Tech Talk

by: Adam

Adam Oldfield, president at FPM3, hosted Tech Talk with Greg Durocher of the Cambridge Chamber (www.cambridgechamber.com) this past September 4th, 2012.  Tech Talk began with Greg’s favourite subject, BLACKBERRY, and the new Playbook. Adam also revealed some rumours about the new BlackBerry “L” – the code for London – on the BB10 operating system. They also talked about Samsung vs. Apple, Google and more.  Sponsored by AML Communications, “Your Rogers Authorized Dealer”. Follow the link below to view the video on our YouTube page! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF-6VWuXc5Y&feature=g-all-u

Windows 8 is coming

by: Adam

Windows 8 you say? Why does this matter and why should I care? Why should anyone care? We here at FPM3 are always keeping our eyes and ears open for the latest news in technology, and yes even if it’s Microsoft coming out with new products. The majority of our office here is running on Apple’s OS and recently having upgraded to Lion, not Mountain Lion (we like to make sure all the bugs are out and stable before upgrading), and we’re now enjoying the updates of Lion and quite happy as it’s working well with our internal software too. While the majority of our web department have Windows running on their machines, it’s important for us to keep know how this is going to effect their machines if we do consider upgrading the programmers/web developer’s tools; so let’s take a look at some of the feature Windows 8 has…

Drunk Phones

by: Adam

“You guys ready to go?” Okay, wallet, keys, money, drunk phone…check! To protect our precious smartphones today, people are relying on a second, cheaper phone that they bring out on Friday and Saturday nights when, let’s face it, a few drinks can cause us to be a little careless. I, for one, can recall a time when a drunk phone would have been my saviour – the first night I got my new BlackBerry and dropped it in a toilet. We all know how costly it is to replace a cell phone, so having a beater that you take out on weekends might not be a bad idea. If you upgrade, keep your old version as your drunk phone. As long as you have a SIM card to switch back and forth, you’re good to go. No you may not look so hip and you may have a little explaining…

The internet in the last 20 years

by: Adam

Wow, oh wow. If you ever wondered how the internet has grown over the past 2 decades and realized you can’t visualize it, or ever wondered just about how much data is being transferred  around the world during the years – look no further as Google has done all the thinking and hard work for you with this – http://www.evolutionoftheweb.com/ At a quick glance, it shows all the relative technologies that have greatly affected the web, with the introduction of plain old HTML website to nowadays interactive rich multi-media drive websites. Secondly, if you click at the top and select “The Growth of the Internet” you’ll be shown a line-graph (Fun – I love graphs!) that shows a steady increase in the number of users and also the usage of data being transferred across the world. From a measily 1 Petabyte/month (If you forget what that is and exactly how large…

Microsoft Surface, wasn't this a table before?

by: Adam

Microsoft surprises people with a last minute conference…wait, what? Remember this? A few years back, Microsoft was approaching to make your coffee table to be a central hub of interconnected, internet-driven, multi-touch-center-of-attention for your living room a few years ago. Well it looks like they kept the name of “Surface” which I like and had changed their focus to be more mobile and on the go, which also is a good move! (admittedly  though, I wish I could still get one for my living room – it would be great for entertainment). If you didn’t hear yesterday, but the late last night in California, Microsoft held a press conference that was announced that morning…talk about a surprise event! Microsoft pressed that this is a conference that is not to be missed, and boy it wasn’t one that you didn’t want to miss as it was Microsoft’s step in to the Tablet…

The next step in Touch screens

by: Adam

Hey Tech-Heads!, If you’re anything like me, you aren’t the biggest fan of touch screen devices. When it comes to cellphones and or tablet devices and that flat surface just isn’t going to do it for you (I’m still talking about mobile devices here), and you just have a hard time accepting that this is the way the industry is headed, well here is a step in the right direction! The flat screen is no more and is brought to you by Tactus Technology, which may actually be able to convert the physical keyboard lovers (I am one of them!). For years I have played around with touch devices and have never felt I’ve been connected to my device and that I’m just touching a wall and hoping something happens when I push it. I want to know that my phone got the message, and I got that sub conscience connection that…

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