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Will Android be the homerun OS of the year 2010?

It took time for phone builders to realize that they would made big saving by adopting Android instead of reinventing the wheel with their own OS. Android has been around for a couple of years now, but it is finally gaining momentum: a dozen device are expected within the next 6 months, so the OS ever-broad user base might create enough momentum to convince developpers to embrace it.

As for Microsoft, Windows Mobile has recently been released, and I read that it still requires a stylus. I rest my case.

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simple reasons as to why Windows Live sucks

I’ve started using my Microsoft Hotmail Windows Live account again, and it didn’t take a hard look to find 2 reasons why it is vastly inferior to Google Mail:

  1. Informations are passed on a transparent HTTP connection. Gmail uses encrypted HTTPS all session long.
  2. Windows Live allow me to search keywords in ONE message at a time. Gmail allows me to search keywords in the frickin’ thousands of email I have been getting since opening my account.

Way to go Microsoft, Bing! must be a big threat to Google if you’ve put the same attention to detail in developing it.

Update: last week, Microsoft reported that thousands of Hotmail accounts were exposed over a phishing attack. I know better than to click on an email link to log into my account, so it seems that many of those exposed accounts were used to corrupt the Hotmail network, including my own account. I got about 20 spam mail allegedly sent by contacts, and 10 mail sending failure notices to contacts from my Hotmail list. I proceeded to change my password, and it now seems that the Hotmail spam filter is temporarily disabled, letting all the junk mail reach my inbox. I’m sure this is prompting a lot of long time Hotmail users to move to a more serious provider like gMail or Yahoo.

Update: Turns out my vacation reply has somehow been activated, featured the same text I’ve seen on and on, and was set to reply to every incoming mail (which according to Microsoft makes me more vulnerable):

Dear friend,
how were you going? I would like to introduce you an really good space,there are mainly run various kinds of famous electornic products, it’s true charm pioneer.Now the company is under promotion, all of the products are sold nearly as the same as their cost.
Charmpioneer renders the best service to customers, and provides you with original products which are very cheap, but good-quality.
It is really a good opportunity for taking action, let’s go,just do it, and you will fall in love with it.

The web address: (www.)brcian.com

Update: Now I noticed that my contact list has completely dissapeared whenever I connect with an IM client.

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android and iPhone vulnerability compared

Kenneth Van Wyk wrote an article for itmanagement.earthweb.com in which he tried to assess the level of vulnerability of Google android and Apple Inc. iPhone OS.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict Google’s Android mobile phone platform is going to prove itself to be more secure than Apple’s iPhone in the long run.

Go to the article.

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Google announces operating system

Google announced a Cloud Computing operating system targeted at netbooks. The announcement met with mitigated response. Some GNU/Linux users do feel that this initiative is adding to an already fragmented Linux panorama where Ubuntu seems to be standing out.

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Gmail and Google apps out of beta

It almost went unnoticed, but Google has changed the Googlemail and Google apps status from beta to final, which suggest that the company is pleased with the level achieved. Google apps is ready for cloud computing and Googlemail and the calendar are well integrated with android, their operating system for mobile phones.

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