- Next Year expect to see ‘retina-quality’ displays on ultrabook laptops | Eee PC
Next Year expect to see ‘retina-quality’ displays on ultrabook laptops | Eee PC:
Can you recall the display on your first handset? It was perhaps big enough to fit a whole telephone number – live alone a text message or a contact name. What about your smartphone? Whether displaying leveled-down, WAP versions of web page was asking too much. Now, such handsets we couldn’t live without, and even sometimes, still, we surreptitiously wish they had bigger displays. Ultra-thin and lightweight laptops seek to feature even higher resolution displays come next year: Super-sharp “retina-quality” displays.
- How to boost your hard drive speed | News | TechRadar UK
How to boost your hard drive speed | News | TechRadar UK:
We’re living in the 21st century right? Sure, if you look out of the windows there may be no flying cars or orbiting space hotels, and you’re definitely not basking in the heat of a fusion reactor generating endless free power.
- iPad etiquette pro-tips | TiPb
iPad etiquette pro-tips | TiPb:
Rather than table manners, Brenna Ehrlich and Andrea Bartz at CNN have written up a not-so-new list of tablet manners — the dos and don’ts when using your iPad in the office, on a date, or around others in public spaces.
- Samsung confirms Ice Cream Sandwich for Galaxy S2 and other devices | Ubergizmo
Samsung confirms Ice Cream Sandwich for Galaxy S2 and other devices | Ubergizmo:
If you own a Samsung device and you’re wondering whether it’s going to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Samsung Italy has the answer for you. According to Italian tech blog, HDBlog.it, Samsung Italy has confirmed which devices will be getting the very pretty Ice Cream Sandwich update. Judging by the list that has been confirmed so far, things don’t look too promising for owners of older Samsung Android phones.
- Samsung Galaxy Note review — Engadget
Samsung Galaxy Note review — Engadget:
Remember the display on your first mobile phone? If you’ve been chatting on the go for as long as we have, it was probably barely big enough to fit a complete telephone number — let alone a contact name or text message. And your first smartphone? Even displaying scaled-down, WAP versions of web pages was asking a lot. Now, those mobile devices we couldn’t live without have screens that are much, much larger. Sometimes, though, we secretly wish they were even bigger still.
- HP mulls over Ultrabooks | Ubergizmo
HP mulls over Ultrabooks | Ubergizmo:
I suppose that plenty of us out here heaved a sigh of relief after hearing that HP will not be spinning off their PC business, which was what more or less defined the company as what they are today for the longest time. In fact, there is more than just a heave of relief – HP also went on recrod to say that they will be making a foray into the Ultrabook market, now how bout that?
- Ultrabooks estimated to take up 20-25% of global consumer notebook shipments in 4Q12
Ultrabooks estimated to take up 20-25% of global consumer notebook shipments in 4Q12:
While Intel aims to increase the proportion of ultrabooks among global shipments of consumer notebooks to 40% by fourth-quarter 2012, the proportion is estimated to only reach 20-25% based on current market conditions, according to sources from Taiwan-based notebook supply chain makers.
- Tablets vs. Laptops: What Should You Buy?
Tablets vs. Laptops: What Should You Buy?:
It was only a year ago when the iPad was considered a netbook killer—remember netbooks?—but now many people are wondering whether tablets are good enough to replace a full-fledged laptop. The answer is simple: maybe. It really depends on your computing needs. Here’s a quick breakdown of what you should consider before deciding to buy either type of device for yourself or as a gift.
- Motorola Atrix 2 review — Engadget
Motorola Atrix 2 review — Engadget:
We’ve seen a lot of game-changing devices this year, haven’t we? 2011 has already witnessed the first Honeycomb tablets, the influx of LTE and the introduction of a boatload of smartphones with dual-core processors.
- Asus UX 21 and UX 31 vs Apple MacBook Air – ultrabook comparison
Asus UX 21 and UX 31 vs Apple MacBook Air – ultrabook comparison:
When talking about super slim, portable and powerful laptops, Apple has dominated the computer market for quite some time now with its very successful MacBook Air line.
- Asus UX31 vs Asus U36SD- portability and looks or raw power and performances?
Asus UX31 vs Asus U36SD- portability and looks or raw power and performances?:
The Asus Zenbook UX31 is one of the laptops we were expecting for quite a while to hit the market, being one of the most important representatives of the new class of ultrabooks.
