Monday, March 31, 2008

The Evidence for a 3G iPhone... June 2008

"There's been so much talk about the possibility of the "3G" iPhone, it can be hard to keep up with all the rumors. First of all, "3G" technology promises broadband-like speeds over wireless cellular networks. At present, the iPhone only offers 2.5G (EDGE) speeds, which means your web pages and email download at relatively slower speeds.It's been no secret that the iPhone will eventually adopt 3G technology. When Steve Jobs first introduced the iPhone in January 2007, he specifically said (video clip) that Apple plans on making "3G phones and all sorts of amazing things in the future".

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Leopard Beats Vista for Corporate Satisfaction

"Corporate users of Apple Inc.'s Leopard operating system are more than five times more likely to say that they are "very satisfied" with the OS than business users of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Vista , a research firm said last week. In a February survey of 2,200 U.S. corporate computer users, 53% of those using Mac OS X 10.5 reported that they were very satisfied with their operating system. "Apple continues to set the standard for corporate customer satisfaction," said Paul Carton, director of research at ChangeWave Research. That, and the fact that corporate buying plans for Macs remain at historically high levels, indicate that users like what Apple's doing, continued Carton."

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

MacBook Air Prompts New TSA Screening Procedures (Really!)

You might recall a couple of weeks ago, a dude got hassled by airport security because they couldn't make sense of his MacBook Air. Turns out, it actually does look "very different" than 99 percent of the notebooks they're used to seeing under the scanner, in a way that would "pique some interest" of security personnel.

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First look at Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” beta

First took a look at Ubuntu 8.04, codenamed Hardy Heron, back in February when it was in the Alpha 4 stage. While that release was functional, it was also a bit unfinished and a little rough in places. This beta release in comparison is a lot more polished and refined. There are still a small number of known bugs that need dealing with, but ..

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OpenOffice 3.0 Promises to Bash Office

"Microsoft's Office suite could have plausible challenger on the desktop for the first time since Lotus gave up trying to take on Redmond a decade ago. details are emerging of the features users have to look forward to in the upcoming bullet point release, version 3.0."

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10 Handy Numbers to Save in Your Mobile Phone

Here are 10 phone numbers we could care less about until the moment we need them, at which point they save us time, money and general peace of mind. Do yourself a favor and take 10 minutes to program each of these handy numbers into your mobile phone. I promise you, the convenience you will gain from it someday is priceless.

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Screenshot Tour: Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron" Beta

Ubuntu Version 8.04, or "Hardy Heron," is more a compilation of stable-ish features and proven apps than a showcase for the latest and greatest in Linux technology. But for those seeking a usable, steady system in which to get things done, that's a real killer app in itself. Let's see what's new, and what just works (and doesn't) in Hardy Heron.

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Apple researching autostereoscopic 3-D display hardware

Apple has been conducting research on a new breed of display hardware that would employ autostereoscopy to produce three-dimensional images that can be viewed by multiple users without the need for special headgear or glasses.

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Top 5 reasons why The Customer is Always Right is Wrong

Here are the top five reasons why the phrase “The customer is always right” which was originally coined by Harry Gordon Selfridge is WRONG. "Using the slogan “The customer is always right” abusive customers can demand just about anything - they’re right by definition, aren’t they? This makes the employees’ job that much harder, when trying to rein them in."

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Friday, March 14, 2008

What happens when a Windows developer gets a Mac?

Follow the daily travails of a hardcore, longtime Windows developer after he adopts a shiny new MacBook. "I have been a Windows developer for many, many years. Before I was a Windows developer I was a DOS developer. I've always been a Microsoft fan, heavily invested in doing Windows development. Really, since 1984 - my first job doing professional software development - I have been true blue Microsoft. When I would watch the Mac ads with the nerdy PC guy and the cool Mac dude I always secretly rooted for the PC guy."

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

E-mail inventor: I didn't foresee spam - Times Online

"Thirty-seven years after the first e-mail was sent, its creator says he never imagined it would become a tool for criminals. Ray Tomlinson does not recall the contents of the first e-mail that was ever sent.He thinks it was probably QWERTY, or another meaningless set of letters produced swiping one's hand across the top of the computer keyboard.Whatever it said, at around 7pm one autumn evening in 1971, the first message using Mr Tomlinson's fledgling software, known then as the 'Send Message Program', travelled the short distance of a metre from one computer to a neighbouring machine, and electronic mail was born."

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Friday, March 7, 2008

Wanna protect Windows from Hackers?...Set NO Password !!

I didn't know about this...and its actually recommended by Microsoft. Your Windows XP computer is more safe if you don’t set any password at all than using some weak password.

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Apple Reveals iPhone SDK

Today at a town-hall meeting at Apple's Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino, Steve Jobs showed off the iPhone software developer's kit for the first time. There has been a lot of speculation about what the kit would include, and what it specifically wouldn't. Now Steve Jobs says it will have the same APIs and Tools that Apple itself uses to develop..

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Russians sitting on OS X security software

Russian security vendor Kaspersky Lab has announced it has virus protection software waiting in the wings, just in case Apple’s Mac OS X suddenly becomes a target for hackers. Kaspersky, based in Moscow, has no immediate plans to release a Mac product, but one could "be ready in just days," spokesman Timur Tsoriev said at the CeBIT show in Germany. Read more at TechWorld