News & Commentary
Content tagged with PC & Servers posted in May 2011
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Lodsys Sues Developers For Patent Infringement
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
iOS, Mac OS X, and Android apps infringe on its intellectual property, according the patent holding firm.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs To Unveil iCloud
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
Along with Apple's forthcoming media streaming service, Jobs is expected to discuss updates to his company's mobile and desktop operating systems.
Intel Ultrabooks Promise Thin, Powerful Mobile Computing
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
The computers will be powered by Atom processors, which Intel says will outpace Moore's Law as they shrink from 32 nanometers to 14 nm over the next three years.
Next iPhone To Get Better Camera
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
Apple hasn't provided any details on a new version of the iPhone, but most reports suggest it will have an improved camera and won't look all that different from the iPhone 4.
IBM Boosts Health Analytics With 'Watson' Supercomputer Capabilities
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
Advanced business intelligence technologies help extract more useful data from electronic medical records.
Microsoft Hindered By Retailer Failures
Commentary  |  5/31/2011  | 
The company would be wise to take a page from Apple to overcome its reputation for poor customer service delivered by its point-of-sale partners.
Apple iOS 5.0: 5 Must-Have Features
Commentary  |  5/31/2011  | 
The iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch operating system gets an upgrade at WWDC next week, and here are five features we would like to see make their way into iOS 5.0.
Microsoft's Android Revenue Exceeds Windows Phone 7
Commentary  |  5/30/2011  | 
To avoid patent claims, HTC is paying Microsoft a $5 licensing fee for every Android phone it sells.
Intel Considers Fabbing Chips For Others
News  |  5/27/2011  | 
Fueling rumors that Intel will manufacture custom chips for Apple, CFO Stacy Smith said the company is open to manufacturing processors for competitors.
Google, Mobile Payment Wars, Custom ROMs, Mango, And More
News  |  5/27/2011  | 
BYTE Wireless Radio digs into the week in mobile news.
RIM Has Lost The War For Consumers
Commentary  |  5/27/2011  | 
Analyst says Research In Motion has fumbled its smartphone strategy so badly that it no longer has a chance of competing in the consumer market.
PayPal Sues Google, Ex-Employees
News  |  5/27/2011  | 
eBay's payment arm has sued for theft of trade secrets and breach of contract, the same day Google introduced its mobile payment system.
Windows 8 Tablets Not Doomed To Fail
News  |  5/27/2011  | 
Analysts say Microsoft may still hold edge in the enterprise market due to lower integration costs.
Android App Market Stats Reveal Few Downloads
Commentary  |  5/27/2011  | 
Apple's iPhone App store generates many more downloads compared to Google's store, as the bulk of paid applications go almost completely ignored by the Android masses, says a Distimo study.
Enterprise 2.0 B.S. List: Term No. 1 Consumerization
Commentary  |  5/27/2011  | 
Consumerization may let Enterprise 2.0 folks wallow in the Apple glow, but it can lead to some really bad decisions.
Cray's XK6 Supercomputer Promises 50-Petaflop Performance
News  |  5/27/2011  | 
AMD 16-core, Opteron processors, Nvidia Tesla graphics processors, and a Linux-based operating system are the foundation of Cray's fastest machine.
Nokia Plans For Frequent Windows Phone Releases
Commentary  |  5/27/2011  | 
With Symbian put out to pasture, the Finnish phone maker plans to launch new phones for Microsoft's mobile platform every two to three months.
Schwartz On Security: Should Businesses Track Employee Smartphones?
Commentary  |  5/26/2011  | 
It may be one way to protect business secrets, but many aspects of smartphone security remain out of the hands of IT administrators or security-conscious users.
Windows 8 Tablet To Debut Next Week?
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
Microsoft set to unveil its answer to Apple's iOS and Google's Android, according to a published report.
Sony Xperia Play Teardown
Slideshows  |  5/26/2011  | 
UBM TechInsights looks inside the Android-based Xperia Play from Sony Ericsson, the first "PlayStation Certified" smartphone.
Google Wallet Enables Mobile Payments
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
Citi, MasterCard, First Data, and Sprint are working with Google to launch a mobile commerce platform.
iOS 4 Hardware Encryption Cracked By Forensics Firm
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
The iPhone 4 is at risk, but the forensics tool will only be sold to law enforcement, intelligence agencies, and forensics investigators.
Itanium 'A Dead-End,' Says IBM Server Chief
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
Senior VP Rod Adkins claims businesses that rely on Intel's high-end chip need to find an alternative like, say, Big Blue's Power7.
