Archive for the ‘tools’ Category

Searching with Google goggles is one example of how the Internet gets more and more extended by the Outernet (not this one ;-)) and how the digital life connects with the real life.

Various recently published articles (e.g. pressrelations) also describe the latest activities on new apps and devices supporting human beings to find information in real time.

This always reminds me of the move “Minority Report” from 2002, which is a science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg and loosely based on the short story "The Minority Report" by Philip K. Dick (1956).

Now, today’s technology allows us to get exactly what we dreamt of years ago. Look:

or this one related more to the Outernet.

And of course, as the release of new apps and devices will become faster and faster also our life will be affected by it faster.

BUT how will people deal with all this new technology stuff?

What about those groups of people, who are not too much into technology or IT at all?

It is not only the report created in 2006 by the Communications Consumer Panel shedding some light on older people or people, who do not have regular interaction with technology.

I’ll stop here as this post could go in different directions …

However, the main message is said: Life becomes faster and more integrated with everything!

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Just to raise some awareness on tweets (Twitter).

When sending a tweet by mistake and deleting it immediately, it will still be seen on Twitter apps such as

Force.com

Posted: 1. December 2009 in observation, tools
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Just registered at force.com and I really have to say: easy going!
Purpose was to check out how easy it is to built own apps in the cloud and how to host own web sites.

A set of videos helps you out and provides helpful information.

howtostart

I understood how to build own apps, although I faced some more complex processes to follow and data sheets to fill in.

How to build web sites, I did not discover yet. But, I’ll be sure to find the right path soon 😉

It just needs a few minutes to find tools you never heard of or you heard of but never looked at as you missed the case or so.

This time I still had some tools I heard already, but didn’t find the time to have a closer look at them.

are the tools I quickly reviewed and I find most of them useful.

Dropbox:
I really like the idea. I just need to get over my internal hurdle, which is about uploading data into the cloud and of course, I’d never upload very private things.
And this will be one of the challenges … which data to upload and which not to upload.

What would your girlfriend or wife say if you upload pictures into the cloud, which show both you and her  … half naked or so 😉

Another challenge will be the upload of company data. Of course, it is not allowed (is it?), but still I believe that many employees will use the services without challenging it.

Drop.io: almost the same as dropbox, but much more integrated into the web world as you use your browser instead of a folder installed on your client computer.

Cotweet: seems to be a really helpful tool to organizing multiple twitter accounts. Only thing I wonder is, if this is really going to be successful as with cotweet comes some more complexity on user management and account organization. So, I am not quite sure yet whether I am pro or cons.
Anyway, I could image that bigger companies with centralized twitter account management (TAM) can make use of it.

Quicksilver: just cool to quicker find whatever you have on your computer mainly focusing on opening programs, etc. Bad news is, that you only can use it on your Mac.