Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Apple updates AirPort Utility, base station firmware | Networking & Wireless |

Chief among the improvements in AirPort firmware update 7.6.1 is the capability to remotely access a Time Capsule's hard drive or a hard drive connected to an AirPort device via USB. This feature previously operated via the Back to My Mac feature of Apple's MobileMe online service, but it became unusable once MobileMe users transitioned their accounts to iCloud; the new update relies instead on the latest incarnation of Apple's online service. There's also an additional fix for wireless performance, and security improvements. The update applies to all 802.11n AirPort base stations and Time Capsules, and Apple recommends installing AirPort Utility 5.5.3 or later before installing the firmware update.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

HP Plans To Release Open-Source WebOS In September

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) said Wednesday that it plans to release the full open-source version of WebOS in September, while also offering a road map of key milestones along the way.

HP also released the source code for Enyo 2.0, its WebOS development environment, which allows developers to write applications that run on both mobile devices and PC Web browsers. HP is planning to release Enyo version 2.1 in April and version 2.2 in July.

Enyo was one of the key assets HP gained in its $1.2 billion acquisition of Palm in July 2010, and HP Chairman Ray Lane has referred to it as "the leading Web app development environment today."

HP will distribute both WebOS and Enyo under the Apache license version 2.0, which is also the predominant license for Android and OpenStack.

More: http://www.crn.com/news/applications-os/232500504/hp-plans-to-release-open-source-webos-in-september.htm

Monday, January 23, 2012

Spaceports: Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Should Become the 4th Human Orbital Spaceport

Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Should Become the 4th Human Orbital Spaceport

The United States space policy is shifting to change from government designed large and costly rockets to a multitude of cheaper and smaller commercial design rockets to achieve human transport to space in this decade. But where will all these newly designed FAA-approved orbital rockets be lofted to orbital space?

Did you know Virginia has a Spaceport?

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Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport
Accomack, Virginia

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Really PCWorld? Seems like a stretch.

Windows Phone Predicted to Displace iPhone

Thanks mainly to the new Lumia 900 and Nokia, Windows Phone could represent nearly 17 percent of the smartphones shipped in 2015, edging out Apple's iPhone for the second-place ranking behind Android smartphones.

That's the view of analysts at IHS (formerly iSuppli) who are well aware that Windows Phone made up only 1.9 percent of the market for all of 2011, with Apple's iOS at 18 percent and Android smartphones by all makers at 47.4 percent. (Note: Apple'siPhone share surged to 44 percent in the fourth quarter, according to Nielsen and others.)

Fascinating article.

 Apple, America and a Squeezed Middle Class - NYTimes.com


Thursday, January 19, 2012

100 Best Companies to Work For 2012 | FORTUNE


The Mobile Opportunity | The White House

The Mobile Opportunity

To fundamentally change the way we do things in government, we need to seize on this mobile opportunity both in how we serve the public and in how government employees work.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Beyonce gets fly with golden booty named after her

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - A newly discovered horse fly in Australia was so "bootylicious" with its golden-haired bum, there was only one name worthy of its beauty: Beyonce.

Previously published results from Bryan Lessard, a 24-year-old researcher at Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, were recently announced on the species that had been sitting in a fly collection since it was captured in 1981 - the same year pop diva Beyonce was born.

He says he wanted to pay respect to the insect's beauty by naming it Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae.

Lessard said Beyonce would be "in the nature history books forever" and that the fly now bearing her name is "pretty bootylicious" with its golden backside.

Beyonce gets fly with golden booty named after her

Friday, January 6, 2012

Cool: Diver finds class ring, tracks down owner's family

Published: Jan 6, 2012 8:19 AM

LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Louise Hearst Entzminger lost her class ring in a central Florida swimming hole in the 1930s.

Scuba diver Reed Banjanin found the Mississippi Women's College ring last summer and was determined to find its owner.

The Orlando Sentinel (http://thesent.nl/y8t8Rn ) reports 38-year-old Banjanin used the Internet to track information about Entzminger. He learned she died in 1975, but was able to find her grandson John Entzminger in Oakton, Va.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

FYI - Amazon Federal Web Services

Public Sector Training

Technical Cloud Workshop

In this one-day seminar we provide a technical overview of AWS and significant hands-on experience.

Audience: Architects and Technical Managers

Audience members must bring a laptop and class size is limited to 30 people.

9:00-11:00am Overview and product presentations
11:00-12:00pm Hands-on Tutorial: Architecting a High Availability Web Application
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-2:30pm Hand-on Tutorial continued
2:30-3:30pm Migrating Applications to the Cloud
3:30-4:30pm Governance and Oversight in the Cloud
4:30-5:30pm Reception

January 11th from 9am - 5:30pm EST.
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1100 N. Glebe Road, Suite GR3
Arlington, VA, 22201

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Introductory Cloud Workshop

In this two hour seminar we introduce AWS products and security, popular use cases, and government customer success stories. We will also lead a hands-on, no-code, tutorial on how-to use Amazon Web Services.

Audience: IT Professionals, Architects, Business Managers, and Developers.

Audience members must bring a laptop.

2:30-3:30pmOverview presentation
3:30-4:30pmHands-on tutorial

January 11th at 2:30pm - 5:30pm EST.
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1100 N. Glebe Road, Suite GR3
Arlington, VA, 22201

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