Android Wear Update Looks to Upstage Apple Watch

Google has released an update to their Android Wear software with features such as Gestures and Wifi support intended to differentiate their watches from Apple’s Watch. Google has released an update to Android Wear to provide some exciting new features to existing wearables.  New features include an open Watch Face API, wrist gesture support, Wifi support…

Can Google Escape Microsoft’s Fate?

Google could be following in Microsoft’s rather expensive footsteps as the European Union opens an antitrust investigation alleging that bundling of Google services with Android represents an abuse of its dominant position in mobile operating systems. The European Union, every corporate monopoly’s worst enemy,  is setting its sights once again on Google.  This time it’s going after Google for…

The Fight for Net Neutrality Begins… Again

After releasing the new Net Neutrality Rules yesterday, the FCC has come under immediate legal action by lobbyists supporting cable and wireless providers. The FCC released their new Net Neutrality rules to the Federal Register yesterday and one day later the legal battle has begun.  The CTIA, a lobbyist organization for the wireless industry has…

Amazon Unleashes New Cloud Offerings at AWS Summit

Amazon has announced several new cloud services during their AWS Summit as well as some new features on existing cloud services. Today’s AWS Summit Keynote included announcements for four new cloud services; Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Amazon Machine Learning, AWS Marketplace for Desktop Apps, and Amazon Workspaces Application Manager.  They also showcased new features for EC2 including…

Microsoft Announces New Windows Server Features for Containers

Microsoft announced today Hyper-V Container support to allow virtualization of Docker containers as well as a new barebones version of Windows Server called Nano Server. Microsoft’s Server and Cloud Blog announced new features for Windows Server 2016 that adds further support for the Docker container application virtualization platform.  Docker is a platform for running individual…

Will You Upgrade to Windows 10?

With Windows 10 right around the corner, Microsoft is pushing to get everybody upgraded to their newest OS.  Will all of the free licensing and new features be enough to get you to switch?  Cast your vote in our poll now! [poll id=61]

Microsoft Announces New Simpler Product Lineup for Visual Studio 2015

Microsoft has announced the new model for Visual Studio editions which includes combining the Ultimate and Premium editions into a single less expensive Enterprise Edition. Microsoft announced on their Visual Studio blog the product model for the upcoming Visual Studio 2015 development tools.  The big news is that they are combining the Ultimate Edition and…

Microsoft Gives a Peek Into Visual Studio’s Future

Microsoft has posted a list of upcoming features currently in development for Visual Studio 2015 as well as possibly older versions.  While the items don’t include dates they do show a breadth of features and a continued emphasis on supporting applications beyond Windows. Microsoft’s Visual Studio Blog is giving readers a view into the work…