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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in August 2009
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IBM To Offer Desktop Virtualization
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
Desktops will be virtualized via the products of either VMware or Citrix Systems to match a customer's current environment.
Sprint Nabs Touch Pro 2
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
The business-centric smartphone runs Windows Mobile 6.1 and has a large resistive touchscreen and a slide-out five-row QWERTY keyboard.
Amazon Kindle's New Role: Script Reader
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
Lions Gate, the studio responsible for the film and TV hits "Crash" and "Mad Men," is using the Kindle e-reader to distribute scripts.
Snow Leopard Draws Mixed Reviews
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
Apple's newest OS praised by some for speed, knocked by others for lack of "killer features."
Review: T-Mobile myTouch 3G
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
HTC's touchscreen Google Android smartphone brings better hardware and a more refined user experience over the G1.
Palm Pre Heads To Canada
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
Bell Mobility will offer the touch-screen smartphone for $199.95 with a three-year contract.
AMD Intros 40W Opteron Chip
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
The low-power, six-core processor is designed for use in cloud servers and data centers.
iPhone Exclusivity May End Next Year
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
Selling the iPhone on multiple carriers may be the only way for Apple to gain significant market share in the U.S.
Google Weighs Fighting Gmail Subpoena
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
A property developer is seeking to identify critics associated with a Gmail address used by TCI Journal, an online site covering the Turks & Caicos Islands.
China Mobile Intros 'Ophones'
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
The provider hopes smartphones from Dell, HTC, Lenovo, and others will help drive mobile data adoption in the world's biggest mobile market.
Samsung Readies Application Store
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
About 300 programs will be accessible by Samsung smartphones running Windows Mobile and Symbian.
Cast Iron Offers Amazon EC2 Integration
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
The service lets customers integrate and move data between apps in Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud and their own data centers.
Global CIO: In The Age Of Facebook, IT Problems Become CIO Nightmares
Commentary  |  8/30/2009  | 
For unknown reasons, a vital software application isn't delivering mission-critical information, and the end-customers are screaming mad. And they're airing their complaints very publicly on Facebook.
Health Care Reform: Let's Fix The Technology First
Commentary  |  8/29/2009  | 
It seems these days you can't put on the TV without every channel discussing health care reform in the U.S. The more I think about it, I believe we are doing it wrong. We should begin by fixing the technology then layering the new plans otherwise we will be in the same situation we are in now in just a few years.
Is The Future Of Music Making It?
Commentary  |  8/29/2009  | 
Leading names in the entertainment and technology worlds met earlier this week to map out an immersive, intelligent, multimedia future for music. I'm not sure their visions are going to make it.
Xen Hypervisor Goes For Full Virtualization
News  |  8/28/2009  | 
The Xen.org project will adopt much of the Citrix Systems virtual infrastructure and aims to supply a full virtualization environment.
ReviewCam: Greenview Data's SaaS-based E-mail Archive
Commentary  |  8/28/2009  | 
Used to be you'd send a snappy little e-mail, carbon copy your boss to cover your ass, and life was grand. I grew up on PROFS and then cc:Mail when we went to "store and forward" systems (whatever that meant). It was cute, a novelty, like Twitter but without all the vitriol. Now it's subpoena material, proof of your negligence, or maybe just your nonchalance. You write it and it lives forever, by law. From thus emerges companies like Greenview Data kee
IBM 'X-Rays' A Molecule
News  |  8/28/2009  | 
The imaging breakthrough could lead to the development of smaller and faster processors and memory devices.
Is Cell Phone Security A Virtual House Of Cards?
Commentary  |  8/28/2009  | 
Mobile service providers insist there is nothing wrong with their security standards. Are they whistling past the digital graveyard?
Apple Snow Leopard Security Criticized
News  |  8/28/2009  | 
Mac users are getting new security features with the arrival of Apple's Mac OS X 10.6, but some security vendors say those enhancements are lightweight.
FCC Probes Wireless Industry Competition
News  |  8/28/2009  | 
With inquiries into spectrum availability and consumer protections, the Federal Communications Commission assumes a bigger role in shaping the framework for mobile networks.
Facebook Updates iPhone App
News  |  8/28/2009  | 
Version 3.0 of the social networking app has a retooled user interface and new features.
