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Android's Weakest Link

Android's Weakest Link

Just as as a slew of Android-based phones are getting ready to hit the market, the open source mobile platform is facing its biggest challenge - itself.TechCrunch is reporting that Android developers are pretty pissed about having to support multiple code bases for each Android-based phone:We’ve spoken with a number of high profile Android application developers.

October 11, 2009 by in Mobility

Bluetooth USB Nano Dongle

Bluetooth USB Nano Dongle

I have a very strong preference for Bluetooth mice on my netbook and notebook systems. Unfortunately, a couple of them don't have bluetooth adapters - most significantly the HP Pavillion dv2-1010ez, which is becoming my current favorite, and one of the HP 2133 Mini-Notes.

October 11, 2009 by in Linux

Desktop migration checklist

Desktop migration checklist

This update to our Desktop Migration Checklist provides a simple, systematic way to ensure that no important applications, files, or settings are overlooked when you roll out a new user computer. From...

from Tech Pro Research

Danger/Microsoft lose ALL Sidekick data, do not reset your device

Danger/Microsoft lose ALL Sidekick data, do not reset your device

Engadget tipped us off on the news that all Sidekick users may lose their data due to a failure of the server that backs up and syncs all the data. I started out my wireless data experience with the original T-Mobile Sidekick, but thankfully have moved on to using services that I back up both locally and in the cloud. According to the T-Mobile forums data services provided by Danger, a Microsoft subsidiary, were experiencing a major service disruption that has now results in a loss of contacts, calendar entries, to-do list, and photos that were backed up on the server. This is pretty bad news for Sidekick owners and maybe the remedy should be for T-Mobile to replace Sidekicks with Google Android devices and drop the Sidekick line for good, seeing as how they will soon most likely be phased out anyways with the ownership of Danger by Microsoft.

October 10, 2009 by in Mobility

Clouds vs. Appliances

Clouds vs. Appliances

Although the evolution of cloud computing toward a kind of connective fog for handhelds and smart phones seems to be proceeding apace it's not remotely keeping pace with the rate at which major companies are proving unable to keep the large scale, public access, services needed for for major business applications to move to the cloud running smoothly.

October 9, 2009 by in Storage

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