News & Commentary
Content tagged with PC & Servers posted in April 2011
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Intel Develops 50 Gbps Transfer Technology
News  |  4/29/2011  | 
Silicon Photonics Link technology is expected to provide higher speeds than DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, and USB 3.0.
Can Consumer Tech And Security Co-Exist?
Commentary  |  4/29/2011  | 
It's an incredibly exciting time to be in IT. And that's part of the problem.
Nvidia Adapts SLI Technology For AMD Chips
News  |  4/29/2011  | 
Computer motherboard makers can use Nvidia's SLI technology to boost graphics processing on systems that use AMD's upcoming FX-series processors.
12 Hot Mobile Medical Apps
Slideshows  |  4/29/2011  | 
Mobile medicine is everywhere. There's the iPhone app that lets you cut away images of muscle layers to see what lies beneath, an e-health record system for the iPad, and a smartphone-based blood pressure monitor. Here are a dozen innovative ones.
Microsoft Sees Business PC Sales Up 9%
News  |  4/29/2011  | 
The need to replace aging machines and upgrade to Windows 7 drives uptick in corporate market.
Motorola Ships 250,000 Xooms, Delays LTE Products
Commentary  |  4/29/2011  | 
Motorola Mobility reported a first quarter loss of $81 million on revenue of $3.0 billion, an improvement from a year ago when it lost $212 million.
RIM's Reduced Forecast Darkens Outlook
Commentary  |  4/29/2011  | 
Research In Motion predicted it will sell fewer devices than previously thought because it has failed to update its aging line of high-end BlackBerry smartphones.
M/A-COM Acquires Optomai To Boost Fiber Optic Business
News  |  4/29/2011  | 
Fabless semiconductor company Optomai targets the high-speed optical market to resolve power consumption, cost, and size issues faced by 40-Gbps and 100-Gbps systems.
Phones Are Getting Thinner, Heavier, Larger
Commentary  |  4/29/2011  | 
For a while, it seemed cellphone makers' goal was to build the smallest usable device, but smartphones with touchscreens have reversed that trend--though thin is still in.
Filemaker Eyes Mobile SMBs With Go Updates
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
iPhone and iPad versions of the popular desktop database software target users frustrated by a lack of mature business apps and those lacking development resources to build applications themselves.
PepsiCo Debuts Social Vending Machine
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
The beverage giant sees a new way to connect with customers.
Filemaker Go 1.2 Expands iOS Feature Set
Slideshows  |  4/28/2011  | 
The latest version of Filemaker Go--the database software provider's iOS-based mobile application for business users--adds charts and graphs, digital signature capture, enhanced PDF tools, and wireless printing while allowing users to develop custom applications for the iPhone or iPad without heavy-duty development work.
Google Chrome 11 Kills Bugs, Adds Speech Input
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
The company paid out a record $16,500 in rewards to security researchers who helped to eliminate more than two dozen bugs.
Motorola Xoom To Get Software Update
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
Verizon Wireless has begun revealing details of the first major software update for Android 3.0 Honeycomb running on the Motorola Xoom tablet.
Five Things To Expect From RIM's BlackBerry World
Commentary  |  4/28/2011  | 
New BlackBerrys, a revised BlackBerry OS, and info on the PlayBook's first two weeks of life will highlight Research In Motion's annual developer and partner event in Orlando next week.
RIM Acquires Cloud Calendar Startup Tungle
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablets will get enhanced scheduling and calendar capabilities in the wake of RIM's purchase of Tungle.
Are Cheap Android Phones A Good Deal?
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
The Motorola Citrus or the LG Optimus may appeal to you because of the low price, but there are questions you should ask.
Google Sees Smartphones As Advertising Goldmine
Commentary  |  4/27/2011  | 
Smartphones are used by consumers when they are shopping to help make buying decisions, according to a Google survey.
Mobile Video Chatting Needs To Grow Up
Commentary  |  4/27/2011  | 
Apple, Google, Skype, and other tech vendors need to develop a standard or share their technology to ensure interoperability, which is the key to pushing video chatting into the mainstream.
Semiconductor Revenue Soars As Economy Recovers
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
Intel, Samsung, and Toshiba benefited from the chip market's largest ever one-year rise in revenue, reported Gartner.
Windows Phone, Blackberry App Development Lags
Commentary  |  4/27/2011  | 
With Android and iOS leading the market in applications, Microsoft and RIM are seeing comparatively tepid interest in third party development for their mobile platforms.
Dell Unveils Specialized Workstations
News  |  4/26/2011  | 
Intel's Core i5, i7, and i7 Extreme Edition are among the options offered on the Dell Precision M4600 and M6600 laptop computers, and the Dell Precision R5500 rack workstation, which are designed for graphics-intensive computing.
HP Nixes Windows For New Tablets, Phones
News  |  4/26/2011  | 
Tech giant turns to WebOS--and WebOS only--for new consumer and business devices.
Sony Intros Two Android Tablets
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
The S1 and S2, which will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb, are Sony's unconventional and underwhelming entries into the tablet market.
