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What 'Zune Mobile' is and isn't

What 'Zune Mobile' is and isn't

Microsoft officials (finally) denied this week that the company will be rolling out a Zune phone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. But they didn't deny they have something called "Zune Mobile" up their sleeves.

December 12, 2008 by in Mobility

Financial realities of the App Store – in real numbers

Financial realities of the App Store – in real numbers

Two days ago I blogged about the proliferation of crapware on the App Store after Craig Hockenberry (IconFactory) wrote a scathing open letter to Steve Jobs.This time App Cubby developer David Barnard writes about the financial realities of the App Store – posting actual numbers from the App Cubby bank account.

December 12, 2008 by in iPhone

Great tips for using your cellphone as a smartphone

Great tips for using your cellphone as a smartphone

The lines of features, functionality, and price are blurring between cellphones and smartphones, but there are still many cellphones (check out my free phones and feature phones Holiday Guides) that are very good at serving as a phone that the majority of the people are looking for. Jeremy Toeman put together a good article that list how you can use even your current feature phone as a smartphone for many tasks that I think meet the mass market needs. I am reviewing the Motorola ZN5 and T-Mobile Behold and have to say there is some appeal to a standard cellphone.

December 11, 2008 by in Smartphones

Hiring kit: IT audit director

Hiring kit: IT audit director

Security measures and other IT controls don’t work unless they’re implemented consistently, predictably, and with integrity. The IT audit director develops and schedules internal audits to measure and...

from Tech Pro Research

It's OK to be a Grinch when it comes to giving green tech

It's OK to be a Grinch when it comes to giving green tech

If you're buying someone on your holiday gift list some sort of electronic gadget, I'm giving you the greenlight to be a pain with your retailer or the product manufacturer about doublechecking the green credentials. I'm usually pretty undemanding when it comes to my own purchases because I am really bad at shopping, but this year, I'm going to insist on giving green.

December 11, 2008 by in Windows

Transitioning NASA: Tensions high between Griffin, transition team

Transitioning NASA: Tensions high between Griffin, transition team

Barack Obama has his scalpel poised over NASA's Constellation program and NASA Administrator Mike Griffin is fighting back, engaged in a no-holds barred campaign to save his baby, the Orlando Sentinel reports.fdIn a heated 40-minute conversation last week with Lori Garver, a former NASA associate administrator who heads the space transition team, a red-faced Griffin demanded to speak directly to Obama, according to witnesses.

December 11, 2008 by in CXO

Having Fun On The Market Today

Having Fun On The Market Today

This could be one of those really bloody days on Wall Street, given the implosion of the rescue of automakers, piled on top of all the credit/economy/general weakness of nerves that the events of the last 18 months have spawned.So it's interesting to find that traders on the Financial Times' market prediction game are strangely optimistic.

December 11, 2008 by in Mobility

What is the NBN good for?

What is the NBN good for?

Despite Communications Minister Stephen Conroy's assurances to the contrary, in my crystal ball I'm seeing a broadband price rise coming to millions of Australians once the National Broadband Network has been built.

December 11, 2008 by in NBN

Rudd hiring security CIO

Rudd hiring security CIO

Kevin Rudd's department has advertised for a top-level security-focused chief information officer to oversee the technology aspects of its national security strategy.

December 11, 2008 by in CXO

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