Ben Woods

With several years' experience covering everything in the world of telecoms and mobility, Ben's your man if it involves a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or any other piece of tech small enough to carry around with you.

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Microsoft Office 365 cloud suite coming in 2011

Microsoft announced at a press conference on Tuesday that from next year customers will be able to purchase access to its most popular business productivity software on a cloud subscription basis.The suite will include Office 2010, Exchange ActiveSync, SharePoint, Lync and Microsoft's web apps and will be available to SMBs for $6 (£3.

October 19, 2010 by Ben Woods


RHEL 6 Release Candidate opened up to partners

The release candidate of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 has been made available to select testing partners ahead of the product's final release later in the year the company announced on its blog on Monday.The newest iteration of the open source OS will offer a number of improvements over previous versions including more efficient power management, better networking —including comprehensive IPv6 support.

October 19, 2010 by Ben Woods

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Cortado extends Corporate Server support to iPad

Mobile enterprise software specialist Cortado has extended its mobile Corporate Server product to support iPads, the company announced on Monday.The platform —which is already available for the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices— allows office workers to perform common tasks, such as accessing documents or querying database reports remotely.

October 19, 2010 by Ben Woods


SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 announced at TechEd

A new version of SAP's BusinessObjects will be arriving this year, according to comments made at the company's annual TechEd conference in Berlin on Tuesday by Vishal Sikka, chief technology officer.BusinessObjects Explorer 4.

October 13, 2010 by Ben Woods


Intel casts doubt on Nokia's MeeGo plans

A high-ranking Intel executive has said that there will not be any MeeGo handsets before 2011, according to online reports.Intel vice president Doug Fisher conceded that the first MeeGo handsets will start to reach consumers in the first half of 2011 in an interview with Forbes on Tuesday, but added that "We have been hitting our dates...

October 8, 2010 by Ben Woods


SAP introduces Business ByDesign app for iOS users

Enterprise software and Business Intelligence vendor SAP has launched its first iPhone app designed to tie-in with its Business ByDesign offering, the company announced on Tuesday.The app, which is available for iOS devices running version 3.

October 6, 2010 by Ben Woods


Orange and T-Mobile network sharing goes live

Orange and T-Mobile have announced that customers on both networks can now roam with either operator, without incurring the charges often associated with traditional network roaming.The companies said on 6 September that the opt-in service would go live on 5 October.

October 5, 2010 by Ben Woods


Google promises faster loading with WebP image format

Google has developed a new web image format known as WebP to deal with the issue of latency when loading image-heavy web pages, particularly on mobile devices.The announcement came via the Chromium blog on Thursday and claims that the new compression technique, based on the open-source VP8 codec, reduced JPEG file sizes by 39 percent and maintained image quality across the one million test samples .

October 1, 2010 by Ben Woods


EU supports digital cinemas, wants more European films

The European Commission has said that it fully supports the digitisation of European cinemas and is also encouraging them to screen more European-made films.The report found that independent and smaller cinemas are unable to make the switch to digital equipment as the associated cost is too high.

September 27, 2010 by Ben Woods