- Upgrade Your PC — Or Not
Upgrade Your PC — Or Not:
My in-laws were in town over the long weekend for Thanksgiving. My wife’s father is into technology, but he’s resigned to being a bit behind the curve — which entails, among other things, being on the tail end of my family’s technology hand-me-down list. For example, with the new Amazon Kindle eBook readers out, I’ve moved on to the latest device, and my wife has moved on to my previous Kindle, which includes the 3G wireless technology her Kindle lacked. So her old Kindle moved along to her father.
- Microsoft Quietly Launches Major SkyDrive Upgrade
Microsoft Quietly Launches Major SkyDrive Upgrade:
Buried in a press release about Office 365, Microsoft noted that its semi-related Windows Live SkyDrive service has also been updated with “simpler app-centric sharing for Office, powerful file management and easier uploads with HTML5.” A quick look at the Inside Windows Live blog provides a lot more detail. In fact, this is a fairly major upgrade.
- Desktop Virtualisation for highly legislated environments • The Register
Desktop Virtualisation for highly legislated environments • The Register:
Implementing virtual desktops across a whole enterprise is rarely as easy as it sounds in vendor white papers. Rich Raether, IT manager, and Dan Putnam, published systems architect at large US law firm Quarles & Brady faced a unique set of challenges when they decided to roll out virtual desktops as a means of improving the firm’s business continuity stance.
- Forrester: Consumer Interest In A Windows Tablet Tumbles But Still Leads Android | TechCrunch
Forrester: Consumer Interest In A Windows Tablet Tumbles But Still Leads Android | TechCrunch:
Microsoft might have missed the tablet party bus. At least that’s what a Forrest report published on Tuesday states. Consumers have lost interest in a Windows touch device even though just earlier this year the majority of those polled wanted such a device. But now, likely after the barrage of different tablets released this year, that number has waned as expectations changed. Where a tablet was once thought to replace laptops, now it’s mostly seen as an entertainment device. Recent low-cost tabs such as the Fire and Nook Tablet further define a tablet as a low-cost device.
- Three WiFi Router Review
Three WiFi Router Review:
Being registerd on the Three PR list I often get emails about new devices launched from Three UK and recently one device which was announced and has just launched was the new WiFi Hub.
- Lenovo unveils the LePad S2007 and LePad S2010, both with Honeycomb and 1.5GHz dual-core chip — Engadget
Lenovo unveils the LePad S2007 and LePad S2010, both with Honeycomb and 1.5GHz dual-core chip — Engadget:
Oh no, it isn’t just about the 5-inch tabletphone today. Announced at the same event in Beijing just now are a couple of larger tablets from Lenovo: the LePad S2007 and the LePad S2010. Interestingly, the latter 10.1-inch device isn’t quite the same as what we saw in our exclusive scoop from two weeks ago: it’s 1.5GHz Qualcomm dual-core rather than 1.6GHz NVIDIA quad-core, 1GB RAM instead of 2GB, no funky fingerprint scanner on the back, and it’s launching with Android 3.2 instead of Ice Cream Sandwich. But fret not, as we’ve been informed that its international counterpart — aka the IdeaTab K2 in our scoop — will launch with the latest Android OS; so we’re just waiting for a release date.
- Acer Won’t Quit on Netbooks | Eee PC
Acer Won’t Quit on Netbooks | Eee PC:
Samsung ended its affair with netbooks. But Acer wouldn’t leave the netbook space. Currently, Acer and ASUS are the top two players in the netbook field now. Acer VP Scott Lin strongly stated that they will not give up on the netbook market. With the release of Acer Aspire One 722 and its strong reception, Acer is doing the right thing.
- The Upgraded Seagate Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drive Is Bigger and Faster
The Upgraded Seagate Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drive Is Bigger and Faster:
Seagate’s newly upgraded Momentus XT drive now sports 750GB of storage and 70 percent faster performance. Seagate says the drive boasts boot-up and application launch speeds comparable to full SSDs despite only having 8GB of solid-state storage—all for only $245.
- Gigabyte Unleashes Tablet/PC/Desktop Booktop | Eee PC
Gigabyte Unleashes Tablet/PC/Desktop Booktop | Eee PC:
Not so long time ago, tablets are Windows notebooks with touchscreen displays. These notebooks could be folded flat and can be used as slates. These convertible laptop-style tablets are still around and new models are being made.
- Acer will not give up netbook market, says VP
Acer will not give up netbook market, says VP:
Commenting on the recent rumors that Korea-based Samsung Electronics will stop producing 10.1-inch netbooks in the first quarter of 2012, leaving the netbook market to the top-2 players Acer and Asustek, Acer vice president Scott Lin pointed out that Acer will not give up the netbook market.
- DIY Laptop Tech Support: 8 Easy Fixes
DIY Laptop Tech Support: 8 Easy Fixes:
Let’s face facts. Dealing with tech support is a hit-or-miss proposition. That’s because tech reps are typically under heavy pressure to keep call times short whether they provide real help or not. So why not save some time and money by troubleshooting common laptop issues yourself? We asked some of the biggest notebook makers, including Acer, Dell, and Lenovo, the most common user questions. We then boiled down the list to the top issues and provided our own easy fixes.
- SkyDrive: Improvements Make It Usable
SkyDrive: Improvements Make It Usable:
This morning, Microsoft unveiled a bunch of changes to SkyDrive, its free service for storing, sharing, and editing files online.
- The Hermes Project: How Internet addicted are Brits?
The Hermes Project: How Internet addicted are Brits?:
Some research commissioned by Sky has revealed the level of Internet addiction from modern day Brits in a world where we’re always connected and devices such as smartphones are continuously promoting you with an e-mail or a social networking update of some sort or another.
- Cisco Blog » Blog Archive » Will Wi-Fi Be the Death of Mobile?
Cisco Blog » Blog Archive » Will Wi-Fi Be the Death of Mobile?:
In 97 countries around the world, there are now more mobile devices than people. No wonder mobile networks are clogged with massive amounts of new traffic! Mobile operators are struggling with how to provide the mobile broadband experience customers expect, in a cost-effective, scalable, and profitable manner. I believe that Wi-Fi, the “silent sleeper” of wireless access networks, may hold the answer.
November 30, 2011
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