If you or your employer use Google Apps as your e-mail provider, and you are experiencing issues setting up Google Sync on your mobile device, make sure that the account admin has Google Sync enabled. This short guide will walk you through enabling Google Sync (ActiveSync), which will allow members of the Google Apps account to access their e-mail, contacts, and even calendar as if they were on an Exchange server. … Read more
Illegal file-sharing services aren't the only ones getting kicked off the Internet for failing to compensate artists.
SWCast Network, a company that hosted a platform for Internet radio stations, was recently taken offline for violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The company was accused by SoundExchange, a nonprofit that collects royalties on behalf of the music industry, of failing to compensate them since 2005.
Citing the requirements in the DMCA, SoundExchange requested that SWCast's bandwidth provider cut off service to the Webcaster. SWCast went dark two weeks later, on April 17. This was the first time in … Read more
This simple tutorial will cover how to set up a Gmail or Google Apps e-mail account as an Exchange account on any iOS device. The setup process is fairly simple, and it won't take long at all.
When you first go to set up your e-mail on an iOS device, you are given the option of choosing Gmail as the service provider. Using this setup method is simple and straightforward, however, it does confine you to getting your e-mail fetched at a preset timed interval (15, 30, or 60 minutes). The benefit of setting up a Gmail account as … Read more
Microsoft has opened the tap on its cloud-based Office 365 and is now offering the service as a public beta for anyone to try out.
Available in 38 countries and in 17 languages, the new beta follows several months of limited testing among a couple thousand businesses that were able to kick the tires on the service. After the public beta, Office 365 will officially launch later this year.
Unveiled last October, Office 365 is Microsoft's attempt to offer businesses a cloud-based alternative to some of its traditional desktop and server products. The service combines Office Web Apps with … Read more
The Nasdaq stock exchange will cut the weighting it gives to Apple on a key index at the same time that it boosts the weighting for tech titans including Microsoft and Cisco Systems.
In a major rebalancing of the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 index, which will go into effect ahead of the market open on May 2, the exchange aims to better reflect the current market values of several significant companies. For example, Apple's weighting on the Nasdaq 100 is currently more than six times that of Microsoft, even though Apple's market value is only 46 percent larger, according … Read more
The National Security Agency has joined the investigation into last October's cyberattack on the computer network of the company that runs the Nasdaq stock exchange, according to a Bloomberg report that cited people familiar with the probe.
The top U.S. electronic intelligence agency will reportedly join efforts by the Secret Service and Federal Bureau of Investigations into a security breach at New York-based Nasdaq OMX Group. When the intrusions were revealed in February, it was thought that they had not compromised the tech-heavy exchange's trading platform, which executes investors' trades, but it was unknown which other sections … Read more
In my last post, I gave you an outline of what I see as the three biggest "killer apps" of cloud computing. There is, however, another facet to the cloud story that I think is very exciting right now: innovation on the core technical and operational models that form the basis of distributed computing.
What I mean by that is this: cloud has made new ways of acquiring and consuming infrastructure, platforms, and applications readily available to an increasingly broad market of potential users. The financial model--pay-as-you-go--makes failure much, much cheaper than it was with models in which … Read more
Stack Exchange, the company behind Stack Overflow, the influential-among-programmers Q&A site, is taking another stab at a revenue model for the service by launching a jobs board for its users at the Launch Conference in San Francisco today. It's the first presenting company at this conference. (There is a live video feed from Launch on Ustream.)
Previously, Stack Exchange had charged for the hosting of "white label" Q&A sites, but that model didn't work. In April of 2010 the Stack Exchange sites became free. Influence of the Stack Overflow site (the biggest … Read more
Apple's Mail e-mail client is a fairly straightforward tool for accessing IMAP, POP, and Exchange accounts, and for the most part it works quite well, but it is not without its quirks. One of these is that at times Mail can start prompting users for their account passwords again and seem to not properly store them. When this happens the program may appear to stop interacting with the mail server for such functions as downloading new messages.
The first thing to do whenever there is a problem with Mail's connection with an e-mail server is to open the … Read more
If you live in the U.S., you can put away that $2 million you fished out of the piggy bank to invest in Facebook.
Goldman Sachs, which created a frenzy recently when it acquired a $450 million position in privately held Facebook and offered equity to clients willing to invest at least $2 million, told The Wall Street Journal today that the offering will be limited to "offshore" investors.
"The level of media attention might not be consistent with the proper completion of a U.S. private placement under U.S. law," the New York … Read more