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VMware Releases Beta 2 Of Mac Virtualization App
News  |  7/31/2008
The latest suite of Mac-Windows integration features new ways for protecting virtual machines with multiple snapshots and new tools for technical professionals.
The iPhone's Push App Service Appears
Commentary  |  7/31/2008
While iPhone owners may never get true background applications, the seeds are in place for the next best thing. Select developers are saying the 2.1 version of the firmware has an API for Apple's Push Notification Service.
Blade Server Use Will Be Limited Through 2012, Researcher Says
News  |  7/31/2008
Among the disadvantages of blade servers are proprietary technology and a lack of interoperability standards that tend to lock users to a vendor.
EDS Denies Layoff Report, Shareholders Approve HP Deal
News  |  7/31/2008
The transaction, which valued EDS at $25 per share, is expected to close in the second half of 2008.
Facebook To Use Intel-Powered Servers
News  |  7/31/2008
The agreement includes evaluation, benchmarking, and optimization of software for Intel architecture in Facebook's growing data centers.
Microsoft Sues Mouse Maker Primax
News  |  7/31/2008
Microsoft accuses Primax of using several patented technologies developed for keyboards and mice.
Apple Says MobileMe's E-Mail Bugs Fixed
News  |  7/31/2008
The company said the service's e-mail issues have been repaired, but some subscribers are still reporting problems.
With Microsoft Midori, Platforms Take Shape In The Cloud
News  |  7/31/2008
The advent of browser-based thin clients like CherryPal and projects from Microsoft, Google, and others indicates that fully cloud-based computing will make its way to the masses.
Facebook Teams With Intel For Servers
Commentary  |  7/31/2008
Hexus.net
Mobile Phone Market Sees Double-Digit Growth
News  |  7/31/2008
Vendors shipped 306 million handsets during the second quarter, a 15% increase from the year before, according to IDC.
Windows Mobile: We Have 18,000 Mobile Applications. Beat That, iPhone
Commentary  |  7/31/2008
This morning I received an email from the Windows Mobile press relations team. According to what I read, the number of Windows Mobile phones out in the world has doubled in the last year, and Microsoft expects its WinMo phones to outsell the iPhone, like, forever.
Mac Cloner Psystar Hires Apple-Busting Law Firm
News  |  7/31/2008
Defending Psystar will be Carr & Ferrell, a law firm that specializes in tech industry issues such as copyright and intellectual property law.
Nokia Drops Phone Prices, Puts The Squeeze On Competitors
Commentary  |  7/31/2008
Nokia has an empowering, vice-like grip on 40% of the world market for mobile phones. Even with its market-leading position, it is stepping up the pressure on its rivals, and recently cut the cost of many of its phones by about 10%. Is this the first sign of a price war?
IBM Readies Data Protection Software
Commentary  |  7/31/2008
CNN/Money, InternetNews
Chinese Demand For Locally Made Chips Heating Up
News  |  7/30/2008
The main reason for the trend, according to iSuppli's report, is the drop in manufacturing outsourcing to China by foreign electronic equipment makers.
Dell Downplays Report Of Music Device
News  |  7/30/2008
Dell launched a line of MP3 music players in 2003, but poor sales prompted the company to pull the plug in 2006.
The Instinct Gets A Software Update
Commentary  |  7/30/2008
Apple's iPhone 3G isn't the only touch-screen device that's selling like hot cakes, as Samsung's Instinct also has been flying off the shelves. While the Instinct was successful, many have reported data-related issues with the phone. Those problems should be fixed with the latest firmware update.
Sprint Updates Its Mobile Web Browser
News  |  7/30/2008
Dubbed "Sprint Web," the interface includes an adaptive homepage and a Google search bar.
Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.1 Alpha
Commentary  |  7/30/2008
PC Pro, ChannelWeb
Microsoft Designing Midori, Windows' Replacement
Commentary  |  7/30/2008
SD Times, InformationWeek
Verizon To Help Government Manage Mobile Phones
News  |  7/30/2008
In a deal worth up to $15 million, Verizon Business will manage and track mobile devices for the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Microsoft Prepares For Post-Windows Era With 'Midori'
News  |  7/30/2008
The operating system is being designed from the ground up to support Internet-based computing and multicore architectures.
Despite Buyout, Bell Canada Cuts 2,500 Managers
News  |  7/30/2008
The company said the loss of positions will result in annual savings of about $300 million when combined with other reductions carried out earlier in the year.
Garmin's GPS Cell Phone 'Nuvifone' Delayed
News  |  7/30/2008
The company's first mobile phone will be delayed until 2009, but representatives said it will be rolled out with a wireless carrier or two.
Microsoft Offers In-Car Internet Search Service To Automakers
News  |  7/30/2008
The service comes as automakers begin to embrace the Internet, starting with a wireless connection option on Chrysler models beginning next month.
T-Mobile Takes Customization To A Whole New Level With Latest Sidekick
Commentary  |  7/30/2008
Last night in New York City, T-Mobile announced its new Sidekick 2008 with a bang. The update to T-Mobile's messaging device for the masses now lets users interchange the exterior shell of the device, making it more personal. It also is slightly more svelte than previous models and includes some other noteworthy tech updates.
