Apple Allows Some MacBook Videos To Play On External Displays
Apple released a QuickTime update that allows standard-definition iTunes movies to play over new MacBooks' DisplayPort to older displays, according to reports on Apple blogs. However, high-def movies are still blocked, which is unfair to owners of MacBooks and other systems by other vendors that use the same technology.
Are Apple Retailers Arming For A Price War?
Best Buy is getting ready to slash prices on new Macs and other Apple products, and Apple has authorized employees of its own retail stores to match the price cuts, according to reports on Apple blogs. That's bad news for store margins, but good news for Apple fans hoping for some fruity goodness under the tree.
Are Netbooks On Your Company's Shopping List?
If your company occasionally sends workers out of the office, you might want to consider a having a "loaner" Netbook available to keep them productive without weighing them down. Especially since holiday sales are pushing prices down below $300 on Black Friday.
Verizon Snags Omnia Smartphone
With integrated Wi-Fi, 3G, 8 GB of memory, Bluetooth, and a 5-megapixel camera, the Samsung Omnia gives Verizon another strong touch-screen smartphone.
To Remain Viable, Palm Plans to Cut Positions
Remember Palm, the company that helped to define the smartphone market? While many may have forgotten about the company in the midst of all the hoopla about Appleï¿¼s iPhone and Googleï¿¼s Android, Palm still has a sizable customer base. The company plans significant moves to try and retain that base.
Nokia To Launch MVNO In Japan
The cell phone manufacturing giant is hoping to boost its miniscule market share in Japan with a high-end mobile phone service.
Smartphone Business Apps On The Rise
One factor, according to J. Gold Associates, is that access to corporate applications from smartphones is expected to rise 71% in one year and 196% in three years.
First Look: iPhone 2.2 Makes A Great Thing Better
The biggest improvement in the iPhone software Version 2.2 is in the Maps application -- particularly the addition of Street View. It's a slick implementation that gets a lot of information into a very small screen. You can figure out the new Street View and other Maps features easily, especially if you've already used Maps.
Apple Releases iPhone 2.2 Update
The firmware upgrade adds the ability to download podcasts directly on the device, improves map applications, and fixes some bugs.
BlackBerry's Storm Rolls In -- Do You Need One?
With the launch of the BlackBerry Storm -- and Apple's midnight-hour iPhone upgrade -- comes the long-awaited battle between the smartphones. Which will prevail -- the Storm or the iPhone? Lest all the hype cloud your good judgment, a better question might be: Does your company really need either one?
Apple Cripples MacBooks With Hollywood-Mandated DRM
Users of brand-new aluminum MacBooks are being blocked from playing movies on some external displays because of DRM built into the devices at the behest of Hollywood, according to reports. External displays used to play the movies need to comply with the High Definition Content Protection standard, according to David Chartier at Ars Technica.
Google Releases GrandCentral Desktop Software For Mac -- At Last
Is it possible to be very happy and very disappointed with a service at the same time? That's the way I've felt about the GrandCentral phone service since Google bought it last year. I'm happy because GrandCentral does the job that I wanted it to do: Callers dial one number, and it rings my cell phone, office phone, and home phone, in any combination I desire.
Small Is The New Large: Presidential Edition
bMighty likes to say that small organizations enjoy plenty of benefits compared to larger outfits, and the curious case of Barack Obama and his Blackberry is a perfect illustration.
Cell Phones As Wallets One Step Closer
The GSM Association called for most mainstream cell phones to have NFC technology, which paves the way for phones to be used as contactless payment devices.
10 Great iPhone Apps For Your Business
iPhone-loving business professionals can tap into corporate e-mail systems, customer contact lists, and accounting systems with these downloads from the iTunes App Store.
HP Revamps Online Customer Support
Consumers of HP notebooks, desktops, printers, and monitors can get information from an overhauled peer-to-peer support forum, free online classes, and video tutorials.