News & Commentary
Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in June 2010
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Microsoft Kills Kin Phone
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Engineers working on the handset will transfer to the Windows Phone 7 development team.
Google News Gets Personal
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
A redesign of Google's news aggregation site emphasizes personalization, discovery, and sharing.
YouTube Stumbles Into Flash Gaming
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Amid the flowering of Google's strategic relationship with Adobe, a Flash-based game has appeared and disappeared on YouTube.
Sony Recalls Half Million Vaio Laptops
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
At least 30 laptops have been reported to overheat causing casings and keyboards to warp and reaching temperatures hot enough to burn users.
Study: Windows 7 Halves SMB Support Costs
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Automation and security tools built into Microsoft's newest operating system mean fewer headaches for IT staffs and less downtime for users, IDC says.
Qualcomm Opening App Store In China
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Chipmaker to partner with web portal SINA to offer its Brew mobile platform.
Cisco, Avaya Battle For Enterprise Voice Market
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
PBX equipment sales during the first quarter of 2010 surged for both providers, but neither took a decisive lead according to a Infonetics report.
Cisco Crafts Android-Based Enterprise Tablet
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
The mobile collaboration tool is targeted at businesses, so it's not seen as a direct competitor to Apple's iPad.
HTML5 Isn't Ready For Primetime, YouTube Says
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Flash offers video streaming capabilities that HTML5 just can't match yet.
Seagate Launches 3TB External Hard Drive
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Positioned to meet a projected nine-fold increase in consumer household digital media storage by 2014, the drive can store up to 120 HD movies, 1,500 video games and more for approximately 8 cents per gigabyte.
Image Gallery: 11 Leading Data Warehousing Appliances
Slideshows  |  6/29/2010  | 
Enterprises are abandoning conventional warehouse development approaches in favor of prepackaged apps and hardware configurations combining database management systems, processing power, storage, and connectivity. Here are the leaders.
Verizon Cuts Microsoft Kin Price
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
The social networking-oriented phones were released a month ago to lukewarm reception.
Windows 8 Details Leaked On Internet
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Italian bloggers claim to have gotten hold of documents that reveal plans for Microsoft's next OS.
OMB Ends Cookie Ban
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
An updated privacy policy for federal websites allows limited use of cookies, but limits tracking on non-government sites.
Google Chrome Tops Safari In U.S. Browser Share
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Microsoft Internet Explorer continues to dominate with more than half the U.S. browser market, but Chrome has moved past Apple Safari into third place behind Mozilla Firefox.
ICANN Approves Chinese Domain Names
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Domain names written entirely in Chinese script are expected to make sites more accessible to Chinese language users.
ICANN Approves Top Level Adult Domain
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
After years of rejecting applications to establish .XXX, ICAAN's board has voted to move forward with the adult entertainment industry domain.
Software Engineers Doubt Competence Of Managers
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Programmers don't much care for suits or incompetence, a study finds.
NASA Radar To Study Gulf Oil Spill
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
The same technology used to detect the effect of a Mexican earthquake on the earth's surface will help determine how oil has penetrated ecological zones in the Gulf of Mexico.
OMB Launches Payment-Accountability Site
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Move supports the Obama administration's goal to stop improper payments made by federal agencies.
Windows Phone 7 An 'Ad Machine'? No Thanks
Commentary  |  6/25/2010  | 
Microsoft needs Windows Phone 7 to be a success when it launches later this year. Calling it an "ad-serving machine" is not going to help Microsoft sell many Windows Phone 7 devices.
Google's YouTube Dominates Growing Online Video Use
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
ComScore reports that 183 million U.S. Internet users watched almost 34 billion videos in May with YouTube accounting for 43.1% of the market.
Image Gallery: Apple iPhone 4, A True Teardown
Slideshows  |  6/24/2010  | 
UBM TechInsights provides a teardown of the iPhone 4, revealing all of the major components, including the processor, the new gyroscope and more.
Broadband Edging Out Fiber For Internet Service
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
More than 70% of users are generally satisfied with broadband speed and availability according to a study, calling into question the market demand for fiber.
Microsoft, GM Partner On Kinect Virtual Test Drives
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
The multi-screen ad campaign will promote the electric Chevrolet Volt on PCs, mobile phones, and with Kinect Joy Rides for the Xbox 360.
Microsoft IE9 Platform Preview 3 Screams
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
The latest preview of Microsoft's forthcoming Internet Explorer 9 browser surpasses Chrome and Firefox in some demos, thanks to hardware acceleration.
Microsoft Sells Seven Win 7 Copies Per Second
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
Redmond's newest operating system is the fastest selling in its history and is helping to bolster the company's top line.
