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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in July 2011
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How To Root Your EVO 3D With Linux
News  |  7/30/2011  | 
You can root your HTC EVO 3D phone with Unrevoked and Alpharev's Revolutionary tool. Just follow these steps.
Open Source Helps eBay Process $2000 Per Second
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
The huge Internet auction house uses a small Sri Lankan firm's open source enterprise service bus--a little known but crucial piece of software.
Flash Alternative: Adobe Previews Edge HTML5 Software
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Designers and developers can use the HTML5 authoring tools to create animated graphics using HTML, CSS3, and JavaScript.
BYTE Wireless Radio Episode 19
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Listen to Fritz Nelson, Gina Smith and Craig Johnston dig into the week in mobile -- episode 19 of BYTE Wireless Radio.
Is Amazon Hiding A Tipping Point In Its New Tablet?
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
If and when Amazon releases an iPad-killer of a tablet, it won't be its industrial design or user interface that might tip the industry on its ear. If such a tablet is released, it's reliance on Amazon's Whispernet and the business model behind it could be a tipping point.
BrainYard News Briefs: Polycom Adds SMB Videoconferencing Options
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Personalization for WordPress and Joomla. Secure email as a service. A new mobile and social promotions service.
Google Search On Tablets Gets A Do Over
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
Google has refreshed the design of its web-based search tool for tablets such as the iPad, Xoom, and Tab 10.1.
DARPA Seeks Wireless Power For Soldiers In Field
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
A method to transmit power over short distances would reduce the need for batteries and cut the load that soldiers carry.
Dell Streak 10 Pro Introduced In China
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
The company is betting on China to make its mark in the increasingly crowded tablet market.
Social Media Engagement: Feds Need Better Policies
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Guidelines for use of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media are being developed by federal agencies, but the GAO says they must do more to address records management, privacy, and security.
4 Top 4G Smartphones
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
Looking for a '4G' smartphone? Here are the best of the bunch currently available from U.S. network operators.
Mobile Health Elder Care Apps Get Funding
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Demonstration grants totaling $477,000 will support development of mHealth technology for aging adults with chronic illnesses.
Ontario Telemedicine Network Extends Reach Into Patient's Homes
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Using Vidyo technology, OTN will bring videoconferencing into homes and onto PCs rather than requiring patients to go to a facility with telepresence capabilities.
Cancer Prevention App Contest Offers $80,000
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Federal health officials challenge developers to come up with an application that promotes early detection and helps the public reduce risky behavior.
In Case of Emergency, Check Twitter
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Facebook, Twitter, and similar social media tools can enhance disaster preparedness and emergency response, according to New England Journal of Medicine commentary.
Microsoft: Thousands Of IT Jobs Going Unfilled
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Software maker wants Congress to raise cap on green cards so it can import more hi-tech help.
Mobile Marketplace Wars: Android Market Adds Movies, Books
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
The latest version of Google's application store for smartphones gets a new look and allows users to buy e-books and rent movies.
How To Install the Spotify Preview Client On Ubuntu
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Here's a workaround to get Spotify for Windows and Mac on your Linux box, too.
11 iPad Apps For Better Collaboration
Slideshows  |  7/28/2011  | 
The Apple iPad's inherent mobility makes it an obvious weapon for efficient enterprise collaboration--provided you're armed with the right apps.
Bad Cell Phone Behavior: Are You Being Rude?
Commentary  |  7/28/2011  | 
More than 20% of those surveyed can't stand it when people talk too loudly on their phone in public. Here are more examples of bad cell phone behavior that get on our nerves.
Twitter Pushes Ads Into User Timelines
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Promoted Tweets will now appear in the stream that users see, augmenting the Twitter search advertising the microblogging service introduced last year.
How To Restrict Apps And Other Content On iOS Devices
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Here's how to protect certain apps or content from being viewed by young ones.
Motorola Shipped 440,000 Tablets In Q2
Commentary  |  7/28/2011  | 
Motorola may have topped Wall Street estimates, but it sold only 440,000 tablets and 4.4 million smartphones in its most recent quarter.
Ask Yourself These Questions Before Moving To OS X Lion
Commentary  |  7/28/2011  | 
10 things to consider before upgrading to OS X 10.7 Lion.
Telemedicine Reduces Rural Health Disparities, Says UnitedHealth
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Major health insurer urges more broadband connectivity, fewer regulatory hurdles, and better reimbursement policies.
