Online Storage, my 2 cents

Online storage services have been around for years but I have to say, now the market is much stronger than ever. Today, I stick with Microsoft OneDrive as well as with my 2-bay Synology NAS. Here why and here is where I come from.

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Alright so, which should it be ?

I realize my last three publications are about phones.

- Nokia Lumia 930

- Amazon Fire Phone

- BlackBerry Passport.

 I’m currently switching back and forth between my BlackBerry Q10 and my Lumia 925 and I use a Kindle Fire HD 8,9” as a tablet. So which of the three will be my next phone ?

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Already enjoying my Q10. This Passport sure does not look very conventional but I have to say I like its design

Already enjoying my Q10. This Passport sure does not look very conventional but I have to say I like its design

Amazon’s smartphone is quite exciting and I can’t wait to test it. I’m mostly impressed by Firefly and its promise. It’s like Alfred App for smartphones really. Here is the full stream of Bezos unveiling the Fire Phone

Lumia 930, one day you’ll be mine… but the sooner the better :)

One feature Windows Phone and iOS won’t get

… or won’t need

CCleaner !

I remember this Windows tool I used on a weekly basis to cleanup all the junk of the system.

Hey Google, if Android is so well optimized for low-end smartphones, why do they feel the need to publish this ?

Microsoft’s ’90s vision for the smart home looks a lot like today

A nice piece from The Verge

People have been talking about smart homes for decades, but we’re still far away from that perfect, tech-enhanced home seen in so many movies and product demos over the years. But the relative failure of the smart home to date isn’t because companies have had bad ideas. For proof of that, just take a look at this circa-1999 segment from Retirement Living TV on Microsoft’s vision for the smart home of the future. The video is a fantastic blast from the past that’s eerily accurate. A mother uses location tracking to find her husband and uses voice recognition to give him a call. A web TV interface brings in programming from cable and the internet. A barcode scanner adds items missing from the fridge to a shopping list. Sure, the technology may be laughably ancient — just look at that “pocket” PC! — but these are all things that are available today in some form or another. Unfortunately for Microsoft, being early is the same as being wrong.

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So yeh, in OS X Yosemite, Apple basically ripped off Alfred App, but of course, it’s clearly not as complete. I’m waiting to see what the web results will look like once implemented but in truth, I doubt it will ever be as powerful.
If you’re using the excellent Alfred app, then I encourage eyou to read their latest blog post. In fact you should also buy their Powerpack. Amazing.
On a side note Apple also ripped off :

- WhatsApp / Viber with iMessage now featuring the ability to send Video and audio files
- KDE with pseudo transparence on OS X and dockable widgets in the notification center
- Mailbox app on iOS with gesture-based actions
- Dropbox/OneDrive by integrating iCloud Drive in the Finder
- Google introduced the “OK Google” command. Guess what ? You’ll get the “Hey Siri” command in iOS8.
- Instagram has gained popularity for easy photo editing and with a bunch of filters. Apple ripped them off and put them in their photo app on iOS

Apple. Revolutionnary. As ever.

So yeh, in OS X Yosemite, Apple basically ripped off Alfred App, but of course, it’s clearly not as complete. I’m waiting to see what the web results will look like once implemented but in truth, I doubt it will ever be as powerful.

If you’re using the excellent Alfred app, then I encourage eyou to read their latest blog post. In fact you should also buy their Powerpack. Amazing.

On a side note Apple also ripped off :

- WhatsApp / Viber with iMessage now featuring the ability to send Video and audio files

- KDE with pseudo transparence on OS X and dockable widgets in the notification center

- Mailbox app on iOS with gesture-based actions

- Dropbox/OneDrive by integrating iCloud Drive in the Finder

- Google introduced the “OK Google” command. Guess what ? You’ll get the “Hey Siri” command in iOS8.

- Instagram has gained popularity for easy photo editing and with a bunch of filters. Apple ripped them off and put them in their photo app on iOS

Apple. Revolutionnary. As ever.

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