News & Commentary
Content tagged with PC & Servers posted in October 2011
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Google Apps Finally Gets Access To Google+
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
Google Apps customers may now enable their users to connect to Google+--but there are no administrative controls.
5 Ways Mobile Saved Me During Snowtober
Commentary  |  10/31/2011  | 
Like millions of others, I was caught up in the freak snow storm over the weekend. Here's how mobile kept me connected, despite Mother Nature's best efforts.
BlackBerry Outage Prompts Class Action Suit
Commentary  |  10/31/2011  | 
RIM's problems mount: executives depart, consumers switch to more advanced phones, and now there's a lawsuit over the recent three-day outage.
Mac Discrimination: Bad For The Enterprise
News  |  10/30/2011  | 
Companies should stop discouraging their employees from using Macs and adopt policies that promote technology choice, finds Forrester report.
4 Fixes For iPhone 4S Battery Woes
News  |  10/30/2011  | 
While you wait for Apple's engineers to pinpoint the source of iPhone battery problems, take these steps to save power.
iPhone 4S Battery Life Powers Complaints
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Some iPhone 4S owners report that their devices lose power too quickly.
Google TV Tries Again, Adds Android App Support
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Google TV's new software is ready and will soon be available for Logitech and Sony hardware.
HP, Nokia, SAP Face The Future
Commentary  |  10/28/2011  | 
HP decides it still likes PCs, Nokia relaunches its smartphone efforts, and SAP breaks a record. It's a glass half-full week for tech.
Motorola, RIM Struggle To Sell Tablets
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Motorola's latest quarterly numbers show it shipped a meager number of its Xoom tablet. RIM, on the other hand, stoops to a buy-two-get-one-free offer to spur PlayBook sales.
Samsung Beats Apple In Smartphone Sales
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Samsung shipped 28 million smartphones in its most recent quarter, easily sailing past sales of the Apple iPhone.
6 Great Windows Phone Mango Features For Business
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
Which of Mango's more than 500 new features will appeal most to business users? Here are our picks.
HP Will Keep PC Division
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Hoping to end months of corporate turmoil, CEO Meg Whitman promises to clarify HP's mission and to take another stab at the tablet business using Windows 8.
Facebook-Led Open Compute Project Scales Up
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Facebook, Amazon, and others move forward with efforts to develop open standards for data centers and very large scale computing.
Auto Dealer Tries Mobile Apps To Drive Sales
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Can iOS and Android mobile apps sell cars? A dealership for Hondas and Toyotas explores that question and learns some surprising lessons.
Oracle's Mark Hurd: We Know CIOs
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
Responding to OpenWorld critics, Hurd makes the case for why customers need to put more of their eggs in the Oracle basket.
How Nokia Must Fight Back In U.S.
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
Nokia has a lot of work to do in the U.S. smartphone market if it wants to regain lost ground with Windows Phone 7 devices like the new Lumia models.
The Mac Emperor Has No Clothes
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
Yeah, I'm a Windows guy, but I've worked with Macs on and off a long time, probably longer than you. I keep hearing vague reassurances that the Mac is so awesomely amazing and I'll fall for it, but I'm just not feeling the love. It couldn't really be that the Mac is overhyped and overpriced, could it?
10 Epic Android Apps
Slideshows  |  10/26/2011  | 
Among the hundreds of thousands of Android apps, we've rounded up 10 epic, must-have choices. These apps will save your bacon, day in and day out.
Rometty's Past Reveals IBM's Future
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
One early bet: Look for IBM's new CEO, Ginni Rometty, to push harder into industry-specific consulting services that can drive billions in related sales.
10 Innovative iOS 5 Apps
Slideshows  |  10/26/2011  | 
Apple's iOS 5 mobile operating system includes 200 new features and more than 1,500 new APIs. Here are 10 great examples of how iOS developers used them to create cool apps.
Nokia Launches Comeback With Lumia Phones
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
Nokia rolled out two Windows Phone smartphones Wednesday as part of an effort to reinvent itself. Are the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 up to the challenge?
RIM Delays PlayBook OS Update
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Research In Motion has put off the promised fall software update for its PlayBook tablet until February 2012.
Android Surpasses iPhone In App Downloads
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
Which set of users is downloading the most apps? Android beats Apple on a key metric.
Dell Challenges MacBook Pro With UltraThin Laptop
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
The XPS 14z, Dell's new flagship laptop, measures less than one-inch thick and boasts a 14-inch display in a 13-inch frame--putting it in the same league as Apple's MacBook Pro.
