietà dell’azienda Le.Ali S.r.l che ha stipulato il contratto di partnership con Meizu in Cina.

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Source : Batista70Phone Blog http://batista70phone.com/2014/04/meizu-mx4-potrebbe-arrivare-ad-agosto-a-320-con-due-versioni/

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Apple Q2: Cook explains the iPad lag; Office for iPad; ramping up its enterprise efforts

iPhone sales are up, but iPad growth crumbled. Apple CEO Tim Cook explained more on its earnings call. Cook also explained the firm’s greater push to reach the enterprise.

Source : Latest Blog for ZDNet http://www.zdnet.com/apple-q2-cook-explains-the-ipad-lag-office-for-ipad-ramping-up-its-enterprise-efforts-7000028712/#ftag=RSSf468ffe

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