News & Commentary
Content tagged with PC & Servers posted in October 2010
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Mobile Phone Sales Strong In Q3
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Apple, RIM, HTC and Motorola have been unaffected by component shortages, but Nokia has struggled with supplies of AMOLED and semiconductor components for low-cost handsets, according to ABI Research.
Enterprise 2.0 Preview: Collaboration's Next 'Wave'
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
At Enterprise 2.0 Santa Clara, November 8-11, Calif., organizations offering insight into their social collaboration initiatives include Citibank, Wells Fargo, and the U.S. Department of State.
Microsoft Girds For Demise Of PC
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Microsoft’s quarterly profit shows that the software giant is in a strong position to migrate its products to the clouds.
Microsoft Comping Windows Phone 7s For Employees
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
All 89,000 employees worldwide will get the device; no word on whether the perk will include free wireless service.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Teardown
Slideshows  |  10/29/2010  | 
When Apple introduced the iPad, many were probably disappointed to learn that it would run the same operating system found on Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch devices. "Isn't the iPad just a big iPhone?" people wondered. Samsung has a similar problem to overcome with the Galaxy Tab. Isn't the Tab, which runs Google's Android 2.2 Froyo operating system (the same one found on nearly a dozen smartphones), really just a big Android phone? The answer is yes and no. In this slideshow, we take a look unde
PatientKeeper Adds Android Support To Health IT App
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Mobile Clinical Results software allows doctors to remotely access patient medical records.
Windows Phone 7 'Early' To Smartphone Market, Says Ballmer
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Microsoft CEO claims devices running the operating system will take share from Androids, iPhones, and other popular handsets.
Global CIO: Can HP's CEO Survive? The Board Talks It Over
Commentary  |  10/28/2010  | 
Secret surveillance reveals the HP board's contentious conversation about their legally embattled CEO, whose troubles might be only just beginning.
Amazon Intros Kindle App For Windows Phone 7
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
The e-reader application for Microsoft's new mobile OS includes features not yet available on other Kindle software.
Verizon Maps Out 4G LTE In West Virginia
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Sen. Rockefeller hails Verizon decision to deploy in West Virginia, where Charleston leads rollout schedule.
Motorola Dials Up Enterprise Mobile Device Management Platform
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Mobile Services Platform 3 Control Edition adds device location tracking and battery life monitoring for Windows Mobile, Apple iPhone, and Android handsets.
Motorola Rides Android To Profitability
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Third-quarter financials boasted the mobile unit's first profit in three years, spurred by sales of its smartphones.
MySpace Redesigns Site Around Entertainment, Content
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
In a nod to Facebook’s dominance, MySpace tries to regain popularity by shifting focus from user's profiles to news.
iPad Leads Tablets Into Workplace
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
IT organizations have to prepare because the tablets are coming.
Review: AT&T's Windows Phone 7 Handsets Tested
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Here's a first look at the HTC Surround, LG Quantum and Samsung Focus, the initial crop of smartphones running Microsoft's new mobile OS.
Apple Opens Online, App Store In China
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch apps available for growing Chinese smartphone and PC markets.
PayPal Banks On Mobile Payments
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
The payments provider launched a two-click Mobile Express Checkout service and added functionality to its Mobile Payments Library, among other upgrades.
Walgreens Selling $100 Android Tablet
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
The Android 1.6-powered Maylong M-150 Universe 7-inch device is discounted on the drug store's website.
Yahoo Integrates Social Media With Email
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Mail Beta brings Facebook, Twitter, instant messaging, and texting into Yahoo inboxes on PCs, iPads, iPhones, and Android phones.
LimeWire Ordered To Shut Down
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
A N.Y. judge says the music file-sharing site must now disable its software, five months after losing a copyright infringement suit.
Global CIO: Top 10 Most Influential Tech Vendors: The Second 10
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
As you check out #11 to #20, remember that it's all about influence, a criterion that triggers some surprises in who's on—and who's off—the list.
Barnes & Noble Introduces Color Nook
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
The Apple iPad faces a challenge from the bookseller's color touch screen e-reader as a platform for books and periodicals, an industry analyst says.
Apple Won't Push Flash Player Updates
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
Flash updates will no longer arrive with Apple security updates, and new MacBook Air arrives without Flash installed, one week after the company distanced itself from Java.
Apple, Unisys Ally To Pursue Business, Government Customers
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
iPhone, iPad and other Apple products will be integrated into Unisys IT systems.
