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Content posted in December 2009
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Working With The Win7 Problem Steps Recorder
Commentary  |  12/26/2009  | 
Windows 7 includes a new remote support tool that is potentially very useful -- if you know about it.
Five Tech Startup Predictions For 2010
Commentary  |  12/26/2009  | 
It's that time of the year again when everyone provides their predictions for the upcoming year. I'd like to take a look at five predictions for 2010 related to tech startups.
Wolfe's Den: Apple iSlate Chatter Obscures Device Significance
Commentary  |  12/26/2009  | 
Apple's expected release of a humongous-screened iPod will legitimize the platform for business users. It could, in turn, revive Windows-based tablets and make Webpads the big alt.platform story of 2010.
The Decade Of Windows 7
Commentary  |  12/25/2009  | 
As 2010 approaches, Windows 7 seems to be experiencing a successful launch and warm reception from both businesses and consumers. I've just switched over to Windows 7 for my day-to-day desktop, and definitely think it's an improvement over both XP and Vista. That's fortunate, because I suspect we'll all be using Windows 7 for most of the next decade.
Santa Claus, Technology Propagandist
Commentary  |  12/25/2009  | 
A good number of kids will go to bed tonight thinking at least two things about the traditions of Christmas: first, they'll consciously be thankful and thrilled about their presents and, unconsciously, they'll have been further indoctrinated into the miracles of technology.
The Perfect Office Mac?
Commentary  |  12/24/2009  | 
German tinkerer Klaus Diebel will modify your old iMac so that it makes coffee but still functions as a Macintosh.
Court: Microsoft Must Pay Law Firm $5.6 Million
News  |  12/24/2009  | 
An appeals court orders the software giant to pay a law firm that had opposed it in antitrust litigation.
Twitter Buys Out Mixer Labs
News  |  12/24/2009  | 
Microblogging service acquires developer of the GeoAPI location mapping tool.
NORAD Tracks Santa On Google Earth
News  |  12/24/2009  | 
The aerospace command uses Internet to follow Kris Kringle's progress throughout Christmas Eve.
Eight Apps For The Motorola Droid
Commentary  |  12/24/2009  | 
Traveling during the holidays? Droid owners might find their holiday adventures somewhat eased by loading up their device with some helpful apps for the season. Here are eight apps that range from shopping assistants to package tracking and keeping tabs on flight info.
BlackBerry Outage Sparks User Revolt
News  |  12/24/2009  | 
Internet forums were abuzz over second service disruption in as many weeks.
iPhone Vs. Droid - 3G Shootout
Commentary  |  12/24/2009  | 
We've all seen the knock-down-drag-out advertising battle between Verizon and AT&T in the last few weeks with Verizon claiming a far superior 3G coverage map while AT&T fired back with a faster 3G network. Investment banking firm Piper Jaffray decided to put the speed claims to the test. Armed with an iPhone and the Verizon Droid, they set off in New York to see who was the speed king.
FTC Asks Google For More Info On AdMob Buy
News  |  12/23/2009  | 
The FTC request means there will be a delay in Google's acquisition of the mobile ad company, Google says.
Microsoft Word Gets Facelift
News  |  12/23/2009  | 
Broadcom Unveils Netbook Video Decoder
News  |  12/23/2009  | 
The Crystal HD video decoder boosts performance on netbooks using Intel's latest N450 Atom processor.
Google Nexus One Android Phone Fully Revealed
Commentary  |  12/23/2009  | 
Leave it to the guys over at Gizmodo to score some one-on-one action with the most talked-about device of December 2009 -- the Google Nexus One. They spent some serious time with it and come away impressed. Oh, and the spec list leaked, too.
Truthing Up
Commentary  |  12/23/2009  | 
I've been reminded recently that a few of the leading technology brands have added expert counsel -- lawyering and PR-ing up -- to deal with emerging public policy issues. I wonder why they don't just tell the truth.
Apple Display Suit Dismissed
News  |  12/23/2009  | 
The lawsuit claimed that Apple knowingly sold iMacs with defective displays.
Skype, Avaya Discuss Partnership
News  |  12/23/2009  | 
Silver Lake, an investor in both firms, has been working to broker a deal between the communications companies.
Samsung, Kodak Negotiate Patent Settlement
News  |  12/23/2009  | 
A proposed agreement calls for Samsung to deliver an undisclosed payment to Kodak, as well as a cross-licensing deal.
Vonage Offers VOIP For iPhone, BlackBerry
News  |  12/23/2009  | 
Voice-over-IP calling applications enable smartphone users to make lower-cost international calls.
Hospitals Cut Costs With BI Software
News  |  12/23/2009  | 
Two hospitals in Florida and California are using business intelligence and analytic software to corral costs and aid clinical reporting.
3Com Earnings Grow, Sales Slip
News  |  12/23/2009  | 
Positive earnings bolster the network switching, routing, and security firm ahead of its acquisition by HP.
Android Apps Arcade Now Open In Facebook
Commentary  |  12/23/2009  | 
If there's one thing to be said about 2009, perhaps it should be called the "Year of the Apps Store." It seems like every entity out there launched a mobile apps store. Helping aid in the discovery process, Mplayit has platform specific stores that can be browsed from within Facebook.