- Fancy a cheap Android tablet?
Fancy a cheap Android tablet?:
If you fancy a tablet for the kids (and by that, we of course mean an Android Tablet), then this Disgo 6000 unit might be worth a punt. It’s dropped to just £49.97 and, although it’s got a resistive screen, it’ll keep the kids happy after Angry Birds and Cut The Rope has been installed.
- Netbooks fall under tablet shipments in Q2 2011 | Eee PC
Netbooks fall under tablet shipments in Q2 2011 | Eee PC:
For those who are not yet satisfied, post-PC era is already here with us? We can fairly decisively conclude we’ve finally entered a post-netbook time. And this Q2 2011 marks the first time we’ve witnessed netbbooks numbers being eclipsed by tablets, according to ABI Research – where global tablet sales increased to 13.6 million units, than that of 7.3 million netbooks. In fact, Netbooks surged 13% from their first quarter sales of 8.4 million netbooks, and, more significantly, tablet sales really shot up: clocking 6.4 million units in the first quarter of this year.
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus Only Fortified Glass, Not Gorilla Glass
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Only Fortified Glass, Not Gorilla Glass:
Looks like Google’s latest flagship Android phone is slightly less awesome than we thought it was — no Corning Gorilla glass, just ‘fortified glass’.
- Travel SIMs – XXSIM offers free incoming calls
Travel SIMs – XXSIM offers free incoming calls:
We all know the story by now. You go abroad, you use your mobile, then you come home and collapse in shock when the bill arrives. If you’ve got an unlocked handset there are ways around the “roaming shock” by using roaming or travel SIM cards. There’s a few to choose from and now XXSIM has stepped forward with their prepaid GSM SIM card to keep your costs down whilst abroad.
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus lands November 17th | Techwatch
Samsung Galaxy Nexus lands November 17th | Techwatch:
Samsung has confirmed exactly when the phone it has produced in conjunction with Google to birth Ice Cream Sandwich will be on sale in the UK.
October 31, 2011
October 29, 2011
- Dell Latitude ST appears on corporate blog | Ubergizmo
Dell Latitude ST appears on corporate blog | Ubergizmo:
Is Dell purposely teasing their potential customers by slowly releasing information on the upcoming Latitude ST? First of all, it appeared on a promotional video earlier this week, and now it has made its way on Dell’s Corporate Blog. Certainly this is all the evidence one needs to confirm the existence of such a tablet, but what else can we learn about it that we don’t already know?
- Dell Latitude ST Tablet Will Go On Sale From Nov-1st | WMPoweruser
Dell Latitude ST Tablet Will Go On Sale From Nov-1st | WMPoweruser:
Dell today announced its new enterprise tablet called Latitude ST.
- Charted: Android Fragmentation | TechCrunch
Charted: Android Fragmentation | TechCrunch:
Michael DeGusta has done an amazing job charting the fragmentation of Android by visualizing the history of operating system updates on Android smartphones for sale in the United States.
- New Asus Transformer Prime pictures surface | News | TechRadar UK
New Asus Transformer Prime pictures surface | News | TechRadar UK:
While a far-off glimpse of the impending Asus Transformer Prime might have sated our tablet hunger for a while, we’re mighty glad to see some closer-up shots hit the ‘net, taken by a sneaky tipster.
- Rent an iPad in Spain for €25/day (including data) | Mobile Industry Review
Rent an iPad in Spain for €25/day (including data) | Mobile Industry Review:
This is an excellent find from Dusan over at Intomobile: A company called PadInTheCity is running a neat business, renting 3G iPads to interested tourists in Madrid, Spain to help them get around the city. Each iPad comes preloaded with a number of applications and unlimited data — all for 25 EUR per day. That’s kinda steep especially for those staying longer in the capital of Spain.
October 28, 2011
- Samsung overtakes Apple in smartphones | Techwatch
Samsung overtakes Apple in smartphones | Techwatch:
It nearly happened last quarter, but in Q3 Samsung has powered past Apple
- "A new report by ComScore holds some particularly interesting data in terms of tracking wireless…"
“A new report by ComScore holds some particularly interesting data in terms of tracking wireless growth. According to the firm’s latest study, smartphones and tablets now drive roughly 7% of all global digital traffic.”
