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Shelly Palmer

Tumblr: The First Step to Yahoo's Porn Empire

Shelly Palmer | Posted 07.28.2013 | Technology
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Quite a bit has been written about Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr. The business issues are interesting - Is Yahoo paying too much? How will Yahoo tran...

Mobile World Congress and the New Mobile Horizon

Shelly Palmer | Posted 04.17.2013 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

As our world gets more and more connected, smartphones and tablets will not only do the work of laptops, they are likely to replace or enhance more traditional objects like wallets and credit cards. An Internet of Things... that's the New Mobile Horizon.

Thanks, Zuck: I'm So Excited to Spend My Weekend Sorting Out My Activity Log

Shelly Palmer | Posted 03.25.2013 | Technology
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What this means is that each and every one of us is going to have to spend hours sorting through our Activity Log sooner rather than later, making sure nothing that we're not ready for the world to see is on there.

Shelly's Holiday Wish List 2012

Shelly Palmer | Posted 02.15.2013 | Technology
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Lots of people are asking me what's on my wish list this holiday season. For me, the list is pretty modest: I'd like a Tesla Model S electric touring sedan. You'd like one too - they are simply awesome! But, since that's not in the cards, here are the top five tech gifts I'd give.

iPad Mini Review: Apple Hits a Solid Double, But Is It For Everyone?

Shelly Palmer | Posted 01.26.2013 | Technology
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The iPad Mini is a winner. Yes, it will be much better with a Retina display and an A6 processor when the new one comes out in March or next summer. But for now, if you want an iPad Mini, just go buy one. After all... nothing else will do!

Tablets for Everyone!

Shelly Palmer | Posted 12.29.2012 | Technology
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Is the Surface a Tablet or a Laptop? Perhaps it's somewhere in the middle. Will you love it or hate it? So much depends on your Windows needs and how closely integrated you are into the world of Microsoft.

Reviewing The Verizon iPhone 7

Shelly Palmer | Posted 12.01.2012 | Technology
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June 2015 - Dateline Cupertino, CA - In a somewhat anticipated, kind of lackluster presentation that felt old and threadbare, Apple announced the debut of the iPhone 7 today to tepid applause and few accolades.

Connected & Not Connected

Shelly Palmer | Posted 11.28.2012 | Technology
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Right now there are two kinds of people and two kinds of devices: connected and not connected. This may sound obvious or trivial; I assure you it is not.

Personal Facebook Cleanse

Shelly Palmer | Posted 11.24.2012 | Technology
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I'm going post a simple message to my personal profile, "I'm doing a Facebook cleanse, like or comment here if you want to remain my Facebook friend." If people don't like the post or comment, I am going to unfriend them.

Filter Success: The End of Social Discourse

Shelly Palmer | Posted 11.05.2012 | Technology
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Republican fact-checkers say that The Washington Post Fact Checker is wrong and that the plant did close in 2009 under President Obama's watch. What would an impartial view of the speech have thought? What did you think? Now, just for a second, put your politics aside.

Guarding Borders With Social Listening Posts

Shelly Palmer | Posted 09.17.2011 | Technology
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Social listening posts have come a long way in a very short time and, although you may not agree with the politics, it's a very cool use of the technology. That said, is it "Big Brother-ish?"

BlackBerry Steps Up

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
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Research in Motion unveiled its new BlackBerry today, BlackBerry Torch, which features a touchscreen as well as a slide-out keyboard and lots of other cool features.

Hacked Calls, Affordable Price

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
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At a cost of only $1,500 anyone can own an eavesdropping cell phone antenna. If you're worried, upgrade to a 3G phone -- the security is much better and way harder to hack.



YouTube's 15 Minutes of Fame

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Starting today, YouTube will allow users to upload videos up to 15-minutes in length, up 50 percent from the previous 10-minute limit.

Flipboard Changes Face of Social Media

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
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Flipboard is a free app that turns your digital life into a magazine by combing through links your friends post on Facebook and Twitter. Are individualized, social-network based digital magazines the future of mobile browsing?

Verizon Will Launch LTE Network November 15

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
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In its first quarter on the market the tablet computer sold 3.27 million units, a remarkable number considering Apple sold 3.47 million Mac computers, and it was the highest sales period for Macs ever.

eBooks Outsell Hardcovers

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
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Amazon announced that eBooks for Kindle are outselling hardcover books. According to Amazon, customers are purchasing 143 Kindles, and 180 Kindle books, for every 100 hardcover books.

iPhone 4 Issues? Try Duct Tape

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
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As controversy surrounding the new iPhone grows, Apple is telling users experiencing antenna issues to put duct tape over the lower left side of the device. I tried, and a small strip solves the problem.

Consumer Reports Won't Recommend iPhone 4

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
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Consumer Reports announced that it cannot recommend the iPhone 4 due to antenna issues. They say that it's a hardware bug, and they don't believe that it is as easily fixable as Apples says it is.

Fring's 3G iPhone Video Chatting App

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
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July 12, 2010 - Today's most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment: Fring 3G iPhone Video Chat: A recent update to the Fring app...

Ford Tackles Texting Behind the Wheel

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
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Ford just unveiled a new technology that allows drivers to receive audio SMS messages through its SYNC service.

Apple App Store Accounts Get Hacked

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
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In today's top tech stories, a study by the Royal Military College of Canada notes that any USB connected device can be used to steal data from your computer because most people don't lock down their plug-and-play port.

Five-Way Video Chatting on Skype

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
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Skype is expanding its services. Starting May 10th, it will offer five-way video chatting. The service will be free to start, but Skype does plan to charge for it in the future.

Are You Sharing Too Much Information?

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
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How much info is too much info? According to Consumer Reports, 52% of American adults are sharing too much private information online.

iPad 3G + WiFi Video Issues

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

In the wake of Steve Jobs's anti-Flash rant, a new voice has emerged in support of HTML5. Microsoft said that IE9 will play both HTML5 and Flash videos.