"The only way to be truly satisfied, is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." Steve Jobs
Once "inking" gets into your veins you will never be able to live without it. Frank J. Garcia

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Patent for Courier

Microsoft received the patent for a Courier like device. How can we interpret this? Is Microsoft still planning to release the Courier in the future?


The Courier was in my opinion the closest thing I have seen to a serious competition against the iPad but inexplicably the project was canceled.

It’s alive! Microsoft granted patent for Courier

Friday, June 25, 2010

Job's email got Hitler's attention

I think that was Warner from GottabeMobile who found this video:

He's Upset About the iPhone 4 Antenna from MG Siegler on Vimeo.

What I can say...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The questionable Apple's Quality Control

This is not the first time Apple has Quality Control issues. Google can help you to find them. But what I have read  today in an article written by my friend and coworker Adam Stafford is more than enough. Check this video:

Hard to believe, is not it? This can't be fix with a software patch. Unless you want to apply the following fix that will make me rich, just think about, according to Apple 600,000 units have been sold already if I sell to everyone of this owner a $2 rubber case... I'll end making 1.2 million!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Toshiba W100 video teaser

The Toshiba Libretto W100 is an UMPC with a very innovative design. And the combination of Windows 7 and this design is just unbeatable. Check this video.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Where is the news!?


Text: Wow! Where is the news? Many Android Phones have 512 MB of RAM!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Diskeeper!

BURBANK, Calif., June 9, 2010 — Diskeeper Corporation, innovators in performance and reliability technologies, today announced that it is commemorating  its 30th year of pioneering breakthrough technologies with more than a dozen industry firsts by offering discounts of up to 30 percent on all Diskeeper Corporation volume licenses.

Company Highlights:

  • With more than 38 million licenses sold Diskeeper Corporation supports customers worldwide including more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 enterprises, and nearly 70 percent of the Forbes Global 1000, as well as thousands of enterprises, government agencies, independent software vendors (ISVs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
  • CIOs, IT Managers and System Administrators around the world rely on Diskeeper ® performance software to increase computing speeds, reduce system freezes and crashes, improve backup times, lower resource usage, protect data and shorten boot times.
  • Every day, Diskeeper Corporation solutions prevent more than 12.5 billion fragments from thrashing hard drives, providing unparalleled performance and reliability for laptops, desktops and servers.
  • Diskeeper Corporation’s industry first Undelete® real time data protection solution saves organizations tremendous amounts of time and money by guarding against intentional and unintentional data loss, protecting all deleted files and allowing instant file recovery with just a few mouse clicks.

Industry Firsts:

  • 1986: Diskeeper performance software released as the first online automatic defragmenter, which quickly became the best-selling third-party product for OpenVMS operating systems.
  • 1995: Diskeeper is the first defragmenter solution certified for Microsoft Windows, starting a long-running verification process that maintains code reliability.
  • 1995: Diskeeper Corporation partners with Microsoft and co-created APIs that were released with NT 4.0 in 1996.
  • 1998 Network Undelete 1.0 unveiled as the first complete real-time file protection technology for Windows servers.
  • 2003: Diskeeper 8.0 is introduced as a breakthrough approach to help optimize terabyte-sized drives with Terabyte Volume Enginetechnology.
  • 2005: I-FAAST® intelligent file access acceleration sequencing technology introduced that accelerates access to most used files.
  • 2006: InvisiTasking® technology revolutionizes background processing with zero overhead.
  • 2008: Diskeeper releases HyperFast® solid state drive optimizer for PCs.
  • 2009: Diskeeper Corporation introduces V-locityvirtual platform disk optimizer.
  • 2009: Diskeeper Corporation releases IntelliWriteĂ” technology, the first fragmentation prevention technology.
  • 2010: The release of HyperBootboot-time optimization software, which accelerates full computer start up and boots a PC directly into Windows.