October 27, 2011
- Tablet Computers Now Owned by 1 in 10 US Adults
Tablet Computers Now Owned by 1 in 10 US Adults:
Nearly 18 months after the introduction of the iPad, one in 10 U.S. adults now owns a tablet computer and uses it an average of 90 minutes a day.
- iPads affect the future of hotel Wi-Fi | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog
iPads affect the future of hotel Wi-Fi | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Hotels are at a crossroads because of the iPad, says a report from the New York Times. Travelers armed with iPads are taxing WiFi internet connections and causing problems for hotels that want to provide reliable internet service for their visitors.
- Toshiba unveils USB powered monitor for laptops | Ubergizmo
Toshiba unveils USB powered monitor for laptops | Ubergizmo:
If you have need for a secondary display for your laptop, maybe one screen for your word processor and the other for your browser while you do your research, Toshiba has just launched a USB-powered secondary monitor for laptops.
- Tablets now Selling Twice as Fast as Netbooks, Thanks to iPad | ITProPortal.com
Tablets now Selling Twice as Fast as Netbooks, Thanks to iPad | ITProPortal.com:
Reports, backed up by Apple’s presentation at its financial quarterly meeting, show that tablets are expanding into the notebook’s market, as customers are preferring the more mobile devices.
- Asus UX21 reviewed: hard to find anything wrong with this ultrabook
Asus UX21 reviewed: hard to find anything wrong with this ultrabook:
The Asus UX21 is one of the first ever ultrabooks to hit the market, in an attempt to overthrow the MacBook Airs’ supremacy and to pretty much change the computer market as we know it right now.
October 26, 2011
- Gatwick airport took away my belt buckle: "I stick to what they’ve told me. I’m not going to speak to you anymore. Not if you’re going to publish it. I’m not speaking to you." – Boing Boing
Gatwick airport took away my belt buckle: “I stick to what they’ve told me. I’m not going to speak to you anymore. Not if you’re going to publish it. I’m not speaking to you.” – Boing Boing:
Back in 2008, I bought one of 686’s belt buckles, which has a clever set of snowboard-binding-adjusting tools built into it, including a small flathead and Philips head screwdriver tips on the buckle’s tongues, as well as a socket wrench-head built into the tip-keeper.
- In defense of netbooks
In defense of netbooks:
This morning, Gizmodo’s Brian Barret posted “Remember Netbooks? No One Else Does, Either” In the post, Barret cites recent data from ABI Research that indicates the rise of tablet computers at the expense of netbooks: “Media tablet shipments surpassed netbook shipments this quarter, reaching 13.6 million units, compared to just 7.3 million netbooks. Netbooks had previously led the way with 8.4 million shipments in 1Q11, compared to just 6.4 million media tablets”.
- Intel Wants Partners to Help Cut Price of Ultrabooks | ITProPortal.com
Intel Wants Partners to Help Cut Price of Ultrabooks | ITProPortal.com:
In a bid to boost sales of Ultrabooks and reach its own target of obtaining 40 percent of the laptop market, Intel apparently wants its partners to slash their selling price.
- G Styled: ASUS Zenbook UX31 – Now This Is An Ultrabook!
G Styled: ASUS Zenbook UX31 – Now This Is An Ultrabook!:
Last week I checked out the Acer Aspire S3 and was very disappointed. To say I was left uninspired would only be an understatement. Acer started off good and, maybe to cut cost, went cheap and ruined that laptop. But not all is lost. Today another vendor proved that you can do a sexy, sleek, and stylish laptop. The ASUS Zenbook UX31 is worthy of the name Ultrabook indeed!
- Looking Back: 10 Years of Windows XP
Looking Back: 10 Years of Windows XP:
Microsoft this week is celebrating Windows XP’s tenth anniversary, though I have to think the company’s efforts to get businesses off of this aging OS and onto the more secure and reliable Windows 7 somewhat colors the event. On that note, the theme here is that a lot has changed since XP first hit the market, and having attended the post-9/11 XP launch in New York City 10 years ago, I can certainly attest to that theory.
- It’s time Windows XP went the way of the dodo | News | TechRadar UK
It’s time Windows XP went the way of the dodo | News | TechRadar UK:
There are two kinds of old things. There are great old things, such as vintage wines, fine brandies or twinkly-eyed grandparents.
