Archive for February, 2009
  • Dual and Quad interface docking stations announced by OWC
    by Mike
    Posted February 26th, 2009 at 5:20 pm
    With the ever sinking prices of storage, no one should be without at least a 500GB internal/external backup hard drive for times when your beloved computer isn't on it's best behavior, or, if you just have a ton of files which need a home.  Of course there are a myriad of options in the form of internal and external hard drives available on the market.  However, buying an internal means you have to open up your computer, and external are more than likely (though the tides are a changin') s...
  • Leopard to get another numbers update to 10.5.7
    by Mike
    Posted February 26th, 2009 at 7:09 am
    Even though Snow Leopard's launch is coming closer, that hasn't stopped Apple from working out issues with the current flavor of OS X, Leopard.  It is rumored that Apple is starting to release test builds of 10.5.7 to developers this week.  Included in the new .7 update come many fixes for several issues.  The biggest portion of the OS that seems to be getting the most attention is syncing.  iCal, MobileMe, Address Book, Mail, and system preferences.  Another issue where Safari doesn't ...
  • VMWare for Mobiles!
    by Mike
    Posted February 26th, 2009 at 6:54 am
    Ok put this at the top of your "that's freakin' cool" list.  In the many hours of the day that you're glued to your smartphone, have you ever thought, "You know, I wish I had this other OS running?"  If so, you have a new reason to get excited.  With the ever increasing power and efficiency of mobiles, it was only a matter of time before virtualization made its way to the mobile world.  Well, that day has now come.  VMWare has debuted their MVP Hypervisor mobile OS virtualization softw...
  • LG Versa now officially available
    by Mike
    Posted February 26th, 2009 at 6:40 am
    If you love to tweak your phone not just in a software manner but also in a hardware way, the LG Versa may be your saving grace in this world.  Exclusively on Verizon, the Versa brings to the table a modular design allowing you to swap out various parts.  Don't like the keyboard...fine.  Take it off and use the onscreen soft keyboard.  For a quick recap of those who missed the initial LG Versa announcement, the Versa will include: EV-DO Rev A, support for 16GB microSD cards, tethering (...
  • Paragon NTFS 7.0 for Mac: Play on both sides of the OS fence
    by Mike
    Posted February 26th, 2009 at 5:21 am
    If you're a Mac user and grudgingly had to install Windows on a second partition, I'm sure you've run in to a few instances where you've been on either the Mac or Windows side and needed access to a file or set of files on the other.  Sadly, neither OS plays nice natively with the other OS's file system.  So what do you do?  Use an external hard drive, flash drive, or set up a 3rd shared partition that can be read by both?  Well there is an easier was folks.  Paragon has just announced ...
  • Microsoft bringing the heat to TomTom/Linux
    by Mike
    Posted February 25th, 2009 at 6:36 pm
    In what is sure to spark mass riots, animal slaughter, and outright apocalyptic events, Microsoft has finally backed up years of talk of "Linux infringing on our patents" and is suing TomTom over their use of a Linux kernel that supposedly does infringe on several patents from Redmond.  Again, while the patent dispute centers around TomTom GPS units, the actual "thing" causing the stink is the Linux kernel inside the GPS units.  The total count for patent infringements...8.  If you're fee...
  • PSP2 dropping UMD drive…becoming a slider?
    by Mike
    Posted February 25th, 2009 at 4:50 pm
      “I hear Sony FINALLY has the PSP 2.  And thank goodness, they’ve removed the stupid battery-sucking UMD disc drive. I’m excited!” The very words uttered by David Perry, a developer for the gaming company Acclaim, were posted on his Twitter and Facebook accounts today.  So has Sony given up on the useless UMD format?  Hopefully!  However this is all purely speculation for now as it is one little voice.  Also up on the rumor soap box is the PSP 2 becoming a slider type device...
  • Nokia laptops coming to a lap near you?
    by Mike
    Posted February 25th, 2009 at 4:39 pm
    If Nokia's CEO, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo knows what he is talking about when he was quoted saying "We are looking very actively also at this opportunity, the answer to that could be a "Yes".  Hmmm, just think, sitting down with your shiny new Nokia laptop and getting onlookers gathering around you wanting to know what this mystery box is.  It really isn't that far of a stretch seeing as how they already have the whole cellphone thing pretty well down as well as some notable tablet devices. ...
  • iBluetooth coming soon…making iPhone that much better
    by Mike
    Posted February 25th, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    In what is sadly another common feature that has somehow been neglected on the iPhone is bluetooth file transfers.  I can see why Apple left it out (persons at Apple and AT&T think file transferring will hurt downloads and data traffic) but the fact that it is a common feature that every phone should have is a negative in my book.  However, those of you who are willing to jailbreak will soon be able to get your hands on iBluetooth, developed by "MeDevil" is an application that will all...
  • Back from the dead: Motorola “Napoleon” coming to Verizon
    by Mike
    Posted February 25th, 2009 at 2:47 pm
    In what is most certainly a very botched launch and severe delay since it was originally revealed, the Motorola Napoleon is pretty much a *slightly* revamped Moto Q.  Yawn inducing features include a 2 megapixel QVGA camera, WiFi, and Windows Mobile 6.1.  Sorry folks no new aged high tech WinMo 6.5 here, move along.  Globe trotters should feel at least a little happy as it is debuting as one of Verizon's world phones meaning there's a GSM radio inside for jaunts across the pond.  One fea...
  • AT&T confirms: Quickfire becometh fire!
    by Mike
    Posted February 25th, 2009 at 1:01 pm
    The mysterious and insanely quick removal of AT&T Quickfires from store shelves the other day got many people wondering what on earth would cause such a reaction.  At first AT&T said nothing leaving the web to speculate as to the cause.  Well that cause is now known, a combination of operator error and just plain uh-oh on AT&T's part.  Apparently AT&T named the Quickfire all too well as the Quickfire can quickly turn into a fire if the charger is inserted improperly causin...
  • Nokia 5800 Xpress Music coming to party a day early
    by Mike
    Posted February 25th, 2009 at 11:01 am
    In a techie's life, there's nothing better than products jumping ahead in the schedule and coming to market early, saving you countless hours of what is almost surely complete torture filled with uncontrollable drooling, shaking episodes, and other unexpected events.  If you are a Nokia fanatic and mobile connoisseur, today is your luckiest of days as flagship Nokia stores will start selling the 5800 XpressMusic at 3:00 TODAY!  So if you've been waiting for the miraculous appearance of Nok...
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