News & Commentary
Content tagged with PC & Servers posted in August 2011
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Mozilla Previews Firefox For Tablets
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
Mozilla steps up to challenges over its relevance with more than simply a large-screen adaptation of its smartphone app. But it should be doing more.
Intel Forms Subsidiary for Federal Supercomputing
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Intel Federal LLC will work with the Department of Energy and other agencies on innovations in high-performance computing.
Sony Android Tablets: Launch Dates, Pricing Released
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
Do these Android Honeycomb tablets have a chance against the iPad?
HTC JetStream Brings LTE Tablet Power To AT&T
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
AT&T and HTC announced a new Android tablet that features a 10.1-inch display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and Long Term Evolution 4G.
Apple iTunes Match Enters Beta
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Developers can start playing with the iTunes Match component of Apple's forthcoming iCloud file storage service.
Nokia Hinging WP7 Success On Design Chops
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
Want to know what Nokia's first Windows Phone 7 will look like? Take a peek at the MeeGo-based N9 for a pretty good idea.
Windows Phone 7 Apps Hit 30,000 Mark
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Microsoft slowly but steadily builds a trove of mobile applications to help it compete in the smartphone arena. But it has a long way to go.
HP TouchPad To Be Updated, But What's Next?
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
HP preps a software update and new apps after a surge of interest in the $99 tablet. Will HP resurrect it in some way?
HP, VMware, AMD CEOs On Hot Seat
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
With great power comes great pressure, tech CEOs are finding during this uncertain economic time.
5 Predictions For Amazon's Tablet
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Forrester says that an Amazon tablet will pose a credible threat to the iPad. Here's a look at the reasons why.
Sprint: 'No Comment' On iPhone 5
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Another report suggests that the iPhone 5's display may be smaller than initially thought.
Samsung Delays Galaxy Tab Australian Debut
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Apple lawsuits have mangled the Tab's release date, just as the Korean electronics maker announced a 4G version of its 8.9-inch tablet.
5 Key Challenges For AMD's New CEO
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Rory Read steps to the helm as the chipmaker confronts serious trouble in the turbulent mobile processor market.
Is Windows Phone 7 Most Stable Smartphone?
Commentary  |  8/28/2011  | 
Android came up last against other major mobile operating systems in one tech blogger's experiment.
How To Turn Any Printable Doc Into A PDF
News  |  8/28/2011  | 
Here's how to create PDFs of Web receipts.
Google Maps Voice Search for Chrome: First Look
News  |  8/28/2011  | 
Google Voice Search, once mobile only, now works with any system that runs Chrome. .
Steve Jobs: Jerry Pournelle Reflects
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
Pournelle says Steve Jobs is all about elegance -- and now the technology has caught up.
10 Smartphone Apps For Weathering A Hurricane
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
As Hurricane Irene makes her way up the East Coast, these essential mobile apps for iOS and Android can give you peace of mind--and critical information.
Medical Community Pays Tribute To Steve Jobs
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Healthcare leaders say Apple's iPhone and iPad have revolutionized the practice of medicine and the relationship between doctors and patients.
Google To Close Slide
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Slide social software founder Max Levchin, who also co-founded PayPal, is leaving Google to pursue other opportunities.
Why RIM's BBM Music Service Is Ridiculous
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
Research In Motion's new Blackberry Messenger-based music sharing service will flop. Here's why.
Windows Phone 7 Mango Apps Coming Soon
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Microsoft opens its App Hub to applications that can take advantage of multitasking, rights management, 4G wireless support, and other features built into Mango update.
Samsung Secret Smartphone Weapon: LTE
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
Long Term Evolution 4G is on tap for Samsung's next super phone, expected to be unveiled next week.
5 Succession Planning Lessons From Steve Jobs
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Leadership guru Carmine Gallo offers tips from the Apple CEO transition that your enterprise would be wise to learn.
Android Licensing Terms Welcome Crapware
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
License for distributing Android gives enormous freedom to those making the phone. An unwanted software explosion has resulted.
