Showing posts from December, 2017

The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

Have A Rest, Turn Off Your Mobile Phone Syncing

ping, PING, flash, Notification, Icon, Bubble, PING ... who needs it during the holidays when we're away from the hustle and bustle of work life. So turn it all off! Android Open your device’s Settings app Tap Users & accounts . If you have more than one account on your device, tap the one you want. Tap Account sync . Turn off the apps you don't want to auto-sync. Note : Turning off auto-sync for an app doesn't remove the app. It only stops the app from automatically refreshing your data. iOS Open Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars . Under Accounts, tap on the account you want to disable. Toggle Mail OFF . (If you are disabling an IMAP or POP account, tap or slide Account to OFF.) Gmail 'Out Of Office' And let people know you'll not be talking with them until you feel the need to do work stuff again (if you ever have that need) On your computer, open Gmail. In the top right, click Settings       Settings . Scroll down to the &

"Social Media" - Why Have That Phrase?

So, we all know what "social media" is eh - you know, when you see headlines such as, " Putting social media training on your Christmas list ", " Former Facebook exec: Social media is ripping apart society ", " Argentina criticised for banning NGOs from conference over social media posts ", " Germany Names Chinese 'Spies' Hanging Out on Social Media " ... and the list goes on and on ... but we know what the "social media" that they refer is, don't we? Or maybe it's when your mate say, "God, I'm so over social media!", or perhaps, "I don't get social media, why do people bother?", or even, "Hey, I posted something on social media and it's really taking off" ... again, the "social media" in those sentences is clear, we know what it refers to ... don't we? Do you? This is what Wikipedia: social media says: Social media are computer-mediated te