Wednesday, 01 March 2006

Want to know something about 25 powerhouse companies that are making big moves with the "next" wave of killer 'net apps? A list put together by Business 2.0 is a good place to learn more - The overall presentation and information summaries are well done.

Five list categories each showcase five leading companies, plus one "incumbent to watch." The categories are:

  • SOCIAL MEDIA
  • MASHUP AND FILTERS
  • THE NEW PHONE
  • THE WEBTOP
  • UNDER THE HOOD

Check out the complete list here: The Next Net 25



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Wednesday, 01 March 2006 22:00:19 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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The DualCor cPC running Windows XP Tablet PC EditionDualCor will soon release their new cPC computer. Many are poised on the edges of their seats, waiting to see more, and many also can't wait to buy.

Digital Lifestyle Magazine has a new video with lots of good footage of the device being shown on by Steve Hanley, DualCor CEO. An external battery pack with 10 DAYS of battery life. Wow - cool.

See the video here and learn more about the new device.

Note: As mentioned here before, I am a DualCor technical advisor, so I am not exactly completely unbiased, but you have to admit, no matter what - this is great stuff.



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Wednesday, 01 March 2006 19:44:38 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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You see a link to http://www.ie7.com/ and click it. What do you expect to see?

Oh...

Oops.



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Wednesday, 01 March 2006 19:18:58 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Sunday, 26 February 2006

Battlestar GalacticaI've had just a bit of down time lately, and knowing it was coming, I figured this would be a good opportunity to watch all the episodes of the new Battlestar Galactica series (as opposed to the 1980's version) on my iPod that I have not yet seen. I downloaded all the episodes from iTunes and started watching the series a month or more ago whenever I was on air travel, and have become hooked. Before I had my surgery a week or so ago, I'd finished watching the original miniseries, which is made up of four shows, and about the first half of the first season. So, the remainder of that season and all of season number two were waiting on my iPod for me to sit down and watch.

Now, holding the iPod in your hands and watching video on the built-in screen with headphones is great on an airplane, but not so much when you're stuck in bed or on the couch at home. So I looked into how to connect my video iPod device to the TV at home. I could do the crazy Apple a la carte thing and buy the proper Apple dock, plus the special AV cables, plus an Apple remote, etc., or I could pick up a third party package. And the latter is the route I took.

HomeDockI picked up the DLO HomeDock for iPod at a Target store after seeing it advertised in their Sunday circular recently. At about $80 in the store, it cost me less than the comparable individual Apple parts and is better integrated. It will hook to a computer via USB (powered) and provides composite or S-video outputs to the TV as well as left and right audio via RCA jacks. It also includes a AC power supply for use without the computer, which is how I have it set up in my living room. And it comes with a small remote to control playback of video, pictures and audio files stored the iPod right from the couch.

I really like this thing. Shortly after buying it, I found out the company, DLO, is about to ship their new HomeDock Deluxe, which will include on-screen menus and more-fully-featured remote. For my purposes, the regular HomeDock is doing the job nicely. I'm about half way through the second season of Battlestar Galactica now, and I've become a huge fan of both the show and DLO's dock.

By the way - If you haven't had a chance to see the new Battlestar Galactica on the SciFi Channel and you're a sci-fi fan (or maybe you liked the classic Battlestar Galactica series from the 80's, although the new one is much better), you should check it out. Heck, even if you're not a sci-fi fan you might like it, as it's a great story and adventure.

And if you're looking for a good dock/charger/AV connection and remote for a video iPod, you can check out the HomeDock.



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Sunday, 26 February 2006 22:18:17 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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The Office 12 system release has been formally named "Office 2007" by Microsoft. I'm running Beta 1 software and it's quite interesting and looks like some great changes. The new Outlook is terrific in design. I can't say anything (per NDA) on the server side of things, but prepare to be wow'ed.

Anyhow, here is a list (from Microsoft) of the MS blogs that cover the Office 12 components. If you know of any others, please post them in the comments.

Microsoft® Office Access

What's New in Access 2007 (Eric Rucker)

 

Microsoft® Office Excel®

What's New in Excel 2007 (David Gainer)

 

Microsoft® Office FrontPage

What's New in FrontPage 2007 (Rob Mauceri)

 

Microsoft® Office OneNote®

A User-oriented View of OneNote 2007 (Chris Pratley)

OneNote General (Owen Braun)

 

Microsoft® Office Outlook®

Outlook General (Will Kennedy, GM)

Outlook Tasks and Time Management (Melissa MacBeth)

RSS/Search/Sharing (Michael Affronti)

Outlook Programmability (Ryan Gregg)

 

Microsoft® Office Project

What's New in Project 2007 (Dieter Zirkler)

 

Microsoft® Office Publisher

Publisher 2007, XPS and more (Jeff Bell)

What's New in Publisher 2007

 

Microsoft® Office Visio

Visio 2007 (Eric Rockey)

 

 

Microsoft® Office Word

What's New in Word 2007 (Joe Friend)

 

Microsoft® Windows SharePoint Services

Windows SharePoint Services (PJ Hough)

Document Management, Workflow, & Records Management (Rob Lefferts)

 

Office 2007 New User Interface

Office 2007 New User Interface (Jensen Harris)

 

Office 2007 New XML File Format

Office 2007 New XML File Format (Brian Jones)

 

Publishing XPS Documents

Publishing XPS Documents (Andy Simonds)

Publisher 2007, XPS and more (Jeff Bell)

 

PDF Support in Office 2007

PDF Support in Office 2007 (Cyndy Wessling)

 

TechTalk with Steven Sinofsky

TechTalk with Steven Sinofsky

 



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Sunday, 26 February 2006 20:18:38 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Saturday, 25 February 2006

OrigamiScoble posted a few days ago about the Microsoft-registered Origami Project web site. It's all the buzz around the net, people guessing and sometimes seeming to know a bit about what it is.

JK posts some info that is interesting and worth checking out... A video on Digital Kitchen's web site titled "Microsoft Origami."

Click on http://www.d-kitchen.com/launch_center.htm

  • enter the site,
  • click WORK,
  • and then click BRAND THEATRE,
  • you'll find the first entry says "Microsoft Origami"

Nice find by Kevin Tofel, who noticed it on the Engadget site in some post comments.



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Saturday, 25 February 2006 14:42:53 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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