05/17/2011, VMWare, one of the main force behind cloud computing, has realized that having people use many different services in the enterprise does create some unique challenges. They can be as obvious as remembering many passwords, or as difficult as creating accounts for each employee for each internal and 3rd party service that the company uses. The Horizon App Manager solves many of these problems.
05/08/2011, As consumers get used to having good looking and entertainment-capable laptops at home, they are also demanding consumer-friendly design and features at work. That’s precisely what HP aims to offer with the Probook 5330m. Using its Forge design philosophy, HP has built a business computer that looks good. HP has also added Beats audio technology so that workers can enjoy the latest hit conference call. However, underneath the aluminum and […]
05/05/2011, Today, Sprint has announced that they will be adding two new Motorola Android phones catered to the business crowd. First up we have the Motorola XPRT. Sprint’s first Android world phone designed for the business user. It features a 3.1″ HVGA display, a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, a full QWERTY keyboard (BlackBerry/Droid Pro-style) and enterprise-class security and data encryption. It also has 3G mobile hotspot capability, a 5 megapixel […]
05/02/2011, Folks who are tired of having to charge two devices every night just because they need a BlackBerry phone for work and one more for their personal lives, will be glad to know that RIM has officially announced a solution for them. BlackBerry Balance was rumored about earlier this year, and at the BlackBerry World event today, RIM made it official.
04/12/2011, Nokia has just removed the covers off their upcoming business Symbian phone – the E6. Next in line after the highly successful E71 and E72 phones, the E6 features the same QWERTY candy bar shape, but this time it packs a touchscreen display instead of a regular screen. It has a 2.46″ VGA display, an 8 megapixel with dual-LED flash, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, USB On-the-Go, and is preloaded with […]
04/11/2011, While publishers are busy fighting for a better incentive when selling magazine subscriptions though iTunes on the iPad, Bloomberg has decided to go ahead and release an official magazine app anyway. Called Bloomberg Businessweek+, this app isn’t designed to take on The Daily; rather, it is just another magazine for users to get their business news updates. The app is free, and as an introduction, the first issue will only […]
04/08/2011, Google has just announced some new updates for Android to make the operating system more prominent in the corporate environment. First up we have a new Device Policy app that allows employees to locate lost or stolen devices on a map, ring it in case it’s in the office, rest the device PIN or even wipe the device remotely via the new My Devices website. While this really helps private […]
03/30/2011, Google has announced that it is +1 Button, a way to let user put their “stamp of approval” on search results – for their friends and Google contacts to see, and for Google to analyze. At this time, and probably for the foreseeable future, Facebook users won’t be able to participate to the search. That’s understandable, as Google would rather not help Facebook in any way. At the same time, […]
03/30/2011, Microsoft has been attempting to block Apple’s trademark claim on “App Store” since January 2011. The company has filed a new document which basically says that App Store is “too generic” to be used as a trademark. To backup its claim, Microsoft has hired Ronald Butters, a linguist that has provided arguments in favor of Microsoft. In the filing, one can read: “App store” follows an accepted naming paradigm in American […]
03/20/2011, It’s official, AT&T has announced that it was acquiring T-Mobile USA for $39B, adding 33M customers in one fell swoop. The combined entity will therefore have about 129M subscribers. This deal makes a lot more sense than the rumored Sprint+T-Mobile deal that we called “a marriage from hell” earlier this month. Both networks are using GSM as the basic building block, so the network consolidation should be relatively easy and […]
03/09/2011, VMware has released VMware View, a new client for iPad that lets users access their virtual Windows systems from the iPad. Aimed mainly at (large?) businesses, the new client would allow iPad users to run Windows applications on a remote server, from an iPad. Business have traditionally been using the Windows platform, but VMware argues that the viewer is a great way to operate Windows app from a tablet. The […]
03/07/2011, HP has just announced a new all-in-one, space saving, clutter-free PC designed for small businesses. Called the HP Omni Pro 110 PC, this computer places all the internals of the computer into a 20″ widescreen. It packs an HD anti-glare display, integrated high-performance stereo speakers, webcam, microphone, DVD writer and 6 in 1 media card reader to ensure you’ll have no problem feeding media into the device. It comes with […]
01/21/2011, There are a few dates that matter in the life of a company: when it was created, when it got its first customer, when it hit a Billion (ok, 1M is nice too) dollars in revenues and… when it passed a Billion products shipped. NVIDIA has announced that the company has shipped more than one Billion graphics processors (GPUs) to date (it’s not clear if chipsets with integrated graphics are […]
01/20/2011, Amazon has announced today that they have reached finally acquired LOVEFiLM International Limited. In case you didn’t know, LOVEFiLM is pretty much the equivalent of Netflix in Europe – a subscription entertainment service that allows you to rent movies and games through the mail or streaming on demand. The service is compatible with PCs, internet-enabled TVs and on the PlayStation 3. Amazon’s acquisition of LOVEFiLM gives them a bigger foothold […]