Research in Motion (RIM) and Microsoft have struck a deal via which Blackberry users will be able to run Windows Live Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger on their devices.
Not to be outdone by MySpace's "Data Availability" initiative, Facebook announced on Friday its own data portability strategy dubbed "Facebook Connect".Described as "the next iteration of Facebook Platform" the new feature will allow users to "connect" their Facebook identity, friends and privacy to participating sites -- implying that Facebook will expand its current public APIs to enable more of Facebook's data to have a life outside of Facebook. It's not clear, however, if participating sites will need to have formal agreements with Facebook or simply comply with Connect's terms of service.
How to create a slipstreamed XP SP3 ISO using nLite.
Business people can be hip too. That appears to be the message from Research in Motion and its motives behind its new BlackBerry Bold smartphone.
If you're an IT guy you probably think about development work in terms of the tools available, but what you may not realize is that those tools dictate the interface you can build - and the interface: how the application works; is the only thing the users care about.
I see that Tony Asaro, Chief Strategy Officer over at Virtual Iron, recently presented some interesting comments about what makes up true server virtualization in his blog. In his post, he points out that "The hypervisor is important and is useful for consolidating servers.
Samsung launched its first range of business printers on Friday and said it will phase out its OEM deals in the long term.
The analyst says IT managers must start planning now if they want to avoid implementing tech from Google and closing down their own data centers.
If you're looking for a simple and cheap way to set up a RAID array for important data, the Adaptec ASR 5445 serial RAID controller card could be for you. We found it easy to set up and fast to access data.
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There have been rumors of a new BlackBerry design, often labeled the BlackBerry 9000 series, and today RIM posted the official announcement of the BlackBerry Bold smartphone that will be coming this Summer to a carrier near you. RIM also announced a US$150 million mobile applications and services development fund similar to what Apple has done with its developer fund a few months ago. RIM is serious about the smartphone market and isn't about to give up to Apple, Microsoft, or Nokia anytime soon.
Skype has abandoned its efforts to avoid complying with an open-source licence that requires it to provide source code with Linux-based VoIP phones.
Big businesses need to start planning now to handle changes that will take place when a new version of the Internet's fundamental routing protocol becomes ubiquitous, or risk losing online customers, according to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
Windows XP users who install the operating system's third service pack will not be able to roll back their versions of Internet Explorer, Microsoft's deployment manager for Internet Explorer 8 has warned.
Here's a map that purports to show how much oil there is in North America and that the supply far exceeds the demand. This website argues greed is driving the high oil price, not shortage.
Jon Edwards often manages what appears impossible. He has recovered precious data from computers wrecked in floods and fires and dumped in lakes.