News & Commentary
Content tagged with PC & Servers posted in March 2011
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BYTE Mobile Radio Digs Into The Week In Mobile
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
More AT&T news, disappointing PlayBook rumors, and no iPhone 5 till fall
Where Are All the Honeycomb Apps?
Commentary  |  3/31/2011  | 
The Motorola Xoom hit the market more than a month ago, yet there are still only a few dozen applications optimized for Android 3.0 Honeycomb. What gives?
Microsoft Touts Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Success
Commentary  |  3/31/2011  | 
The WP7 app store is an unparalleled hit, Microsoft says, but it still won't say how many handsets it has sold.
Oracle's Itanium Dump Could Spark M&A Frenzy
Commentary  |  3/30/2011  | 
Teradata and SAP will be attractive targets if Oracle's rivals believe Larry Ellison is going to keep his best software to himself.
Why Dell Is Wrong About The iPad
Commentary  |  3/30/2011  | 
A Dell executive recently lambasted Apple's iPad as too expensive for business technology users. His math doesn't add up.
Google Launches In-App Billing On Android Market
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Feature provides more ways for developers to make money, combats piracy, and reduces the number of apps in the online store.
Amazon's Cloud Drive: First Impressions
Commentary  |  3/30/2011  | 
We take Amazon's new Cloud Drive music-streaming service for desktop browsers and Android handsets out for a spin.
FuzeBox Brings iPad 2, Android 3.0 Tablets Into Video Meetings
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
The latest version of Fuze Meeting now supports Honeycomb and iPad 2 tablets as full video participants that can provide as well as receive video within full conferencing experiences. Let the productivity begin!
RIM PlayBook To Get Native Email Eventually
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
Research In Motion has confirmed that a software update will add email, contacts, and calendaring applications to its tablet, but until then a BlackBerry is required for PIM.
Windows Phone 7 Predicted To Beat Apple iPhone
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
Google's Android will be in first place, but Microsoft's WP 7 platform will come in second with 20% of the worldwide smartphone market by 2015, according to IDC.
Tabula Raises $108 Million For Programmable Chips
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
The programmable logic semiconductor designer notched one of the largest venture capital rounds ever for a private chip company.
Looxcie Brings Convenience In Wearable Camcorder
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
This Bluetooth videocamera headset might not bring the innovation of the Flip camera, but it's great for instant video sharing, and convenient wearing.
Lenovo Boosts Workstation, Desktop Performance
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
The ThinkStation E30 and ThinkCentre M81 are targeted at creative, engineering, and financial professionals.
Will LG Make Google's Nexus Honeycomb Tablet?
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
Google reportedly has asked LG to build the tablet equivalent of the Nexus S, an official developer platform for Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets.
Practical Analysis: Oracle Vs. HP -- Who's Got Your Back?
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
Customers should opt to keep the vendor that's keeping their interests in mind.
Apple WWDC To Unveil 'Future Of iOS'
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
The next iPhone and iOS 5 may be announced at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, slated for June in San Francisco.
SGI Introduces 256-Core Windows Server
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
The Intel Xeon-based Altix UV runs Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 R2 for more demanding business intelligence and other large-scale workloads.
2011 End User Device Survey
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Cloud, mobility, and consumerization are stressing corporate IT. We surveyed 551 business technology pros to see how they plan to shine.
Itanium Dump Could Cost Oracle Billions
Commentary  |  3/25/2011  | 
Forcing customers to buy Sun hardware if they want to run Oracle apps may be the only way to justify a $7.4 billion acquisition, but such a move could alienate customers and deliver them straight to rivals.
Consumerization Of IT: How To Support All These Gadgets
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Should you offer no IT support for employees' consumer tech, or embrace it and do all you can?
Tablets, Web Apps Lead 'Consumerization' Of IT
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Forrester Research finds much less support for allowing employees to bring their own PCs to work.
AT&T iPhone Defectors Paid Fees To Join Verizon
Commentary  |  3/25/2011  | 
Poor reception was the main reason AT&T customers jumped to the Verizon iPhone, and two-thirds paid a hefty early termination fee to do so, a survey from Mobclix reports.
SMB Tablet Adoption To Grow 1000% By 2015
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Apple iPads are leading the rapid rise in tablet PCs among small and midsize businesses, reported AMI-Partners study.
Army, Air Force Get 3D Battle Planning Technology
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
DARPA designed the holographic display system to help military leaders plan initiatives in urban areas and other complex terrain.
Apple Bigger Than HP, IBM By 2013?
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Analyst says the iPad and other hot products will make Cupertino the world's biggest tech company in just two years.
iPad 2 Overseas Launch Generates Long Lines
Commentary  |  3/25/2011  | 
Verizon Wireless and AT&T drop prices on earlier models in the U.S. as Apple's upgraded tablet goes on sale in 25 more countries.
