Windows 8 Mail Calendar and People embedded apps get refresh with many rough edges yet and a hidden security gotcha from Office 365
Mail Calendar and People get mid-term update on the road to real app-dom
The much ballyhooed update of core Windows 8 apps came over night on Monday. You may miss the subtle changes if you don’t look closely.
SkyDrive also got an upgrade that seems positive. I’ll research that a little more and report back.
My personal hopes of seeing People fixed so that social media Sharing would work were dashed. People is still an unorganized and buggy app to avoid.
This is a slow march for Microsoft towards creating a Windows-8-only world in which we don’t or can’t fall back on our favorite Desktop applications like Outlook and Facebook. If that is good or bad is up to you to decide. Continue reading →
Windows 8 uses a new Charms Bar Share feature that makes social media sharing a hard job – here’s how to fix it
Windows 8 Start Screen with Social Media apps
Sharing pictures and posts on Facebook, Pinterest. Google+, LinkedIn and Tumblr are regular pastimes for most of us. Forget the Like button because Microsoft has banished it to be replaced with a tile.
For reasons known only to Microsoft, they broke all the established norms of social media engagement with Windows 8 Charms Bar Sharing. It makes for a confusing and frustrating experience. This article will help you get what is available working. Continue reading →
The new site has hosted videos and pics. It also integrates with DailyBooth, DeviantART, Etsy, Flickr, Justin.TV, Kickstarter, Kiva, Photozou, Plixi, Twitgoo, TwitPic, TwitVid, USTREAMustream, VimeoVimeo, yfrog, and YouTube. Continue reading →
By Sean Parker bad-boy genius behind Napster and Facebook
Think about one guy who has changed music and the internet but he is still only 30. He is worth about $1 billion. That’s Sean Parker the real person behind Napster, Facebook and other game changing technologies. He is also the fictionalized character in the new movie about Facebook. Justin Timberlake plays him in The Social Network.
Over the weekend I happened to find another movie with a Sean Parker character, Hackers. It contains the scene when Sean’s father (mother in the movie) took his keyboard in the middle of a hacking session. The FBI trace his computer when he can’t hang up and they confiscated his computer the next day.
The presentation from last year is a little dry but he is the boy-genius of this era, replacing Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. He makes his points well. For more Sean Parker gossip, click on Vanity Fair who interviewed him about The Social Network.