Using Cloud Computing to Test, Develop and Innovate

In Cloud, General, Opinion, Social Media, Tech News by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Are you using cloud computing yet? If so, that’s great. If not, what is holding you back? Do you know enough about it? Do its capabilities confuse you? Have you not found a good use for it? I would guess that you are using cloud computing without even knowing it. As I work in the cloud industry, I get to see the trends as they happen and what innovative ways people are using the cloud to drive business success. Honestly, I think that developers and companies are only just starting to tap the vast potential of cloud computing. While many …

Hang In There Sony…And Thanks for Your Continued Innovation

In Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Opinion, Security, Sony, Tech News by Michael Sheehan2 Comments

It happens to the best of us. We plan for the worst, do all of our due diligence, prepare for the unexpected, test and re-test and cross our fingers a lot. But inevitably, there is always something that we didn’t think of. I could be talking about the recent Amazon Web Services outage or the napping by the Air Traffic Controllers, unfortunately, this time, it is regarding Sony’s PlayStation Network (PSN) security breach. Over the past few days, PSN has been down (bringing out complaints from my kids who are just DYING to get more community levels for Little Big …

Tech News: New Tweetdeck, CrunchPad Fail, Next-Gen iPhone & Kindle Sales

In Apple, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, Hardware, iPhone, Opinion, Tech News by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

Happy Cyber-Monday all! Be sure to get your shopping done ahead of time. There are definitely deals to be found out there! Here are a few Tech News tidbits that I came across: The New TweetDeck Goes List Crazy And Adds Maps To GeoTweets “Streamreaders just keep getting better and better. A new version of TweetDeck is rolling out today with some major improvements, including support for Lists, Retweets, maps for geo-tagged messages, and LinkedIn streams. TweetDeck has already been downloaded more than 10 million times, and its active user base is in the low millions so this is a …

Tech News: Twitter DM Spam, Facebook Stock, Kindle OS Update & Cheap HDTVs

In Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, Hardware, Opinion, Social Media, Social Networking, Tech News by Michael Sheehan3 Comments

More fresh Technology News for you on this day before Thanksgiving (and my wife’s 40th birthday). The Tech News just doesn’t rest, does it! Here are things that are hot right now: WARNING: New Twitter DM Spam Attack – “Uh oh. It looks as if Twitter is being plagued by another DM spam attack. We’ve received a few ourselves, and plenty of Twitter users are taking to the medium to express that they too have received inordinate amounts of spam messages via direct messages.” (source: Mashable) HTD: One of these days, either Twitter will lock things down or Twitter users …

eBooks, Digital Readers and the Future of Printed Writing

In Family, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Opinion, Review by Michael Sheehan7 Comments

I am honestly not sure that all books should be electronic. I’m a gadget guy but some part of me feels that if we make everything digital that one day someone will accidentally kick out the plug and EVERYTHING will be gone. I do see the convenience and the immediacy that an eBook provides. It’s similar to the evolution of music as well. When I grew up, the LP or record album was king. I had contests with my friends to see who could fill more wine boxes with albums. We tried to research and purchase the best turntable for …