Supporting Quotes:

  • “The reliability of our hardware is crucial to getting the most from our budget dollars,” said Doug Lawson, system administrator, Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District. “Diskeeper is essential to getting maximum life from our hardware. Not only do the machines run faster and more efficiently, but they also run cooler. I absolutely see energy savings as a result.”
  • “After installing Diskeeper my defrag rate went from 98 percent to almost zero and freed up almost 32GBs on our busiest server,” said Benjamin Herrin, database administrator at Spectrum Labs. “I have used Diskeeper for years for both personal computing and at work with the server version. It’s done an outstanding job cleaning up disks and I would call it nothing short of absolutely marvelous.”
  • “We have been using Diskeeper Server for over 10 years and our server reliability is outstanding with virtually 100 percent uptime year to year and noticeable performance improvement on our servers,” said Joe McEachern, manager of technology operations, Gordon Brothers Group. “I have been continually impressed with Diskeeper all these years and the effectiveness and ease of use has continued to grow with each new release. It is truly a set it and forget it product”
  • “We are delighted to celebrate our  30th year of providing innovative solutions to address the real problems that impact our customers,” said Manny Salinas, CMO, Diskeeper Corporation. “Diskeeper Corporation is dedicated to the development of solutions that make computer systems faster, more reliable, longer-lived and energy efficient, with zero overhead.  In celebration of this, we are pleased to offer unprecedented savings of up to 30 percent.”


About Diskeeper Corporation—Innovators in Performance and Reliability Technologies®: CIOs, IT Managers and System Administrators of Global Fortune 1000 and Forbes 500 enterprises rely on Diskeeper performance software to provide unparalleled performance and reliability to their business laptops, desktops and servers. Diskeeper 2010 is the only product to prevent fragmentation before it happens. Diskeeper Corporation further provides real-time data protection and real-time data recovery™ with Undelete data recovery software (www.undelete.com). InvisiTasking technology enables any process to run completely invisibly in the background, fully tapping the power of otherwise unused idle resources (www.invisitasking.com).

© 2010 Diskeeper Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Diskeeper, Undelete, InvisiTasking, IntelliWrite,

V-locity, I-FAAST, HyperBoot, Terabyte Volume Engine, real-time data protection and real-time data recovery and Innovators in Performance and Reliability Technologies are trademarks owned by Diskeeper Corporation. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Zotac MAG

The Zotac MAG has everything needed in a Compact Media Center:

  • An Atom N330 Intel 64 bit Dual Core processor. A very quiet processor with enough power to handle Windows Media Center.
  • A Nvidia ION Chip that supports HD 1080p.
  • A 160 Gb HDD
  • And a HDMI connector


Combining a high-performance NVIDIA ION graphics processor with an energy-efficient dual-core Intel Atom 330 processor, 160GB hard drive, and 2GB of DDR2-800 memory, the ZOTAC MAG delivers an eco-friendly computing experience that a high performance punch in a compact 186mm x 189mm x 38mm package.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Ford Adds Google Maps ‘Send to Sync’ Service

Ford has been working hand the last few years to gain again the the lost space in the auto industry market.

· Ford adds Google Maps to its ‘Send to SYNC’ feature, allowing drivers to send destinations from Google Maps to their Ford vehicle through the cloud-based SYNC® Traffic, Directions & Information (TDI) app

· Drivers download destination information into the vehicle via their Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones; the information will be processed into audible turn-by-turn directions, eliminating the need to bring printed maps into the car and helping drivers keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road

· ‘Send to SYNC’ launches later this month and will be available for existing 2010-11 models equipped with SYNC TDI; no extra hardware, software updates or costs are required

DEARBORN, Mich., June 8, 2010 – Drivers who enjoy the convenience of Ford SYNC® with Traffic, Directions & Information (TDI) soon will be able to select a destination on Google Maps and send it to their Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicles.

‘Send to SYNC’ is a new capability added to the Ford Service Delivery Network, the company’s cloud-based architecture, which provides a suite of voice-activated services accessible through a customer’s mobile phone.