- Remember Netbooks? No One Else Does, Either
Remember Netbooks? No One Else Does, Either:
We’d already said that netbooks are dead, but it was maybe more accurate then to say that they were dying. Now, not only have netbook shipments precipitously declined, they’re getting positively banged out by tablets. As they should.
- What to Do When You’ve Forgotten Your Smartphone’s Passcode
What to Do When You’ve Forgotten Your Smartphone’s Passcode:
Some passcodes are so effective that even you can’t remember what they are. If you’ve locked yourself out of your Android or iPhone, it’s not to complicated to get back in. Just click on your phone’s guide below for instructions on how to do it.
- Asus Eee Pad range to receive Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update | Ubergizmo
Asus Eee Pad range to receive Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update | Ubergizmo:
Who says purchasing an Eee Pad device from Asus is not worth the effort?
- ViewSonic rolls out $200 ViewPad 7e Android tablet — Engadget
ViewSonic rolls out $200 ViewPad 7e Android tablet — Engadget:
We’ve already seen it available for pre-order at Amazon and spent a bit of time with it ourselves last month, but ViewSonic’s only just now officially getting its ViewPad 7e Android tablet out the door.
- US carrier smartphone sales slip • reghardware
US carrier smartphone sales slip • reghardware:
Interesting stats have been published by US finance house Morgan Keegan and with then comes a warning for makers of Android handsets: be prepared for a tough Q4.
- John Lewis to Offer BT Openzone Backed Free In-store Wi-Fi | ITProPortal.com
John Lewis to Offer BT Openzone Backed Free In-store Wi-Fi | ITProPortal.com:
John Lewis is planning to introduce free Wi-Fi access in all its stores in the UK by autumn next year, according to new reports.
- Google Docs sees hiccups in service | ZDNet UK
Google Docs sees hiccups in service | ZDNet UK:
Google Docs is stumbling, with multiple users reporting difficulties accessing the cloud document management service.
October 25, 2011
- The Life and Times of Windows XP
The Life and Times of Windows XP:
If you’d been alive in 1924 and had enjoyed the comedy stylings of a young Vaudevillian named George Burns, you never would have believed he’d still be packing them in seventy years later. In 1963, you might have dug the music that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were making, but the idea they’d still be touring almost forty-five years later would have sounded insane. Those of us who watched Dennis Eckersley pitch for the Red Sox in 1978 would have scoffed at the notion that he’d be playing for Beantown once again in 1998.
- Ultrabook Makers Not Learning Lessons of the MacBook Air
Ultrabook Makers Not Learning Lessons of the MacBook Air:
Ever since Intel announced its Ultrabooks initiative last spring, I’ve been lusting after this new line of super-slim, fast-resuming, and long-lasting laptops. Now that the first Ultrabooks are finally shipping, though, the bloom is off the rose. These svelte systems were supposed to be the PC equivalents the MacBook Air; sex appeal with a Start menu. But like Lady Gaga trying to channel Marilyn Monroe, Ultrabook makers get the look mostly right but so many little things wrong.
- iPhone 4S vs. Android Phones: What’s Better for You?
iPhone 4S vs. Android Phones: What’s Better for You?:
You know your smartphone is doing well when 4 million people buy it in the first weekend and it temporarily sells out on all three of your carrier partners. (You can order one now from AT&T and Verizon, but Sprint is still catching up.) The overwhelming demand for the iPhone 4S is understandable, given the much-talked-about Siri voice-controlled assistant, as well as the device’s faster dual-core processor and fantastic 8-megapixel camera. But today’s top Android phones—such as the Samsung Galaxy S II—offer plenty of features you won’t find on Apple’s blockbuster sequel. How do you know which side to choose? Here’s my breakdown.
- Dell Launches XPS 14z Laptop Ahead Of Ultrabook Assault | ITProPortal.com
Dell Launches XPS 14z Laptop Ahead Of Ultrabook Assault | ITProPortal.com:
Dell announced a new laptop the XPS 14Z in which engineers from the Austin-based manufacturer have managed to squeeze a 14-inch display into the space for a 13-inch panel thanks to an edge to edge, quasi borderless design.
