When Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadenijad started a blog last week, it didn’t get an awful lot of meaningful attention in the English-speaking blogosphere. Perhaps it should have, if only to say that here we have the first blog in the […]
The results for the 2006 Podcast Awards contest were announced late yesterday and the list of nearly all winners posted. FIR was a contender for the Best Business Podcast award – but we didn’t win. Winner of this category was […]
Time magazine just published their latest list of the 50 coolest websites. They say they evaluate hundreds of candidates, some suggested by readers, colleagues and friends, others discovered during countless hours of surfing. Many of this year’s choices are shining […]
All sorts of opinions are flying around about Dell’s recall of over four million laptop computer batteries announced yesterday.
A quick scan of blog posts in Technorati show some people saying it’s the largest product recall in consumer electronics history. Others say Dell has issued a recall for the computers themselves (no, it’s just the batteries).
Many posts I see make reference to the recent cases where Dell laptops have burst into flames, events that clearly triggered the recall announcement.
It’s worth mentioning that the batteries are manufactured by Sony not by Dell. But will anyone make any differentiation in relation to that? It’s doubtful. As far as most people will care, it’s a Dell computer battery. So on the face of it, it’s Dell’s issue not Sony’s, although Bloomberg reports that Sony may share the costs of Dell’s recall.
If I had a Dell laptop, I’d think twice about leaving it running unattended whether or not that laptop is on the list of models affected by the battery recall. And if I were in the market for a new laptop, this battery issue would add a big negative for Dell when I compare different brands and models.
Anyway, they’ve announced the recall and have launched a special website with detailed information.
Some people are saying this is a crisis for Dell.
If you need evidence of the relationship between how employees feel about their employer – part of the way of looking at ’employee engagement’ – and the company’s financial performance, the Financial Times has a case study feature that illustrates […]
Content summary: Thanks for voting in the Podcast Awards 2006; first looks at Windows Live Writer and TypePad Mobile; add your suggestions to Dana Vanden Heuvel’s mavens of modern marketing; 12 reasons why UK companies don’t blog; blogger relations efforts […]
I’m trying it out in writing this post and so far so good. A very polished program for a first beta [but see my post-publish edit note at the end].
Although this free editor for Windows is clearly aimed at enabling you to write and post entries to a Windows Live Spaces blog, Microsoft says it will work with any blogging platform that supports the Movable Type API and the Metaweblog API.
What that means is that it should work with all the usual suspects – WordPress, Movable Type, TypePad, Blogger, etc – who support either or both of those APIs.
It certainly works with WordPress as I set it up very easily. Or, rather, the program did that with little intervention from me.
Unlike every other blog editor I’ve used, this one automatically configured itself for my platform after I’d entered just the address of this blog. It figured out the correct API and everything else it needs to know in order to connect to the blog. It didn’t ask me to check or confirm anything remotely tech; it just got the settings, retrieved the categories I use and so let me get started blogging.
An intriguing social experiment from the BBC – The Time When: […] The site is a place to record and share memories of the important days in your life. It also gives information about events which have taken place on […]
Reading David Tebbutt’s 1981 review of the first IBM PC is quite a trip down memory lane. More so for David, I expect, as he was at the launch on 12 August 1981. Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of that […]
This free program enables you to post photos from your phone to your blog via high-speed data connection (if your phone or service plan supports that) rather than by slower MMS or email. There are versions for smartphones that run the Palm operating system, Windows Mobile 5 and Symbian Series 60.
Downloading the installer is easy, either directly onto the phone or via your PC.
Installing the program is also easy although it wouldn’t install when I first tried, with the phone producing the rather cryptic error message “Installation security error. Unable to install.” You’ll get this error, too, if your phone is configured to only install applications that have a signed authorization certificate – the default on the Nokia N70 – which the TypePad Mobile installer does not have.
You’ll need to change your phone’s security settings to install this program. That’s not good – the installer should come with a signed authorization certificate.
IT industry analysts Gartner published their 2006 hype cycle for emerging technologies this week – their predictions on what they think will be hot technologies in the near future, and what won’t be. These predictions form part of the hype […]
If you’re a subscriber to Engadget or Gizmodo, or both, there’s a new gadget site to add to your reading list – CrunchGear. This is the latest expansion by Michael Arrington who started TechCrunch in June 2005 and which has […]