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Wyse Intros PocketCloud For Android
News  |  8/31/2010
App, previously available only for Apple devices, allows smartphone users to remotely access a virtualized desktop or PC.
Google Vs. Oracle: Microsoft Wins?
Commentary  |  8/31/2010
Oracle, now the keeper of the Java flame through its acquisition of Sun Microsystems, has decided that Google has sullied Java through its modifications for the Android platform. For that, Google must pay, and it must pay Oracle. At least that's the way Oracle sees things.
Borders Announces Kobo eReader Price Cut
News  |  8/31/2010
In a move that undercuts Amazon's Kindle by $9, the bookseller plans a $20 reduction in the price of its electronic reader, lowering the cost to $130.
Watching The TV Wars
Commentary  |  8/31/2010
Very soon, the Internet and the TV will merge and technology companies will force media companies to adopt a more reasonable pricing scheme for entertainment content.
AMD Servers Created Machete
Commentary  |  8/31/2010
The latest Robert Rodriguez movie was made on an AMD-equipped server farm on the grounds of the old municipal airport in Austin, Texas.
Google Voice Problems Limited
News  |  8/31/2010
Isolated reports of failures do not reflect a widespread collapse of the service, Google says.
Google PowerMeter Promises Social Recognition For Saving Energy
News  |  8/31/2010
Forget about saving energy to help the planet. Try turning out the lights to win badges and humble your friends.
Gov 2.0 Summit Preview: GIS-Powered Government Data
News  |  8/31/2010
At the Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington on Sept. 7 and 8, GIS expert Jack Dangermond will discuss new ways to integrate government data with mapping applications.
Android, iPhone Users' Preferences Differ
News  |  8/31/2010
Coupons.com data, based upon the number of coupons printed or saved to store loyalty cards in various categories, indicates distinctions between the users of the two mobile operating systems.
Google Corrects IBM's Security Math
News  |  8/31/2010
IBM has fixed a security report it issued last week that misstated Google's security vulnerabilities.
For Dell, Green For SMBs Means Three Cs
Commentary  |  8/31/2010
Dell has adopted an environmental strategy based on Cube, Content, and Curbside-plus bamboo-and, so far, the results look good, both for Dell and its SMB customers.
MySpace Syncs With Facebook, Twitter
News  |  8/31/2010
Users can share music, videos, links, photos across social networks.
Wirefly Selling HTC EVO 4G To Facebook Fans
News  |  8/31/2010
The wireless retailer is making the popular Android handset available for a limited time, but only to its friends on the social networking site.
Lenovo Spins Off Game Console Business
News  |  8/31/2010
Beijing Eedoo Technology formed to develop the eBox multimedia device.
Gmail Is Calling
Commentary  |  8/31/2010
With new features recently added to Google's Gmail, the application now has the ability to freely make calls to phones anywhere. And while, feature-wise, it is well behind competitors like Skype, its integration in Gmail makes it a serious option.
Nimbula Unwraps 'Director' Cloud Operating System
News  |  8/30/2010
Virtualization software from Amazon EC2 designers aims to operate across multiple virtual machine formats and internal and external clouds.
FalconStor Announces NSS SAN Accelerator For VMware View
News  |  8/30/2010
VMware VDI environments can improve performance as much as 10x using the FalconStor Network Storage Server, the company claims, and provide integrated multi-tier data protection.
Clearwire Unveils Rover Pre Paid 4G Service
News  |  8/30/2010
The Rover looks like an oversized hockey puck, fits in a backpack and can connect up to to eight laptops or other devices to the Internet at claimed download speeds of 3 to 6 megabits per second.
Top 12 PC Games Of All Time
Slideshows  |  8/30/2010
With a click of the mouse, gamers can transport themselves into futuristic worlds, realistic battle scenes and a virtual life of organized crime. Although there they face extensive competition from console-makers such as Nintendo and Sony, PC software games continue to flourish, as each year hundreds of titles vie for consumers' attention, loyalty and dollars. Here's a dozen of the all time best.
Google Buys SocialDeck
News  |  8/30/2010
The deal promises to strengthen Google's social competency and to address issues of app discoverability.
Nintendo To Cut DSi, DSi XL Prices
News  |  8/30/2010
Responding to tough competition from Apple and other smartphone makers in the handheld gaming market, Nintendo said it will slash $20 from the price of two systems starting September 12.
Best Mobile Apps For Busy Professionals
Slideshows  |  8/30/2010
Today's smartphones have led to the development of hundreds of thousands of mobile apps. Apple's iPhone, RIM's BlackBerry and phones based on Google's Android all have access to extensive libraries of apps that you can download and install for our increasingly mobile world. When you're always on the go, having the right smartphone app makes it easy to transition from business to pleasure and back again without skipping a beat so you can get the most out of every minute. Here we pick 17 of the be
Netgear Debuts $899 Unified Threat Management Appliance
Commentary  |  8/30/2010
Netgear debuted its latest security appliance today, the ProSecure UTM50, an $899 Unified Threat Management device that addresses firewall, ant-virus, URL filtering , spam and other aspects of network security.
BlackBerry Ban In India Postponed
News  |  8/30/2010
RIM's engagement with Indian government officials may keep BlackBerry users from losing e-mail and instant messaging service.
Samsung Epic 4G Listed For $199.99 At Amazon
News  |  8/30/2010
Sprint's list price for the smartphone with a new service plan is $249.99, but Amazon is advertising the handset with the same terms for $50 less.
