I read a lot of blogs. I subscribe to a lot more blogs than I have time to read. Sound familiar? If you're like me, you don't have time to read everything you want (if you do, please tell me your secret). In an effort to reduce the chaos of life, I do two weekly article roundups: one for technical things and one for small business things.
Here's a roundup of the most interesting tech articles I found this week. Enjoy!
Intel’s Ultrabook signals first steps into mobile – Intel is moving into the tablet market with the PC Ultrabook. They are saying it will be an affordable tablet, although they don’t state pricing in the article. I’m still holding out for a second generation Android tablet; after they get all the kinks worked out.
World IPv6 Day: Will users feel the stress of the test? – World IPv6 Day is coming up next week. Great to see there are companies and agencies participating that plan to leave it on. Really, they’ll need it eventually and if their test is successful what is the point in turning it off? What’s difficult about this is if everything goes well, no one will notice. It’s hard to get movement on an issue where you don’t notice any difference. How will you participate in World IPv6 Day next week?
Skype, Vonage Calls Made by 24% of Web Users: Pew – Really interesting results of a recent study on VOIP (Voice Over IP, or Internet phone) usage. “Nearly one-quarter (24 percent) of U.S. adult Web users, or 19 percent of all American adults, have made calls online using Skype, Vonage or some other VOIP service.” It seems usage is really growing.
Cisco Offers 2015 Networking Forecast, Expects Wi-Fi to Exceed Wired Traffic – Get ready to hit the zetabyte mark. Cisco is expecting to see significant Internet growth in the next few years.
By 2015, the traffic across global IP networks every five minutes will be the equivalent to the data size of all movies ever made. There will be six million households globally that are consuming a terabyte of data each month.
The full report is here: Cisco Visual Networking Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2010-2015. Lots of stats for those of you that love numbers.
FaceNiff Is the Firesheep for Android, Hijacks Facebook Sessions with One Tap – This article talks about Facebook in particular but if you click through to the app page, it says it “allows you to sniff and intercept web session profiles over the WiFi that your mobile is connected to,” which says to me it’s more than just Facebook. So what this means is if you are on public WiFi with your phone and you’re not using HTTPS to connect to Facebook (or Twitter or any other website that requires a username & password), you could be at risk. Take a look at the article for some solutions to keep you protected.
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