News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile posted in March 2010
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AMD Steals Market Share From Intel
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Intel maintains stranglehold on microprocessor market, but rival is gaining.
More Details Surface On iPhone 4.0 Multitasking
Commentary  |  3/31/2010  | 
The next major iPhone operating system update -- to 4.0 -- purports to bring with it monumental shifts in the way the iPhone works and behaves. Chief among them will be multitasking, the ability to run two or more applications at once, with the non-active ones remaining open in the background.
Full Nelson: iPad Speaks on Verizon, Ship Date, Sandra Bullock
Commentary  |  3/31/2010  | 
Apple's iPad, due April 3 spoke with Full Nelson a couple weeks ago, and granted one last interview before it got set to ship.
Can Your Data Storage Avoid A Digital Doomsday?
Commentary  |  3/31/2010  | 
Your small business may stand the test of time, but what about your data? As existing storage technologies mature and new ones enter the picture, that question is just as hard to answer as it ever was.
Microsoft Exec: 'We'll Beat Google In Cloud'
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Senior VP Kurt DelBene says cross-platform browsing and editing advantages, plus management and security features, will lure enterprises to Office Web Applications.
Meru Networks Raises $65 million in IPO
Commentary  |  3/31/2010  | 
Wireless network equipment supplier Meru Networks has decided to wade into chilly waters and take the firm public. In order to improve its long term viability, the vendor opted to sell 4.4 million shares at a price of $15.
IBM And ShoreTel Introduce "UCC-In-A-Box"
Commentary  |  3/31/2010  | 
The new ShoreTel for IBM Lotus Foundations is a unified communications and collaboration package intended for SMBs.
White House Revising Outsourcing Policies
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
The policy changes requires agencies to keep "inherently governmental" jobs on the federal payroll.
Microsoft, Ford In Electric Car Venture
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Software maker will tie its energy management platform to Ford's vehicles in effort to boost power efficiency.
iPad Encouraging New Levels Of Tech Obsession
Commentary  |  3/31/2010  | 
Techies, geeks and Apple fanboys alike are exhibiting alarming symptoms of obsession over the iPad. Apple is doing its own part, too, to fan the flames of excitement with its controlled mitigation of minutia.
iPad On Sale Saturday, 9:00 AM
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Apple is reminding tech fans (as if they need it) that its tablet computer is available for purchase on April 3rd.
Atom Smasher May Yield 'Dark Matter' Secrets
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Large Hadron Collider tests are providing insight into foundation and origins of the Universe.
Hackers: How To Manually Update Droid To 2.1
Commentary  |  3/31/2010  | 
If you're the type to take risks and can't wait for Verizon's official over-the-air Android 2.1 update to reach your Motorola Droid, here are the instructions you need to update it manually.
NASA iPhone App Adds Facebook Link
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
New version of the application also connects to Twitter and NASA's massive image archive.
Intel Debuts Eight-Core Nehalem-EX
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Chipmaker looks to go head-to-head with IBM and Oracle-Sun in market for enterprise-class processors.
Health Data Deluge Expected To Spur Change
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Expect to see more data center consolidation, database management challenges and use of desktop virtualization in medical facilities, analyst predicts.
iPad Apps May Cost More Than iPhone Apps
Commentary  |  3/31/2010  | 
If you already have an iPhone you probably have a suite of apps that you can't do without. Before you assume you'll buy them all for the iPad, you might want to check out the pricing. According to preliminary information, some developers are considering charging two, three or even as much as five times the price they charge for the iPhone.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison's Nightmare: 10 Ways SAP Can Beat Oracle
Commentary  |  3/30/2010  | 
Ellison bluntly predicted Oracle will blow past SAP in enterprise apps, but here are 10 steps SAP should take to reassert its preeminence.
Verizon Intros Push To Talk For BlackBerry
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
The service is available to enterprise customers using RIM's BlackBerry Tour 9630 smartphone.
Apple Updates iTunes Ahead Of iPad Launch
Commentary  |  3/30/2010  | 
Today Apple made iTunes version 9.1 available via its software update tools. The new version of iTunes offers just a handful of new features, mostly geared toward Saturday's launch of the iPad.
Connected TVs Gaining Interest
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
Consumers' growing use of PCs and game consoles to access the Internet on TV bodes well for the future of connected TVs, analyst says.
BlackBerry 9630 Tour Receives OS 5.0 From Verizon
Commentary  |  3/30/2010  | 
If you're using a BlackBerry 9630 Tour on the Verizon Network, head on over to the Verizon Wireless support pages. Verizon is offering a huge system upgrade to system software 5.0. New features and improvements abound.
Dell Launches Printers For SMBs
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
Multifunction and single-function laser printers offer low printing costs, reliability, and productivity features for small and midsize businesses.
Verizon Teases Motorola Droid Owners Yet Again
Commentary  |  3/30/2010  | 
According to an internal memo, Verizon has resumed rolling out the Android 2.1 update to users of the Motorola Droid. Don't go scrambling for your device quite yet, however.
