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Tuesday: December 18, 2012

Why Google's GMail outage may be a sign of things to come.Why Google's GMail outage may be a sign of things to come.

The answer is that most of the coders behind today’s popular websites and services are deploying their code when it’s ready—not at some pre-determined point when downtime may not be noticed. It’s called continuous code deployment, or some variation on that theme, and everyone from Facebook and Netflix to smaller services do it. While it may occasionally cause a few blips, those blips should be shorter and less catastrophic.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 12:52 PM | Tags (7) | google | gmail | outage | technology | coders | deployment | services |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 14, 2011

Wired would like you to know Amazon's Jeff Bezos owns more of the web than you think.Wired would like you to know Amazon's Jeff Bezos owns more of the web than you think.

An interesting read for those of you who want to have a little more insight as to just what Amazon does these days on the Interwebs besides selling everything under the sun. There's an interesting chart about half-way down he page that discusses how some important companies rely on Amazon's web services to power their products. If AWS shut off today, well - it's best not to think about it.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 10:38 AM | Tags (8) | amazon | aws | jeffbezos | magazine | owns | services | tech | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 9, 2011

You won't be seeing Siri on older iDevices anytime in the near future.You won't be seeing Siri on older iDevices anytime in the near future.

That's a shame but it makes sense given Apple's strategy and history of making certain features exclusive to particular iPhone models. Not clear on why devices other than iPhones have to miss out on this. The iPad 2 should have enough horsepower to run Siri without an issue (same for their notebook line as well).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:53 AM | Tags (8) | apple | support | siri | older | devices | macrumors | iphones | ipads |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

Rumors swirling that Apple might make their MobileMe service free for all.Rumors swirling that Apple might make their MobileMe service free for all.

This is an interesting rumor and would certainly make a lot of sense given that most, if not all, of the current functionality of MobileMe can be done elsewhere - for free. If this happened, I'd drop some of current Google services I currently use in less than a minute.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 9:00 AM | Tags (14) | apple | apps | calendar | competition | contacts | email | linking | mail | mobileme | rumors | service | services | sync | syncing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Verizon customers would really like to have an iPhone to call their own.Verizon customers would really like to have an iPhone to call their own.

Of those polled who are currently Verizon subscribers, 19% said they were 'very likely' to buy an iPhone if it became available to the carrier, with another 34% answering that they were 'somewhat likely' to buy. Both numbers were higher than those for either Sprint or T-Mobile subscribers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:39 AM | Tags (10) | apple | att | customers | iphone | mobile | pcworld | phones | poll | services | verizon |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Adobe to sue Apple sometime in the near future regarding recent SDK changes.Adobe to sue Apple sometime in the near future regarding recent SDK changes.

This really shouldn't be a surprise given Apple's recent barring of none-native code on the iPhone and features that Adobe had ready for CS5 in those regards for development. Apparently this was the final straw and not the relentless bashing they've endured for lack of Flash on Apple's various mobile devices.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 4:26 PM | Tags (11) | adobe | apple | code | development | devices | flash | iphone | lawsuit | locked | programming | tools |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: April 9, 2010

Always wondered what America's top fifty franchises are? Wonder no more.Always wondered what America's top fifty franchises are? Wonder no more.

Wow, look at all those orange slices. If you're thinking that McDonald's is the top American franchise, your close - but try again. I'll give you a hint: their best-selling product rhymes with Shmurpee.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:39 AM | Tags (10) | america | auto | beverage | fifty | food | franchises | hospitality | services | slurpee | top |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Location services might be coming to your Facebook account in near future.Location services might be coming to your Facebook account in near future.

Soon you'll know exactly where all of your friends are and where you can find them. Isn't it great when mystical items from movies and books somehow make their way into real life? It's almost like magic.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 3:34 PM | Tags (10) | facebook | location | geotagging | services | maruadersmap | friends | account | social | networking | harrypotter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

Ten of the all-time greatest free downloads and services according to PC World.Ten of the all-time greatest free downloads and services according to PC World.

I find it a little strange that Spybot: Search and Destroy isn't on this list. On almost every PC I've ever had to troubleshoot I usually start by running a scan of Spybot to get a quick glance at what's going on.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:06 AM | Tags (7) | downloads | free | pcworld | services | software | yahoo | spybot |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 54 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Forbes covers fifteen kooky inventions you may not have previously known about.Forbes covers fifteen kooky inventions you may not have previously known about.

Yes, someone actually holds a patent for a device that allows the user of said to device to swiftly kick themselves in the buttocks. This would undoubtedly make for a lovely addition to any home or office (most likely the latter).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 11:20 AM | Tags (8) | buttocks | devices | forbes | inventions | kick | kooky | patents | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 19, 2010

Apple sends out invites for press event scheduled for January 27th.Apple sends out invites for press event scheduled for January 27th.

The text on the colorful invite simply says 'come see our latest creation'. Most of the major news sites (especially Fox News who claims they have a confirmation from an inside source) are convinced that the we will finally get a glimpse of the non-fabled tablet in the very near future.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:14 AM | Tags (8) | press | event | tablet | apple | rumors | mac | devices | updates |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 11, 2009

LinkedIn and Twitter join up for cross-pollination of services.LinkedIn and Twitter join up for cross-pollination of services.

Yes, you can now tweet your everyday happenings to your LinkedIn colleagues. On Twitter's side of things they hope that this crossing of services will make professional tweeters (copywriters) more successful.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:10 AM | Tags (6) | cross | interwebs | join | linkedin | services | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Apple drops support for Atom processors in latest Mac OS X software update.Apple drops support for Atom processors in latest Mac OS X software update.

Thinking of purchasing a Dell Mini laptop with the sole purpose of putting Mac OS X on it? Apple would prefer it if you just bought a laptop from them instead. Now pony up.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:35 AM | Tags (12) | apple | atom | dell | devices | hack | mac | macosx | netbook | processor | support | unsupported | update |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Twelve of the coolest MP3 players you'll see today.Twelve of the coolest MP3 players you'll see today.

Your PEZ dispenser, while serving as a great vessel for your sugary candies, can also double as a 512 megabyte MP3 player. Want one of your own? Turns out thet PEZ people found out that selling candy was more profitable than candy-dispensing MP3 players. Oh well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 4:33 PM | Tags (8) | mp3 | players | cool | oddee | interesting | neat | devices | gadgets |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Some high-tech gizmos for Halloween from the folks at CNN.Some high-tech gizmos for Halloween from the folks at CNN.

Another flash slideshow showing off some gadgets to make your Halloween costume and decorations look way more spooktacular. Get it? 'Spooktacular' was used because overall the slideshow is spooky. Ha!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 7:44 AM | Tags (9) | cameras | cnn | costumes | cylon | devices | gadgets | nerdy | pumkins | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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