In a recent interview with at the Milken Institute Conference, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins gave his opinion of where tablets might be going in the next five years, sparking a virtual firestorm of heated discussions all over the Web:
Is it a good idea for developers to focus on one form factor – and one form factor, only? One developer, Supercell, has done just this, calling it a “tablet first strategy”, and they plan to build all their projects from here on out focused purely on the tablet device:
A recent study conducted by BBC World News and BBC.com released some interesting findings on how people like to consume their content, specifically, news-related items. Among some of the most interesting statistics:
Near Field Communication (NFC) is a set of communication standards which allow peer-to-peer data exchanges between two closely held end points. Normally the distance between the devices is required to be less than 4cm. NFC originated on RFID systems, and gradually developed into a standard communication protocol on smart phones and tablets. Intel® AtomTM based Android tablets and hand-held devices support NFC.
A long time ago, a mentor encouraged me to wake up earlier each day and spend some quiet time thinking about what’s going on in my life. While my job responsibilities and family were growing, my attention span was shrinking. I was becoming someone that life just “happened to.” I didn’t like it and he was tired of hearing me complain about it. So now I slow down a little each morning to thoughtfully consider my priorities and the bigger picture of life. It’s really helped me to prioritize my time (as well as remember all my kids’ names).