Dropbox Takes a Weekend Off. The popular collaboration software, Dropbox, dropped off the earth for many users over the weekend leading to much speculation that hackers had brought the service down (aided by the fact that the group, 1775 Sec, actually took credit for hacking the site). The truth, however, is something less sinister but still disturbing. It seems that Dropbox didn’t realize that they had grown over the past few years.
In a few short months (April 8, 2014), Microsoft will end support of Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003. This follows the “Support Lifecycle policy” that Microsoft announced in 2002: Windows and Office products receive “a minimum of 10 years of support (5 years Mainstream Support and 5 years Extended Support).”
As this year draws to a close, let’s take a few minutes to reflect. The Promethius team would like to start by thanking all of our clients for working with us in 2013. Without the relationships we have with all of you, we wouldn’t be here. Thank you for letting us be your IT partners and advisors throughout the year. We also appreciate your patience, especially in recent weeks, as we all pitch in to answer your incoming questions.
September 2001 was a momentous month for Promethius as it is the month that we moved out of our tiny downtown office space and into our, seemingly, spacious new offices on the north side. Our always generous landlords were the kind folks at IAHSA (now LeadingAge Indiana), and we would stay there for the next 11 years. Sadly, this was a momentous month for the rest of the country as well.
Coincidentally, the Promethean took its official launch in September 2001. Among other things you can read in this article is documented proof that I never recommended Windows ME! I also had some very good things to say about DSL. Where I’m headed with this article, however, is that I also included in that newsletter a short paragraph on the ancient immortal, Prometheus. This is the number one question I get asked when I mention my company’s name. Why did we name it after a Greek demigod?
Sprint Expands 4G LTE Network. The folks at Sprint recently put their thinking caps on trying to figure out how to stop being the worst carrier on the planet. As a result they’ve expanded their 4G LTE network to 70 additional cities, bringing their total to 300 across the U.S. They have also redeployed their 800MHz spectrum for both LTE and 3G in an attempt to improve in-building coverage for voice and data. They’ve also implemented another initiative cal
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Who the Heck is Topsy? Apparently Apple knows because they just forked over $200 million for them. The company is known for developing tools to measure and analyze Twitter traffic. Apple is not commenting on why they made the acquisition, but most are speculating that it is either to keep a finger on the Twitter pulse for leverage purposes or to somehow give themselves the advantage in the Twittersphere.
It’s time for my annual article offering my best guesses for making a techie’s Christmas merry. Let’s face it, the top gifts this Christmas will be tablets, smartphones and traditional game consoles. The fact is that I’m bored of writing about iPads and PlayStations. This year I thought I’d step outside the comfort zone a bit and bring to light a few devices that you aren’t as likely to see on the news this holiday season. You won’t find a lot of business applications for most of these gadgets but you might find a gift idea for a techie loved one.
Another Day Another 1M PlayStation 4s Sold. Gaming geeks are extra geeked thanks to the release of Sony’s PlayStation 4. Sony reports that it sold more than one million of the new units in the first 24 hours after launch. A successful launch is of supreme importantance following Sony’s announcement two weeks ago that they fell back into the red in the 2nd quarter as they slashed their full-year net profit projections by 40 percent.