Tablets, Smartphones, and PCs: What Workers Are Using

A new report released this week from Forrester Research on tablet and smartphone use predicts that tablet ownership is set to skyrocket in the next few years, with the percentage of adults owning a tablet or tablet hybrid device set to increase from a mere 14% in 2012 to a whopping 55% by 2017.

Два волнующих вопроса

Здравствуйте, коллеги! Прошу прощения, что в новом году промолчал чуть дольше, чем хотелось бы. Просто после выставки CES, откуда я написал два больших поста в блог Intel на Хабре, меня сначала помотало по разного рода СМИ, требовавшим рассказать им о самых-самых интересных новинках, продемонстрированных в Вегасе, а потом пришло время писать отчет для основного места работы. Так за заботами месяц и прошел. Но вот с наступлением февраля у меня есть два серьезных вопроса и одно маленькое сообщение.

Desktops and Laptops on Life Support?

If you went to or read about the Consumer Electronics Show that happened in Vegas earlier this month, you couldn’t help but be inundated with all the talk about tablets and smartphones.  In fact, it was a tablet that won the coveted Best in Show award.  I’ve got nothing against them and in fact I’m a user myself.  The part that gets my goat is that there are a lot of “experts” greatly exaggerating the death of desktops and laptops at the hands of the smartphones and tablets.  If I was a software developer and I took all these expert opinions to heart, I just might be inclined to scrap my de

智能手机安全软件LookOut 初体验(2)

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        "Privacy Advisor”同样提供了扫描的功能,不过主要是分析哪些软件能”locate you”,哪些能”read identity info”,哪些能”access messages”。然后通过”Privacy Dashboard”可以看到有多少已经安装的软件”Track Location”,具体是哪些软件等;有多少软件”Read Identity Info”;有多少软件”Access Messages”。如下面的图。可以看出,”Read Identity Info”的软件非常的多。不过”Access Messages”是最危险的。

智能手机安全软件LookOut 初体验(1)

        笔者一直在关注智能手机的安全性,尤其是Android系统的。由于苹果的IOS应用进入Apple App Store审核比较严格,恶意的应用比较难通过Apple的审核,所以安全问题并未凸现;而Android是一个相对来说更开放的系统,除了Google提供标准的Marketplace以外,还有各种其他的application store;对于标准的Marketplace,即使有Google的《Android电子市场服务条款》的限制,但应用进入的审核就没有苹果的App Store那么严格了,因此已经有一些潜在的恶意应用开始在钻空子,在用户不知情的情况下非法收集用户的一些信息,华尔街日报的一项调查显示,有超过50%的为iPhone和Android准备的应用会在用户不知情的情况下发送用户的一些信息到互联网上。

ARM vs x86

Наткнулся тут на статью ARM's Race: Why your next laptop might not have Intel inside, в которой сообщается, что архитектура ARM живее всех живых. Вслед за архитектурой ARM Cortex-A8 разработали Cortex-A9, а в  не столь отдалённом будущем обещают Cortex-A15. Но уже у в A9 разработчики неплохо поработали над многоядерностью - поддерживается до 4-х ядер.

IDF09, being 'Inside' and Ultra Mobility

As someone that writes about ultra mobile computing for a living, the Intel Developer Forum is quite simply the highlight of my year. Sure, CES brings shiny gadget goodness every January but nothing allows me to analyze or predict the ultra mobile future like IDF. This year was even more exciting as Intel brought me into their Intel Insider program.

Open Source in the Fast-Growing Smartphone and Netbook Markets

Smartphones, Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) and netbooks sit in that interesting space somewhere above what we historically thought of as a "phone", but slightly below a full-sized laptop / notebook computer. With a smartphone that can do most of what I need, I find myself lugging the laptop to fewer places around town. I haven't made the leap into a netbook yet, but I have several friends that have recently replaced their laptops with netbooks to take advantage of the increased battery life, lower cost, smaller form factors, and lighter weight.

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