AMD Releases $99 Opteron For Cloud
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
The quad-core 4122 is among the processors codenamed Lisbon aimed at cloud computing environments and the lowest-priced server chip AMD has ever sold.
Analytics Gallery: 2010 Data Center Operational Trends Report
Slideshows  |  6/23/2010  | 
Highlights of exclusive InformationWeek Analytics research as it appears in "Tipping the Scales: 2010 Data Center Operational Trends," an analysis of the approaches for boosting data center efficiency and technological capabilities amid ongoing budgetary pressures.
Image Gallery: 2010 Global CIOs
Slideshows  |  6/23/2010  | 
See how 10 world IT leaders are driving change and growth.
Developers Bet On Apple Now, Google Later
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Apple's devices may present the greatest promise for developers today, but app makers see Google's Android platform becoming more significant in the future.
Wolfe's Den: Top 5 Enterprise 2.0 Roadblocks
Commentary  |  6/23/2010  | 
Our columnist identifies the challenges which could derail social enterprise tools, as Cisco and IBM battle to turn businesses into Facebook-like collaboration environments. With counterpoint from JP Rangaswami, Murali Sitaram, and Ted Schadler.
Microsoft Sharpens Bing Entertainment Searches
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Bing is changing the way it handles searches for music and video to make itself more of a destination.
iPhone 4 Available On Ebay
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Prices for Apple's hot new smartphone approaching $1,000 on online auction site.
Acer Introduces Powerful, Portable Laptops
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
The top-of-the-line AS8943G is a desktop replacement multimedia or gaming laptop, the Timeline X models are highly portable, and two Aspire laptops balance portability and power.
iOS 4 Upgrade Problems Abound
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
Many users are reporting glitches after installing Apple's newest iPhone operating system, though others say the process couldn't be smoother.
iPhone OS 4 Drops Monday
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
Firmware upgrade for Apple's smartphone offers more than 100 performance and security updates.
Acer Updates Aspire One Laptops
News  |  6/18/2010  | 
AMD chips power all four lightweight laptops introduced by Acer; the pair with Atom processors have a claimed eight-hour battery life and the pair with Athlon II Neo processors top six hours.
Motorola ES400 Will Run Microsoft OS
News  |  6/18/2010  | 
The three-keyboard enterprise digital assistant device will run Windows Mobile 6.5 and go on sale in September.
Apple Increases Mac OS X Malware Protection
News  |  6/18/2010  | 
Defenses against the HellRTS Trojan were included -- but not documented -- in the Mac OS X 10.6.4 update this week.
Microsoft Expands Mobile Platform Offerings
News  |  6/18/2010  | 
Windows Embedded Handheld aims to boost mobile enterprise workforce productivity by enabling users to capture, access, and act on business-critical information.
Tablet Sales Will Surpass Netbooks In 2012
News  |  6/17/2010  | 
A Forrester Research reports says that tablet-style or slate computers, such as the Apple iPad, will outsell netbooks in two years.
Lenovo Unveils 3D Laptop
News  |  6/17/2010  | 
TrfiDef 3D technology supports displaying movies and pictures in 3D with polarize glasses and the laptop includes Lenovo technology that supports combining hard disk drives with SSDs.
BlackBerry App World 2.0: Single User ID, Carrier Billing & More
News  |  6/17/2010  | 
Research In Motion's new App World 2.0 provides more payment options, a streamlined app management experience and a single BlackBerry ID.
Image Gallery: Yahoo's Hadoop Implementation
Slideshows  |  6/16/2010  | 
Designed for cloud computing, the Hadoop data management system handles petabytes of data at a time, pairing Google's MapReduce with a distributed file management system for use on large clusters.
Health Information Exchange Enhances Decision Making
News  |  6/16/2010  | 
The Wisconsin Health Information Exchange gives emergency room doctors access to patient data faster, helping improve clinical decisions and identify waste, drug abuse, and misuse of ER services.
Microsoft Launches Health Insurance CRM
News  |  6/16/2010  | 
The customer relationship management platform enables health plans to manage and monitor their marketing and sales processes and interoperate with state health insurance exchanges.
Apple iPad, Slates Doom Netbooks
News  |  6/15/2010  | 
Netbooks have been the driving PC sales for more than year, but the slate computers, led by Apple's iPad, are predicted to grab market share in the second half of the year.
Toshiba Refreshes Satellite Laptops
News  |  6/15/2010  | 
Two ultra-thin laptops and another two entertainment models with high-definition displays, LED backlighting and available 3D headline the announced update to the Toshiba notebook line.
NOAA Launches Oil Spill Mapping Site
News  |  6/15/2010  | 
Real-time, interactive information about the Deepwater Horizon containment effort is available on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration site.
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