Hardware / Software
Mozilla Smartphones To Roll Out by 2012 End; Can The Company’s 'Boot To Gecko' OS Outperform Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android?
April 24 2012 7:55 AM
the biggest competitor to Google in the web browser market share is planning to come to come with a smartphone now, to throw a new challenge for the software multinational in the category of operating system for mobile devices. Yes, here we are talking about Mozilla.
Amazon AppStore Better Revenue Generator Than Google Play, But Apple App Store Still Tops: Why?
March 31 2012 10:39 AM
Amazon's app store, available on the Kindle Fire, is trumping Google Play in terms of revenue. With that the case, why does Apple still run the top store?
Micron Settles Memory Chip Lawsuit with Oracle
March 30 2012 10:25 AM
Semiconductor manufacturer Micron Technology Inc (MU.O) said late on Thursday it has reached a deal with software giant Oracle (ORCL.O) to settle a lawsuit filed by Oracle over price increases for memory chips.
Flutter App Allows Kinect-like Gestures: Will Apple Begin Courtship?
March 29 2012 7:24 PM
Every year, the Y Combinator Demo Day gives startup companies an opportunity to pitch their incubated startups to the Valley's biggest investors. This edition brings more than 60 companies, and at least one of them is sure to make some waves: Flutter.
Android v4.0.4 Release: Why the Update is Generating So Much Buzz And Which Devices Will be Getting It?
March 29 2012 11:13 AM
Google has confirmed that an updated version of Ice Cream Sandwich - Android 4.0.4 - is coming to the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Nexus S. Lots of Gingerbread devices will be staying behind, though.
Best Buy Sales Disappoint; to Close Stores, Cut Jobs
March 29 2012 9:59 AM
Best Buy Co (BBY.N) reported weaker-than-expected sales for the key holiday quarter, prompting the world's largest electronics chain to close 50 U.S. stores and cut 400 jobs in corporate and support areas.
U.S. Willing to Share Airwaves with Commercial Users
March 27 2012 11:49 PM
The government is willing to share some of its airwaves with wireless service providers to help them meet increasing demand for services such as mobile Web surfing.
Apple, Sony, 4 Others Sued by Graphics Properties
March 27 2012 11:46 PM
Apple Inc, Sony Corp and four other companies were sued by Graphics Properties Holdings Inc, formerly known as Silicon Graphics Inc, for allegedly infringing a patent through their sale of mobile phones and other electronic devices.
Windows 8 Versus Mountain Lion: Which is the First True Multi-Platform OS?
March 27 2012 10:37 AM
Microsoft VS Apple, the old wars are back again. But, now the battle is for best multi-platform OS. Both the big OS giants are narrowing the gap between their desktop and mobile OSes with the launch of Windows 8 and Mountain Lion. But, which of these two can be called the first true multi-platform OS? Let's find out.
China's Huawei Down but Not out in Australia
March 27 2012 10:35 AM
China's Huawei Technologies still hopes to win contracts to build Australia's $38 billion National Broadband Network, despite being blocked from bidding on cyber security concerns, and is ready to make concessions to do so.
Apple May Integrate Baidu Search in iOS: Should Google Be Afraid?
March 27 2012 10:35 AM
Apple's actions are day-by-day making it clear that the world's most valuable company is separating from Google. Earlier reports indicated that Apple was parting ways with Google Maps in iPhoto and now, according to the latest reports, Baidu is going to be the default search engine for iOS device in China.
Fraud Costs Asia $1 Billion a Year: Progress Software
March 27 2012 10:34 AM
Many banks still do not have enough teeth to tackle fraud, which costs Asia around $1 billion a year, but social media could be a game changer due to the reputational risk, said a top official from business software firm Progress Software Corp (PRGS.O).
New Sony CEO to Keep Charge of Troubled TV Operations
March 27 2012 10:33 AM
Sony Corp CEO Kazuo Hirai signaled his determination to turn around the group's ailing TV business by keeping direct charge of the division, as the Japanese brand fights to regain ground against rivals such as Apple.
Microsoft Seizes Servers in Zeus Cyberfraud
March 26 2012 8:24 PM
Microsoft Corp claimed a victory in efforts to combat online banking fraud, saying it had confiscated several servers used to steal login names and passwords, disrupting some of the world's most sophisticated cybercrime rings.
Instagram Launches Android Sign-Up Page, But No Clues About Release Date Yet
March 26 2012 11:19 AM
One of the top applications of the iPhone, Instagram, is gearing up to make a splash on Android. We knew it was just a matter of time before the developers were forced to bring this great picture editing/sharing tool to Android, as the demand for it to be ported was great.
Angry Birds Space Skips Windows Phone For Now, But Should You Care?
March 26 2012 11:16 AM
Fans of Angry Birds on the Windows Phone platform are not happy due to a decision made by Rovio, the creators of Angry Birds. There's a new version of the most popular mobile game out, called Angry Birds Space. This version is the most innovative one among all the previous versions of the game that Rovio has been churning out on a regular basis. As you might have expected, Angry Birds Space takes place in space, but while the gameplay mechanics are the same, there are some changes that will m...
GeForce GTX 680: Kepler GPU Makes Nvidia Graphics King
March 26 2012 10:44 AM
Nvidia recently revealed its latest graphics card, the GeForce GTX 680, claiming back the crown from AMD. The new card employs Nvidia's new Kepler GPU architecture for improved performance, with lower power consumption. Following the 40-nm Fermi, Kepler comes with a fully redesigned streaming multiprocessor focusing on efficiency, as well as GPU Boost to dynamically adjust clock speed within power consumption limits.
iOS 5.1 Safari Bug Allows Hackers to Spoof URLs: How?
March 26 2012 10:44 AM
A recently discovered vulnerability in Apple's mobile Safari Web browser allows malicious Web sites to display a URL that is not the Web site's actual address. This can trick users into submitting sensitive personal information. So iOS 5.1 users, beware.
RIM to Give Taste of BlackBerry 10 Devices to Developers in May
March 26 2012 10:14 AM
In early May, Research in Motion (RIM) will provide software developers with prototypes for its upcoming Blackberry smartphone platform, expected to launch later this year. RIM will give out as many as 2,000 BlackBerry 10 test models at its BlackBerry Jam Convention in Orlando, scheduled for May 1-3.
An App to Make Gift Giving Easier
March 26 2012 9:45 AM
Whether it's choosing the right present, selecting the proper size or style, or digging up a current mailing address, gift giving can be difficult.