Items tagged with keep

At launch, Google Keep showed a lot of promise. There's Google's epic cloud infrastructure, excellent syncing across the Google ecosystem, and a drop-deal simple interface. Plus, it seems that mobile users at large are howling for a fantastic note-taking app, as proven by the success of items like Evernote. That said, Keep may have been a bit too simple at launch, and also, it only shipped for Android -- no other mobile platforms could take advantage. Today, Google's shaping Keep up a bit, and you can bet it's going right after Evernote. Now, Keep can remind you of important tasks and errands at just the right time and place. For example, Keep works with Google Now to remind you of your grocery... Read more...
Evernote is a terrific remember-everything tool, and it keeps getting better. Today, Evernote updated its Android app again, bringing several attractive features that will make it even more powerful. First, Evernote updated the camera feature to include multi-shot capabilities, so you can snap several pictures and save them all in one note. Even better, users now have the Page Camera feature that essentially turns Evernote into a pocket scanner; you can take photos of physical documents, let Evernote tweak them into something that looks more like the actual paper than a photo, and save them as notes. By combining the Page Camera feature with an Evernote Smart Notebook (by Moleskine, which is... Read more...
There's no shortage of note-keeping apps on the market today -- items like Remember The Milk and Evernote are pretty popular terms amongst the tech-savvy contingent. But then, there's Google. While "Tasks" has been an integrated part of Gmail for quite some time, it looks as if Google is aiming to encroach on Evernote's territory with a new feature dubbed Keep. Much like it encroached on Dropbox with Drive, Keep looks to give avid Google service users the ability to jot down notes as they go, organize them into lists, and make them available across platforms. Regardless of whether you're adding or editing a note on your PC, tablet, or phone, changes are instantly synced across all of them. There's... Read more...
We all know Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI) as the company that has historically made high-end workstations for creating and rendering 3D animations for games and movies. But there is a whole other side to the company that many are probably less aware of. This very lucrative part of SGI feeds high-performance computing (HPC) solutions to the government and military. (Interesting tidbit: Silicon Graphics once owned the supercomputing company Cray.) And now it looks like some of SGI's recent implementations are helping to keep the U.S.'s nuclear weapon stockpile in check.  SGI announced that has installed a storage environment made up of 17 InfiniteStorage 4600 systems at the Department of Energy's... Read more...
Obviously all the extra searches and scans at airports which have followed 9/11 mean that getting through an airport has become a marathon process.  One such part of an airport visit may be reduced in duration, thanks to technology.It all began with Richard Reid.  Reid was arrested on December 22, 2001 for attempting to destroy a Boeing 767 on American Airlines Flight 63, a flight from Paris, Charles De Gaulle International Airport to Miami International Airport, USA, by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes.  And since then, examining shoes has become a constant at not just airports, but at some courthouses and other secure facilities.Israel has introduced a step-on scanner... Read more...
Before you post photos of your night of drunken debauchery to your Facebook profile, you might want to consider what kind of impression it might make on prospective employers. And lest you think that baby-boomer-generation hiring managers wouldn't know Facebook if they tripped over it, think again: 22 percent of hiring managers say they research job candidates on social networking sites. It might seem like common sense for job hunters to keep their social networking profiles "clean," but hiring managers must not like what they are seeing, because 34 percent of those who research candidates on social networking sites "found content that caused them to dismiss the candidate from consideration."... Read more...
Remember the good/bad old days of the first Internet boom, when AOL bought TimeWarner with all their imaginary money? Well, TimeWarner is trying to put AOL out behind the dumpster now and get on with their real, live, moneymaking business, and Web 2.0 investors are looking for a whole new generation of worthless widgets to lavish their millions on. That's where YouNoodle comes in. It's an online destination for potential Google or Pets.com entrepreneurs alike to meet, socialize, and make up crazy numbers for the value of their imaginary businesses run from their mom's basements. But what if the numbers the YouNoodle startup predictor algorithm spits out aren't crazy? To get a better sense of... Read more...
