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Cameraphones drive online photo-sharing

Cameraphones are now the main way that consumers share photos, rather than by email, according to a survey of 2,000 British and American consumers by Futuresource Consulting. The results are frequently viewed on a laptop or netbook PC by UK consumers, though "consumers in the USA tend to use the desktop PC," the company says.

December 20, 2011 by

Sega Pass website hacked

Sega has warned that the Sega Pass network of sites, which includes its gaming forums and press resources websites, has been hacked.The gaming company revealed the hack on Friday by sending an email to registered members.

June 17, 2011 by

HTC Droid Incredible tethering to cost $10 or $25 per month

One aspect of the HTC Droid Incredible that people seem to be quite interested in is the official Mobile Broadband Connect utility found on the device. You will need a cable to connect your HTC Incredible to your PC and now we see the available pricing options for this new Android device. The two options are $10 or $25 per month for 5GB of data and depend on the voice and email plan you have setup with your device.

April 28, 2010 by

Macedonia rolls out 53,000 Classmate PCs

The government of Macedonia announced today that it was the first Balkan country to deploy a major 1:1 computing effort, deploying 53,000 Classmate PCs to all of the country's first through third graders. Perhaps just as importantly, the program also provides all 22,000 teachers in grades 1-8 with an Asus Eee PC and extensive professional development on the use of 1:1 resources in the classroom.

October 5, 2009 by

Mobile software Monday: Evernote comes to the BlackBerry platform

One of my favorite mobile apps/services is Evernote because it works across multiple mobile devices with native clients (iPhone and Windows Mobile) and via email while also working on PC and Mac computers. The folks at Evernote have stated they are working on clients for more mobile platforms and the next version is now ready for RIM BlackBerry owners. I've spent a few days using the latest BlackBerry client and you can check out some screenshots of it in action in my image gallery.

May 11, 2009 by

Microsoft kills OneCare, replaces it with freebie 'Morro'

Microsoft today announced plans to kill its Windows Live OneCare PC care and security suite and replace it with a free anti-malware utility.The new product, code-named "Morro," will be designed for a smaller footprint that will use fewer computing resources, making it ideal for low-bandwidth scenarios or less powerful PCs, Microsoft said its surprise announcement.

November 18, 2008 by

Asus ships Eee Box PCs with malware

Asus has confirmed and apologized to customers (press release in Japanese; translated version) for shipping malware on the recently introduced Eee Box desktop computer :"According to an email sent out by Asus, PC Advisor reports, the Eee Box's 80GB hard drive has the recycled.exe virus files hidden in the drive's D: partition.

October 9, 2008 by

News to know: Windows 7; Oracle OpenWorld; Adobe CS4; Search 2.0

Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily:Mary Jo Foley: Windows Live team confirms Win7 to replace subsystems with servicesEd Bott: How to set up a new PC in one easy sessionLarry Dignan: Amazon adds Oracle support to EC2 Video: Oracle unveils BeehiveOliver Marks: Oracle's Beehive: integrated large scale, secure collaborationMichael Krigsman: Oracle collaborates with BeehiveSam Diaz: Oracle OpenWorld: Looking for some excitement.

September 22, 2008 by

Weak US dollar starts to drive up mobile software prices

I am working on a full review of the excellent SoftMaker Office 2008 for Pocket PC and just received a note from the company that has an effect on pricing for U.S. buyers. Due to the fact that SoftMaker is a German company dealing in Euros, the significant loss in value of the U.S. dollar has driven them to make changes in their software pricing. SoftMaker reported in the email that when the Euro was introduced in 2002 it was about equal to the U.S. dollar, but the dollar has now fallen to be worth 60 percent less.

July 24, 2008 by

Back to Basics #1 - Cloning a hard disk

Given the kinds of comments that I'm getting (mostly through email) I've come to the conclusion that having a few "back to basics" posts on here might be worthwhile to a lot of readers. Sure, if you're a hardcore geek then this stuff is likely to be second nature to you, but for those on the path to becoming a hardcore geek, a little helping hand might be appreciated!For this, the first back to basics post I've decided to cover the way that I clone hard disks here at the PC Doc HQ.

June 5, 2008 by

Thought leadership grows around advancing 'WOA plus SOA' as enterprise-cloud duo

Cloud providers and mainstay enterprise software vendors could make sweeter WOA plus SOA music together. They may not have a choice. If Microsoft acquires Yahoo!, there will be a huge push for Microsoft Oriented Architecture that will double-down on "software plus services." And MSFT combined with Yahoo would have an awful lot in place to work from -- from the device and PC client, to the server farm, business applications, developer tools and communities, and ramp-up of global cloud/content/user metadata resources. I think Microsoft already understands the power of WOA plus SOA.

April 17, 2008 by

Build a Vista-compatible office PC for $305 (software not included)

A reader set me an email challenge the other day - put together a cheap yet well spec-ed and relatively powerful office PC that's up to the challenge of running Vista. To make the challenge even harder, the whole package (PC, keyboard, mouse, LCD panel and Vista OS) had to come in at under $600 (the reader wanted to build five of these systems). Can it be done? Read on to find out.

March 7, 2008 by

Hey Dell...Wanna sell some Classmates?

Now that OLPC plans to distribute OLPC XOs in the States through OLPC America, I sent Agnes Kwan, Intel spokeswoman, an email asking if Intel planned to compete in this market with their Classmate PC. We had a chance to catch up today since I'm buried under 14 inches of snow and can't bring myself to tackle shoveling my driveway just yet.

January 14, 2008 by

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