- Tablets and laptops are on a ‘collision course’
Tablets and laptops are on a ‘collision course’:
But you knew that already, right? Today, DisplaySearch issued the most unusual of tablet forecasts — one that looks at the totality of the market and takes Windows into consideration. Gartner and IDC use a separate “media tablet” category for Android tablets and iPad, based on the operating system, choosing to classify “Tablet PCs” running Windows as personal computers. DisplaySearch has more sensibly made the designation around processors — ARM and x86 — which better defines the market for the future, and isn’t the future what a forecast is all about?
- Top 10 Free System Optimization And Diagnostic Tool Every Netbook User Should Install « My Asus Eee PC
Top 10 Free System Optimization And Diagnostic Tool Every Netbook User Should Install « My Asus Eee PC:
If you are looking for some excellent netbook system optimization applications and diagnostic tool, you are at the right place. In this piece of writing we have included many free netbook applications which will include some of the great optimization and diagnostic tools for the netbook users. Using netbook from last 2 years, I have tested each software showcased below and suggest you to give it a try and install which suits your system needs.
- Dell Latitude ST business tablets breaks cover – Liliputing
Dell Latitude ST business tablets breaks cover – Liliputing:
Dell has posted a video on its Malaysian website showing a new Windows tablet called the Dell Latitude ST. We’d first heard about the tablet this summer, thanks to a leaked product roadmap, but we’ve known for a while that Dell was working on a new Windows tablet. Now it seems clear that the company is targeting enterprise customers.
- Asus previews quad-core Transformer tablet | ZDNet UK
Asus previews quad-core Transformer tablet | ZDNet UK:
Asus’s Transformer tablet — which converts quickly between a slim 10-inch Android tablet and a netbook — has been quietly successful, and the Taiwanese company is preparing a more advanced version called Transformer Prime. This will be the first tablet to use Nvidia’s impressive quad-core Tegra 3 processor, code-named Kal-El. It may also be the first to run Android 4, which is known by its lumbering code-name Ice Cream Sandwich, though it will initially ship with the Honeycomb version.
- Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G Laptop Review
Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G Laptop Review:
Of all the laptops available at the moment, the two categories that interest me most are ultraportables and full desktop replacements. Ultraportables can be incredibly useful for life on the move due to their small size and incredibly light weight. For regular laptops to be useful though for anything more than light use is unusual however as they have neither the advantages of an ultraportable nor a desktop replacement.
October 22, 2011
- ASUS Zenbook UX31 review — Engadget
ASUS Zenbook UX31 review — Engadget:
It was just last week that we got to take home the Acer Aspire S3, the first Ultrabook to go on sale here in the States. Unfortunately, it doesn’t live up to the pillars laid out by Intel: its performance trails similar machines, its battery craps out early and the design, while portable, is too chintzy to make it a bellwether for skinny Windows laptops. Our verdict, in a sentence, was that you’d be better off getting a MacBook Air, or at least considering other Ultrabooks — namely, ASUS’ line of Zenbooks.
- Four gadgets more important than iPhone 4S
Four gadgets more important than iPhone 4S:
Anyone with even a mild interest in technology knows that the iPhone 4S launched one week ago today. In what has now become a ritualistic media event, the new iPhone launch was covered in scrupulous detail, from pre-launch sales predictions, to pundit reviews, to interviews with Apple fans waiting in line to get their hands on the newest iProduct. Someone even made a website devoted to funny things Apple’s new voice command application, Siri, says. The hype tumbled into this week when people awoke Monday morning to find their RSS feeds ablaze with news that Apple had already sold 4 million iPhone 4Ses. Yesterday, AT&T said it had activated 1M iPhone 4Ses so far. iPhone 4S distribution expanded to 22 more countries — that’s 29 in all — today. Indeed, it feels like everyone in the world has iPhone on the mind.
- Asus Zenbook UX21 torn apart | Ubergizmo
Asus Zenbook UX21 torn apart | Ubergizmo:
We did preview the Zenbook UX21 and Zenbook UX31 from Asus nearly a fortnight ago, and the good people over at Anandtech have taken the former to strip it apart, down to its bare essentials. This 11″ Zenbook is somewhat similar to the MacBook Air when it comes to the dismantling process, sporting 10 screws around the perimeter of the bottom panel. You will need to remove the Torx screws with the right tool though.
- A deep-dive tour of Ice Cream Sandwich with Android’s chief engineer
A deep-dive tour of Ice Cream Sandwich with Android’s chief engineer:
There are few things in this world I despise more than software updates. Downloading hundreds of files, waiting for the progress bar to fill, restarting the device—it’s all a thankless chore. Usually.
