Apple Loses Its Helm Again

Good-bye and good luck, Steve.  Steve Jobs resigned this week as Apple’s President and is looking to move to Chairman of their Board. It would be difficult to overstate the significance of Steve Jobs to Apple, and harder still to overstate Apple’s influence on the tech sector. Jobs was the towering figure behind a towering company. So says Steve Wozniak, the man who founded Apple with Jobs. Wozniak waxed poetic about Jobs in an...

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Amazon’s New Kindle Daily Deals

Deals from the likes of Groupon, Yuupon and even Amazon itself have become daily-deal specialists.  Amazon has just announced a daily Kindle book at a specially-discounted price each day as a part of the new Kindle Daily Deal. Bookmark amazon.com/kindledailydeal and check back daily to see what’s next. Deals go live at approximately 12:00 A.M. Pacific time and run for 24 hours.  Don’t want to miss a deal?  The Kindle Daily...

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Facebook Changes Privacy Options

This week, Facebook announced a bunch of improvements that make it easier to share posts, photos, tags and other content with exactly the people you want. Facebook’s changes are in response to complaints from its users as well as pressure coming from the new Google+ which allows much more granularity than the old Facebook privacy options. The main change Facebook has made is to is move most of the controls from a settings page...

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Linux, 20 Years Later

20 years ago Thursday, a student named Linus Torvalds announced he was going to be creating a new operating system which he intended to displace Microsoft Windows.  Torvalds described Linux as “just a hobby, won’t be big and professional.” Today, we’ve seen Linux being used in most every mid to large-sized company around the world (including Microsoft), and runs the majority of smartphones, TVs, ATMs,...

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China’s New Military Build-Up

China has had a busy few months of announcements.  It’s military build-up grew by more than 13% year-over-year and its technology and posturing has been a major threat to its neighbors. Some of its latest innovations: China unveiled its first stealth jet Reached the early operating phase of a “carrier-killer” missile, the first-ever capable of targeting our carriers under way from a long distance Sea-tested its first-ever...

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