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History of World Backup Day

HISTORY OF WORLD BACKUP DAY There isn’t much history, as the first celebration of this geek holiday was in 2011. World Backup Day is less than a decade old. But the need is real, now more than ever before. Especially in light of this salient fact: April Fools’ Day. March 31, the day before, is…

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Apple Watch: First Impressions and Pictures

APPLE WATCH: FIRST IMPRESSIONS AND PICTURES With Apple Watch going on sale Friday, I wrote a  post over on my Tech Trends blog describes the ordering experience and my visit to the Apple Store later that morning to try one on. I’ve written about Apple Watch previously here, but this is first touch. Read about…

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Apple’s New Ecosystem: the Implications of Apple Pay

APPLE’S NEW ECOSYSTEM: THE IMPLICATIONS OF APPLE PAY Today, October 20, Apple launched Apple Pay with the release of their iPhone iOS 8.1 version of the device operating system. This new payment system is scheduled to go live with 220,000 merchants today for users with iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. I wrote about these devices…

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Apple Watch: a New Category for Apple

APPLE WATCH: A NEW CATEGORY FOR APPLE On initial impression, some might say this seems like less of a watch and more an iPhone nano. While the iPhone 6 is an evolutionary change and larger than before, as I discussed in my last article here, the Apple Watch for Apple is a new product category with new ecosystems…

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Apple Watch: a New Category for Apple

APPLE WATCH: A NEW CATEGORY FOR APPLE On initial impression, some might say this seems like less of a watch and more an iPhone nano. While the iPhone 6 is an evolutionary change and larger than before, as I discussed in my last article here, the Apple Watch is a new product category for Apple with…

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Apple’s New iPhone 6: Why You Care

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APPLE IPHONE 6: WHY YOU CARE This article is not about a holiday, but it is historical. In the run up to Apple’s press conference on Thursday, October 16th I’ve written 3 articles on the recent launch of the iPhone 6, the Apple Watch, and two new Ecosystems: Apple Pay and HealthKit. The first of…

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VMworld 2013 San Francisco: daily blog posts

VMWORLD 2013 SAN FRANCISCO I’ve been blogging from the 10th annual VMworld in San Francisco. I’ve been attending since 2008 and it’s one of the most exciting tech conferences. Check out my posts on my other blog Tech Trends. You can find them all here: http://techtrends.billpetro.com/tag/vmworld/ Bill Petro, your friendly neighborhood technologist www.billpetro.com

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History of World IPv6 Launch Day: June 6, 2012

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HISTORY OF WORLD IPV6 LAUNCH DAY What happens on June 6, 2012? The Internet Society is sponsoring World IPv6 Launch Day. On June 6, 2012 over fifty access networks and more than 2,500 websites — including Cisco, Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Yahoo — will turn on support for the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet’s main…

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Reports from the Left Coast: VMworld in San Francisco

I’m in San Francisco for the seventh VMworld event. It would be unfair to call it a “geek fest” as there are so many business people here. Rather, it would be more accurate to call it a “nerd-o-rama” as there are so many cool technologies being discussed relating to Cloud Computing that you’ll want to…

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