Thomas Erling Oksum

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Android 4.4 KitKat Continues To Reduce Fragmentation Of The Platform Thanks To Google Play

With the release of Android 4.4 (codename KitKat, in an interesting marketing move with Nestle), Google has taken more control of the software stack of the mobile operating system, leaving less control in the hands of the networks and addressing the issue of fragmentation in Android.<p>This is not a …

DJI's latest Phantom drone beams aerial footage to your phone

The DJI Phantom ready-to-fly quadcopter let amateur pilots capture amazing footage from the sky, but it didn't come with the equipment necessary to actually film that footage, stabilize it, or see what you were shooting in real time. This week, the company's introduced a copter that does all of the …

Is Google building a hulking floating data center in SF Bay?

SAN FRANCISCO -- Something big and mysterious is rising from a floating barge at the end of Treasure Island, a former Navy base in the middle of San Francisco Bay. And Google's fingerprints are all over it.<p>It's unclear what's inside the structure, which stands about four stories high and was made …

Fitbit Force review

I’ve come to a sobering conclusion about myself: I’m not a very active person. Despite maintaining a gym membership and only the best intentions, I still prefer to read, watch TV, and play games. This is precisely why I’ve never invested in a fitness-tracking gadget — if I’m not moving that much, …

Young adults only walk five minutes a day 'because of technology'

Parents blame technology for their children not walking, as a survey shows one in four young adults in the UK only walk when it is necessary.<p>A quarter of young adults aged between 18 and 24 only walk an average of five minutes a day, according to Bupa who surveyed 2,000 people.<p>Parents aged 42-54 …

Larry Page: Google Should Be Thinking Bigger With Its R&D

Cars that drive themselves. Eyeglasses with tiny built-in computers. High-altitude balloons that carry the internet everywhere. A cure for aging.<p>These are a few of the blue-sky products Google is pouring money into developing at the moment. And to any investors who might consider them a waste of …

Apple's iOS Dominating In Enterprise Usage

Good Technology analyzed device activations and enterprise applications for mobile devices from April to September this year. It found that Apple picked up some share in both smartphone and tablet activations and iOS dominates enterprise apps. <i>(Note that my family and I own Apple shares).</i><p>Good found …

The Complete Guide to Twitter Etiquette

Forget distinguishing the salad fork from the dinner fork. Today's lessons in etiquette are all about looking good on social media. And Twitter, as …

Warren Buffett Thinks Apple’s Share Buyback Is Just Fine as It Is

Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett doesn’t own any Apple shares, but if he did, he wouldn’t cast his lot with activist investor Carl Icahn, who has …

Investing

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Is Twitter's Ad Business Soaring Or Sagging? Unpacking The New Numbers

A revised prospectus filed by Twitter Tuesday offered a somewhat more up-to-date view into the social messaging company’s advertising business. But the additional data still leaves plenty of room for interpretation.<p>The Journal notes that Twitter’s losses grew in the third quarter of 2013 as the …

New iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 expected at Apple's 22 October event

Apple has sent out invitations to a media event in San Francisco on 22 October, where the company is expected to unveil its iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2.<p>Apple is expected to unveil a new version of its full-sized iPad and a new iPad Mini, which is likely to get a crisper Retina screen. The new models are …

Master the S Pen on the Note 3: Feature Focus

The Galaxy Note 3 impresses through its size, but there are many other large phones on the market that are nowhere nearly as successful. What really makes the Note 3 stand out is the S Pen, the stylus that adds a lot of functionality to the phone, allowing you to <i>really</i> make use of that expansive …

Apps

Google to include users' names and photos in web ads

Google has updated its terms of service so that it can feature users’ names and photos in certain parts of its advertising.<p>Google explained that user names and photos will be used for ‘shared endorsements’, which are small, one-line reviews displayed underneath a specific advert or listing on one …

Extreme Big Data: Beyond Zettabytes And Yottabytes

If we’re going to talk about big data—and it’s one of the most important discussions in business today—we better all speak the same language. In the hierarchy of big data, there are petabytes, exabytes, zettabytes, and yottabytes. After that, things get murky.<p>The challenge is only partly one of …

Will Android Partners Be Happy To Compete With Google And Motorola In 2014?

What will happen when Google hits a home run with one of their Android devices? It could be one of the ‘clean’ Nexus devices that breaks cover and becomes a multi-million seller, or it could be a resurgent Motorola Mobility handset that sweeps the adoration of the critics and the consumers around …

The Anti-Social CEO's Guide To Social Media

My fellow contributor Mark Fidelman in 2012 claimed that an IBM study showed that CEOs who don’t use social media are at a competitive disadvantage to those who do. Josh James, founder and CEO of Domo [Full disclosure: We not only share two names but James was also my boss at Omniture.], says “CEOs …

Apple’s iOS 7 includes a surprise: a ticket to the next generation of the internet

For five years, researchers have toiled over an obscure bit of fundamental internet infrastructure that promises to make the connections to our mobile devices faster and more reliable than ever, and if you’ve already downloaded Apple’s iOS 7 to your iPhone or iPad, you could be using it …

Mobile Devices

The 11 Worst Things About iOS 7

If you ask someone what they think of Apple's new iOS 7 software, you'll likely get a strong reaction. Opinions on "the biggest change to iOS since …

Legendary Mac Designer: The iWatch Isn’t Enough To Save Apple

Hartmut Esslinger is the founder of Frog and the designer of some of Apple’s original design language. In an interview with Co.Design, he argues that Apple designers should be given more power.<p>If you pointed to one single company as being the absolute best in the world at giving design a voice in …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

Valgkampsaken ingen ville snakke om

Spør du meg, er overvåkningsskandalen som nå utspiller seg i USA den viktigste valgkampsaken som ingen snakket om. Rett skal være rett: mindre …

Does Twitter Have a Growth Problem?

Is Twitter growing fast enough?<p>This seems like an odd question to ask, since the company has just told the world that it’s getting ready to go public.<p>…

Social Media

Will New iPhone Colors Create A Hierarchy Among Users?

After Apple's announcement this week, choosing which iPhone to buy won't be such a black-and-white decision.<p>Buyers now have a cheaper, albeit more colorful option in the iPhone 5c (starting at $99, with a contract), which comes in white, blue, pink, green or yellow. Deciding to go with the newest …

How Twitter became a beating pulse of global news

It started with a 24-character message on a quiet Tuesday evening in San Francisco. Twitter has exploded from its humble beginnings in 2006 to become the rapid-fire social network at the heart of major world events.<p>From spawning revolutions in the Middle East to disseminating Justin Bieber's latest …

Google Maps for iOS and Android now displays Waze alerts, while Street View lands in Waze Map Editor

Google’s acquisition of community-based mapping, traffic and navigation app Waze is finally starting to bear some fruit, as the two begin sharing their respective features for the first time.<p>The Google Maps app for iOS and Android will now include real-time incident reports submitted by Waze users, …

Still wondering why we need a stateless media entity like WikiLeaks? This is why

If it wasn’t already obvious that the U.S. government is targeting journalists as part of its ongoing war on leaks, it should be fairly clear now …

Cracking The Code: Just How Does Encrypted Email Work?

If the past few months have taught us anything, it's that everything we do online leaves a digital trail. While it may seem like there's not much we can do about it, there are some tech companies that are working to obscure that trail a little bit, with a process known as encryption.<p>Micah Lee, a …