Picture this. You’re the world’s second largest mobile phone manufacturer and do not have one Mobile OS of your own. Not a very impressive thing to have on your CV, right? Samsung is facing the same problem as we type this. It does not have its very own smartphone OS and looks like it has finally [...]
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So the Apple Mac tablet has more or less been confirmed by Jobs, and the rumours are still coming thick and fast – the latest that we can expect 13- and 15-inch models alongside the 10-inch tablet we’ve heard so much about.Gizmodo got the news from a source, who it says has always been “100% reliable”, [...]
We’d heard whispers about it before but the Nokia Booklet 3G, Nokia’s first netbook has just been unwrapped. The 10-in Nokia Booklet 3G will feature 3G (as the name suggests) as well as HSDPA and WiFi. It’s powered by an Intel Atom processor and weighs in at 1.25kg. The smooth aluminium shell of the Nokia Booklet 3G also [...]
Apple’s latest beast based operating system, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, will be available earlier than expected. This Friday, August 28, in fact. Rather than filling the operating system with fistfuls of new features, Apple says its worked on the architecture of OS X to make it quicker, lighter and neater. Mac OS X Snow Leopard will [...]
Steve Jobs’ legendary eye for detail has led to two Apple Mac Tablet designsbeing scrapped. According to the Wall Street Journal, Jobs just wasn’t happy with the finalised versions and shelved them. The first Apple Mac Tablet was binned because of poor battery life while the second attempt was killed due to a lack of memory. [...]
Samsung is holding a Widget Developer Camp from Sept. 11-13
If you have been a lover of Samsung’s TouchWiz interface seen on most of its high end phones, rejoice! Samsung has announced the availability of its Mobile Widget SDK, which means that the UI is now open to third parties who can develop widgets for it.
Samsung’s TouchWiz [...]
As open-source proponents will tell you, there are several advantages to running Linux, and the open-source camp is about to have another bragging point, at least if you’re a Chrome user. Google Chrome will soon be available in 64-bit form, but only for Linux.
“The V8 team did some amazing work this quarter building a working [...]
Analysts, hey? You’ve got to love them and their exciting but unsubstantiated claims. The excellently named Gene Muster of Piper Jaffray says Apple is set to introduce a TV subscription service for Apple TV. Munster predicts that Apple TV’s subscription service will set you back between £18 and £25 for all-you-can-eat access to a Apple’s library of [...]
Sony is set to delay its plans for a large-size OLED TV until next year at the earliest, it’s been reported. The successor to the rather lovely but pricey 11-inch XEL-1 launched in 2008, has been put on hold according to sources close to the company.
Meet iPad, the newest innovation from Apple, designed exclusively for your dad.
With its minimal learning curve, iPad eliminates the potential for trouble and helps your dad answer those recurring questions once and for all. Say goodbye to Where did the browser go? How does this shut off? and Why is it asking me for a password?With iPad, [...]
The word is finally out. AMD will launch it’s much anticipated next generation graphics processors code name “Evergreen” on September 10th; ahead of Windows 7’s launch in late October..
Evergreen is the codename for AMD’s 40nm DX11 based product. With AMD’s codename shift this time around, it is still a little ambiguous as to whether Evergreen [...]
AT&T is shutting down its broadband TV service on Sept. 1, leaving users with a little over two weeks to continue watching live TV streamed to their PCs. AT&T launched the service in 2006. When it comes to streamed television over the Internet, several new entrants — Hulu and Netflix, for instance
The Sony Reader PRS-505- pesky old DRM and the fact that it didn’t play nice with all the formats we like brought us down. Now Sony has announced that it’ll make all the titles in its ebook store available in the open source ePub format.
The move means that you’ll be able to read any of the [...]
Panasonic Corp and NEC Corp unveiled nine new cellphone models on Tuesday that run the open-source LiMo operating system, wireless Linux group LiMo said.
The focus of the cellphone market has been shifting to software development since Google Inc and Apple Inc entered the mobile market in the past two years, with phone vendors and operators increasingly looking for open [...]
American software company RealNetworks has been banned from selling a program that lets people make copies of their DVDs, in a US court decision that could have far-reaching implications.
After a year-long case over the legality of the company’s RealDVD software, a district court in San Francisco ruled that Real had violated America’s copyright laws and granted [...]