Apple News: Jonathan Ive Calls Apple’s Current Project the “Most Important”
Sir Jonathan Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of industrial design, said on Wednesday that the product his company is working on developing now is the “most important” product yet, and the one he’d like to be remembered for. While he didn’t name that product, by definition, it means that he thinks it’s more important than the original iMac, the iPod, the iPhone, or even the iPad.
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Technology News: The curse of free cloud services: a cautionary tale
I am a big fan of cloud services. I’ve been migrating more and more of my local services to the cloud. There are a couple of reasons for this. First, I like being able to delegate responsibility for the operation of an application to a cloud vendor. When I moved my company off of local QuickBooks to QuickBooks Online, for example, I no longer had to maintain the QuickBooks software, the multi-user server minutiae — or provide internal tech support.
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Programming News: Digital Government - Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People
“I want us to ask ourselves every day, how are we using technology to make a real difference in people’s lives.”
– President Barack Obama
When a 5.9 earthquake hit near Richmond, Virginia on August 23rd, 2011, residents in New York City read about the quake on Twitter feeds 30 seconds before they experienced the quake themselves.
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Standards News: New ISO publications to improve inspection and audit reports
A new ISO standard and a technical specification will help build confidence between partners in business-to-business dealings, and provide support for trade regulations. The two documents relate to specific aspects of “conformity assessment” – the name given to the processes used to demonstrate that a product, service, management system or organization meets specified requirements, such as those of a standard. Both were developed by the ISO Committee on conformity assessment (ISO/CASCO).
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