Daily Cuppa: Windows, Blazes, Un-Likes, and maybe no iPhone

Daily Cuppa: Windows, Blazes, Un-Likes, and maybe no iPhone

Summary: Did you bring your coat? You may need it, as you wait in the cold for the warmth of the next Kindle Fire, or the possibility that the next iPhone may be delayed.

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More details of the alleged sequel to Amazon's Kindle Fire have been outed. Over the weekend, it was opined that the company may release a cheaper ad-supported Fire and an illuminated Kindle Touch, and is also expected to arrive packing a larger screen. Where there's smoke, there's fire; the smart money on the name of the device is being put on "Blaze".

In Apple-land, Sharp is having difficultly shipping new screens for a new Apple product. Most have assumed that this will be for the next iteration of Apple's iPhone, unless either company has something else up their sleeves. Given that the launch of the next iPhone is fast approaching, there are now worries that manufacturing delays might threaten to delay the announcement.

Windows RT-enabled devices have started trickling out into reviewer hands. Our own Ed Bott has recorded the experience, noting that there are some operations that a touch interface just isn't cut out for. This is especially the case when using Microsoft Office, with users more likely to need to attach a keyboard and mouse to get any serious Office work done.

And speaking of tablet software, remember Hewlett-Packard's webOS? The beta version of Open webOS is finally out the door and in the hands of developers. The company has also released its OpenEmbedded build, which is for porting webOS to new devices.

Facebook is cracking down on fake Likes by making some improvements to its "site integrity systems." These changes will remove Likes from pages that have not been abiding by Facebook's terms of use, for instance, those Likes that have been purchased to boost a page's credibility. The social media network expects to remove only 1 percent of all Likes.

And Cloud human resources management firm Workday has filed for an initial public offering in the US, which could have repercussions for rivals Oracle and SAP. There's something for everyone to learn from IPOs, and we've compiled the top 10 things you should know about the filing.

Topics: Apple, Amazon, Windows, Tablets, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, iPhone, Hewlett-Packard, Australia

Michael Lee

About Michael Lee

A Sydney, Australia-based journalist, Michael Lee covers a gamut of news in the technology space including information security, state Government initiatives, and local startups.

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  • It Probably Wasn’t Going To Be Very “Magical” And “Revolutionary” Anyway

    The new Iphone was probably going to be more of an Iphone 4GS rather than a true Iphone 5.
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