Hearsay Helps Big Social Marketing Campaigns Get Local
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Social software specialist broadens support for launching major marketing campaigns with corporate control and local customization.
Google Fashion Police Want You; Microsoft Mango Struts Stuff
Commentary  |  7/28/2011  | 
Dear pcstud@aol.com: Google says you're emailing like it's 1999. Take a visual tour of Microsoft's "Mango" smartphone OS.
Android Leaves Apple iOS In The Dust
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Google's smartphone software pulls away from Apple iPhone platform in mobile OS market share race.
BBM 6.0 Brings Social To Mobile Apps
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 turns the popular app from an IM service into a social platform, with benefits for BlackBerry app developers.
Androids Returned More Than Other Gadgets
Commentary  |  7/27/2011  | 
Just how high are return rates for the platform? One source stirs the pot.
7 Hottest Features In Windows Phone 7 Mango
Slideshows  |  7/27/2011  | 
Microsoft this week shipped its Windows Phone "Mango" update to phone makers--adding key features to the smartphone OS that Microsoft is pitting against Apple iPhone and Google Android. Check out this visual tour of seven significant new functions.
Gmail: A Cure For Outdated Email Addresses
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Google's social marketing campaign targets users of aol.com, hotmail.com, or yahoo.com email with an "intervention" to save friends from "embarrassingly out-of-date" email addresses.
Apple's iPad App Approval Rules: One SMB's Tale
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
ShareFile's native iPad app took two months to pass Apple's approval process. The CEO shares his insights into surviving the in-app purchasing test.
Apple iOS Bug Worse Than Advertised
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Off-the-shelf sniffing tools can exploit the threat, but users of older iPhones and iPod Touches won't see a fix.
SMB IT Pros Saddled With Support Tasks
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
IT managers at smaller firms struggle to devote more time to strategy, security, and new technology, HP survey says.
Telesphere Cloud Videoconferencing: Buy No Hardware
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Cloud-based service for enterprises and SMBs builds hardware leasing into monthly fee.
Samsung Sells 5 Million Galaxy S II Smartphones
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
"Superphone" selling at an average clip of 59,000 units per day, even before U.S. launch.
Dell Offers OpenStack Infrastructure-As-A-Service
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Reference architecture for cloud developers to manage IT resources in OpenStack.
What Do You Think? Should Software Patents Be Abolished?
Commentary  |  7/27/2011  | 
Now that the public radio show This American Life has tarred, feathered, and skewered software patents, it's time for you to chime in on the whether the patents could be stifling innovation.
Windows Phone 7 Mango Shipped To Phone Makers
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Microsoft promises 500 new features in first major update to its new mobile operating system.
Microsoft And SUSE, Mozilla And Google: Strange Bedfellows
Commentary  |  7/27/2011  | 
Redmond cashes in on Linux licenses, while Mozilla creates a new open source mobile operating system.
Sen. Al Franken Opposes AT&T, T-Mobile Merger
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Outspoken senator from Minnesota says deal would kill off thousands of U.S. jobs and raise cell phone prices.
How To Upgrade OS X Snow Leopard To OS X Lion
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Here's how to upgrade your Mac running OS X Snow Leopard to OS X 10.7 Lion.
HTC Wants To Settle Patent Suit With Apple
Commentary  |  7/27/2011  | 
A preliminary ruling in favor of Apple has HTC--and its U.S. Android phone business--in a precarious position.
Computing at Chaos Manor: Pournelle's Mailbag
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
Jerry Pournelle answers BYTE reader email.
Google+ Name Rules Adjusted
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Users believed to be violating the Google+ "common name" policy can expect a more attentive review process.
How To Customize Virtual Desktop Backgrounds in OS X Lion
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Navigate Virtual Desktops in OS X Lion easier by customizing each one.
3 Ways To Manage Underperforming Technology
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Applying a people approach to technology could help boost performance. Here are three ideas for remediating the laggards.
Mozilla Plans Open Web Operating System
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
With "Boot to Gecko," Mozilla is challenging the proprietary mobile empires: Apple, Google, and Microsoft.
VMware Never Said Virtualization Was Easy; Google+ Pains
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
Griping about VMware price changes? It's time to get practical. As for early users of Google+, the bumps continue.
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