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posted in August 2012
Popular software for running multiple virtual machines on a Mac, including Windows, gets a major upgrade. Windows users on Mac can take advantage of Mountain Lion features like multi-touch gestures, dictation and notifications. Windows can use the Retina display to its full potential. Overall, Windows apps feel more part of the Mac experience.
This Labor Day weekend BYOB, not BYOD. Unless you're a cop or a doctor or something like that.
More than just an external battery, the myCharge Summit 3000 can handle up to three devices at once. It comes with the connectors you need built-in, and can even sync your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
Mobile security vendor AirWatch now allows users of Apple Configurator to access its Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM), Mobile Content Management (MCM), Mobile Email Management (MEM) and BYOD management software, for mass deployment and configuration of iPhone and iPad devices.
At the judge's request, Apple has produced a "tailored" list of 8 Samsung models on the sale of which it seems an injunction. Numerous Samsung Galaxy models are on the list, but not the most current ones.
6 vulnerabilities in Flash Player and AIR could leave users open to hackers. Updates are available.
Do you think that BYOD saves your company money? That it makes users more productive? There's more fallacy than truth to these arguments.
Seton Hall University is giving its incoming freshmen Nokia Lumia 900 smartphones running the Windows Phone operating system. The university also is adopting Samsung Slates running Windows 8 and Samsung Series 5 ultrabooks. The university chose Windows 8 systems over the Apple iPad and iPhone because of manageability and access to Office apps.
Got a Windows Phone running version 7.5? Make sure you take advantage of the updates that have come out since 7.5 was released. There are numerous performance and reliability enhancements and bug fixes, as well as changes that are phone- or region-specific.
Samsung's new full-size tablet is more noteworthy for its software than its hardware, but that software adds new capabilities not seen anywhere else on a tablet. The device allows true multitasking with multiple apps on-screen, and includes a pen that makes many apps more natural to use. Adobe Photoshop Touch is included.
New version of Splashtop provides secure remote access from the iPad or iPhone that runs as part of the Good Dynamics platform.
A report in the Wall Street Journal says 7-11, Wal-Mart, Target and Sunoco are joining a new electronic payments network to compete with similar services from Google and others. Merchants anticipate wide adoption smartphones using NFC (Near Field Communications) for payments.
With the release of the iPhone 5 just over a month away, carriers and retailers such as Best Buy, Target, and Radio Shack are lowering iPhone 4 and 4S prices. Carriers Verizon and AT&T are maintaining full price, but Sprint has begun discounts on the 4S and Apple is quietly matching discounts.
When Apple decided that Samsung Galaxy smartphones infringed on its patents, it offered a patent license to Samsung, with a discount for cross-licensing Samsung's relevant patents.
A site asks a malware expert and anti-malware vendors whether it's all really necessary. The answers are moderate and sensible.
Every time Microsoft releases a major version of Windows, the same old stories about learning curve and enterprise adoption get dragged out and written--again. Why do we treat them as news?
Twenty years of ThinkPads! Lenovo takes a little stroll down memory lane. It also releases two new ultrabooks, and a Windows 8 tablet that appears to be using Intel's Clover Trail chip set.
Android's version fragmentation problem is nothing new. Adding to the mess are all the stupid skins handset makers put on Android to differentiate themselves: Samsung's TouchWiz, HTC's Sense, and Motorola's MotoBLUR. What's the point? They all stink. So it might be a good thing for TouchWiz to be found infringing.
Apple states that their license for the YouTube app has expired and it will not be included in iOS 6. Google will be providing one in the App Store. The move seems to be part of a more general eviction of Google services from Apple products.
Windows 8, Microsoft's new version of Windows for PCs and tablets, will be available to developers and IT on Aug. 15. It will be available to the general public on new PCs or separately on Oct. 26.