Apple: We Fixed MobileMe
Commentary  |  7/30/2008
AppleInsider
Qwest Rolls Out Verizon Wireless Handsets, Services
News  |  7/30/2008
The Verizon service replaces the Sprint service that has been offered by Qwest since it sold its earlier Qwest Wireless service a few years ago.
LG To Add Dolby Mobile Sound To Its High-End Phones
Commentary  |  7/30/2008
As a certified audiophile, I am always looking for improvements in the quality of music playback in mobile phones. To date, very few have impressed me. Looks like LG could be changing that sad song to a happy one, though, as it announced it will begin putting Dolby Mobile sound into its premier phones later this year.
EPA Asks Whether Energy Star Ratings Would Work For Data Centers
News  |  7/30/2008
About 240 data centers will provide the EPA with power consumption information over the next year with the aim of creating possible Energy Star specifications for energy-efficient data centers.
Skyfire Beta Available For Some Symbian Handsets
News  |  7/30/2008
The mobile browser enables users to access and have full interaction with Web pages that have Flash, Ajax, Java, and more.
Motorola Moves Squarely into WLAN Market
Commentary  |  7/30/2008
The old has become new again at Motorola. The company, which has experienced rough times recently, seems poised to dump its consumer products and focus once again on corporate networking gear.
Mobility Modder: The Best Insurance Against Bad Drivers
Commentary  |  7/30/2008
If you own a Windows laptop with ATI graphics hardware, updating the display driver is often much harder than it needs to be. The solution to this problem is quick, easy, and free -- and now, it works on laptops running Windows Vista.
HP, Intel, Yahoo to Build Cloud Test Environment
Commentary  |  7/29/2008
BBC News, The Register
Dell Unveils 'Hybrid' Mini Desktop
News  |  7/29/2008
The 8-inch computer ships with Windows Vista, either an Intel Pentium Dual Core or Intel Core 2 Duo processor, up to 4 GB of memory, and 320 GB of storage.
Siemens, Investor Group Form $545 Million Joint Venture
News  |  7/29/2008
The Gores Group will get a majority stake in the new venture, which will combine Siemens technology with other Gores holdings.
Dell Customers Angry With Fix For Faulty Notebooks
News  |  7/29/2008
The computer maker is hoping a BIOS update will prevent related problems, such as multiple images, random characters on the screen, lines on the screen, and no video.
Sprint Loses 'Early Termination' Case, Must Pay $73 Million
News  |  7/29/2008
The ruling could be a bad sign for AT&T and T-Mobile, which are facing similar litigation.
Microsoft Dupes Windows Vista Haters With 'Mojave Experiment'
News  |  7/29/2008
Microsoft's opinion that Vista's troubles are all in users' heads -- and not in the OS's performance -- was supported by a company experiment.
Apple's Safari Vulnerable To 'Cross-Site Cooking'
News  |  7/29/2008
Attacks making use of this vulnerability have not yet been reported and Apple has not yet addressed the flaw.
HP, Intel, Yahoo Join Government, Academia In Cloud Computing Research
News  |  7/29/2008
Each of the founding members will host a cloud-computing infrastructure largely based on HP computers and Intel processors in six data centers.
An Open Letter To Apple And AT&T: Why Did You Brick My First-Generation iPhone?
Commentary  |  7/29/2008
Anyone who upgraded from a first-generation iPhone to the iPhone 3G had to sync the new hardware with iTunes in order to finalize the activation process. By so doing, you effectively killed the cellular radio in the first-generation iPhone. Sure, the 1G iPhone can play media, browse the Web via Wi-Fi and access the Apps Store, but it can't make phone calls. What gave Apple and AT&T the right to disable my $600 piece of property?
Adobe Ships Photoshop Lightroom 2 For Windows Vista, Mac
News  |  7/29/2008
The update features dual-monitor support, streamlined search capabilities and localized image correction.
Samsung Hooks Up With GyPSii for Location-Based Mobile Services
Commentary  |  7/29/2008
Tech.Blorge, ChannelWeb
Chairman, CEO To Leave Alcatel-Lucent After More Losses
News  |  7/29/2008
Chief executive Patricia Russo and chairman Serge Tchuruk said they would leave the company as Alcatel-Lucent reported another quarterly loss.
BlackBerry Users Can Save Gas By Using Local Shopping Application From Slifter
Commentary  |  7/29/2008
If you're desperately in need of a new pair of shoes and don't know where the closest shoe store is, the location-aware shopping application from Slifter will tell you. It also will tell you exactly where they are in stock, so you don't waste gas driving to three different stores to find the right size.
MWg Zinc II Reviewed, Unlocked WM6.1 For $749?
Commentary  |  7/28/2008
MGw is a brand new device company that first introduced its new handset, the Zinc II, at the Mobius 2008 event a while back. It's a SIM-unlocked Windows Mobile Professional 6.1 device that's now available in the U.S. for a staggering $749.95.
Virgin Galactic Unveils WhiteKnightTwo
News  |  7/28/2008
The carrier aircraft, expected to lift the SpaceShipTwo passenger rocket into suborbital space, has a 140-foot wingspan.
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