Apple Taking iPhone To China
News  |  8/28/2009  | 
China Unicom will be selling the iPhone in the fourth quarter, but it will lack Wi-Fi in order to comply with government regulations.
Apple Releases Snow Leopard
News  |  8/28/2009  | 
Mac OS X 10.6 is now officially available for purchase.
Apple, AT&T Sued For Misleading MMS Marketing
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Apple and AT&T promised MMS messaging for the iPhone, but haven't delivered. Despite a disclaimer, a dissatisfied iPhone user believes laws have been broken.
Dell Earnings Fall, But CEO Sees Better Second Half
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Sales to big corporations took the biggest hit, but consumer business fell too.
Sirius XM Launches iPhone Dock
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
The XM SkyDock uses the iPhone OS 3 hardware control capabilities to turn a motorist's Apple iPhone or iPod Touch into a satellite radio.
More States Ban Texting While Driving
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Illinois and Missouri are the latest states to outlaw sending text messages or e-mails while operating a motor vehicle.
Facebook Promises Stronger Privacy Controls
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Developers who create Facebook applications will have to get explicit permission to use personal information from Facebook users.
Snow Leopard Prices Slashed
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Amazon offering pre-sale discounts on Apple's new Mac OS.
Facebook Testing Mobile Payments
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
The social network is enabling some users to buy Facebook Credits with their mobile phones instead of a credit card.
Android App Users Not Inclined To Pay
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users are more than twice as likely to regularly purchase mobile apps, according to an AdMob survey.
Nokia Intros Linux-Based N900 Phone
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
It is still committed to open-source Symbian, Nokia says, but Maemo could be a complementary platform.
Microsoft Slashes Xbox Prices
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Tech vendor also plans to add Facebook and Twitter links to gaming platform.
Practical Analysis: 'I'd Rather Work Anywhere Else'
Commentary  |  8/27/2009  | 
What beat-down, burned-out employees need is a belief that management has a vision for how things will be different.
Google, Microsoft Jockey For Enterprise Dominance
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Microsoft and Google go head-to-head next year over online apps for business.
Apple Snow Leopard Faces Windows 7 Fight
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
The latest iteration of Mac OS X is looking like a solid upgrade, but Microsoft's follow up to Vista constitutes a major competitive threat.
Online Privacy, Anonymity On Internet Collision Course
Commentary  |  8/27/2009  | 
Privacy and anonymity are very close relatives, but their fates seem to be headed in very different directions, as recent examples from the worlds of Google and Facebook illustrate.
VirtenSys Tackles VM Bottlenecks
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
Startup produces combined, high speed I/O switches for virtual machine hosts.
Graphic U.K. Video Targets Texting While Driving
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
The video shows happy texting-while-driving teens getting into a violent car crash.
Apple's Snow Leopard Brings Compatibility, Security Concerns
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
Adobe CS3 users are expressing dismay that Snow Leopard compatibility hasn't been tested while hackers tempt Mac users with malware in Snow Leopard clothing.
Chip Sales Up 17% In 2Q
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
Semiconductor revenue will fall less than predicted this year, thanks to government stimulus packages and lower PC and TV prices, said Gartner.
Android, RIM Lead Mobile Game Sales
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
Handango's "Yardstick" report shows mobile gaming has gained traction on all the major smartphone platforms.
Snow Leopard Launch Parties On Tap
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
Apple dealers plan specials and other goodies to mark Friday's debut of Mac OS X 10.6.
LG, Nortel Test LTE-CDMA Handoff
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
LG Electronics and Nortel completed the first active handoff between a CDMA and a Long-Term Evolution network.
Nokia Dials Up Mobile Payments
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
Consumers will be able to use their cell phones to send money to other people, pay for products, recharge prepaid SIM cards, and pay utility bills.
Are Schools Preparing Kids To Hit The Facebooks?
Commentary  |  8/26/2009  | 
How are schools preparing our kids for the world of social networking? Not so well from my experience.
Stimulus Funds Sought For Muni Wi-Fi
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
Champion Broadband has partnered with Monrovia, California to apply for $2.7 million to improve broadband penetration.
iPhone App For Diabetes Gets $100,000 Grant
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
The developer, a college student, will use the grant to add Internet data-sharing to his app, which helps diabetics manage their health.
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