Motorola Xoom Sales Worse Than Thought
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
The Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet may have sold as few as 25,000 units, according to new estimates.
IT Versus User Devices
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
Corporate IT managers often find themselves at odds with employees over allowing access to company data with personal devices. There are ways though to benefit both parties.
Get To Know The New HP
Commentary  |  4/25/2011  | 
Léo Apotheker has Hewlett-Packard positioned right where it needs to be.
Oracle Wants To Kill HP-Itanium, Users Say
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Survey shows that Oracle's decision to cancel development on the Intel chip could alienate customers.
Microsoft Brings Xbox Kinect To Windows PCs
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Hands-free apps, for industries like healthcare and engineering, could be the next frontier in business computing.
White iPhone 4 To Launch April 27
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Amid reports that iPhone 5 production is delayed until summer, Apple's long-delayed white iPhone 4 is on its way to retail stores.
HP Expands Thin Client Lineup
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Microsoft's Windows Embedded Standard 7 Service Pack makes its first appearance in a HP thin client in the t5740e.
HTC Flyer Tablet $499 At Best Buy
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
The Android 2.3 Gingerbread tablet with Wi-Fi, not 3G/4G, is available for preorder from the electronics retailer.
iPhone Fends Off Android In Enterprise
News  |  4/24/2011  | 
Android may be the leading smartphone platform, but Apple's iOS is still clinging to a lead in the enterprise, according to Good Technology.
Developer Interest In Android Tablets Stalls
News  |  4/22/2011  | 
Windows Phone 7 and BlackBerry phones both saw a significant drop in interest from application developers.
Army Selects Android For Mobile Battlefield Network
News  |  4/22/2011  | 
The military is developing devices and an application development platform to provide soldiers with communications and custom-built apps during combat.
Apple Music Cloud Takes Shape
News  |  4/22/2011  | 
With Amazon rushing to establish its hosted music storage service, Apple and Google have to hurry to remain relevant.
Verizon LTE Garners 500,000 Customers
News  |  4/22/2011  | 
HTC Thunderbolt phone buyers accounted for more than half of those who signed up for Verizon Wireless' Long Term Evolution 4G service in the first quarter.
PlayBook First Day Sales Pegged At 50,000
News  |  4/22/2011  | 
Research In Motion's new tablet may have beaten Motorola's Xoom Tablet and the Samsung Galaxy Tab in sales on the first day each was available.
RIM PlayBook All Hat And No Cowboy
Commentary  |  4/21/2011  | 
BYTE Wireless Radio and teamBYTE dig into the good, bad, and the ugly of RIM's new tablet.
Lookout Mobile Security Protects Android Smartphones
Slideshows  |  4/21/2011  | 
For a while now, it seems as if malware that targets smartphones has been more of a theoretical exercise as opposed to a real threat. And mobile security software is one of the last things that many people and businesses think they need. But the recent outbreak of Android-based malware, which has led to reportedly tens of thousands of people becoming infected by malware found in more than fifty apps in the Android Market, could be the first sign of the new age of mobile threats.
North Carolina Urged To Outsource Tech Ops
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
State-sponsored IT review finds that $76 million could be saved by handing off key services to private contractors and centralizing others.
Apple Leads Phone Market In Revenue
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
The iPhone generated $12.3 billion in sales, easily beating Nokia's total of $9.6 billion in sales, according to Apple's strong second-quarter earnings report.
Lost Laptops Cost $1.8 Billion Per Year
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
Only one-third of missing laptops have full-disk encryption for preventing data breaches, finds Ponemon study of European firms.
NSA Building $896.5 Million Supercomputing Center
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
Exclusive: The spy agency aims to complete the powerful, energy efficient, secure High Performance Computing Center at NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Md., by December 2015.
AT&T, Verizon Report Strong iPhone Sales
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
Apple's smartphone bolstered sales at AT&T and Verizon Wireless, which both showed strong financial performance in their recent quarterly earnings.
Tilera Readies 100-Core Processors For Cloud Data Centers
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
The startup's Gx chips are designed to replace multiple processors, lowering system costs and energy consumption in large data centers.
ARM Cortex-A15 Mobile Devices To Ship In 2012
News  |  4/20/2011  | 
Tablets and smartphones with the next generation ARM processors, which run at speeds up to 2.5GHz, are expected to begin shipping late next year.
YouTube Uploads Get WebM Treatment
News  |  4/20/2011  | 
To help wean the Web from H.264 video, YouTube has begun converting new uploads into the competing WebM format.
Readers Urge Patience For RIM BlackBerry PlayBook
Commentary  |  4/20/2011  | 
Despite some harsh criticism for the new tablet, most notably its controversial e-mail scheme, many readers are willing to be patient while Research In Motion irons out the wrinkles.
T-Mobile Launches 4G Android Tablet, Smartphones
Commentary  |  4/20/2011  | 
The LG G-Slate tablet, LG G2x, and Samsung Sidekick 4G can take advantage of T-Mobile's HSPA+ 4G network.
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