Google Going Local With Place Search
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
In recognition of the growing importance of local information, Google is offering search results organized around specific places.
Microsoft's Ray Ozzie Imagines Post-PC World
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
In a valedictory memo, Microsoft's departing chief software architect highlights his company's successes and its challenges as cloud services become more important.
Winklevoss Twins Negotiating With Zuckerberg Over Facebook
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
The Harvard students depicted in “The Social Network” are reportedly involved in settlement talks with Facebook.
Lexmark Inks Third Quarter Profit Gains
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
The printer manufacturer also announced the retirement of its longtime CEO and unveiled a software development kit for its all-in-one inkjets.
Dell Reportedly Prepping Android Smartphone
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
Handset expected to be similar to the upcoming Windows Phone 7-based Venue Pro smartphone.
Amazon Kindle Sets Sales Record
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
On the eve of a "major announcement" from rival Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com said it has sold more e-readers this quarter than ever before.
Sony PSP Go Down To $199
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
The Nintendo DS, the main rival to Sony's portable gaming device, sold more than four times as many units in August.
Global CIO: As IBM Accelerates Analytics Business, Can Anyone Keep Up?
Commentary  |  10/25/2010  | 
IBM has put analytics at the heart of its corporate strategy and is leveraging its entire $100-billion business to drive the "smarter" solutions that analytics animate.
Apple Planning Office Complex With Data Center
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
The build site is located just across the street from Apple's new data center.
WiFi Direct Could Surpass Bluetooth
Commentary  |  10/25/2010  | 
Connects over a greater range and relies on peer-to-peer linkups instead of a WiFi network or router.
Sony Terminates Walkman
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
The iconic cassette player will soon disappear from Japanese store shelves, marking the end of the one-time dominant music player.
Apple's Mac App Store Brings Changes, Worries
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Before it has even launched, the Mac App Store has prompted calls for competition.
Ericsson Q3 Profit Climbs Despite Component Shortages
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Mobile broadband deployment growing in North America and Japan, says LTE infrastructure provider.
Apple iPad Helps Ease EMR Concerns
Commentary  |  10/25/2010  | 
ClearPractice's Nimble e-health record product running on the iPad has convinced some nervous doctors that digital charts aren't so bad after all.
Ambiance AT Tablet Challenges iPad In Europe
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Windows 7 touchpad device is first of its kind in Europe, Dutch company says.
Xbox Kinect To Hit Store Shelves Nov. 4
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Microsoft says pre-orders of the video game motion controller are rapidly selling out.
Global CIO: Oracle And Cisco Join Forces On $1-Trillion Idea
Commentary  |  10/24/2010  | 
Their new plan could create 2 million private-sector American jobs, add $50 billion to the federal treasury, and trigger new investment in the U.S.
Google Chrome 7 Is Just A Tune-Up
Commentary  |  10/22/2010  | 
With the latest version of the Google Chrome browser, all the changes are under the hood, including lots of bug fixes and improved HTML 5 support.
Amazon To Let Kindle Users Lend E-Books
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
Matching the Barnes & Noble Nook's "LendMe" technology, Amazon will allow Kindle users to share books with each other for up to 14 days.
Microsoft To Launch Online PC Game Store
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
Games For Windows Marketplace plans to offer a host of popular PC games for download from Microsoft and other publishers, including Halo, Gears of War and Grand Theft Auto.
AMD Intros Radeon HD 6800 Cards
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
Competing with Nvidia's GeForce GTX 460, the HD 6870 and 6850 gaming graphics card take advantage of Microsoft's DirectX 11 technology in Windows 7.
Sony PS3 Move Tops 1 Million Sales
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
Demand for the motion-based game controller is outpacing supply, according to Sony, which bodes well for the slumping gaming industry.
Enterprise 2.0 Preview: Social Tools Tackle Business Problems
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
The early phase of getting started on collaborative platforms has given way, says Enterprise 2.0 conference general manager Steve Wylie, to "specific, focused efforts on solving business problems and creating opportunities."
Nvidia Unveils 3D Software For HDTV
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
3DTV Play software allows notebook and desktop users to play games, view photos and watch Blu-ray movies on big screens in three dimensions.
Google TV Blocked From Network Web Content
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
The major TV networks are hiding their Internet content from Google TV viewers to win concessions from Google.
ShoreTel Acquires Agito For Smartphone Integration
Commentary  |  10/22/2010  | 
The $11.4 million acquisition will give ShoreTel the ability to include smartphones in its enterprise PBX solutions.
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