Hardware / Software

  • Reshuffle at Japan's Sharp Blunts Expectation for Change

    March 15 2012 7:55 AM

    An expected $3.5 billion record net loss as TV sales slumped is raising a red flag with investors worried that Sharp has fumbled its business strategy. Takashi Okuda's appointment as its new boss suggests it is not about to flinch and abandon making TVs.

  • Cisco to Buy NDS for $5 Billion: Israeli Report

    March 15 2012 7:52 AM

    NDS, which develops software for multi-channel television networks, is in advanced talks to be acquired by Cisco Systems for $5 billion, Israel's Calcalist financial newspaper reported on Thursday.

  • Siri Misleading and Deceptive Advertisements Land Apple in Sirious Trouble

    March 14 2012 12:33 PM

    Apple has found itself in a little problem with the law. Siri not on New iPad? Siri gets Apple in trouble in this classic suspense thriller brought to you by the IBTIMES. OK, we are obviously enjoying this a little bit too much. Anyway, this man in New York who recently bought an iPhone 4S, has sued Apple because he believes Siri does not work the same way it does in commercials (a true patriot this guy, hats off to you).

  • LG Display Supplying Panels for Apple's New iPad: Source

    March 14 2012 9:55 AM

    Flat screen maker LG Display Co Ltd is supplying touch-screen panels for Apple Inc's new iPad, a source close to the matter said on Wednesday.

  • Oracle Trial Against Google Set for April

    March 14 2012 9:50 AM

    A U.S. judge scheduled a trial between Oracle Corp and Google Inc for April 16, 2012, over claims Google violated Oracle's intellectual property rights relating to the Java programming language, according to a ruling on Tuesday.

  • iOS 5.1: 5 Reasons Why it is Best iOS Yet

    March 14 2012 9:50 AM

    Apple iOS v5.1, from what we have seen, is the best version of the iOS yet. This version doesn’t change a lot when compared to iOS 5.0, but sometimes it is the little things that matters most, and those little things have helped push iOS 5.1 to be the best iOS version ever.

  • Sharp Reverses Losses on Report to Replace President

    March 14 2012 8:25 AM

    Shares of Sharp Corp reversed losses and jumped over 4 percent on Wednesday after a report that its president Mikio Katayama would resign as the company struggles to shore up its finances.

  • Intel's Supply Chain Chief Says Ready for Mobile

    March 13 2012 8:49 PM

    Intel's manufacturing whiz and new chief operating officer, Brian Krzanich, says he has fine-tuned his supply chain to meet expected demand for chips for smartphones and tablets.

  • Diller-Backed Aereo Countersues Broadcasters

    March 13 2012 10:33 AM

    Aereo Inc, an online television service backed by billionaire Barry Diller that is preparing to launch on Wednesday, filed a countersuit against broadcasters seeking to stop the retransmission of their programming.

  • Intel Eyes Internet-Based TV Service: WSJ

    March 13 2012 10:26 AM

    Chipmaker Intel Corp is developing an Internet-based TV service for consumers and has been promoting it with media companies, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the effort.

  • Hynix Says Chip Supply Requests Jump on Elpida Troubles

    March 13 2012 10:22 AM

    Hynix Semiconductor Inc (000660.KS), the world's No.2 memory chipmaker, said on Tuesday that it has seen marked growth in customer enquiries for increased chip supplies following financial troubles at Japanese rival Elpida Memory Inc (6665.T).

  • iOS 5.1: Five Problems to Consider Before You Update

    March 13 2012 9:26 AM

    Apple announced the rollout of iOS 5.1, its latest version of the company’s mobile operating systems. As expected, updates didn’t go as smoothly as Apple would have planned. Many iOS users are being plagued with problems no sooner after they have updated their iOS devices, making us wonder when Apple will release a fix for these problems soon. The bugs are not major, but they are still being a nuisance and require attention as soon as possible

  • Beijing Takes a Brand-New Approach to 'Made in China'

    March 13 2012 2:44 AM

    Two new Chinese LCD screens in Beijing's imposing Great Hall of the People will replace screens made by a Japanese competitor, in a sign of resolve to supply the world with Chinese brands and not just Made in China products.

  • Instagram is Coming Soon to Android

    March 12 2012 6:24 PM

    Instagram, the most popular photo-sharing application will be soon available for the Android fans. According to the CNET it is reported that the app is really coming soon. The most amazing feature about Instagram is it is a free application which allows the users to take the photos and can be easily filtered. The users can enjoy the freedom of sharing the photos to their loved ones. The photos can be shared by uploading them to the well known social-networking sites like Face book, Twitter and i...

  • Instagram Celebrates 27 Million Users, Coming to Android: Why is it so Popular?

    March 12 2012 12:27 PM

    Instagram – Apple’s App of Year 2011 – has hit 27 million registered users bar, despite being available only on iOS platform. However, Intagram is hitting Google Play Store (formally known as Android Market) very soon. What makes Instagram so popular?

  • iOS 5.1 Release Date: Top 10 Features in New Update

    March 12 2012 12:12 PM

    Apple has released iOS 5.1, along with the debut of the new iPad. Users can now update their iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices to iOS 5.1. The update is available at iTunes Store. Users can also update from their Apple device by navigating to Settings -> General -> Software Update and following further instructions there. The new OS is more than just a bug-fix update. Here are top 10 reasons for updating to iOS 5.1.

  • Electronics Suppliers Revel in Raspberry Pi Demand

    March 12 2012 10:38 AM

    Electronic parts suppliers Premier Farnell and Electrocomponents said huge demand for a British-designed credit card-sized computer, which aims to make programming easy for children, had helped them access new customers around the world.

  • iOS 5.1 versus Ice Cream Sandwich: Which is the Better OS?

    March 11 2012 10:12 AM

    The two top players in the smartphone wars are going head-to-head for the hearts and minds of consumers with the newest versions of Android and iOS – Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) and iOS 5.1.

  • Quest Software to Go Private in $2 Billion Deal

    March 10 2012 9:54 AM

    Quest Software Inc said it will be acquired by private equity firm Insight Venture Partners in a nearly $2 billion deal.

  • Galaxy S2 to Get ICS Update on March 10: A Threat to iPhone 4S?

    March 09 2012 1:45 PM

    Samsung won the award for the Best Manufacturer of the Year and Samsung Galaxy S2 was recognized as the Best Smartphone at the Mobile World Congress 2012. According to CNET, Samsung notched incredible sales of twenty million units of Galaxy S2 smartphones. Galaxy S2 is the world's thinnest smartphone that delivers superb performance. And it's going to get even better as it will get a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) OS on March 10.