News & Commentary
Content tagged with PC & Servers posted in July 2011
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Flash Alternative: Adobe Previews Edge HTML5 Software
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Designers and developers can use the HTML5 authoring tools to create animated graphics using HTML, CSS3, and JavaScript.
BYTE Wireless Radio Episode 19
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Listen to Fritz Nelson, Gina Smith and Craig Johnston dig into the week in mobile -- episode 19 of BYTE Wireless Radio.
BrainYard News Briefs: Polycom Adds SMB Videoconferencing Options
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Personalization for WordPress and Joomla. Secure email as a service. A new mobile and social promotions service.
Google Search On Tablets Gets A Do Over
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
Google has refreshed the design of its web-based search tool for tablets such as the iPad, Xoom, and Tab 10.1.
Dell Streak 10 Pro Introduced In China
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
The company is betting on China to make its mark in the increasingly crowded tablet market.
Social Media Engagement: Feds Need Better Policies
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Guidelines for use of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media are being developed by federal agencies, but the GAO says they must do more to address records management, privacy, and security.
4 Top 4G Smartphones
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
Looking for a '4G' smartphone? Here are the best of the bunch currently available from U.S. network operators.
Mobile Health Elder Care Apps Get Funding
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Demonstration grants totaling $477,000 will support development of mHealth technology for aging adults with chronic illnesses.
Mobile Marketplace Wars: Android Market Adds Movies, Books
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
The latest version of Google's application store for smartphones gets a new look and allows users to buy e-books and rent movies.
How To Install the Spotify Preview Client On Ubuntu
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Here's a workaround to get Spotify for Windows and Mac on your Linux box, too.
11 iPad Apps For Better Collaboration
Slideshows  |  7/28/2011  | 
The Apple iPad's inherent mobility makes it an obvious weapon for efficient enterprise collaboration--provided you're armed with the right apps.
Bad Cell Phone Behavior: Are You Being Rude?
Commentary  |  7/28/2011  | 
More than 20% of those surveyed can't stand it when people talk too loudly on their phone in public. Here are more examples of bad cell phone behavior that get on our nerves.
Twitter Pushes Ads Into User Timelines
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Promoted Tweets will now appear in the stream that users see, augmenting the Twitter search advertising the microblogging service introduced last year.
Motorola Shipped 440,000 Tablets In Q2
Commentary  |  7/28/2011  | 
Motorola may have topped Wall Street estimates, but it sold only 440,000 tablets and 4.4 million smartphones in its most recent quarter.
Ask Yourself These Questions Before Moving To OS X Lion
Commentary  |  7/28/2011  | 
10 things to consider before upgrading to OS X 10.7 Lion.
Google Fashion Police Want You; Microsoft Mango Struts Stuff
Commentary  |  7/28/2011  | 
Dear pcstud@aol.com: Google says you're emailing like it's 1999. Take a visual tour of Microsoft's "Mango" smartphone OS.
BBM 6.0 Brings Social To Mobile Apps
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 turns the popular app from an IM service into a social platform, with benefits for BlackBerry app developers.
Androids Returned More Than Other Gadgets
Commentary  |  7/27/2011  | 
Just how high are return rates for the platform? One source stirs the pot.
7 Hottest Features In Windows Phone 7 Mango
Slideshows  |  7/27/2011  | 
Microsoft this week shipped its Windows Phone "Mango" update to phone makers--adding key features to the smartphone OS that Microsoft is pitting against Apple iPhone and Google Android. Check out this visual tour of seven significant new functions.
Gmail: A Cure For Outdated Email Addresses
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Google's social marketing campaign targets users of aol.com, hotmail.com, or yahoo.com email with an "intervention" to save friends from "embarrassingly out-of-date" email addresses.
Apple iOS Bug Worse Than Advertised
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Off-the-shelf sniffing tools can exploit the threat, but users of older iPhones and iPod Touches won't see a fix.
Samsung Sells 5 Million Galaxy S II Smartphones
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
"Superphone" selling at an average clip of 59,000 units per day, even before U.S. launch.
Dell Offers OpenStack Infrastructure-As-A-Service
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Reference architecture for cloud developers to manage IT resources in OpenStack.
What Do You Think? Should Software Patents Be Abolished?
Commentary  |  7/27/2011  | 
Now that the public radio show This American Life has tarred, feathered, and skewered software patents, it's time for you to chime in on the whether the patents could be stifling innovation.
