Medita chess is a chess game that runs as either a Java applet or as an Android app. The Java engine is identical in both versions,...
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What's next for Windows 10? This week's unveiling in Redmond should focus on consumer features. It will also reveal how well Microsoft is coping with the unprecedented shift from traditional PCs to mobile computing. Here's what I'll be looking for.
If a lot of what Apple announced at this week's WWDC seems familiar, that shouldn't be a surprise. Increasingly, the owners of big computing platforms are building features designed for a multi-device world. And in that world, PCs and Macs are no longer at the top of the food chain.
Four months after launching its streaming application for mobiles and PCs, Amazon is now making it available for all platforms, including OS X, and introduces new features.
Lenovo, Panasonic, Asus and Sony have all unveiled large screen PCs that can benefit from Windows 8's tablet features to work in a horizontal position as 'tables' much like Microsoft's original Surface, but dramatically cheaper
In addition to the new hybrid portable, the computer giant is adding touch features to a pair of existing all-in-one desktop PCs to take advantage of the latest OS.
A Virtual DJ Console for the PC. Features full DJ and Karaoke support, plugin support, and much more. With a mixer-like layout, you...
But it might be the only OS with the patent to do pens the right way…One of the highlights of Adobe's MAX developer conference this year was Photoshop Touch; a tablet application, initially for Android but coming soon for iPad, that's a real application with powerful features. Equally interesting was the device Adobe was demonstrating it on - a prototype Samsung Galaxy Tab with the kind of pressure-sensitive Wacom pen that's been in Tablet PCs for years.
Canonical gets set to launch Maverick Meerkat for desktops and notebooks, which has new cloud features that let users sync files with Windows PCs, Android phones and iPhones
Cookie Stumbler helps your PC remain free of tracking cookies at the push of a button. Whenever you browse the internet, cookies are...
Dell has added the Inspiron One to its line-up of all-in-one desktop PCs, and the company seems self-assured that the One boasts features that will "set it apart" from the competition.
If you believe the private cloud vendor spin that simply by including certain features in common you'll capture all the advantages of cloud computing, you're making the same mistake that enterprises made in the 1980s when they invested in DEC Rainbow PCs and IBM PS/2 Microchannel.
At its Tech-Ed conference today, Microsoft took the wraps off a set of new features that will be included in Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. Wth RemoteFX, the goal is to replace relatively expensive, hard-to-maintain PCs with small devices. Is the mainframe back?
The trouble with enterprise-class software is that you need an enterprise-class IT department to run it. The result is that PCs in smaller organizations are managed piecemeal. As an alternative, Microsoft unveiled a new product this week that offers some of those enterprise-grade features in a subscription-based package aimed at businesses with 25 to 500 PCs. Here's my hands-on report on Windows Intune.
Microsoft and its partners have been shipping Tablet PCs for nearly a decade. And yet when the Apple iPad ships in a few months it will do a much better job of implementing those features than any of Microsoft's partners have done so far. Why? Because Apple understands something that Microsoft has yet to figure out: Apps matter. Here's what Microsoft has to do to catch up.
Streaming internet radio is very popular today with mobile clients and desktop clients like Pandora and Last.fm. At CES today, two more services announced expanded coverage, improved features, and availability. Slacker, Inc. announced Slacker Mobile for the BlackBerry so you no longer need to have a dedicated Slacker player to enjoy music on the go. FlyCast announced a client for the Android/T-Mobile G1 and desktop players for Windows PCs and Mac.
Desktops get little love these days as more and more users opt for notebook PCs. Laptops have closed the gap in recent years in terms of features and performance.
Gateway has released its first Centrino 2-based laptop, a 17-inch wide-screen model that rivals the performance of pricier gaming and entertainment desktop replacements.To get its PCs noticed on crowded store shelves, Gateway has been experimenting with a different mix of features, opting for less expensive processors and plowing the savings into better graphics, more system memory and, on desktops, bigger power supplies.
Dell has revamped its business notebooks, introducing six new Latitude laptops and two Precision mobile workstations. The new models are a clear indication that even with its business lines Dell is continuing its efforts to get away from gray boxes and differentiate its PCs--both in design and features.
Following a lawsuit which charges Microsoft with deceptive practices by allowing PC manufacturers to fix "Vista Capable" stickers onto PCs which lack the power to offer the consumer the ability to run some of Vista's most touted features, there's been a lot of discussion about what the Windows Vista Capable logo means. Is the logo program deceptive? Are consumers being duped into buying an underpowered PC? Is Microsoft to blame?
Rhapsody has an unlimited music subscription service that works with PlaysForSure devices, as well as the Nokia N800, Mac computers, and Windows PCs. The Nokia N95 is a multimedia powerhouse and has a few features that make it better than most any other mobile multimedia device on the market. You can take your music with you on the go and listen to it without even needing earphones.
When AMD released the Socket AM2 platform during May of this year, many expected it to be a huge hit - after all, it supported DDR2, sporting a 30% increase memory bandwidth, and introduced new features such as hardware virtualization. The Socket AM2 platform took what AMD had learned from the Socket 939 platform and built upon it.Now, four months on from launch, and the AM2 platform has been largely sidelined and the Socket 939 platform still dominates mainstream AMD PCs. Why? Where did AMD go wrong with AM2?
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has stipulated Intel's latest Core 2 Duo processors must be at the heart of its Canberra desktop PC refresh due to be completed by mid-February 2007.The regulator currently has around 350 desktop PCs in its Canberra facilities, with the majority (280) being Acer's 5500G model, which features a 2.