Tablets Vs Laptops a personal journey

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Firstly I always have been of the opinion that the tablet is a gadget! Nice to have, but not an essential tool to own. Or, really be that productive on. I came to this conclusion having been previously bit by the tablet bug and purchasing an older Android tablet. Which now sadly stares at me every time I open the junk draw for a rummage. Laying there discarded, simply because it really didn’t suit my requirement, it wasn’t fast enough, it didn’t have the right software and graphics for me to able to do the computing work I needed to do.

But a recent circumstance arose where I’d be on the move for a few weeks, I’d be needing a device to do both my home and work computing on, as I didn’t really want to lug about my precious netbook, and couldn’t guarantee that the places I went to…

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Pics.io is a photo album and raw developer that resides in the cloud

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When Adobe moved its solutions to the cloud a while back, a new era was ushered in for many creatives who use products such as Photoshop, Premiere and the like. Not just because Adobe moved away from individual per-app licensing to a subscription-based licensing scheme, but also because the move to cloud-based services blurred the lines between desktop application and online application even more.

Still, in order to use Adobe’s products you need to install a desktop app on your computer, so the transition to the cloud is only a partial one. The next logical…

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Oregon Sues Oracle

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Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is taking Oracle to court.

The state of Oregon — my home state, go fightin’ rain and trees — is unhappy with the performance of the website that Oracle built for its Obamacare rollout. The site, frankly, didn’t work as expected.

The cost of the Oracle effort? Hundreds of millions of dollars. The best part to all of this is Oracle recently sued Oregon for $23 million more for its work. According to Bloomberg, current Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber in May “asked the state attorney general to take legal action against” Oracle to get its money.

This one won’t be over soon, and it will not be pretty. The complaint from the state of Oregon is blistering:

“Over the last three years, Oracle has presented the State and Cover Oregon with some $240,280,008 in false claims under those contracts. Oracle’s conduct amounts to a pattern of…

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Most U.S. Businesses Don’t Know They Were Caught Up In Massive Cyberattack

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Is your payment information safe? It’s hard to know, considering many companies hit by the same cyberattack that hit Target don’t even know it.

According to a New York Times report published Friday, more than 1,000 businesses, including Supervalu and United Postal Service (UPS), were caught up in a breach affecting in-store cash register systems. The Department of Homeland Security issued an advisory that said millions of American payment cards have been affected by the hack.

At the end of July, the report says government agencies instructed companies to check for “Backoff” malware, a type of infection that occurs at the Point Of Sale. Since then seven companies have told the government their systems were hacked, but the Times says the Secret Service estimates more than 1,000 have not checked or stepped forward. Government agencies have instructed companies to search for the “Backoff” malware on their systems or enlist the help…

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SpaceX rocket explodes during failed test

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A SpaceX F9R rocket exploded during a test over Texas today after an anomaly was detected. The rocket’s software automatically blew up the ship, preventing it from leaving the test area. “Today’s test was particularly complex, pushing the limits of the vehicle further than any previous test,” a SpaceX statement read. “As is our practice, the company will be reviewing the flight record details to learn more about the performance of the vehicle prior to our next test.”

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