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Content tagged with Analytics posted in June 2008
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Lenovo Launches Its First U.S. Consumer Desktop
News  |  6/30/2008  | 
The IdeaCentre K210 release follows Lenovo's launch this year of IdeaPad consumer notebooks outside of China.
Alliance Formed To Promote Macs On Corporate Networks
News  |  6/30/2008  | 
Parallels and others will publish best practices for OS X and Windows interoperability, addressing issues such as integrating Macs with Microsoft's Active Directory.
Apple Mac OS X 10.5.4 Bolsters Performance, Security
News  |  6/30/2008  | 
Nine of the 25 vulnerabilities addressed affect the Tomcat 4.1.36, which comes bundled with Mac OS X v10.4.11 systems.
Tech Heavyweights Launch Patent Trust
News  |  6/30/2008  | 
Cisco, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, Sun Microsystems, Ericsson, and Verizon Communications are among those hoping to reduce their exposure to lawsuits.
Diablo III Formally Announced By Blizzard, Mac And PC Versions Planned
News  |  6/30/2008  | 
The follow-up to 2001's Diablo II features a 3-D graphics engine that renders environments that are interactive and destructible, allowing players to create traps and obstacles.
Jackson Hole Gets WiMax Network
News  |  6/30/2008  | 
The Wyoming resort community's network is based on the WiMax Forum-approved Alvarion base station.
California Says Hands-Free Law Will Save 300 Lives Per Year
Commentary  |  6/30/2008  | 
Beginning tomorrow, July 1, drivers in California will be required to use hands-free devices when behind the wheel of their car. A study conducted last month believes the law will save 300 lives annually. Does this type of legislation make a difference, and how will it be enforced?
Calif. Preps For Hands-Free Cell Phone Law
Commentary  |  6/30/2008  | 
I hate to be an alarmist, but Californians have less than 24 hours to change their driving habits... that is if you like to talk on your cell phone behind the wheel.
Dell Unveils Notebook Security Services
News  |  6/30/2008  | 
The latest offerings are an expansion of the computer maker's ProSupport portfolio of services.
Federal Criminal Conviction Given To P2P Network Operator
News  |  6/30/2008  | 
The Department of Justice said this is the first time a federal jury has handed down a criminal conviction for P2P copyright infringement.
Microsoft Lays Out Protocol Patent Licensing Terms
News  |  6/30/2008  | 
Protocols for Office 2007, SharePoint 2007, and Exchange Server 2007 are out, but it's too early to tell what impact those releases will have on the company or its partners and competitors.
Will Rhapsody Deal Vault Verizon's V Cast Toward Success?
Commentary  |  6/30/2008  | 
I consider myself to be a heavy music consumer. I purchase between two and five CDs worth of music each month. Even though I can download music directly to my iPhone via the iTunes Music Store, I still don't go for mobile music. What's preventing me (and everyone else) from doing so, and will Verizon Wireless's new deal with Rhapsody and Real make a real difference?
France Telecom's Latest Effort To Buy TeliaSonera Collapses
News  |  6/30/2008  | 
France Telecom and Sweden's TeliaSonera would have presented a major competitive threat to Vodafone Group and Deutsche Telekom in Europe.
Ultra Mobile PC Buyer's Guide
News  |  6/29/2008  | 
We look at a range of versatile UMPCs and mobile Internet devices (MIDs) from ASUS, Gigabyte, and Samsung, Amtek, OQO, Roan Digital, Vye, and WiBrain.
The iPhone 1.0 Should Be Cheap Now. Right?
Commentary  |  6/27/2008  | 
When Steve Jobs said the iPhone 3G was going to start at $199, I immediately figured I could cop a cheap first-generation one on Craigslist or eBay. It's only logical to think Apple addicts would ditch their handsets for the latest and greatest, and that would lead to great online bargains.
Will Google Pull The Plug On 'Android?' Don't Bet On It
Commentary  |  6/27/2008  | 
As anyone following this week's Nokia-Symbian hoopla already knows, Google is still several months away from launching its Android smartphone platform. Thanks to another open-source mobile technology initiative, however, we can get a pretty good idea of how Google expects Android to fit into the mobile-technology picture -- and, in the process, see why Google is unlikely to abandon the project.
Martian Soil Points Toward Possibility Of Life
News  |  6/27/2008  | 
NASA says the soil appears similar to that found in Antarctica's dry upper valleys and the salts it contains are another indication of the presence of water.
PC Market Rises On Notebook Sales; HP, Dell, Acer Hold Top Rankings
News  |  6/27/2008  | 
For the last five years, first-quarter PC shipments have grown by an average of 12%, making this quarter part of the norm, iSuppli said.
Canadian iPhone 3G Service Plans Require 3-Year Contract
News  |  6/27/2008  | 
Rogers said there would be no unlimited data plans, and prices range from $60 to $115 a month.
MetroPCS' 'Open' Network Signals Single-Network Shift
News  |  6/27/2008  | 
Sprint, Verizon, and Alltel phones can now be used on the MetroFlash flat-rate wireless service for a $40 a-month fee.
Apple To Developers: We Want Your Apps
Commentary  |  6/27/2008  | 
The iPhone Apps Store is developers. This week, Apple sent out an e-mail to developers to let them know that they may begin uploading their applications into the store. With only two weeks to go before launch, is Apple cutting things too close?
