News & Commentary
Content tagged with Analytics posted in April 2010
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HP 'iPad Killer' Specs Leaked
News  |  4/6/2010  | 
Tech blog publishes internal documents that show hardware, software, and pricing details for Windows-powered slate PC.
Microsoft 'Pink' Phones Due Monday?
News  |  4/6/2010  | 
Software maker said to be ready to unveil new mobile devices geared toward social networking.
Five Reasons The iPad Stinks
Commentary  |  4/6/2010  | 
After using the iPad for several days, its limitations are becoming more clear. Here are five things about the iPad that are completely annoying.
iPad To Boost Mobile PC Sales
News  |  4/6/2010  | 
An interest in mini-notebooks and slate computers will drive 2010 portable PC sales, researcher says.
Microsoft To Announce Project Pink
Commentary  |  4/6/2010  | 
Microsoft has steadfastly maintained that it wouldn't jump into the phone business, but rumors about Project Pink have been swirling for months. We still don't have any official information, other than Microsoft is ready to make an official announcement next week on April 12.
Hosted Exchange Service For Macs
Commentary  |  4/5/2010  | 
Apptix, a provider of hosted Microsoft Exchange e-mail and other services, has announced full support for Mac OS X and the native Mac applications, including iPad sync.
Global CIO: St. Luke's CIO Saves Millions With Apptio's Help
Commentary  |  4/5/2010  | 
Apptio's tools helped $2.5 billion St. Luke's Health System identify where its IT spending was exemplary, okay, or troublesome.
HHS Injects $144M Into Education, Research
News  |  4/5/2010  | 
Funds will boost programs to develop healthcare IT skills expected to be in short supply.
HP's 'iPad Killer' Features Video Camera
News  |  4/5/2010  | 
Alternative to Apple also includes Flash support and connections for USB cables and SD cards.
Blu-ray Goes High Capacity
News  |  4/5/2010  | 
The BDXLspecification enables up to 128 GB of storage on write-once Blu-ray discs and 100 GB on rewritable discs.
Apple Reveals iPhone 4 Preview Date
News  |  4/5/2010  | 
Steve Jobs isn't resting on iPad's laurels as Apple announces sneak peek at its next-generation mobile OS.
iPad Users Reporting Wi-Fi Problems
Commentary  |  4/5/2010  | 
It's barely 48 hours out of the gate and already those who bought the Apple iPad are reporting a serious flaw: poor Wi-Fi reception. Without the Internet, the iPad is DOA.
Fed Agencies Ready Open Government Plans
News  |  4/5/2010  | 
Government agencies must release their plans by Wednesday, when the White House will announce additional guidance.
UnitedHealthcare Provides Advance Info On Healthcare Costs
News  |  4/5/2010  | 
Treatment Cost Estimator tool has pricing on 500 medical services and 90 surgeries so consumers know costs in advance of treatment.
Apple To Introduce iPhone OS 4.0 April 8
Commentary  |  4/5/2010  | 
Today Apple sent out press invitations to an event it is holding Thursday, April 8. At the event it will showcase iPhone operating system 4.0, which promises to be a major update to the iPhone's OS.
Review: Apple iPad Delivers Basic Office Tools
News  |  4/5/2010  | 
The iPad handles office fundamentals pretty well, but a significant e-mail weakness and its lack of cloud support are among the reasons it can't seriously be considered a laptop replacement.
Apple Sells Over 300,000 iPads
News  |  4/5/2010  | 
Amid strong sales, some users are reporting poor Wi-Fi performance.
Apple Says It Moved 300,000 iPads On Saturday
Commentary  |  4/5/2010  | 
A press release from Apple hit the wires this morning, trumpeting the company's first-day sales of the iPad. It says on Saturday alone, 300,000 were delivered to those who pre-ordered in addition to those that were sold in Apple stores.
Apple Dimming Flash's Outlook?
Commentary  |  4/5/2010  | 
The iPhone has been a game changer in the mobile space. With its world class mobile browser, it opened up the internet for the first time to true web browsing rather than running data through proxy servers that reformatted the data or anemic browsers that tried to reformat it for you so it would work on the small screens. One area that it, and its bigger brother the iPad, still can't do is Flash, but that may not matter as much anymore.
Global CIO: Is Cisco Blasting To $100 Billion Or Drifting To Mediocrity?
Commentary  |  4/4/2010  | 
One study says Cisco's best days are gone but another says its "Smart+Connected Communities" will drive massive growth: what's it all mean for CIOs?
Inside Apple's iPad: FCC Teardown Photos
News  |  4/4/2010  | 
Check out 17 images of the guts of Apple's new game-changing Web slate, revealing tightly packed innards with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and an ARM architecture processor.
