2010/11/28

Sony adopts, then drops, Cocoa-like GNUStep plans to rival Apple iOS

Sony adopts, then drops, Cocoa-like GNUStep plans to rival Apple iOS: "Sony unveiled plans to deliver a mobile development platform based on an open source version of Apple's OpenStep and Cocoa technologies, shortly before announcing the project was put on hold. "

First we like it, then we hate it, then we like it again... Oh, Sony is so lost...

2010/11/24

Rare Apple computer sells for $210,700 | Apple - CNET News

Rare Apple computer sells for $210,700 | Apple - CNET News

Ok, a piece of history is a piece of history, but it would be a piece of history independently of ownership... This is just ridiculous... Don't even know Why I bother to report it here.

Wipeout: When Your Company Kills Your iPhone : NPR

Wipeout: When Your Company Kills Your iPhone : NPR: "Someone in the IT department had sent out what's called a 'remote wipe,' a kind of auto-destruct command that's delivered by e-mail. "


This isn't really an iPhone problem per se, although Apple implemented the features in the Exchange stack to please Big companies and put the iPhone in the business world. Microsoft is the one that first implemented these features in the MS Exchange servers. This just proves that most of the time you shouldn't mix private and work stuff. Don't bring work into bed... The only one who is going to loose is you. Your company will just replace you.

(Via NPR.)

2010/11/23

Steve Jobs action figure no longer available

Steve Jobs action figure no longer available: "

Boom... There you have it... (he is a bit fat in this toy, isn't he?)

Offsite daily encrypted backup via Dropbox

Offsite daily encrypted backup via Dropbox: "Using some shell scripting + crontab + Dropbox, I've created a method for doing a daily encrypted backup of folders, lasting for 31 days."
This is a nice hack to try out but remember that Dropbox is space limited, so if your account isn't big enough... you'll be in trouble...

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