Windows Phone 7 Mango Shipped To Phone Makers
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Microsoft promises 500 new features in first major update to its new mobile operating system.
Microsoft And SUSE, Mozilla And Google: Strange Bedfellows
Commentary  |  7/27/2011  | 
Redmond cashes in on Linux licenses, while Mozilla creates a new open source mobile operating system.
How To Upgrade OS X Snow Leopard To OS X Lion
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Here's how to upgrade your Mac running OS X Snow Leopard to OS X 10.7 Lion.
HTC Wants To Settle Patent Suit With Apple
Commentary  |  7/27/2011  | 
A preliminary ruling in favor of Apple has HTC--and its U.S. Android phone business--in a precarious position.
Computing at Chaos Manor: Pournelle's Mailbag
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
Jerry Pournelle answers BYTE reader email.
Google+ Name Rules Adjusted
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Users believed to be violating the Google+ "common name" policy can expect a more attentive review process.
How To Customize Virtual Desktop Backgrounds in OS X Lion
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Navigate Virtual Desktops in OS X Lion easier by customizing each one.
3 Ways To Manage Underperforming Technology
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Applying a people approach to technology could help boost performance. Here are three ideas for remediating the laggards.
Mozilla Plans Open Web Operating System
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
With "Boot to Gecko," Mozilla is challenging the proprietary mobile empires: Apple, Google, and Microsoft.
VMware Never Said Virtualization Was Easy; Google+ Pains
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
Griping about VMware price changes? It's time to get practical. As for early users of Google+, the bumps continue.
Verizon Rolls Out LTE Laptop, Tablet
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
HP's laptop brings 4G Long Term Evolution to mobile computing, but price of Verizon's data plans may feel like a speed trap.
RIM Shares Rise On Layoffs, Exec Shuffle
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Investors believe changes will help stanch smartphone maker's losses for now, but longer-term challenges remain.
Make OS X Lion Mail Look Like Snow Leopard
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
After upgrading to OS X Lion, you need to get things done -- not learn the new UI. Here's how to switch Mail to Classic Layout.
Android Legal Troubles Benefit Windows Phone
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
Some phone manufactures are having second thoughts about using the open source Android platform, given aggressive legal actions by Microsoft and Apple.
LogMeIn Helps iPads , Work Data Play Safely
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Cloud-based service lets IT control corporate data accessed via mobile devices, starting with iPad and iPhone.
NASA Gets The Consumerization Of IT. Do You?
Commentary  |  7/25/2011  | 
If you want to see a model of consumerization of IT in action, look at NASA
Intuit QuickBooks For Android Debuts
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Intuit looks to give SMBs a faster way to invoice with QuickBooks Mobile and other business apps for Android smartphones.
Google Buys PittPatt, Gains Facial Recognition
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
PittPatt's facial recognition technology is likely to enhance Google's set of social, image, and video services.
RIM And Cisco Feel The Pain
Commentary  |  7/25/2011  | 
BlackBerry-maker slashes 10% of workforce. But bigger problems loom: Has RIM missed the application boat?
Cisco's Math In HP Server Battle Questionable
Commentary  |  7/25/2011  | 
Just how much progress has Cisco made against HP? Take a close look at the numbers.
iPhone 5: One-Third Of Consumers Can't Wait
Commentary  |  7/25/2011  | 
The hype surrounding the unannounced Apple iPhone 5 has grown so intense that 35% of people polled by PriceGrabber say they already plan to buy.
The Small Revolution Of The Data Center
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Financial services firms are rethinking how--and why--they build data centers, turning traditional data center models on their heads.
Windows Phone 7 Mango Finalized, Phones Coming
Commentary  |  7/24/2011  | 
Microsoft's big update to its mobile phone platform is released to manufacturers. Will Nokia deal bear fruit?
How To Set Up Windows 7 Media Center For Best TV Watching
News  |  7/24/2011  | 
Here's how to set up Window Home Media Center for watching TV, cable and other media.
Commodore Amiga Anniversary Animated Tribute
News  |  7/23/2011  | 
It was the first computer to do multitasking and multimedia. Commodore released its Amiga 1000 on July 23, 1985.
How To Get the Google+ App for iPhone on Your iPad
News  |  7/23/2011  | 
Here's a workaround to get the Google+ iPhone app on your iPad.
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