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.
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.
Cellphone service provider T-Mobile is owning up to what could be one of the biggest cloud-computing disasters so far.
If you're a T-Mobile Sidekick user who put data, contacts and other items in the cloud we have some bad news for you: Your data is gone...probably forever.
Google is obviously annoyed with the fact that AT&T is stirring the pot, and in their words, using "regulatory capitalism" to block or slow down innovation. This is turning into a fairly heated debate, and is getting more interesting all the time.
A cross-national team of researchers have developed a technique to replicate biological structures, such as butterfly wings, on a nano-scale.
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...
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.
What if the information is now in a central data center and not just at one insurance, hospital or clinic facility? Who ensures the integrity of the data being input and is it accurate? Don’t even ask if you have access to it.
When I was daydreaming, repairing the table crept into my consciousness and within a second I knew where I had left the knife. I was struck by the randomness of the knife's location coming back to me. It was wonderful. by John Dodge
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.
Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss Ken's interview with Richard Stallman, Psystar's newly announced OEM Licensing program for Mac Cloning, the greater implications of hardware and software vendor tie-in, and talk with Jamison Moore of Parallels, the virtualization company.Click Here to listen to the October 9, 2009 Frugal Friday Podcast.
Overnight one of our bloggers, Richard Koman, reported that Yahoo handed over user names to the Iranian government. We're retracting the blog post.
While Websense has seen a rise in spam following the compromise of 30,000 web mail accounts, security experts are split over how the accounts were breached
The European Commission said it has provided information to US regulators looking into possible anti-competitive practices by IBM in the mainframe market
French authorities have arrested a man connected with Cern over suspected links to al-Qaeda.The 32-year-old man was arrested in the French town of Vienne on Thursday.
Nokia has released a port of its Qt graphical toolkit to Maemo 5, so developers writing applications for the Linux OS can move them to multiple platforms
A quarter of the 10 million UK homes and businesses scheduled to be hooked up to fibre broadband will get FTTP, which promises speeds of up to 1Gbps