Department Of Interior Tackles Two High-Risk IT Projects
News  |  8/30/2010
As the White House begins heavy scrutiny of its IT projects, the agency is getting a head start on the multi-year $7.6 billion Consolidated Infrastructure, Automation, Telecomm project and the much smaller Incident Management, Analysis, and Reporting System.
Google Planning YouTube On-Demand Video
News  |  8/30/2010
A deal with Hollywood studios could help Google TV succeed.
Future Of Work Same As The Past?
Commentary  |  8/30/2010
Gartner has issued its vision of how work will be done 10 years from now thanks to hyper-connectedness, but it may not be new, or entirely practical.
Windows Phone 7 Performance Promising
Commentary  |  8/30/2010
For the early part of its life, Windows Mobile was one of the more powerful mobile platforms, yet it was never known as being the most spry. Microsoft set out to fix that with Windows Phone 7 and early indications are it has succeeded.
Google Buys Social Media App Developer Angstro
News  |  8/28/2010
Jambool and Slide, two other social media application firms, were also acquired by Google in August.
Older Americans Flocking To Social Networks
News  |  8/28/2010
The percentage of U.S. adults ages 50 and older using Facebook and other online communities nearly doubled from 22% in April 2009 to 42% in May of this year, according to the Pew Research Center.
High-Spending SMB Marketers Embrace Online Media
Commentary  |  8/27/2010
A recent survey of SMBs and their advertising habits found that those that spent more than $25,000 per year on advertising were more likely to invest in online media, including measures as simple as having a website.
Google Fights E-mail Overload With Priority Inbox
News  |  8/27/2010
Gmail has gained an automated, trainable filter that attempts to segregate important e-mail messages.
Paul Allen Sues Google, Apple, Others Over Patents
News  |  8/27/2010
AOL, eBay, Facebook, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo and YouTube are also named in the patent infringement lawsuit filed by the Microsoft co-founder's firm, Interval Licensing LLC.
The Rare Earth Element Crisis
News  |  8/27/2010
A Congressional Research Service report considers whether U.S. dependency on foreign sources of rare earth elements threatens the defense and technology industries.
Icahn Increases Stake In Motorola
News  |  8/27/2010
Buying another $86 million in stock has increased financier Carl Icahn's holdings to 10.4% of the company, according to a SEC filing.
Top 20 Android Productivity Apps
Slideshows  |  8/27/2010
Android handsets are pouring onto the market every day and there's a deluge of Android apps competing to fills those screens. To sort through the storm surge of app choices, we've trolled through the Android Market to hauled in 20 Android apps that no business user should be without.
Keep An Eye On Third-Party Apps On Your Site
Commentary  |  8/27/2010
Third-party apps and other content can enhance your business Web site. But they can also expose your business to unacceptable risks.
FTC Settles Fake iTunes Reviews Case
News  |  8/27/2010
The deal calls for the removal of the fake iTunes app reviews created by Reverb Communications.
Google Fixes Gmail Bug That Kept Sending Emails
News  |  8/27/2010
Emails were being dispatched to the same recipients, sometimes multiple times per day, even when deleted from Gmail, resulting in spam warnings and blacklisting.
Windows Phone 7 Gets $400 Million Boost
News  |  8/27/2010
Microsoft is pulling out all the stops when it comes to marketing its forthcoming smartphone platform.
Paper Is Not Evil
Commentary  |  8/27/2010
Yes, computers will let you do things that are impossible with paper. But just what is it that you're trying to do?
Mozilla's Fennec Mobile Browser Reaches Alpha For Android
Commentary  |  8/27/2010
On Friday, Mozilla announced the availability of Fennec -- a.k.a mobile Firefox -- for the Android platform.
Multi-tenancy Is Not a Customer Issue
Commentary  |  8/27/2010
The benefits that multi-tenancy can provide are manifold for the vendor, but these rationales don't hold water on the user side... That's not to say that customers can't benefit from multi-tenancy, but they are side-benefits, subordinate to the vendors' benefits.
Linux, Windows Server Demand Drives 24% Gain
News  |  8/27/2010
Unix didn't grab a piece of the market's fastest quarterly growth in more than 5 years.
Garmin Recalls Nuvi GPS
News  |  8/27/2010
Affected personal navigation devices will be repaired free of charge due to a risk of overheating batteries.
Canon Intros DSLR Camera With Adjustable LCD
News  |  8/27/2010
EOS 60D adds features for the advanced amateur, including a "vari-angle" screen, full HD video, and in-camera RAW image processing.
Windows Phone 7 Gets $500 Million In Support
Commentary  |  8/27/2010
After Windows Vista, Microsoft had a bit of a rebirth with Windows 7. That momentum is carrying forward into Windows Phone 7. Microsoft has committed over half a billion dollars to help launch the platform this fall. The funds are spread across marketing, developers, handset makers and likely carriers to ensure the platform gets the largest smartphone platform launch in history. Will that translate into sales for the platform?
Federal Workers Limited In Social Media Activities
News  |  8/26/2010
Facebook, Twitter and other social media activities of federal employees are restricted in how they express political views by guidelines from the Office of Special Counsel.
Netflix Launches iPhone, iPod Touch App
News  |  8/26/2010
Subscribers to the Netflix service can watch movies and TV shows on the Apple devices over Wi-Fi or a 3G wireless connection using the free app.
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