Intel has made a recent revision to its game plan: Conroe-based E2140 budget-class desktop CPUs will no longer be phased out, at least not until later on. Intel’s original arrangement was to reduce the price of the E2160 from $84 to $74 USD and launch the E2180 on August 26 to take the E2160’s place at $84 USD. The original plan called for the cancellation of the E2140. Currently, the E2140 sits at a price of $74 USD, which will be reduced to $71 on July 22 and $64 on August 26. Sources claim that the reason for Intel’s change of mind is to compete with AMD’s Athlon 64 X2 3800+ and 3600+ CPUs for market share in emerging markets.... Read more...
Committees, working groups an' drafts? Oh my! Whatever happened to just getting work done? Just a few years ago wireless networking standards were growing by leaps and bounds. Fast forward to today, and the standards are mired in committees that are looking to release small steps that aren't a whole lot better than proprietary answers that vendors had on the shelf a year ago. "The IEEE Working Group approved Draft 1.10 of the increasingly popular 802.11n standard this week, with 83.4 percent voting to accept what will (later this month) officially become Draft 2.0 when it is submitted to the IEEE 802.11n committee."... Read more...
The amount of information available to the consumer has exploded with the advent of the internet. Think of your attention span as capital. The coming battle is going to be to among content providers to always place exactly the appropriate content right in front of you. Read/WriteWeb explores this fantastic world we're moving into, where the pixel producers endlessly smooch the bums of the consumer. Otherwise, you're gone.  It is important to realize that the key ingredient in the attention game is relevancy. As long as a consumer sees relevant content, he/she is going to stick around - and that creates more opportunities to sell. Literally, the longer a user stays on a... Read more...
If you don't have hundreds or thousands of dollars to spend updating your new rig with one of AMD's socket AM2 CPUs, Thermalright is doing its best to keep your old AMD K8 CPUs running cool with their Thermalright SLK-948U until upgrading your processor isn't life threatening to you're wallet. "The Thermalright SLK-948U is an oldie but a goodie. This 635 gram chunk of copper is still a relevant heatsink however, resembling something akin to a metallic Toblerone with copper fins. It's this design which keeps the SLK-948U alive and kicking, and as you'll see in a moment more than capable for any K8 processor. The heatsink ships in a very plain cardboard box with a small... Read more...
As you can imagine we get a ton of email here at HH and of course way more than our fair share of spam, viruses and junkmail.  We've been looking around for a long time for a package that does a good job of clearing out the crapola that comes in and let's the good mail through.  We think we've found a winner with Declude.  Got an Imail or SmarterMail server you need to setup a better defense for?  Declude is powerful stuff that gets the job done nicely and we've burned it in ourselves here on the HotHardware web box... "Boundary Layer Check The first layer of defense is provided by your Email server. This includes your ability to prevent dictionary... Read more...
Microsoft's latest web browser, Internet Explorer 7, is a large improvement from IE6. The problem is, it's only an improvement if it works. Operability problems with some sites that aren't compatible with the latest version have prompted Microsoft to offer a free piggyback version with IE 6 to let you look at most anything on the web properly. Computerworld  has the skinny: Microsoft made its desktop virtualization tool, Virtual PC 2004 SP1, free for download earlier this year. It's not my favorite virtualization tool, but it works fine. The key part of the equation is a virtual machine appliance supplied by the IE7 team that... Read more...
When was the last time you defragged your hard drive? Me neither. Diskeeper Corporation has included automated defragmentation functionality in its latest version of its system maintenance software: Diskeeper 2007. The technology, dubbed InvisiTasking, allows system maintenance to run invisibly in the background, and draws on unused system resources in order to perform defragmentation without affecting network performance. The launch of Diskeeper 2007 represents a new step forward for defragmentation, said Diskeeper product manager Michael Materie, because it allows users to "install it and forget it," rather than schedule regular defrag... Read more...
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