Apple iPad First Impressions
Commentary  |  4/3/2010  | 
UPS delivered my iPad at about 2PM this afternoon. I've spent several hours configuring it and playing around. So far, I've found it to be an impressive piece of technology that will change the way I work.
iFixit Tears Down iPad, Analyzes Its Guts
Commentary  |  4/3/2010  | 
iFixit recently scored an Apple iPad and decided to perform a preliminary analysis of what makes the iPad so pretty on the inside. iFixit not only tore the thing apart, it provides step-by-step directions so you can do the same.
Microsoft Ditches "Series" In Windows Phone 7
Commentary  |  4/2/2010  | 
After several years of calling their platform Windows Mobile, Microsoft changed it to Windows Phone 7 Series when it was officially announced at Mobile World Congress in February. Now it will simply be called Windows Phone 7.
Google Introduces Gmail Web App For iPad
News  |  4/2/2010  | 
The company says it's excited by the opportunities posed by tablet computers, a hint of its Chrome OS netbooks to come.
PC Pioneer, Altair Creator Dies At 68
News  |  4/2/2010  | 
Dr. Henry Edward Roberts was a mentor to Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
Google Engineers Recreate Quake II In HTML5
News  |  4/2/2010  | 
The project demonstrates progress being made to support high-performance graphics in Web applications.
Non-iPad Mobile News Items Worth Reading
Commentary  |  4/2/2010  | 
Apple may be dominating headlines this week, but there's plenty else to read about. RIM delivered a disappointing earnings report, Palm has some economics it wants to share with you, Skyfire has an Android browser in development, Google's Buzz gets a minor facelift, and LinkedIn connects with BlackBerry.
Google Not Supporting The iPad?
Commentary  |  4/2/2010  | 
Based on spending more than an hour trolling the iPad Apps Store, I can't find a single Google application or service that has been optimized for the iPad. How come? Google isn't the only one. Other major publishers haven't updated their apps, either.
White House Launches Mobile Site
News  |  4/2/2010  | 
The White House mobile site emphasizes functionality over flair, but the iPad-ready main White House site has plenty of both.
Yahoo Partners With Healthline
News  |  4/2/2010  | 
Healthline aims to provide health information technology that will drive health-specific search and navigation on the Yahoo site.
Verizon Slashes Palm Smartphone Prices
News  |  4/2/2010  | 
Palm has lost market share as Android smartphones continue to gain ground.
iPhone Wins 'Most Satisfying' Award
Commentary  |  4/2/2010  | 
Love it or hate it, the iPhone appears to make most users happy. How do we know this? J.D. Power and Associates named the iPhone winner of its 2010 smartphone customer satisfaction survey.
Apple Offers iPad Tours
News  |  4/2/2010  | 
Free workshops will help consumers learn more about Cupertinos's new tablet-style computing device.
Apple Blesses iPad-Ready Web Sites
News  |  4/1/2010  | 
The company is promoting publishers who offer HTML5 video as an alternative to Adobe Flash.
Process Management Tools For Nursing Lacking
News  |  4/1/2010  | 
Survey finds nurses lack supply chain and logistics technology that could help them better manage patients.
iPad Apps Store Goes Live In iTunes
Commentary  |  4/1/2010  | 
Even though the iPad isn't yet available to most people, Apple has launched the official list of iPad-optimized applications in the iTunes Apps Store.
Intel, Nokia Open MeeGo To Developers
News  |  4/1/2010  | 
Open source developers now have access to the fledgling mobile operating system's source code.
Verizon Practically Giving Away Palm Phones For Free
Commentary  |  4/1/2010  | 
Today Verizon Wireless rolled out a new promotion for Palm's lineup of webOS devices, the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus. Verizon has discounted the Pre Plus from $150 to just $50, and the Pixi Plus from $50 to $30 -- and that doesn't include the buy-one-get-one free offer. Fire sale?
iPad Reviews In: It's (Mostly) Awesome
News  |  4/1/2010  | 
Critics say Apple's newest gadget is cool and versatile, but is no laptop replacement.
Global CIO: Oracle's Larry Ellison Mixes Fiction With Facts On SAP
Commentary  |  4/1/2010  | 
Lashing out at SAP on why Oracle will take the lead in enterprise apps, Ellison said some things that he might believe are true but aren't necessarily so.
Early iPad Reviews Paint Positive Picture
Commentary  |  4/1/2010  | 
The usual, Apple-picked suspects have reviewed Apple's iPad, due on April 3. All of the reviews are generally positive, and offer only mild criticism of Apple's latest new gadget.
E-Health Records: Should FDA Help Certify?
News  |  4/1/2010  | 
Health IT policy group debates merits of bringing FDA, others into EHR certification process.
Proposed Ban On Texting For Truckers
Commentary  |  4/1/2010  | 
In January, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood issued a temporary texting ban for truckers. Now there is a proposal to make the ban permanent. What shocks me is that this is only happening now, in 2010. Texting has been a deadly distraction for years for drivers. Why has it taken the federal government so long to implement this?
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