AT&T Value Package Nokia 2520 Tablet and 1020 Phone
Foster Braun, Internet AdvisorJan. 25, 2014
Just in time for Christmas AT&T put the bow on a nice package of Nokia devices: the Nokia 2520 tablet and NokiaLumia Win Phone 8 models including the outstanding 1020. Thanks to new friends at the super telco, I was able to obtain a review copy of both the 2520 tablet and 1020 phone with full access to AT&T’s super fast 4G LTE network.
The New Mobile Paradigm
Remember when phones were just for calling people? If you do, you may also vividly remember Ronald Reagan’s presidency. The new reality is that a fast growing segment of we cellphone users who carry smartphones are carting around supercomputers in our pockets and purses. We have discovered, however, that their relatively small footprint does not give us the kind of viewing space and manipulation that we are being invited to enjoy by increasing numbers apps and streaming sources. Hence the rise of the tablets and hybrids to bridge the gap. The combination of smartphone and tablet have become a new Mobile Paradigm.
After an interminable wait, the ice suddenly broke when I was invited to the grand opening of the Microsoft store in Troy June 2013. There I met a helpful person who works for a West Coast PR firm contracted to promote Microsoft events. Through them I got to the right person in less than a week and had a Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 arrive in another week.
Heavy Enough to Cause Damage
My fire engine red Lumia 920 came out of the box swinging like a heavy weight. It is one of the heftiest mobile phones you will ever carry but…it feels strangely lighter than its older sister, the Lumia 900. This is perhaps because of the tapering of the edges on the phone which gives it a markedly more comfortable grip on the device. Unfortunately the bright minds that designed the Lumia 920 felt that the external surface had to be as slippery as possible! In the first hour of having the device out of the box it squirted out of my hands no less than a half dozen times. If you are going to make this your next …
The decision by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia was initially deemed a blow to the principles of an open Internet and to attempts by the Federal Communications Commission to enforce them. But the simple truth is that last week’s decision marked a big victory for the FCC.
The date was set for January 24, 1984, two days after the Ridley Scott-directed TV commercial introducing the idea of the Macintosh would appear during the Super Bowl between the Washington Redskins and the Los Angeles Raiders. Steve Jobs would unveil what he came to call Apple’s “insanely great” personal computer “for the rest of us.”
The day couldn’t come fast enough. While its flagship Apple II was selling well, the Apple III had flopped. What’s more, few businesses were willing to pay $10,000 for Apple’s Lisa, which debuted in June 1983.
Jason Dinkelmann and Tom Churchwell describe the collaborative workplace conference coming Feb. 21 and 22 in Detroit. Tickets are $149 but if you go to the Agile and Beyond website for the next two weeks and type in WJR760, they get tickets for $99!
Terry Bean runs Motor City Connect, a group of some 5,000 folks in the metro area trying to make a difference. Terry is helping Mike Brennan organize LoverforDetroit.com on March 13 to celebrate Detroit at Charles Wright Museum to help them kick off their celebration of our city’s 313th year. …
THE TOOLS WE NEED TO KEEP OUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
The New Year is here! While many, many people plan to use this landmark time to eat healthy, lose weight, get better organized, save more money – the problem with these goals is that they are difficult to maintain. Most people want to see progress within a few weeks. Unfortunately, keeping resolutions can be complicated.
That’s why this year, technology may be the best way to reach your goals…. The creative minds at Microsoft have come up with a number of great tools – apps – to set attainable goals and keep them for more than just a few weeks.
For Getting Fit:
· Bing Health & Fitness – Bing Health & Fitness app is a personal companion for everyday living. This app offers trackers for diet, health and exercise that sync with Microsoft’s HealthVault to bring in data from personal medical records and other tracking tools. For Saving Money:
· Mint– Get your finances in order with Mint, now available on Windows and Windows Phone! Mint offers a simple and organized way to set budgets, track accounts, set helpful financial reminders, track when bills are due, and do …
The net migration rate of young, college-educated individuals — more widely known as brain drain — in Michigan was -2.2% in 2012. The last time the state experienced a gain among this demographic was 2004.
About 19,000 young, college-educated people (aged 22-34) migrated to the state in 2012, and roughly 28,000 individuals left. The net loss of about 9,000 people results in a -2.2% domestic migration rate of this segment of the population, according to research by Ryan Gimarc, economic analyst, at the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives.
January 18, 2014 | Comments Off on Podcast 1403 Jan. 18, 2014 David Behen, State of Michigan CIO
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David Behen, State of Michigan CIO
As Michigan’s chief information officer, David Behen is responsible for setting the strategic direction and ensuring the timely delivery of the state’s IT services.
Derek Turner is the Director of Business Development at Grand Circus Detroit, a modern tech training institute in the heart of downtown Detroit. An Arizona transplant, Derek has a passion for transforming Detroit by educating Detroiters with skills that local companies need, to the benefit of both.
Mike Brooks has been on the ACE (Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship ) committee for several years. Bloom has served on public, private and non-profit boards and is the co-founder and Chairman of Peak Rescue Institute, which teaches advanced rescue skills to first responders in law enforcement, public health and the military. He is also the Chairman of DonorsChoose.org. He has been on the Organizing Committee …