“Printing paper directions from a website is a relic in our digital age,” said Doug VanDagens, director of Ford Connected Services Solutions Organization. “With Send to SYNC, you can map a destination at home, at work – wherever you have connectivity – and when you get to your car, it already knows where you want to go. It’s convenient and it eliminates the waste and distraction of paper maps, conserving resources while helping drivers keep their eyes on the road.”

The SYNC TDI application leverages a customer’s mobile phone voice plan and the vehicle’s integrated GPS receiver to deliver location-based services, such as driving directions or business searches, and on-demand information such as horoscopes, news, movie listings and stock quotes. Since these services, including the new Send to SYNC functionality, are cloud-based, no vehicle updates are required and they will be available to all owners who have registered for TDI services through www.syncmyride.com.              

When users visit Google Maps on the web to find locations, they will have the option to send a selected destination to their Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicle via a “send” menu on the site. Once in the vehicle, the driver connects to SYNC TDI using the “Services” voice command, and when prompted, confirms the request to download the Google Maps destination into the vehicle.

The optimal route is calculated in the cloud using the latest traffic information, downloaded to the vehicle and navigation guidance begins. If the vehicle is equipped with a map-based navigation system, the destination point is downloaded directly to that system, which then calculates the route based on the in-vehicle navigation preferences set by the driver.

“Our cloud-based service network is helping deliver constant improvement for our customers, and has become a key reason why Ford leads the industry with SYNC,” said VanDagens. “We’re proud to be working with Google to bring this new capability to SYNC.”

The Google Maps ‘Send to SYNC’ capability launches later this month. Ford is currently the only automaker offering this capability without requiring a paid subscription to a telematics service.

Ford previously announced the same feature for MapQuest (owned by AOL), which will launch later this year.

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About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 176,000 employees and about 80 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford, Lincoln and Mercury, production of which has been announced by the company to be ending in the fourth quarter of 2010, and, until its sale, Volvo. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visit www.ford.com.  

Friday, June 04, 2010

Microsoft Releases Windows Embedded Compact 7

This reminds me of a device that I owned a long time ago, a Jornada 720. That Handheld PC used Windows CE. And that's the relation with this news. Windows Embedded Compact 7 in not more than an update of Windows CE.

Microsoft has just released initial code for Windows Embedded Compact 7. A follow-on from Windows CE, this operating system is handled in a very different way to your standard Windows installation. Instead of essentially the same block of code being used for every system it's installed on, developers are allowed to chop and change which software modules the OS does and doesn't include and even view and edit the source code to make the software fit its purpose in the best way.

Microsoft Releases Windows Embedded Compact 7 - Software News - TrustedReviews

Thursday, June 03, 2010

viliv N5 Series

Dynamism  is preparing conditions to start selling the viliv N5 Series, a machine without limitations because it's a full PC running Windows 7.


The viliv N5 features a superfine 4.8" WSVGA touchscreen,  32GB SSD and an Intel® Atom™ 1.33GHz CPU. From a pocket PC standpoint, the N5 has a surreal (for its size) battery life of 6 hours of actual use. Along with an instant-on feature that allows you to resume Windows 7 from sleep in under five seconds--and remarkable 150-hour standby time--the N5 is unique in being a truly ultraportable device that delivers the full rich web experience. Rich web is complemented by rich media. The N5 supports 720p HD video playback, HTML 5, Adobe® Flash™, and features integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and 3G HSPA.

Dynamism - viliv N5 Series

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Little vampires

The title of this post reminds me my experience with Windows Mobile and a post that I wrote about the Today Screen Add-ons. But today I'm talking about the Android's Widgets. Recently I installed Froyo in my Nexus One and I was very disappointed to find how after a brief call , reading 20 emails and 8 hours of Standby my battery level was at 30% when usually in 2.1 it was at 70%. Checking the web I found that others did not have that issue so it was something installed in my Nexus. Little by little I started uninstalling Widgets and checking my battery use. I had one Widget showing me the battery level in % and guess what, that was the one causing the issue! That's why I'm calling Widgets "little vampires" because they suck all the "juice" from your phone. So be careful about what you are installing.