SRA Lands $500 Million USDA Contract
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has engaged SRA International to implement an SAP-based system to streamline its business processes.
Apple Updates Snow Leopard
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
The update will improve stability, application compatibility, and security within the Mac and server versions of the operating system.
SMBs Continue Hiring Trend
Commentary  |  3/30/2010  | 
U.S. Small businesses created approximately 50,000 new jobs in March and almost 175,000 since mid 2009, while wages and hours worked remained flat.
Victorinox Offers 'Unhackable' USB Stick
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
Any attempt to forcibly open the flash drive triggers a self-destruct mechanism that burns the device's CPU and memory chip, company says.
Bank Of America Taps Cisco For TelePresence
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
Under a managed service agreement, Cisco will install 200 TelePresence units and provide monitoring, support, and maintenance.
iPad Users Will Have To Pay To Upgrade Software
Commentary  |  3/30/2010  | 
Apple has certified the Gold Master of the iPhone OS 3.2 Software Developers Kit for the iPad. Under the terms of agreement in the final iPad SDK is an interesting piece of information. It says that iPad users will have to pay (just like iPod Touch users do) to upgrade their device's software.
Semiconductor Market Rebounding
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
Despite two years of decline, the industry saw a much better second half of 2009 than expected, report says.
Verizon iPhone Could Come This Year
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
An Apple iPhone that would run on Verizon Wireless's CDMA network could go into production by September.
LHC Atom Smasher Sets Energy Record
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
The Large Hadron Collider in Geneva surpasses the previous mark three times over.
Apple Offers Free iPad Setup
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
Users who purchase Cupertino's tablet-style device at an Apple store will enjoy configuration services at no charge.
HD2 Gets Windows Phone 7, Unofficially, Maybe
Commentary  |  3/30/2010  | 
Microsoft has confirmed that the popular HTC HD2 phone will not be getting the Windows Phone 7 Series upgrade later this year, even though the hardware appears to be perfectly capable of running the new OS. Sooner or later someone will obtain a ROM of WinPho 7 and load it onto the device. Reports are circulating that it has happened already.
Making Sense Of Verizon iPhone Reports
Commentary  |  3/29/2010  | 
Yet another iPhone-for-Verizon-Wireless report surfaced today, this one published by the Wall Street Journal. The report doesn't really offer anything surprisingly new -- and certainly nothing solid. So why is everyone already foaming at the mouth?
Harbinger Plans LTE Network
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
The company plans to use a combination of terrestrial base stations and SkyTerra satellites to deliver Long Term Evolution services to wireless providers.
Google Has A Plan To Stem Android Fragmentation
Commentary  |  3/29/2010  | 
One problem facing Android is fragmentation of the base operating system. There are currently four different versions available to end users based on handset and carrier choice. That stinks for developers and end users both. Google has a plan that should help to solve the problem.
Red Hat KVM Virtualization Finds Early Adopters
Commentary  |  3/29/2010  | 
Red Hat launched Enterprise Virtualization Nov. 3 based on yet another hypervisor, KVM. Red Hat had arrived on the scene late, what with VMware, Citrix and Microsoft already partying like it was 1999 all over again. I wondered how long it would take for Red Hat to be able to demonstrate some uptake of KVM.
Google Mobile Service Trouble In China
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
Google's mainland China service dashboard shows mobile service problems.
AMD Intros 12-Core Opteron Processors
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
Along with Magny-Cours, the chip maker also launched a server platform codenamed Maranello.
Colorado Piloting Health, Education Telepresence
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
The state is working with Cisco to implement remote health and distance learning, as well as make Colorado's buildings more energy efficient.
Fed IT Urged To Emulate Private Sector
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
Government IT pros should follow the lead of private industry to improve project management, customer service, and accountability, report says.
HP Boosts Server Performance
Commentary  |  3/29/2010  | 
The IT industry is moving away from autonomous server, storage system, and network devices toward more integrated solutions. In response, HP, which has the necessary pieces for such devices, boosted the performance of its ProLiant server line, which has been a staple in many small and medium businesses.
JooJoo Ships Tablet PC
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
Fusion Garage says it is shipping the device formerly known as the Crunchpad ahead of Apple's iPad.
GSA Pilots Procurement Wiki
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
The General Services Administration's BetterBuy project allows vendors to provide online feedback on the RFP process.
PlayStation 3 Upgrade Kills Linux Option
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
Outraged users claim Sony is removing a feature they already bought and paid for.
Microsoft Plans Xbox Storage Upgrade
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
The move will enable third-party USB Flash drives to be used for the storage of data on the Xbox 360 video gaming console.
Nokia To Buy Browser Maker Novarra
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
Novarra offers Vision, a mobile browser which supports Flash and video, DHTML, and full HTML with JavaScript and AJAX, RSS, and widgets.
Polycom A Takeover Target
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
Now the largest independent videoconferencing provider, Polycom has recently inked new contracts with Avaya and HP.
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