- iOS 5 vs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich | News | TechRadar UK
iOS 5 vs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich | News | TechRadar UK:
Whether it’s on tablets or smartphones, Apple and Google are definitely the 500lb gorillas of the industry at the moment, with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 yet to gain a big foothold in phones and Windows 8 still a while out for tablets.
- Android Ice Cream Sandwich confirmed for Samsung Galaxy S2? – uSwitch.com
Android Ice Cream Sandwich confirmed for Samsung Galaxy S2? – uSwitch.com:
Samsung Galaxy S2 owners can look forward to an update to the latest Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) version of Android, the phone-maker has all but confirmed.
- Asus: Quad-Core Tablet arriving, ultrathin netbook hangs on | Eee PC
Asus: Quad-Core Tablet arriving, ultrathin netbook hangs on | Eee PC:
In an interview between Asus Chairman Jonney Shih and Walt Mossberg at AsiaD, Shih dropped hints about his company’s arriving Transformer 2, an Android 4.0 tablet that will be fully revealed next month. He did also unveil more other nuggets worth mentioning. At first, he finally caved to Walt’s question on his major competition at the moment, particularly related to the new Zenbook. “The Mac [Book] Air,” he alleged, while laughing quietly afterwards, but hastily as he plugs into his own PC based on its own qualities.
- iPhone Battery Life: My Current Thinking | Shelly Palmer Digital Living
iPhone Battery Life: My Current Thinking | Shelly Palmer Digital Living:
Someone asks me about iPhone battery life every single day. And while I don’t usually write about gadgets and gizmos, I will offer a short chronicle of my external battery life experience.
October 21, 2011
- The World’s First 2.5-Inch 1TB SSD Needs to Get In My Laptop’s Belly Like Now
The World’s First 2.5-Inch 1TB SSD Needs to Get In My Laptop’s Belly Like Now:
OCZ’s new Octane series is the first solid state drive to squeeze one full terabyte of storage into a 2.5-inch drive, but the awesome doesn’t stop there. It has read speeds of up to 560MB/s and write speeds of 400MB/s, versus top competitors who are at 500MB/s read and 315MB/s write.
- iPhone 4 Rival Alert : Samsung Galaxy W From £270 | ITProPortal.com
iPhone 4 Rival Alert : Samsung Galaxy W From £270 | ITProPortal.com:
Those looking for an affordable yet capable handset could turn their attention to the Samsung Galaxy W which is an update to the popular Galaxy S.
- Asus Boss Demonstrates Ultra-Thin EeePad Transformer 2
Asus Boss Demonstrates Ultra-Thin EeePad Transformer 2:
Asus Chairman Johnny Shih has just slipped an exciting new product out of his briefcase at tech event AsiaD—the long-rumored updated EeePad Transformer Android tablet. It’s almost as exciting as the epic teaser trailer.
- 7- and 10-inch tablet PC prices starting to drop dramatically | Eee PC
7- and 10-inch tablet PC prices starting to drop dramatically | Eee PC:
In a bid to gain more market share, makers of 7-inch tablet PCs have started dropping prices as a way to attract more consumers.
- Multi-platform – Lost In Mobile – Intelligent Mobile Discussion
Multi-platform – Lost In Mobile – Intelligent Mobile Discussion:
Now that I am using the Galaxy S 2 as my main smartphone, it has brought into context the need to use services which work over multiple platforms. Just as most people I know jump on iMessage, so I jump off and can’t communicate with them via their preferred medium. It just so happens that I know a lot of people who own the iPhone, but I don’t want to be locked in and this is not a new problem for me. When I moved from BlackBerry, I was of course excluded from BlackBerry Messenger and both of these are examples where single-platform solutions can cause problems.
- "If you’ve ever wondered what Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich would look like on a tablet, the folks…"
“If you’ve ever wondered what Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich would look like on a tablet, the folks down at The Verge have managed to simulate the look of Android’s latest OS on a potentially larger screen, tablets for example.”
October 20, 2011
- Curry’s cut PlayBook Price by £150 in UK, but why?
Curry’s cut PlayBook Price by £150 in UK, but why?:
British electronics retailer has today slashed the price of the RIM Playbook from £399.99 down to just £249.99, a decrease of £150. It’s the most significant price drop for a tablet since the unexpected HP TouchPad fire sale a few months ago.
