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Desktop PCs and the Windows desktop: Endangered species?

The PC industry worldwide sold 136 million desktop PCs last year, along with 160 million traditional notebooks driven by keyboards and touchpads. Those big numbers explain why Microsoft is feverishly improving the desktop experience for "the next iteration of Windows."

July 15, 2014

Smartphone traffic to grow 50-fold by 2016

Numerous reports have suggested that we'll see anywhere between 25 and 50 billion connected devices by 2020. But mobile data traffic numbers are going to skyrocket well before then, based on new research from Cisco.

February 15, 2012

O2 fixes mobile broadband number leaks

O2 has fixed a bug in the way it handles mobile broadband traffic that saw its customers unwittingly exposing their mobile phone numbers to website owners.The operator apologised for the apparent glitch on Wednesday, saying it had been caused by technical changes made during routine maintenance.

January 26, 2012 by

Tor Project creates safer Internet

Initiatives such as Tor that mask origins of Web traffic or online communications encourage safer Web experience, but also present potential for abuse, observers note.

December 27, 2011 by

Remembering Steve Jobs: Launching iTunes on Windows

A pivotal moment in Apple's history, CEO Steve Jobs announces iTunes for Windows on October 16, 2003. Jobs stated at the time, "It's probably the best Windows app ever written." The release was also considered a good strategic move by Apple because, for the first time, Windows users could buy music from Apple's online store, giving them a feel for the Apple user experience.

October 5, 2011 by

Windows 7 converging slowly on Windows XP

Microsoft Windows 7 has now taken 30 percent of the PC operating system market, but it's still a long way behind Windows XP's 52 percent, according to numbers published today on the Netmarketshare website. As the name implies, the market shares are calculated from website traffic, and thus may not precisely reflect the global installed base.

September 1, 2011 by

Essential iOS Road Trip apps: Traffic View

Traffic View 2010 is the second pick in the my Essential iOS road trip apps series. It locates you then displays all of the traffic cams in your vicinity plotted neatly on a map. I recommend you pony up another $3 for the fast-updating cameras.

July 19, 2011 by

S'pore telcos see value in Mi-Fi handsets

Carriers say they won't disable Mi-Fi capability on handsets because such devices help grow mobile data traffic--an important revenue generator for operators--but note that users can expect lower quality connections and experience with Mi-Fi.

February 10, 2011 by

iPad & iOS devices: You can buy Beatles extras but not play them

In the past, Apple touted its iTunes LP format for a richer experience than plain audio, similar in concept to the extras found on DVD movies. The release of the Beatles oeuvre on Tuesday was another chance to highlight the format. However, some customers discovered that while they can purchase the content on an iOS devices such as an iPad or iPhone, these mobile players don't yet support the playing of iTunes LP content.

November 16, 2010

Video in HTML5, via GIMP

At a hyperlocal LUG workshop last Tuesday, I had planned to go through some basic 'Photoshop' techniques, using the immense and groovy GNU IMP (as GNU IMP is increasingly able to replace Photoshop). Alas, numbers were slashed by bad luck and bad traffic, and we ended up discussing how to create a video using still images.

October 8, 2010 by

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