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Fri
22
Apr
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PlayBook Tablet Hits Stores, Receives Mixed Reviews

Canadian firm Research in Motion (RIM) has finally released its much-hyped PlayBook tablet , a new rival to Apple's iPad. Critics, however, are unsure of Playbook's offerings. The PlayBook boasts a number of features that are meant to set it apart ... from the pack. These include a proprietary operating system (OS) designed to maximize multitasking, and a touch screen navigation system. Tethering Options a Double-Edged Sword It's the PlayBook's many tethering options -- which connect the device seamlessly to RIM's BlackBerry -- that really distinguishes the tablet from those offered by ... (view more)

Mon
18
Apr
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Microsoft Cloud Computing Exec Heads to Apple

A Microsoft executive has jumped ship to the company's bitter rival, Apple. Kevin Timmons, general manager of Microsoft's Datacenter Services unit, has reportedly announced plans to leave the Redmond-based firm with rumors suggesting he'll soon take ... a similar position at the Cupertino, California competitor. "Kevin Timmons, general manager of Datacenter Services, has decided to pursue other career opportunities and is no longer working at Microsoft," a Microsoft representative noted in an April 15 email to tech blog, eWEEK. "We appreciate the contributions he made to Microsoft during his time ... (view more)

Thu
31
Mar
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Apple to Surpass HP, IBM in Sales by 2013, Analyst Says

A new report predicts Apple will surpass both IBM and Hewlett-Packard (HP) in revenue and sales by mid-2013. In fact, the man responsible for the report -- Forrester Research founder, George Colony -- says that Apple is "going to be a $200 billion ... revenue company." Colony made the bold prediction in a recent interview with Bloomberg. He went on to suggest that Apple's mobile sector (which is known for the ludicrously popular iPad and iPhone) could propel the company to 50 per cent growth per year over the next 24 months. Apple Growth Already Underway When it comes to market capitalization, ... (view more)

Mon
28
Mar
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Microsoft Makes 'Most Ethical Companies' List

To the surprise of many, Microsoft finished well in a recent World's Most Ethical Companies award list, recently unveiled by the Ethisphere Institute. Ethisphere is a think tank whose mandate is to improve standards for business ethics. It looked at ... 110 different companies, some being nominated by the Institute and others applying for nomination. A number of the firms included in the list are from the software industry, including Adobe, Microsoft, Symantec, Teradata Corp and Salesforce.com. Hitachi Data Systems was a winner in the computer hardware category, with other notable mentions ... (view more)

Thu
24
Mar
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Microsoft Considers Interactive TV Box Service

Microsoft looks to be working on an interactive television product, likely in the form of a set-top box. That would put it in direct competition with rivals Apple and Google. Speculation about the move has been spurred by the fact that a Microsoft ... executive's company bio has been revised. Tom Gibbons, who'd previously worked in Microsoft's general hardware and mobile devices divisions, is now listed as the company's "corporate vice president of TV & Service Business". Given his background, it does seem logical that he'd be working on physical devices in the new role. According ... (view more)

Wed
23
Mar
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Apple Ditches Anti-Gay App

There are currently about 100,000 different applications (commonly known as "apps") available for the Apple iPhone. The running total, however, is constantly changing and has probably increased since this article was written. But it's rare to see an ... app removed from the list, which was the case for a new application which speaks out against homosexuality. The app, which is available for both the iPhone and iPad, was designed by the Christian organization Exodus International and released for download last month. It reportedly advocates "freedom from homosexuality through the power ... (view more)

Wed
16
Mar
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MS Windows 2016 to Look Very Different

"Don't get too used to the way Windows looks" was the message relayed by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at a recent Houston Technology Center luncheon. Ballmer says he figures the Windows operating system (OS) found on most PCs right now will look a ... whole lot different in just five years time. Windows "will look a lot different and it will run different applications," Ballmer told members of the local business community during a presentation at Union Square in Houston's Minute Maid Park. With many new technology innovations making their way into mainstream, MS Windows needs to keep up ... (view more)

Wed
09
Mar
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iPad 2 Released, but iPad 3 Possible by Year End

Apple's iPad 2 tablet PC launched exactly 1 week ago (March 2, 2011). And while Apple is hoping that thousands of consumers will rush out and purchase the new iPad 2, some analysts suggest that holding off until the iPad 3 becomes available might ... actually be a better idea. iPad 2: New Dual Core Processor, Thinner The iPad 2 offers a number of new features, including an internal dual core Apple A5 processor and a camera designed for FaceTime video messaging. This enables the iPad 2 to message with the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard. The iPad2 boasts a 33 per cent thinner ... (view more)

Tue
08
Mar
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Microsoft Exec Suggests Apple Notebooks for All

A Microsoft executive is raising a few eyebrows after making the controversial claim that everyone in the computer industry should own an Apple notebook. The statement came via a Twitter.com post in which Rahul Sood suggested that "Every executive ... in the PC industry should use an Apple notebook. Apple doesn't just design products, they designed their business and process (as well)." (Source: engadget.com ) While it's most certainly a bold statement to make for a Microsoft employee, the situation is further bewildering considering the fact that Sood has only held the title of Microsoft's ... (view more)

Thu
03
Mar
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Fujitsi Unveils Impressive Business-Class Win7 Tablet

Fujitsu may not be the first brand name one thinks of when asked about prominent PC makers, but that could change with the announcement of its upcoming Stylistic Q550, which will be one of the very first Windows 7 tablet computers to hit retail ... stores. In a marketplace currently gobbling up tablet devices (to the tune of 4.5 million units during the last financial quarter), Fujitsu has a real opportunity to one-up big name competitors like Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Toshiba. Fujitsu Q550: Functional, Business-Savvy Hardware According to Fujitsu, the Q550 -- which is reportedly being built for a ... (view more)

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