Friday, April 25, 2014

Computers and Tablets are Child's Play (and More)

“He’s too young for that.”

“That’s not a toy.”

“She shouldn’t be using that, it isn’t good for her.”

The above are a few of the phrases parents might hear when their children are seen scrolling through a tablet, tapping on a smart phone, or manipulating the mouse on a computer.  Whether it is a result of the “generation gap” or just a general misunderstanding of the uses of technology, there are those that immediately turn their nose up at the idea of a child interacting with what these people apparently see as a “grown up” item.  For some, the idea of bringing a toddler into the computer world while still in diapers is as insane as allowing him or her the keys to the car.  Some will even pull up insane ideas to support their belief (my favorite is, “The child will get radiation poisoning from touching the screen.”).

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Goodbye Windows XP

If you’re still using Windows XP, now is a good time to think about upgrading.  Today, Microsoft rolled out its very last update—last, as in ever—for the 13 year old operating system and is solidly set on looking forward.  

Now, chances are, you’re not reading this on an XP machine because you’re probably an uber-techie more excited about getting Windows 8.1 Update today than depreciating your dusty old XP box, but let’s look at who is actually impacted by the end-of-life for one of the most popular versions of Windows ever.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Multinewmedia Update for 5 April 2014

Today, we've released our first Multi • New • Media webcast in the form of a simple news update.  This type of webcast is the smaller of our two types of webcasts planned, with the longer being a multi-presenter hour-long webcast delivered to audiences with interactive features.  To listen to the top stories of this past week in the "Multinewmedia Update for 5 April 2014", use the player below or visit the "Webcasts" page here on Multi • New • Media..