Acer Intros TravelMate Timeline Laptops
News  |  12/23/2009  | 
The notebooks target mobile professionals by offering Windows 7 Professional, up to 8 hours of battery life, and support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Soyuz Crew Arrives Safely At Space Station
News  |  12/23/2009  | 
Astronauts and cosmonauts embark on construction and scientific research mission.
iPhone 2010 May Have 5MP Camera
Commentary  |  12/23/2009  | 
The current supplier of camera chips for Apple's iPhone, OmniVision Technologies, says it got a whopper of an order from Apple for 2010. Not only will it supply Apple with 40 to 45 million imaging sensors, they will rate 5 megapixels.
Microsoft Word Gets Facelift
News  |  12/23/2009  | 
Court-ordered patch removes custom XML tools from Office 2007 components.
Coming Soon from SAP BusinessObjects
Commentary  |  12/23/2009  | 
The tricky thing about events like the recent SAP Influencer Summit in Boston is that some attendees want broad, high-level insight, and others, like me (and readers like you) want much more detail... The company did share some of the most noteworthy improvements due in future releases of SAP Business Objects software.
Blackberry Service Down (Again)
News  |  12/23/2009  | 
Users complain of e-mail service that is slow or non-existent.
i4i Lawsuit Means Nothing To Most Office Users
Commentary  |  12/23/2009  | 
The Web is buzzing over Microsoft's defeat in a major patent lawsuit involving its Office software. How will this affect your business? With very few exceptions, it won't.
Acer Launching Up To 10 Smartphones In 2010
Commentary  |  12/23/2009  | 
Acer has plans to launch between eight and ten smartphones in 2010. They will be a mix of Android and Windows Mobile phones, with Android being the heavier part of the mix.
Intel's vPro Reshapes Remote Desktop Support
Commentary  |  12/22/2009  | 
Chances are good that you have never heard of Intel's vPro technology. If your company relies upon remote support technology, it's time to get acquainted with it.
Apple Fixes iMac Flicker -- Or Not
Commentary  |  12/22/2009  | 
Apple has released a firmware update for the new 27-inch iMacs which is supposed to address the kind of screen flickering and image corruption users have been complaining about. It's not clear if the update solves everybody's problem, though.
Netbook 2009 Revenues Soar
News  |  12/22/2009  | 
Revenue for netbooks was $11.4 billion, up 72% year-over-year, as every other mobile PC category fell.
3D Printer Builds Artificial Blood Vessels
News  |  12/22/2009  | 
The goal is to custom-build tissues and organs for transplant, using the patient's own cells and 3D medical printers.
Adtran Expands Ethernet, UC Offerings
News  |  12/22/2009  | 
New routers provide support for multiple T1s or E1s of bandwidth and simplify installation, the company says.
Verizon Sees Advanced Apps On LTE Network
News  |  12/22/2009  | 
Developers will find Verizon's 700-MHz Long Term Evolution network friendly to classes of applications never before available on wireless networks, the company says.
Microsoft Word Sales Face U.S. Ban
News  |  12/22/2009  | 
Appeals court says software maker must halt distribution of popular program unless patent-friendly changes are made.
Sprint, LG, Microsoft To Intro WinMo WiMax Phone?
Commentary  |  12/22/2009  | 
Sprint has scheduled a press conference for Wednesday, January 6 -- the day before the Consumer Electronics Show kicks off. LG and Microsoft factor large in the presentation, and Brooke Shields is involved, too. What could they possibly be announcing?
Top Facebook Updates: Lady Gaga, Farmville, H1N1
News  |  12/22/2009  | 
Social networking site says 2009's top memes reflect members' broad array of interests and worries.
Barnes & Noble Fixes Nook Software
News  |  12/22/2009  | 
The update addresses performance problems including slow page turning and poor formatting of e-books.
HP Probes 'Racist' Webcam Claim
News  |  12/22/2009  | 
YouTube video appears to show company's facial recognition technology only works with white people.
Apple Updates iMac Firmware
News  |  12/22/2009  | 
The release fixes display problems with the 27-inch iMac's graphics cards.
Study: Texting While Driving Is Dangerous
News  |  12/22/2009  | 
Drivers can be substantially more distracted by texting than talking on a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle.
Meru Networks Files For IPO
News  |  12/22/2009  | 
The 802.11n Wi-Fi solutions provider primarily serves the enterprise wireless market.
iPhone 2009's Top Phone
Commentary  |  12/22/2009  | 
According to Nielsen's data, the iPhone was the top-selling phone in 2009. Three BlackBerries, four LGs, and one Motorola and Samsung also made the list. But which Motorola? The Droid?
Q & A: Army CIO Advances Consolidation Effort
News  |  12/22/2009  | 
Cloud computing and powerful mobile devices are part of Jeffrey Sorenson's plan to centralize Army IT and make it more consistent for soldiers deploying from bases to the battlefield.
Tap Tap Sales Hit $1 Million Per Month
News  |  12/22/2009  | 
Tapulous chief says Tap Tap Revenge and other games put startup on pace for $12 million in annual revenue.
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