Now that 2012 is officially in the past, it’s fascinating to look back at everything that happened in technology over the course of a year. This is one area that is constantly evolving and one-upping itself. We covered a few of these topics on our blog and links to those articles are included in case you missed any of these big stories:
Windows 8: The newest release of this popular operating system offers many interesting new features, http://teltekitservices.com/what-we-will-see-in-windows-8/
iPhone 5: Apple’s beloved gadget continues to evolve and was well-received, http://myteltek.com/blog/2012/09/iphone-5-is-here/
DNS Changer Virus: This nasty piece of malware created by a group of hackers, infected thousands of PCs and Macs. The FBI set up servers to re-direct requests to the proper sites, but then had to disable the temporary fix, http://teltekitservices.com/dnschanger-band-aid-to-be-yanked-july-9th/
Internet Blackout Day: In protest of Senate Bill 968-the Protect IP Act and the House’s Stop Online Piracy Act, Wikipedia and other websites went offline for 24 hours on January 18th and made a silent, but powerful statement, http://teltekitservices.com/internet-blackout-day-a-successful-online-protest/
Facebook’s Fate: Shares plummetted and the future seems uncertain for this popular social media giant, http://teltekitservices.com/the-foggy-future-of-facebook/
Atos and Olympic TOC: As the official tech support provider for the London Olympics, Atos rose to the challenge and delivered a medal-worthy performance, http://teltekitservices.com/atos-gets-the-gold-for-it-support-of-london-olympics/
Password Leak At Yahoo: Yahoo confirmed reports that 450,000 passwords and email addresses belonging to Yahoo Voices users had been breached from an older file, http://teltekitservices.com/yahoo-suffers-password-breach/
There’s a lot to look forward to in 2013, Here’s a sneak peek at what’s just around the bend:
Microsoft Office 2013: Improvements include changes to the User interface and support for touch-based Windows 8 tablets. Office On Demand will allow users access to a full version of Office from anywhere by streaming a full-featured Office application to any internet-connected PC running Windows 7 and Windows 8. More details can be found at this link: http://teltekitservices.com/a-new-office-for-the-new-year-microsoft-office-2013/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-new-office-for-the-new-year-microsoft-office-2013
Gesture Technology: soon you won’t have to touch buttons or a screen to get your devices to do what you need them to do. The best example of this concept is Kinect, Microsoft’s Xbox games console, which has a body-tracking sensor to let players know how well they are performing yoga moves or swordfighting. Leap Motion has developed a controller that senses movement. The Leap Motion device sits next to your computer and can detect your hand movements allowing you to perform functions with getures instead of keystrokes. Asus recently announced that this technology will be incorporated into some modesls of their notebooks and desktops.
Powermat: Duracell’s wireless charging device was built into surfaces at Madison Square Garden and in select Starbucks locations in late 2012. In 2013, you will see more of this feature that allows you to power devices in public places without plugging them in.
4K TV: Known as the latest evolution in high definition, 4K is officially considered Ultra High Definition or UHD. 4K has a native resolution of 3,840×2,160 pixels or higher. Most televisions on the market today have resolutions of 1,920×1,080 pixels.
Super Souped Up Cars: Cadillac Super Cruise technology uses semi-autonomous intelligence to monitor the side of the road and the car in front of the driver. GM is working on the technology and has demonstrated it, but there is no exact date for launch.
Firefox OS for Mobile Devices: Firefox wants a piece of the mobile pie. Consumers who use devices powered by Firefox OS won’t be locked into one specific platform and they will have the ability to access their information and use apps across multiple devices.
Personal Clouds: with more people using personal devices, the Personal Cloud will become a popular trend with consumers.
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