Author: Aaron Zollo

Live Mesh, The Cloud brought to you by Microsoft

For anyone familiar with online storage or synchronization of stored files. The soon to be next in line is Live Mesh.  Live Mesh has been around for a little while but is offered for tech preview as it is still in its infancy. Live Mesh offers online storage and synchronization with a nice interface and easy to use setup.  Currently the storage cap is at 5GB and allows a vista-esque style interface with the typical windows and folders.  You can upload your files for storage or you can have devices synchronize automatically when updated.

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Trouble Free Mobile me?

Despite the many reports and Apple’s own admittance to the failure(?) of the Mobile me launch.  I have experienced very few shortcomings.  Every time I had the chance to check mail online or refresh email on the iphone, the service worked without a hitch.  In using the calendar I was as able to update my events and soon received the update on the iphone(By soon I mean within 5 minutes).  Although the term "push" has been removed from the Mobile me vocabulary due in part to refreshing in 15 minutes or so.

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Windows 7 to Begin Steady Stream of Releases from Microsoft?

Windows 7 which is due out by the end of 2009 seems to be the beginning of regular updates to Windows. It appears Microsoft is taking a hint from Apple and its own past in how often a refresh should be due. So far Windows 7 is the only confirmed future of Microsoft Operating Systems. This is not to say Windows 8 and Midori are not in the works. As soon as 2010 which would be following the release of Windows 7, Microsoft may be planning a 2 year cycle of updates like times past. I must say that I agree this would be the best strategy for Microsoft.

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Blurring the lines of Cloud Computing

I have been using Mozilla’s Prism for a few days. The program is really not much by itself, but it is the simplicity that makes its possibilities great. The idea behind Prism stems from blurring the lines of what you do in the cloud and running an application on your computer. Now, instead of going to (insert favorite web browser and typing an address and passwords), you open an app on your mac or pc just as you would for word, excel or anything else and get the same result without all the work. The setup is very easy and straight forward.

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