Consumerization Of IT: How To Support All These Gadgets
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Should you offer no IT support for employees' consumer tech, or embrace it and do all you can?
RIM's PlayBook Will Run Android Apps
Commentary  |  3/25/2011  | 
But There's A Catch. Or Two.
Oracle Reports 37% Revenue Growth
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
Software revenue increased 19% from a year ago, reaching $6 billion, and gross margins for the hardware business Oracle acquired when it bought Sun Microsystems reached 55% in the most recent quarter.
Samsung Starts Production Of Denser Mobile DRAM
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
Smartphone and tablet makers will be able to make thinner and lighter mobile devices using the smaller faster memory chips.
CTIA News And AT&T Views As Tablet Rivalry Stews
Commentary  |  3/24/2011  | 
Tune in to the latest rocking episode of BYTE Mobile Radio.
Firefox 4 Beats IE 9 In Day One Downloads
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
Internet Explorer has nothing to fear, even though Mozilla's upgraded Web browser has been downloaded more than 10 million times since it was first made available.
2011 End User Device Survey
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
Cloud, mobility, and consumerization are stressing corporate IT. We surveyed 551 business technology pros to see how they plan to shine.
Staples Launches Tablet Shopping Site
Commentary  |  3/24/2011  | 
Apple's iPad is missing from the Web site, but it does have information on the Motorola Xoom, BlackBerry PlayBook, Dell Streak 7, Toshiba Tablet, and the HP TouchPad.
Rejected By Apple, Radiation App Targets Jailbreakers
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
But is Tawkon's radiation measurement app really anything more than entertainment?
Intel And HP Back Itanium, Slam Oracle
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
Chipmaker's CEO says there is no truth to Oracle's claim that Intel has decided to phase out the high-end processor.
Tablets, Smartphones Getting 3-D Cameras
Commentary  |  3/24/2011  | 
HTC launched the EVO 3-D at CTIA Wireless in the latest example of 3-D pushing onto screens big and small. Here's why.
Samsung Galaxy Tablet Not Thinner Than iPad 2, But Who Cares
Commentary  |  3/24/2011  | 
Samsung took a big shot at Apple at CTIA this week, boasting that its 10-inch Galaxy Tab Android tablet is thinner and lighter than the iPad 2. Our photos say otherwise. Regardless, the tablet competition just got hotter.
NComputing Intros Bundled Desktop Virtualization For SMBs
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
"Office in a Box" packages devices, software, and pre-certified peripherals to encourage desktop replacement for everyday productivity tasks.
Toshiba Unveils Portable Monitor For Windows PCs
News  |  3/23/2011  | 
The 14-inch Mobile Monitor weighs only 2.8 pounds and is powered by a USB connection for maximum portability.
Apple's Mac OS X Guru Leaving
News  |  3/23/2011  | 
Bertrand Serlet, SVP of Mac software engineering, has decided to depart Apple.
Tablets Overshadow Smartphones
Commentary  |  3/23/2011  | 
Samsung, HTC, LG, RIM, and other vendors unveiled the most promising round of iPad competitors yet, pushing phones from the spotlight, at CTIA Wireless.
Motorola Apparently Not Satisfied With Android
Commentary  |  3/23/2011  | 
Between the dwindling opportunities for hardware differentiation in the smartphone and tablet markets, and the Windows-like commoditizing effect that Android is having across mobile device makers, Motorola Mobility (like its competitors) have few options but to build their own user experiences.
HP Revs BladeSystem With Quad Core Itanium
News  |  3/23/2011  | 
The Integrity NonStop BladeSystem NB54000c includes the hardware, middleware, database, and HP-UX operating environment to run a business application out of the box, says HP.
Oracle Ditches Intel Itanium
News  |  3/23/2011  | 
Larry Ellison's move means HP is the last major server vendor still developing software for Intel's high-end chip.
Microsoft System Center Adds Private Cloud Portal
News  |  3/22/2011  | 
Concero, introduced at the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas, will be able to deploy Hyper-V virtual machines to Windows Servers internally or to the Windows Azure cloud.
Samsung Targets Apple iPad With New Tablets
News  |  3/22/2011  | 
The 10.1-inch Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet is thinner and lighter than the iPad 2; Samsung also unveiled a 8.9-inch display tab at CTIA.
Dell Launches Commercial Microservers
News  |  3/22/2011  | 
The high-density PowerEdge systems pack many server nodes into a single chassis and are designed for use in public or private clouds.
RIM's PlayBook Goes On Sale April 19
Commentary  |  3/22/2011  | 
Research In Motion's tablet mirrors Apple's iPad pricing, but has limitations, notably email access is supported only when tethered to a BlackBerry.
AT&T T-Mobile Deal Sets Industry Abuzz
Commentary  |  3/21/2011  | 
The industry is an uproar about AT&Ts plans to acquire the Deutsche Telekom unit and form the nation's largest wireless network operator.
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