Galaxy smartphone maker files for U.S. patent to unlock mobile devices when users touch-and-drag drawings that have at least one intersection point. These diagrams also can be customized to launch specific apps.
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Samsung is back on track to post record earnings as memory ship sales shore up falling smartphone shipments.
The Galaxy S4 is a fantastic smartphone, but I can't recommend the 16GB version with such limited memory. Samsung is fixing the situation by rolling out an update to allow you to optimize your microSD card use.
Sony's new Xperia ZR smartphone comes with a smaller screen and less memory than the flagship Xperia Z, but it can be taken that extra bit deeper under water.
South Korean giant's booming smartphone business leaves its memory chip manufacturing unit lagging behind and it may have to source from other suppliers to cope with demand.
The Zamzar website, which converts files between formats, has launched a new service: it will now convert files submitted by email. This could be particular useful to smartphone users who are often emailed files that their device is unable to display.
Apple confirms the acquisition of an Israeli flash memory startup reported last year; a deal that could serve as a deadly blow to Samsung's smartphone hardware.
Taiwanese chip maker Mediatek has created a single chip that contains all the major non-memory silicon components of a 3G smartphone, according to China Times. The chip is sampling now and will go into full scale production for the fourth quarter of 2010 - initially for the Chinese market, but with world sales in view.
Sony has revamped the Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX, which now cuts the amount of time it will take to transfer files from your memory card to your computer by 50 percent.
Today we see that ZumoDrive released updates for iPhone, Android, and Palm webOS smartphones. You can now upload and download files to ZumoDrive right from your smartphone and that is a MAJOR benefit to me personally.
Verizon customers have an incredible new smartphone choice today as the HTC Droid Incredible finally hit retail stores. The sexy, black and red device sports the fastest processor, the best screen, and the most usable memory of any other Android device currently available.
To the bewilderment of users coming from the Windows Mobile smartphone world, Apple's mobile platform, the iPhone and iPod Touch, don't come standard with user access to a file system and a file reading application to read those files. Instead, it's what longtime Apple calls a "third-party opportunity." Here are some tips for formatting PDFs for the iPhone.
Hollywood would have IT pros believe that the biggest threat to network security comes from international super hackers or high school kids trying to download games like global thermonuclear war. In reality, we face a more mundane threat--our end users, particularly those wielding USB storage devices.These pocket-sized devices can store a large amount of data. But even if your users aren't planning to cart off sensitive company files, USB storage devices (external hard drives, camera, memory stick, MP3 players, etc.) can be a headache in other ways. Employees may use your networks to download music to their USB-based MP3 players. New USB flash drives, such as SanDisk's U3 smart drives, can even run software directly from the device--a perfect tool for the end-user who wants to run unauthorized software on your network.If your concerned about USB storage devices on your network and don’t feel a written policy alone will protect your data, disabling the devices is your next step.In this IT Dojo video, Bill Detwiler, TechRepublic's Head Technology Editor, shows you how to disable USB storage devices on both Apple OS X and Windows. The United States National Security Agency (NSA) described the process in a March 2008 document from the agency's Information Assurance Directorate.Once you've watched this IT Dojo video, you can read the original TechRepublic article, download PDF version of this tip, and learn more about mitigating the risks poses by USB storage devices from our IT Dojo blog.
OK – brief rant here. Why is it that when I'm using a USB memory stick, Vista is apparently incredibly stupid about removing the device when I'm finished working with it? First, the OS refuses to allow me to safely remove the stick if a window is open. How dumb is that? Second, even after dutifully closing all windows, files, applications, etc. and clicking on the Safely Remove Hardware button in the tray, Vista leaves the dialog box informing me that I may now safely remove the hardware open after I've removed the stick. Seemingly forever. Until I dismiss it manually. XP was smarter than this. So I ask again: Is Vista stupid or is it me?
By combining three flash types onto a single die, the memory manufacturer is aiming to improve smartphone performance and reduce the cost of handsets
This Windows Mobile smartphone is remarkable for its internal 3GB hard drive, which, although primarily targeted at music fans, could prove useful to business users too. Samsung's bundle of software extras are also a plus point for the well-featured, if somewhat bulky, SGH-i300.
