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No IE Mobile 6 for you; what can Microsoft do about Windows Mobile?

No IE Mobile 6 for you; what can Microsoft do about Windows Mobile?

There has been a few rants posted over the last week or so about the statement that was made on a Microsoft Windows Mobile blog pertaining to the apparent lack of support for existing devices to support the upcoming Internet Explorer Mobile 6 web browser. What can Microsoft do with Windows Mobile moving forward to compete with the new devices hitting the market?

November 25, 2008 by in Hardware

Move over, Ajax. Here comes Microsoft's 'Kojax'

Move over, Ajax. Here comes Microsoft's 'Kojax'

The latest Microsoft mobile-related development about which I'm most intrigued is codenamed "Kojax.". Kojax is a mobile development platform, according to my sources, that will allow Microsoft- -- and third-party-developed -- applets run in an Ajax-like way on Java-based mobile phones.

November 25, 2008 by in Developer

A rare occurrence: Macs on sale

A rare occurrence: Macs on sale

If there's one thing about Apple products that you can pretty much always bank on, it's that they rarely go on sale.Best Buy launched some pre-Black Friday specials that discounts a whole lineup of Macbooks, iMacs and even the Mac Mini.

November 25, 2008 by in Apple

No Beatles iPod for Christmas

No Beatles iPod for Christmas

It looks like you won't be able to buy The Beatles music on iTunes this holiday season, which threatens to take a bite out of Apple revenue for the all important holiday quarter.Talks between Apple and The Beatles' record label Apple Corps Ltd.

November 25, 2008 by in Hardware

A fully customizable home robot

A fully customizable home robot

Imagine a completely customizable robot with selectable software options. Buy one component, and it will take care of your lawn. Buy another one and it will clean your toilets. With a third one, it will pick up UPS or FedEx deliveries on your porch. If you are taking some vacation, another piece of software will transform this robot into a personal guard. Prototypes of such a revolutionary robot, dubbed AgBot, have been developed by Louisiana State University (LSU). 'It is solar-powered and can move as fast as six miles per hour for a minimum time span of four hours. With artificial intelligence, Bluetooth, and advanced GPS systems, the AgBot is a problem-solving robot.' According to the LSU team, you might see a commercial version of this robot in about five years. Read more...

November 25, 2008 by in Innovation

I want an iPhoneStormDroid

I want an iPhoneStormDroid

Wind River's Multicore Software Hypervisor solution permits multiple embedded OSes to run on a single device. Wouldn't it be great if you didn't have to actually choose between an iPhone, a BlackBerry, or a Google Android?

November 25, 2008 by in Mobility

Fastest Apple handheld? iPod touch 2G

Fastest Apple handheld? iPod touch 2G

A surprising piece of information came out of a TouchArcade interview with Handheld Games Corp’s CEO Thomas Fessle. Fessle noted that performance of their 3D TouchSports Tennis game (iTunes, US$5) is noticeably different across models and that it runs best on the new iPod touch (second generation):The most clear difference is that fact that the iPod Touch’s processor was quietly boosted to 532MHz (up from 412MHz) with the 2nd generation model introduced in September.

November 25, 2008 by in Apple

TiVo control comes to iPhone

TiVo control comes to iPhone

I used to be a huge fan of TiVo until the cable companies made me a deal that I couldn't refuse. While I still like the TiVo interface much better than the abysmal Comcast DVR, it comes down to simple economics.

November 25, 2008 by in iPhone

CRM 2009 Forecast - Part 1 -Sticking My Neck Out

CRM 2009 Forecast - Part 1 -Sticking My Neck Out

(8)Mobile CRM will be in increasing demand by sales organizations in particular - and vendors will continue to invest in it, downturn or not(6)There is a divergence of interest between how large enterprises will look at and buy CRM 2.0 (Social CRM) and how small businesses will do the same

November 25, 2008 by in Developer

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