The latest beta release of the Chrome browser for Linux, Mac and Windows introduces support for voice commands, as well as improved support for responsive design for web developers.
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Jason Perlow calls "one device" the natural evolution of Post-PC. Matt Baxter Reynolds says it's a solution in search of a problem.
Microsoft has yet more updated guidance for those in search of the elusive 128 GB models of its Surface Pro tablet/PC hybrids.
The post-PC debate moves to the marketing world as a new study highlights the boosts for search advertising and e-commerce thanks to tablets.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy joined Google to cut the ribbon on its new Paris headquarters, even as the European Commission has the search giant under antitrust scrutiny.
Some Lion users miss their older Rosetta-dependent applications, which didn't make the cut in the latest Apple OS upgrade. However, a recent tip says that with a little effort — a download or two — it is possible to run Snow Leopard, the Rosetta Power-PC emulation libraries, and your older apps on a Lion machine.
I want to like my MacBook Air. I really, really do. But OS X is making the transition from Windows extremely tough. Read all about my experiences thus far.
Apple OS X Lion is here, and with it the usual round of pro- and anti-Apple discussions, analyses and predictions.Take a step back, though, and Lion could be something more than just another update of a rather venerable operating system.
OS X Lion still has no native virtualization capability. Apple is missing out on some serious revenue possibilities which could be just as disruptive to the "Post-PC" world as the iPad.
New numbers are out from market-research firm IDC and search-analysis firm comScore on October 13. The findings: Apple is now No. 3 in U.S. PC shipments, and Bing/Yahoo's combined U.S. search share is down slightly compared to last month.
Nuance's Dragon speech recognition tools are well known on PC, but in the mobile world the company's probably best known for its work on extended T9. That's going to change with the arrival in the UK App Store of iPhone and iPad versions of its voice-powered Search and Dictation apps.
I was fortunate enough this week to help conduct an interview with Frank Karlitschek who founded KDE-Look.org back in 2001, which has grown to become one of the biggest online communities for Linux.
Will Microsoft's Windows 7 succeed where Vista failed? The new operating system offers a new graphical user interface, more reliable power management tools, and better search, but it still might not offer enough to convince PC users to buy it. ZDNet Correspondent Sumi Das talks to Larry Dignan, editor in chief of ZDNet, and Ed Bott, ZDNet's Microsoft Report blogger, about Windows 7's pros and cons.
Regular readers here know that I am a big fan of the Evernote application that I use on my PC, Mac, and mobile phones. Evernote just announced an amazing new feature for premium subscribers (I have been a premium subscriber since day 1) that I am sure will be great news for many of you. Evernote now supports PDF Search capabilities so the PDF documents you upload to your account go through their search recognition technology engine servers and are fully searchable within minutes.
My mobile writing career really began with Geek.com back in 2001 when Chief Geek, Joel Evans, gave me the chance to write about the latest PDA. My first short post was actually about the HP 565 Pocket PC in August 2001. Joel and Sal asked me to participate in this week's Geek.com podcast and I had a great time sharing my thoughts on the latest gear and mobile news on Geek.com podcast 19. We covered several topics and I think the show sounds great.
On June 3, Microsoft kicked off its multi-million-dollar ad campaign designed to promote its rebranded Bing search engine. But there are no "Laptop Hunter" type ads -- via which Microsoft would directly target and call out Google the way it has been doing on the PC front with Apple -- in Bing's future
In our association we operate as a consortium, like the open source consortium. They want to promote open source and Linux. But if you begin from the PC you are afraid of Microsoft. They try to go to the smart phone or PDA to start again.
When you've got a problem with your PC, you usually have to search for a post from someone else who has suffered from a similar glitch. Now Microsoft Fix It wants to solve the problem for you.
Google is reportedly thinking about cutting deals with PC makers to have its Chrome browser pre-installed on new computers, a move that could position the Internet giant to not only boost its presence in search but also put some of its branded apps - Gmail, Google Docs, Google Reader and others - in front of new users.According to a report in The Times, Google will likely start working those deals after it pulls the "beta" label from Chrome in early 2009.
The centre, with branches in Paris, London and Munich, will add to Microsoft's existing annual $600m research spend in Europe, as Microsoft Live Search struggles to catch up with Yahoo and Google
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