Unlike many sloppy applications that make a mess of the registry and shared DLL files in Windows, µTorrent didn't even need to be installed! It just ran off of the tiny 100 KB executable and the only install it did was put a desktop shortcut to the executable. Once µTorrent loaded in a matter of milliseconds, it was ready to rock and contained itself in less than 5 megabytes of system memory which is insane by today's standards.
I'll be occasionally blogging live on thisthread and others from the Lotusphere 2006 opening session. If you'rehere, feel free to add your thoughts on this post!Notes licenses are up -- 125 million licenses sold71,000+ downloads of Notes/Domino 7Double-digit growth6,000attendees at Lotusphere (some are in the Swan ballroom overflow, severalhundred on-site and last minute registrants) Guest speaker: Jason Alexander Ken Bisconti: - Over 61,000 Notes customers - Over 200 launch events around the world, touching over 21,000 customers- "The best release of Notes in Notes history" -- being implementedfater than any Notes release in history - Notes 7 support for Mac announced (coming in 7.0.2) along with DominoWeb Access for Mac (on Firefox) - Mac/Intel will be supported later this year - Compares three major releases of Notes/Domino vs. more than three yearsbetween Exchange releases, with next release requiring all new hardwareand ISV applications on 64-bit architecture/hardware- "Wanda" -- allows users to carry and run their Notes installationon a USB memory stick - Expanded Notes and SAP integration into workflows... planned to deliverin mid-2006 - Ron Sebastian just demonstrated Sametime on a RIM Blackberry along withNotes application workflow Mike Rhodin -- Announcing connectivity for Lotus Sametime with AOL, Yahoo,and Google. Mike didn't mention this, but one key to this announcementis that the connectivity to these networks is without separate licensingcosts Craig Hayman -- Sametime 7.5 announced. Details and screen shotsfrom thisseparate Sametime 7.5 entry Workplace Forms -- Ron Sebastian has just demonstrated "pixel-perfect"Workplace Forms integration into both WebSphere Portal and Lotus Notes. Cool stuff. Bowstreet Portlet Factory -- Ron is now demonstrating how easy it is tocreate WebSphere Portal portlets. Over 4000 WebSphere Portal customers,unchallenged market leadership. Alistair Rennie -- Announces Workplace Collaboration Services 2.6 and WorkplaceManaged Client 2.6 shipping. The 2.6 release is the first releasewhere the Workplace Managed Client is generally available -- as a partnumber on IBM Passport Advantage. Ron Sebastian -- Showing Workplace Collaboration Services, including anew blog template component. Workplace Managed Client 2.6 -- Runs IBM Productivity Editors stand-alone. Supports common file formats but also all the ODF (Open DocumentFormat) files formats. Alistair -- Over 1 million Domino Designer developers.Maureen Leland is showing Workplace Designer updates....good show eventhough her demo errored out. Craig Hayman came back and demonstrated updates to Activity Explorer andthe Activities model. He highlighted the integration with Lotus Notes7 as well as browser-based access to activities (supporting Firefox, hisfavourite browser, and IE, too).Ken Bisconti -- Next version of Dominowill continue existing Domino architecture but integrate WebSphere Portalcapablities for further improved web application integration..OK, so my battery is starting to run low, so I don't want to let this sessionend without a link to the updatedscreen shots for the next version of Lotus Notes, codenamed "Hannover"What a great opening session! Morecoming from other sessions and events today!
By 2008, USB ports are expected in 73% of all new-model mobile phones, up from 30% in 2004, while music playback capability is expected in 54% of new-model wireless handsets in 2008, up from 20% in 2004. Slots for removable flash-memory cards, which can be used to store and transfer music files are predicted to reach a 43% penetration rate of new phones by 2008, up from 16% in 2004.
Just when memory makers thought it was safe to go back into the water, Rambus files another lawsuit.
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