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What is so Special About Palm Beach Software Design?

Well, it's post-911 again and time for reflection on the important things in our lives, so today I wanted to share some information about PBSD and how we've managed to flourish in a very competitive world for the last 30 years. Over and above our technical skills, which can be seen on our website, I'd like to touch on some of the reasons why ...

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BART and Free Speech in America

As everyone must know by now, the Bay Area Rapid Transit, also known as BART has been on the receiving end of quite a bit of criticism over the last few days.     Why? The reason is that BART has been blocking cell service in some of its stations in order to "stave off" potential protests because of an earlier shooting by a ...

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The Age of Thin

So it seems that Apple is now testing an ultra-thin "Air" laptop in the MacBook Pro form factor. Is thin the new in? It certainly seems that way. It looks like companies are ditching optical drives and taking advantage of chips instead of hard drives. I love the MacBook Airs. I think they are the perfect size. I am a little on the fence ...

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Thoughts on Twitter

  • Meng Wu
  • 7/25/2011 11:48:00 AM
  • 0 Comments

I like Twitter.  There, I said it. I have a chronic disease and I have found it to be a wonderful way to connect with other people.  Lately, two things have occurred that have gotten me thinking about social media and people in general.  The first is a hashtag that has become the most popular hashtag in Twitter history.  A hashtag is a keyword preceded ...

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Facebook and Skype Unite

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage this morning to makes some new announcements. Facebook has been hinting about these for several weeks now. One of the first thing mentioned was their growth rate. He stated that Facebook users are sharing twice what they shared a year ago. A lot is happening in the “social world now” - users are sharing four billion ‘things’ ...

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Silverlight and Windows 8 by Chad Smith

Developers! Developers! Developers!  We all remember our favorite Monkey Man Steve Ballmer screaming that in the now famous intro a few years ago.  But this time, Microsoft forgot their developers.  Earlier this month at D9, Microsoft showed its Windows 8 tablet interface for the first time.  When asked how developers could write apps for it, the company answered "HTML5 and JavaScript."  Huh?  What about ...

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Our Rights In The Digital Age by Chad Smith

On Tuesday, the FBI raided a hosting facility called DigitalOne, a Swiss hosting company leasing blade servers at a Virginia datacenter. Early in the morning, the FBI raided the datacenter to seize servers used by a DigitalOne customer for fraudulent “scareware” distribution, according to the FBI’s press release, but they also took several more servers that happened to be physically near the server or ...

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What Apple Must Get Right With iCloud by Chad Smith

 I’ve been playing with Amazon since it launched.  5GB of free storage is included.  If you purchase ANY music (even a 99 cent album) they automatically upgrade you to 20GB.  I purchased a .99 Classical music album, and voiila…20GB.   I have close to 18,000 songs in my iTunes Music folder…about 200GB.  So I picked a subset of music and started the upload.  After ...

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