Facebook is now offering anti-virus software from McAfee, Norton and Microsoft to its users via the Facebook AV Marketplace. Photo credit: PC Mag
My how time flys by! It’s hard to believe that I’ve been blogging for an entire semester now.
Seeing how this will be my last ‘official’ blog, I thought it would be fun to share some interesting things I’ve found on the web the past few days to give you an idea of what my browsing habits are like.
Here we go!
This really awesome concept video from 1994 shows a tablet computer that can read newspapers just like an iPad, but no one had any idea what an iPad was back then.
iMessage is a feature of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS, but it's doing a lackluster job keeping messages synced across devices at the moment. Photo credit: Slash Gear
Apple’s iOS 5 feature called iMessage is a bit broken and buggy at the moment, as I’m sure many users have noticed.
I purchased an iPhone 4S earlier this year, and I remember how stoked I was for the new feature. iMessage offers free messages I could have synced across my Mac and my new iPhone – that’s just a sweet deal.
It still is an awesome deal, but since I got my phone, I have yet to be able to sync all of my iMessages from my phone to my Mac.
I also remember that a lot of iPhone users were really looking forward to the new feature because they would be able to cut down on their use of SMS messages (messages sent over a wireless carrier).
The 2012 Aviation Technology Career Fair at Purdue took place last Thursday in Niswonger Hall. Photo credit: Purdue College of Technology website
As a follow-up to the preview blog that I wrote about the 2012 Aviation Technology (AT) career fair, which took place last Wednesday, I talked with Mark Udolph, who is a graduating senior in Aviation Technology, about the career fair.
Q:Were you happy with the turnout with regard to the companies that participated in the Aviation Tech career fair?
A: I was, but it turned out that Cummins Inc. never showed up. I wanted to talk to them, but I didn’t get a chance to do that, so that was a drag.
I talked to about 12 of the 20 companies that were there, so I was happy with the turnout overall.
The video ran rampant through Facebook and Twitter last week because of people in the 18 to 29 year-old demographic, according to research by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
I have not watched the whole documentary yet, but I remember going to class last week and it seemed like everyone was either talking about KONY 2012 or watching it on their computers, tablets or phones everywhere I went.
The sudden spotlight on the director of the film, Jason Russell, caused him to have a bit of a mental breakdown last week. There has also been a lot of criticism of the group behind the film, Invisible Children.
It seems like all of the news that came out of the film’s release is a reminder of the power of the internet and social media.
Here’s a video from Mashable that explains more about the social media phenomena that lead to KONY 2012 going viral: