We live in a time where a mobile app can cater to every aspect of daily life, but the system is built on a hodgepodge of competing frameworks. Should we be investing more energy in a long-term set of standards?
Apple's just revealed that Steve Jobs will be presenting the keynote at next week's WWDC event, and it will include the next Mac operating system, OS X Lion, the next iOS operating system, iOS 5, and the word everyone's been waiting for: iCloud.
This is going to interest sysadmins the most, but it's also a surprise blow against Microsoft: Virtualization experts VMware have just bought out Zimbra, who make collaboration software. The target is clearly MS Exchange.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress reports that about 80% of US high school students aren't "proficient--let alone advanced--writers," which is a slightly shocking statistic--shocking enough that it's prompted a Microsoft-backed company called Eduify to develop a technology-based student assistance package.