- Google Apps Integration And Branded Pages Coming Soon To Google | paidContent
Google Apps Integration And Branded Pages Coming Soon To Google | paidContent:
Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is quite pleased with the first few months of its Google social-networking service, as one might expect. With more than 40 million users and growing, Google executives said Wednesday that the company plans to add several new features by the end of the year, including the long-awaited integration between Google and Google Apps accounts.
- What Android 4.0 looks like on tablets – Liliputing
What Android 4.0 looks like on tablets – Liliputing:
Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the first version of Google’s mobile operating system that the company designed specifically to run on both phones and tablets. But during last night’s launch event the company only really talked about phones — which makes sense since the event was also the coming out party for the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone.
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus Vs Samsung Galaxy S II HD : Specs And Features | ITProPortal.com
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Vs Samsung Galaxy S II HD : Specs And Features | ITProPortal.com:
Now that the Galaxy Nexus, the follow-up to the Nexus S is out, we’re starting to wonder whether that phone and the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S II HD are not actually twins – but there’s more to it than meets the eye.
- Galaxy Nexus With Android 4.0 is Official | Gear Diary
Galaxy Nexus With Android 4.0 is Official | Gear Diary:
I just finished watching the Google/Samsung event that officially announced the new Galaxy Nexus phone.
- Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 coming soon – Video – Liliputing
Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 coming soon – Video – Liliputing:
Asus is starting to show off its next-generation Eee Pad Transformer tablet. The original Transformer has proven to be one of the most popular Android tablets due to a combination of low price and versatility. The tablet starts at just $399, and customers can pick up an optional keyboard docking station that extends battery life, adds extra ports, and lets you use the tablet like a laptop.
- "A group of Microsoft researchers have come up with a new, innovative way that could soon transform…"
“A group of Microsoft researchers have come up with a new, innovative way that could soon transform the way you handle your smartphone.”
- Google’s Android 4.0 Development Plan: Make Android Prettier | paidContent
Google’s Android 4.0 Development Plan: Make Android Prettier | paidContent:
Google (NSDQ: GOOG) took the wrapping off its Ice Cream Sandwich Tuesday night, unveiled the latest edition of Android on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus phone during a joint event produced by the two companies in Hong Kong. The goal for the new version? To make Android into a something that people really, really want to use as opposed to settling for the phone that’s available as a buy-one-get-one-free at the wireless store.
October 19, 2011
- Should You Allow Personal Devices on the Company Network?
Should You Allow Personal Devices on the Company Network?:
Tablets and smartphones are necessary business tools, and an increasing number of employees want to retire their company-owned hardware, opting instead to work from their personal devices. And while organizations are skeptical about letting workers save corporate data on the same gadgets where they download their favorite Justin Bieber songs, this trend can lower costs and improve workflow.
- Windows Intune 2
Windows Intune 2:
Microsoft this week announced the immediate availability of Windows Intune 2, the new version of its cloud-based PC management service. Don’t worry if you think that’s a typo, since the first version of Intune shipped less than 7 months ago.
- ASUS Zenbook UX31 Unboxing
ASUS Zenbook UX31 Unboxing:
We just received the ASUS Zenbook UX31, the company’s new 13-inch ultrabook, and snapped some shots as we took it out of the box.
- Official Google Blog: A fresh start for Google presentations
Official Google Blog: A fresh start for Google presentations:
A year and a half ago, we released completely new document, spreadsheet and drawing editors. Google Docs has been picking up speed ever since with more than 60 new features and millions of new users. Today we’re rounding out the suite by previewing a new version of presentations with faster collaboration and more features.
- Ultrabook players to adopt hybrid HDD to save cost
Ultrabook players to adopt hybrid HDD to save cost:
Hybrid hard disc drives (HDD) have recently become a popular choice among notebook brand vendors for their ultrabook models, according to sources from ultrabook players.
- Comparison: iPhone 4S vs. Samsung Galaxy S II (Video)
Comparison: iPhone 4S vs. Samsung Galaxy S II (Video):
The Samsung Galaxy S II and the iPhone 4S have a lot going for them: dual-core CPUs, fantastic cameras, slender form factors, and great hardware. In this video we compare both devices with multiple tests: web browsing, gaming, video quality, digital personal assistants, and a whole lot more. Check out the video below for the full video.