RIM's Byzantine Process For Playbook Development
With the RIM Playbook release just around the corner, RIM is hoping to get some apps in the App World before its release. A developer of iOS and Android apps thought he'd give it a go, especially since he lives near the RIM Waterloo campus. To say the process is counterintuitive or not at all straightforward though is a bit of an understatement.
Sun's Scott McNealy Recalls Triumphs, Near Misses
The former Sun Microsystems CEO recollects brilliant innovations, hiring Bill Joy, and almost acquiring Apple, but talks little about missteps in a conversation with former Sun president Ed Zander at Silicon Valley's Churchill Club.
Antennagate Redux On Verizon iPhone 4
Consumer Reports testing of the Verizon Wireless version of the Apple smartphone find it has the same antenna problem as the AT&T version and is susceptible to dropped calls.
IBM Tops In Q4 Server Sales
Big Blue led all vendors in revenue while Hewlett-Packard was number one in shipments as the industry picked up steam.
SMBs Stymied By Virtualization Backup
Virtual environments may cause disaster recovery headaches for smaller companies if not handled with same urgency as physical systems, says Acronis.
Motorola Xoom Teardown: What's Under The Covers
The Xoom is the first shipping tablet with dual-core processors, and the first to run Android 3.0. UBM TechInsights took the device apart and found similarities to Motorola's Atrix 4G smartphone.
The Growth Of Android - Visualized
The Android Developer's Youtube channel has a cool video that lets you watch the growth of Google's mobile platform over the last two and a half years.
Apple Updates MacBook Pro Laptops
Intel's high-speed Thunderbolt technology and second-generation Core processors, along with faster graphics cards and high-def FaceTime Webcams, are among the upgrades.
Motorola Xoom Teardown: Inside The New Android Tablet
UBM TechInsights, a sister company to UBM Techweb, InformationWeek's parent company, took apart the newest Motorola tablet, the 10.1-inch Xoom, the first dual-core Android tablet and the first tablet to run Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). Inside is Nvidia's Tegra 2 processor. In fact, many of the Xoom's components are similar to those of Motorola's newest smartphone, the Atrix 4G. That's not a surprise given that Apple and Samsung, for example, share design components across tablets and smartphones; an
Intel's Thunderbolt Speeds Connections
Debuting in Apple's MacBook Pros, the high-speed PC connection technology, previously codenamed Light Peak, provides data transfer speeds much faster than USB 3.0 and FireWire.
Watson's Jeopardy Win A Victory For Mankind
The IBM supercomputer not only beat the quiz show's most successful human contestants, but also showed what skilled researchers will be able to do as they tackle big problems in the future.
OKI Switches To Green Printer Parts
By "green" they mean bioplastics, resulting in lower CO2 emissions. Also, things made from them are not immortal, and that's good for the environment.
HP Shares Down On Missed Revenue Target
The computer maker's 16% increase in first-quarter profits wasn't enough to meet its forecast, due to weakened sales in its consumer and tech services units.
Verizon iPhone Sales Disappoint
Despite record online sales for the Verizon iPhone, overall sales have been disappointing to those at Apple. Before you read too much into that though, there are a few things to consider.
Openbravo Launches Open Source ERP For SMBs
The Spanish company is entering the U.S. market with Web-based software to help smaller companies make use of an enterprise resource planning system that reduces implementation time and provides long-term flexibility.
Lenovo Unveils Sandy Bridge ThinkPads
The six business PCs feature longer battery life, improved performance management, video and voice calling features, and Intel's second-generation Core processors.
This Isn't The Update You Are Looking For
Even as Windows Phone 7 was launching late in 2010, everyone knew there was an update on the horizon that at a minimum would bring copy and paste to the platform. On Monday Microsoft started rolling out the first update for its mobile platform, but this won't have copy and paste, or anything else you will really use either.
Motorola Xoom To Debut Without Flash
The Android tablet will reportedly launch without support for Adobe Flash despite marketing that has touted it as a differentiator from Apple's iPad.
Obama Tours Intel Hillsboro Plant
During the President's visit, CEO Paul Otellini announced that Intel plans to build a $5 billion facility in Arizona to manufacture 14-nanometer processors.
Nokia And Microsoft: One Week Later
It's been a week since Nokia announced its plans to adopt Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 as its primary smartphone platform. How has the industry reacted?
Foursquare To Host First Hackathon
The location service expects the 150 registered developers to build a variety of maps, mashups, and other tools using the company's new APIv2 during the day-long event.
Tablet Wars Heating Up
Vendors from HP to Samsung, RIM to HTC and others served notice they are serious about competing with Apple and the iPad at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.
AT&T: App Store Bad For Consumers
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said on Tuesday at Mobile World Congress that Apple's App Store was harmful to consumes in that what you purchased there was locked to the iPhone. If you switch devices, say to Android, the Android version of those same apps would have to be repurchased.