Posts Tagged ‘operating system’
  • Sony Xperia X3 X10 “Infinity” coming out party goes down November 3rd.
    by Mike
    Posted October 26th, 2009 at 8:31 pm
    The Sony Xperia X3 is so far my favorite device leading into the end of the year. While the X1 and X2 were pretty sweet devices, the fact that it was running WinMo pretty much killed it for me. However, with Android and a tweaked UI dubbed "Rachel" coming on the X3, this latest Sony device has got my attention front and center. Hmm, now about that X3 moniker, well, not even a couple a days ago, the X3 became the X10. Why skip so many numbers? No idea. Not exactly sure what kool-aid Sony is...
  • 7″ C-motech “Mangrove” tablet a 1GHz Snapdragon MID
    by Mike
    Posted October 25th, 2009 at 11:27 am
    Living the life as a mobile internet tablet is full of obscurity and not knowing exactly what your purpose in life is. I mean, smartphones are small and powerful, easily able to slip into a pocket. Laptops are small computers that also have copious amounts of power on board (mid-higher end anyway) and are also relatively portable. Tablets and MID on the other hand are sort of stuck in a never ending limbo as they're way to big to be categorized as a smartphone and often too underpowered and...
  • What is this mysterious Windows branded laptop on 30 Rock?
    by Mike
    Posted October 24th, 2009 at 9:06 pm
    Eagle eyes by Chris from MobileWhack caught a seemingly average laptop being used on the show 30 Rock. On closer inspection however we can see what appears to be a glowing Windows logo. Microsoft doesn't make hardware in regards to actual computers. So what is it? A simple one-off made for the show or some slick skin/sticker? Most likely. I've noticed myself that Macs, particularly Macbook Pro's are becoming increasingly more common in TV commercials. Is Microsoft following Apple's lead...
  • BlackBerry Storm getting legit 5.0 upgrade this Sunday, October 25th.
    by Mike
    Posted October 24th, 2009 at 10:30 am
    While not much can be done to save the not so greatness that plagues the first gen BlackBerry Storm, those looking to ride out the storm (no pun intended) and continue on with their trusty device have a few fixes coming their way this Sunday, October 25th. It is on this magnificent day that RIM will officially release the OS 5.0 upgrade. For CrackBerry fanatics needing a more specific number, note this OS as 5.0.0.328. Besides some subtle UI tweaks here and there, users can expect to see thre...
  • Apple giving up on ZFS?
    by Mike
    Posted October 23rd, 2009 at 3:53 pm
    Those looking forward to a new storage format for OS X will be sorely disappointed. ZFS which was to be the successor to the current HFS+ sometime down the road appears to have been shelved indefinitely. As 9to5 Mac highlights a comment from ...
  • Protect Yourself: Make bootable install disc from your Windows 7 Student Upgrade download
    by Mike
    Posted October 23rd, 2009 at 10:13 am
    With so many of your precious memories and important files stored in digital only form, having a back up is always a good idea. Much the same way, having a way to quickly and easily re-install your OS in the event of a catastrophic meltdown is again, something worth acquiring. Students often get some pretty good tech deals due to the fact manufacturers realize the cash strapped state students often find themselves in. The bone they throw however small is often well received. Microsoft's la...
  • Access Else LiMo prototype phone shows off fan-like UI
    by Mike
    Posted October 22nd, 2009 at 1:58 pm
    In the age of glitz and glam from the likes of iPhones and Android devices, LiMo, Androids cousin gets left out of the lime light. LiMo, which is a string of Linux, has so far suffered from slower adoption than it's once equally small cousin Android. Perhaps the Access Emblaze Else shown above can get that ball rolling hmm? The fan-like interface pictured isn't quite my style as it's a bit dark and bland. But you can't please everyone. What's your take? Does it need more work or are you di...
  • Steve Ballmer: “I’m happy with where Windows Mobile 6.5 is now”
    by Mike
    Posted October 22nd, 2009 at 10:02 am
    Only an idiot blindingly defending his company after he knows he and those under him failed would claim such a thing. The overall consensus on WinMo 6.5 is it still sucks while looking a tad prettier. In Gizmodo's multi-part interview with Microsoft's captain, Ballmer defends Windows Mobile saying he's "happy with where 6.5 is at now". But that isn't the only laugh inducing comment. No sir. Not by a long shot. Even more surprising if not ridiculous, he goes on to say that "at the end of ...
  • Windows 7 Whopper: 7 Pattiest of beef. 7 clogged arteries. Japan only.
    by Mike
    Posted October 22nd, 2009 at 7:42 am
    If you find yourself a local of Japan looking for something to eat on your fine Thursday afternoon and also happen to be in the festive mood due to Microsoft's grand release of Windows 7 today, why not kill two birds with one stone. Or you could sling a 7 pattied whopper at them. A joint effort between Microsoft and Burger King of Japan has created one of the more "tasty" marketing campaigns for Windows 7. The special editition Whopper features all the usual toppings of a normal whopper + 5 a...
  • Apple patent of doom: Ads becoming native desktop annoyance — God help us all.
    by Mike
    Posted October 22nd, 2009 at 5:55 am
    Think those one or two pop ads you always encounter when online are bad? That's nothing if a patent from Apple gains any traction. An OS full of annoying pop ads and annoying placement may very well soon be coming to your desktop. Though in the age we live, patents and copyrights have become more tools for preventing innovation and saving your ass from lawsuit by filing patents years in advance of a planned release...if a public release is even ever planned. Why ruin the desktop environment...
  • Android 2.0, 3G, WiFi, 5″ touchscreen and more coming to the Dell MID
    by Mike
    Posted October 21st, 2009 at 7:36 am
    Don't you love it when rumors, particularly good rumors transgress from unicorn land into reality? That's a pretty easy one to answer. Of course you do. Details of an Android packing Dell MID will no doubt get you salivating like a fat piece of properly cooked steak. As far as details go, the device spied above comes with Android 2.0 (Eclair), WiFi/Bluetooth/3G WWAN, 5" 800 x 400 capacitive touchscreen as well as a dual-LED flash 5mp camera out back. The only thing leaving me concerned is y...
  • Google bringing their own Android phone to market (end of 2009)? Chrome OS netbook in 2010?
    by Mike
    Posted October 20th, 2009 at 1:55 pm
    Apple uses a totalitarian approach with the iPhone. Microsoft offers a mad grab for developers and hardware vendors alike. The two methods at which these two companies provide mobile services are complete opposites. Each have their pro's and con's. Apple's uniformed approach brings tight integration and unparalleled compatibility. Microsoft's approach with Windows Mobile allows a daunting list of choices as well as easier access for developers. Until now, Google has taken more or less th...
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