Freescale Semiconductor Launches IPO
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
The semiconductor company saw its shares post modest gains in early trading as it seeks to regain its former glory in a tough chip market.
Cisco, AppSense Partner On Virtualization
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
By combining desktop and user virtualization, AppSense and Cisco hope to make virtualizing desktop PCs more appealing.
RIM PlayBook Sales Forecast Sliced 23%
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is not selling as well as originally thought, causing another analyst to reduce sales expectations for Research in Motion for both the quarter and fiscal year.
Google Maps Mobile Use Surges
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
Google's Marisa Mayer revealed that more people will soon be accessing Google Maps from mobile devices than from desktop computers.
iPad And Enterprise File Sharing
Commentary  |  5/26/2011  | 
MobilEcho, GroupLogic's new mobile file management platform, gives iPad users network access to network shares using a simple app, while granting administrators control over data access and usage.
Dell Releases Two New Thin Clients
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
The vendor upgrades its premium OptiPlex model and introduces a thin client for "task-oriented workers."
Google Preps Mobile Payment System
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
Mobile commerce could soon become much easier for users of Android phones.
IBM Tops HP, Oracle In Server Growth
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
Market for back-end hardware sees solid Q1 gains as enterprises refresh technology and plan for big data.
Samsung Forced To Deliver Prototypes To Apple
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
A federal judge has ruled that Samsung must turn over five unreleased smartphones and tablets to Apple in a case involving patent infringement claims.
Google Patches Sidejacking Vulnerability
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
The server-side patch fixes an authentication bug that affects 99.7% of Android users and their access to Calendar and Contacts.
BlueStacks Runs Android Apps On Windows PCs
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
The startup company's software is designed to help people access apps and data that's stuck on their smartphones from their PC.
Microsoft Hopes Mango Will Keep WP7 Momentum Alive
Commentary  |  5/25/2011  | 
Windows Phone 7 gets a major upgrade when Mango is released with 500 new features later this year, but Microsoft still has a long way to go.
How To Avoid A Wintel Mobility Disaster Of Your Own
Commentary  |  5/24/2011  | 
Microsoft and Intel have a compatibility mess on their hands. Make certain you don't, too.
E-Books Hasten Demise Of Paper Books
Commentary  |  5/23/2011  | 
Advances in mobile and e-reader technologies and authors trying new publishing business models are bringing the end of traditional books closer than ever before.
Apple Defends Developers From Patent Claim
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
The company's legal counsel insists developers are covered under Apple's patent license.
Square Launches iPad Point-Of-Sale Service
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
The mobile payment startup hopes to become a local commerce powerhouse by eliminating the need for cash registers and credit card terminals.
iPad Factory Explosion Attributed To Combustible Dust
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
Foxconn over the weekend acknowledged that a third worker had died in the explosion, but an analyst said the supply of iPads won't be affected.
HP Says TouchPad Will Win Tablet Market
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
Apple's iPad will be challenged for the number one tablet position when HP introduces its TouchPad, which executives say will be "better than number one."
BrainYard News Roundup
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
Toyota Gets Social With Salesforce.com. A Personal Social Touch Works.
Microsoft Plans Major Windows Phone 7 Upgrade
Commentary  |  5/23/2011  | 
The WP7 smartphone platform will get 500 new features, according to CEO Steve Ballmer. Here's what to expect.
AT&T Sued For Overbilling Data Usage
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
A class action lawsuit accuses the carrier of billing users for consuming as much as 300% more than was actually used.
Two Dead In iPad Factory Explosion
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
A Foxconn contract manufacturing facility in China experienced an explosion, the cause of which is unknown and under investigation.
RIM Rebuts Bad PlayBook Sales Report
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
BlackBerry PlayBook sales are well short of estimates and many customers are returning the tablet, according to one report.
Lenovo Adds ThinkPad Laptop, Desktop PC
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
The ThinkPad X1 is Lenovo's thinnest laptop at 0.85-inches thick and can charge its battery to 80% of capacity in 30 minutes.
Data Centers Face Growth Challenges
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
Virtualization and consolidation are among the key strategies of IT managers facing the threat of running out of data center space, power, and cooling.
HP's webOS TouchPad Tablet Priced At $599
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
Wal-Mart appears to be planning to sell HP's tablet at a price that's designed to compete directly with Apple's iPad.
Verizon Finally Gets Windows Phone 7
News  |  5/19/2011  | 
The HTC Trophy soon will be available on the largest carrier in the U.S., putting WP7 on all of the nation's major wireless phone networks.
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