6 E-Prescribing Vendors To Watch
Slideshows  |  10/25/2011  | 
If your healthcare organization hasn't embraced electronic prescribing, it's time to get going. Consider this cross-section of today's array of e-prescribing tools .
Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich Emerges
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Details are beginning to emerge on the latest Samsung Galaxy Nexus Smartphone. This one will ship with version 4 of Android, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich.
Windows Phone Marketplace Hits 35,000 App Mark
Commentary  |  10/24/2011  | 
At the one year mark, Microsoft has not reached anywhere near the success of iPhone or Android, but has a healthy number of apps available.
Android 4.0 Vs. iOS 5 Faceoff
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Google and Apple introduced new versions of their smartphone platforms this month. Which is better for you?
Google Sells Chromebooks Without Subscriptions
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Monthly fee model expanded to allow customers to purchase the Web-centric notebooks outright.
Amazon Addresses Silk Tablet 'Optimized Browsing' Privacy Concerns
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Amazon's response to the Electronic Frontier Foundation's inquiries should ease concerns that the Kindle Fire's Silk browser is invading users' privacy.
Steve Jobs Biography Early To iBooks And Kindle
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
The controversial authorized biography of Steve Jobs by reporter Walter Isaacson was released ahead of schedule to the Apple iBook store and Amazon Kindle.
Android App Market Reaches 500,000 Submissions
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
More than one-third of apps have been yanked, leaving about 315,000 applications still available in Android Market, research firm says.
Microsoft Gets Android Phone Makers To Pay Up
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Compal pact means Redmond now has IP deals in place with more than half the world’s Android smartphone and tablet manufacturers.
Android 4.0 Vs. iOS 5 Faceoff
News  |  10/22/2011  | 
Google and Apple introduced new versions of their smartphone platforms this month. Which is better for you?
iOS 5 and Andoid 4.0: What Developers Gain
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Compare updates to the two leading mobile operating systems and you'll find key improvements for developers eyeing new kinds of apps.
Will Dell Lead The x86 Data Center Market?
Commentary  |  10/21/2011  | 
Can Dell's vStart virtualized rack systems that integrate servers, switches, and storage lead a market worth hundreds of billions of dollars?
Windows Phone 7 To Get Price Cut
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Microsoft wants to reduce components costs, lower phone prices, and gain market share.
80% Of Doctors Use Mobile Devices At Work
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Tablets, smartphones become standard medical equipment due to their affordability, convenience.
T-Mobile: Our Smartphones Are Better Than iPhones
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
T-Mobile, looking to remain relevant as the only major U.S. carrier without the Apple iPhone, boasts that its phones are faster and more powerful.
Siri Dissed By Windows Phone, Android Chiefs
Commentary  |  10/20/2011  | 
Rival platform leaders say Apple's iPhone 4S digital assistant is no big deal, but maybe it's because they don't offer it yet.
Mobile Devices To Soon Overwhelm PCs, Says Gartner
Commentary  |  10/20/2011  | 
Gartner is predicting that the installed base of mobile devices will explode past that of PC-based systems by 2014. Really?
Galaxy Nexus Vs. RAZR: Android Smackdown
Commentary  |  10/20/2011  | 
Motorola and Samsung both debuted brand new LTE 4G Android superphones on Tuesday. Which is the better device?
Nokia Pins Turnaround Hopes On Microsoft
Commentary  |  10/20/2011  | 
Nokia's first smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Phone platform are expected to debut in London next week. Can the unlikely duo write the turnaround story they both so desperately need?
Windows Phone Mango Goes Mainstream
News  |  10/20/2011  | 
Microsoft says it's just about done rolling out Windows Phone 7.5 update.
Web 2.0 Summit Rewind: 25 Memorable Quotes
Commentary  |  10/20/2011  | 
The top thinkers and innovators from the technology world appeared on one stage to provide smart insights, ask provocative questions, and make funny quips. Enjoy.
Survive The BYOD Revolution
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
When employees use their own devices at work, problems can result. Here are seven ways to cope.
Emergency Room Patients Tracked With RFID Tags
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
EHR vendor Meditech is integrating its system with Awarepoint's tracking software for better emergency care.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: Brilliant Thievery?
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Google rolled out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on Wednesday. What's in, what's out, and what features did Google steal from the competition?
Sharing Wi-fi Is Easy With Connectify
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Turn any PC with a wireless connection into a hotspot with this free but full-featured Windows 7 app.
Galaxy Nexus: 5 Features That Are Ice Cream Cool
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Samsung unveils first smartphone to ship with Google's Android 4.0 Ice Cream sandwich OS pre-installed. Initial specs suggest it will be a serious challenger to iPhone 4S.
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