Nokia Focuses On Style With Supernova Cameraphones
News  |  6/27/2008  | 
Three of the new phones have exchangeable front and back colors, and all the phones feature a stylish design, bold colors, and multimedia options.
IBM Teams With Mars To Sweeten Cocoa Research
News  |  6/27/2008  | 
The computing giant plans to sequence and analyze the cocoa genome, which lies at the heart of all the world's chocolaty goodness.
Virgin Mobile Officially Buys Helio For $39 Million
News  |  6/27/2008  | 
Helio has approximately 170,000 subscribers on one-year or two-year contracts who will be absorbed into Virgin Mobile's existing 5.1 million prepaid customer base.
Lessons Learned From Bill Gates
Commentary  |  6/27/2008  | 
Today is Bill Gates' last day as a full time employee of Microsoft, the company he built into a software giant. It's hard to even imagine that Microsoft was ever a small business but it had the same humble beginnings as nearly all companies. It also had an extraordinary leader in Gates and it is there that smaller businesses could learn a lot.
NASA Unveils 128-Screen Visualization System
News  |  6/27/2008  | 
The "hyperwall-2" consists of a 23-foot-wide, 10-foot-tall liquid crystal display capable of rendering a quarter-billion pixel graphics.
NFL, ESPN Offer Stadiums For 'White Space' Spectrum Tests
News  |  6/27/2008  | 
The football league suggested the FCC could use the Baltimore Ravens' M&T Bank Stadium and the Washington Redskins' FedExField in Landover, Md.
Picture Messaging Could Be Coming To The iPhone
Commentary  |  6/27/2008  | 
One of the many features currently not supported by the iPhone is picture messaging, or MMS. Considering the device's other capabilities, this is a glaring omission (and one that happens to vex me grievously). According to a spied internal AT&T memo, the 3G iPhone may support MMS after all.
Garmin Goes To The Dogs
Commentary  |  6/26/2008  | 
We're seeing GPS in a ton of cell phones lately, but Garmin thinks humans shouldn't be the only ones who get the benefits of these satellites. The company has released a GPS-enabled dog collar to ensure that you know the location of your pooch.
Embotics Boosts Virtual Tool, V-Commander Management Capabilities
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
Version 2.0 enhances current VMware virtualization software and will add support for managing Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V environments by the end of the year.
Palm Awaits Future Products As Revenues Decline
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
The company continues to struggle with a reported a loss of $43.4 million, despite the success of the Centro.
Mobile Linux Groups Join Forces To Advance OS
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
In the face of increasing competition from Nokia and Google, mobile Linux group LiPS has merged with the LiMo Foundation.
Sprint Says The Instinct Is Flying Off The Shelves, Breaking All Its Sales Records
Commentary  |  6/26/2008  | 
Sprint's newest phone, the Instinct, is proving to be a popular handset. According to Sprint, it is the fastest selling EVDO handset in the company's history. In fact, Sprint's supply chain is being challenged to keep the phone in stock.
Abiword: One Lean, Mean, Word Processing Machine
Commentary  |  6/26/2008  | gets a lot of attention these days as a practical, no-cost alternative to Microsoft Office. While does a fine job, however, there are times when a smaller, faster, feature-packed word processing program would be useful. There is another open-source application that fits the bill perfectly here -- and it deserves far more attention than it gets.
Verizon 'Dares' LG Touchscreen Phone Release
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
The LG Dare packs 3G capabilities, full HTML-browsing, and a 3.2-megapixel camera into a stylish frame.
Apple Expected To Build As Many As 17M iPhones This Year
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
An investment bank forecasted increased production volumes for Apple's iPhone, iPod, notebook, and desktop lines.
U.S. House Pushes For National E-Health Records
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
The bill, called the "PRO(TECH)T Act," would increase privacy protections and set national standards to exchange health information nationally.
Dell Unveils Colorful Line Of Midlevel Notebooks
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
The Studio line notebooks are powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and come standard with a built-in Webcam, 802.11b/g wireless, and Windows Vista.
Power Your Cell Phone With Wind, Or By Waving Arms
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
People attending the Glastonbury Festival in England will find new ways to recharge their cell phones.
RIM Reports Surge In Revenue, Profit
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
The company's first quarter earnings more than doubled from the year before, and it added 2.3 million subscribers.
Government Search Engine Expands With Vivisimo
News  |  6/26/2008  | bolsters its search affiliate program to enhance news, images, frequently asked questions, maps, and weather forecasts, as well as government contact information.
Microsoft To Buy Mobile Services Company MobiComp
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
Among MobiComp's customers are Vodafone, clothing company Esprit, and a number of mobile carriers including ones from Portugal and Saudi Arabia.
Chrysler Unveils Rolling Hotspot For 2009 Models
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
For the user who has to be always connected, the Wi-Fi system offers speeds of 600 to 800 Kbps on the downlink and 200 Kbps on the uplink.
LG's Dare A True iPhone Rival
Commentary  |  6/26/2008  | 
Other phones have tried hard to beat (or at least match) the iPhone at the touch screen game. None have come as close as the new Dare, from LG. I had a chance to get some hands-on time with it last week. Apple, watch out.
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