How To Use Safety Scanner For Extra Security
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Here's how to augment your system's anti-virus software--for free.
How To Optimize Remote Desktop In Windows 7
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Here's how to optimize Remote Desktop settings in Windows 7 to speed up your connections.
Freeware Friday: Growl for Apple Mac OS X and Up
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Spera's Freeware Friday pick? Growl Photo Courtesy: Brian Burgess.
Jobs's Legacy: 8 Reasons Apple Will Dominate The Decade
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Apple has new leadership, but the company can be expected to continue on the path defined by its departing CEO.
How To Disable IPv6 In OS X
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Here's how to shut off default use of the new Internet Protocol Version 6 in OS X if you're not ready to tackle its security issues.
Samsung Preps 7.7-Inch Tablet
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Clues suggest Samsung will roll out three new devices, including yet another Android-based tablet, at the IFA event in Berlin on September 1.
T-Mobile May Get iPhones In October
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
With the expected launch of the iPhone 5 this fall, will all major US carriers offer iOS phones?
10 Key Steve Jobs Moments and Innovations
Slideshows  |  8/25/2011  | 
Under the leadership of Steve Jobs, Apple became a technology leader and cultural force. Take a look back at some favorite Jobs moments and ideas.
Apple's Past And Future: Analysis Around The Web
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
As Steve Jobs resigns, we all wonder what the next chapter will be for the technology company like no other. Here's a look at historic moments and pending questions.
IT Pro Ranking: IT, Not Just Users, Abandon RIM
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Our latest survey of 651 IT pros shows preference for Apple and Google platforms.
BlackBerry 7 Device Sales Off To Good Start
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Checks with AT&T and Sprint retail stores indicated that Research In Motion's new line of BlackBerry 7 smartphones is garnering interest from consumers.
Microsoft Updates Zune To Support Mango
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Software now speeds updates and backups, changes media handling.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs: The Man, The Method and Classic Jobs Moments
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
These classic Steve Jobs videos reveal a side of Jobs you might've missed.
Steve Jobs Resigns As CEO Of Apple
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Tim Cook, who led Apple during Jobs's medical leave, has been selected to take over as CEO.
Apple's Jobs Resigns: The Speech We Wish He'd Given
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
During June's Apple WWDC, the thought was unavoidable: Was this the last time we'd see Steve Jobs on stage? Here's how I wish -- selfishly, of course -- he could have constructed his exit, one befitting of this unique man and company.
Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple's CEO, Names COO Tim Cook His Successor
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Pictured with cofounder Steve Wozniak in 2005, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has resigned.
How Sprint iPhone Could Reshape Your Options
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
If the Apple iPhone becomes available from three of the top four U.S. wireless network operators--AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless--watch for pricing and plan changes.
Ford Shares Google+ Early Feedback
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Ford Social Media Director Scott Monty shares early customer reactions, and some business wishes, related to Ford's unique brand page on Google+.
How Your Smartphone's Motion Gives Away Keystrokes
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Using a smartphone's accelerometers, security researchers achieved a 70% accuracy rate in deducing numeric keys pressed on a virtual keyboard.
Android Hackers Craft GingerMaster Rootkit
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
GingerMaster malware exploits Android, providing attackers with root-level access to the devices.
RIM Updates PlayBook OS, Bridge App
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
Research In Motion is rolling out some significant updates to its tablet today. It also made the beta of the Native SDK for BlackBerry Tablet OS available to developers.
Windows Phone Tango Confirmed?
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Microsoft reported to be prepping a slimmed down version of its mobile OS for basic phones.
Apple Wins Samsung Phone Ban In Dutch Court
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Apple has won a strategic battle against rival Samsung--and Android--in a Dutch court, which has told the Korean company to stop importing select smartphones.
Motorola, Google Deal Highlights Patent System Mess
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
The only people winning today are the attorneys; the rest of us merely see technology product delays, product doubts, and higher prices.
Mobile App Counts Don't Mean Much
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
Most people spend the majority of their time with a very small number of programs, so don't be swayed by boasts of hundreds of thousands of mobile apps.
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