Monday, July 11, 2011

Technical News - 11 July 2011

  • Are 3G tablets dead ducks?
    July 11, 2011
    Nobody wants 3G tablets because nobody wants to pay for the 3G data, according to an IDG analyst.
  • Two newspapers to sell Android tablets with digital subscriptions
    July 11, 2011
    The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News, both published by Philadelphia Media Network, will sell Android tablets this year with subscriptions to both newspapers in digital form.
  • Apple's App Store economics: Average paid app sale price goes for $1.44
    July 11, 2011
    App prices on Apple's App Store are rebounding 14 percent in 2011 compared to an 18 percent decline in 2010 and the company's average selling price is $1.44. Of that sum, Apple's gets an average...
  • Lexmark launches mobile print app for Cisco Cius tablet
    July 11, 2011
    Lexmark has stepped up with a new mobile printing solution to add to the growing number of applications for the Cisco Cius tablet.
  • Blackboard Collaborate formally launched at BBWorld 2011
    July 11, 2011
    Blackboard Collaborate, launched today at BBWorld, is the marriage of Elluminate and Wimba. Can it be greater than the sum of its web conferencing parts?
  • Tablet forecast dropping, but iPad going strong
    July 11, 2011
    Not a single tablet competing with the iPad has garnered enough consumer sales to even prove there is a sizable market for non-iPads, much less affect it.
  • Apple 'Rumor of the Day' - iPod touch 3G
    July 11, 2011
    Behold the Apple 'Rumor of the Day' - iPod touch 3G incoming.
  • UK company tests solution to wind tech's radar problem
    July 11, 2011
    Holographic radar approach could help mitigation aviation interference seen as a downside of wind farms.
  • Google+ is Google Neutral & Other Random Thoughts From A Sleepless Night
    July 11, 2011
    NOTE: I started this post on a day that I had absolutely no sleep whatever. Literally.  Which means that its the product of a temporarily feverish mind. Even with that, I'm standing by what I'm...
  • Generation Y: Buck up, work harder; you're letting the side down
    July 11, 2011
    It's not every day I sit down, start writing, and rage about the generation I do my best to represent on a vast scale. Today was that day.
  • Veeam's goals, product strategy and target audiences
    July 11, 2011
    The folks at Veeam contacted me after they read my assessment of Quest's product strategy (see Quest's vision for more information). They wanted the opportunity to present their targets, product...
  • Case reviews for Motorola Xoom: Otterbox Defender and Monaco leather folio
    July 11, 2011
    Reviews of the Otterbox Defender and Monaco book-style folio cases for the Motorola Xoom.
  • Apple's latest commercials focus on FaceTime and AirPlay
    July 11, 2011
    Apple has released two new 'If you don't have an iPhone' commercials, this time focusing on FaceTime and AirPlay.
  • Google's Schmidt on antitrust: What will he say?
    July 11, 2011
    Google is likely to argue that the search market is much broader than comScore metrics illustrate. How so? Industry specific search players are competitors to Google too.
  • Mysty Memories In The Malgrave Incident
    July 11, 2011
    Wander a creepy island solving puzzles? Sounds like Myst —and feels like it too. Nicely done visuals and music set a spooky mood. But I'm just not that into hidden-object puzzles. Still, fans of that genre, or of the Mystery Case Files series, will have a ball.
  • Cisco: 5,000 Job Cuts Coming?
    July 11, 2011
    Cisco Systems could cut 5,000 jobs in August, Gleacher & Co. analyst Brian Marshall asserts in a research note Monday. A reduction-in-force of that size would be just under 7% of the company's roughly 73,400-member workforce as of April.
  • Feature: How digital detectives deciphered Stuxnet, the most menacing malware in history
    July 11, 2011
    It was January 2010, and investigators with the International Atomic Energy Agency had just completed an inspection at the uranium enrichment plant outside Natanz in central Iran, when they realized that something was off within the cascade rooms where thousands of centrifuges were enriching uranium.
    Natanz technicians in white lab coats, gloves, and blue booties were scurrying in and out of the "clean" cascade rooms, hauling out unwieldy centrifuges one by one, each sheathed in shiny

  • Apple releases FaceTime, AirPlay commercials
    July 11, 2011
    The iPhone maker is highlighting video chatting as the feature becomes a hot topic across the industry.
  • Factbox: News of the World Hacking Scandal (ContributorNetwork)
    July 11, 2011
    ContributorNetwork - After 168 years, the News of the World published its last issue on Sunday, amid a growing phone-hacking scandal. The News of the World is accused of illegally obtaining cell phone messages from many victims. Three arrests have already been made as the controversy continues.
  • Google eBooks and iRiver launch Story HD e-reader
    July 11, 2011
    iRiver has launched the first e-reader integrated with the Google eBooks platform. The Story HD is set to ship on July 17 for $139.99.
  • Accenture: Bernstein Downgrades Rating On Valuation Basis
    July 11, 2011
    Accenture shares are trading modestly lower Monday morning after Bernstein Research analyst Rod Bourgeois cut his rating on the IT consulting firm to Market Perform from Outperform in what it basically a pure valuation call.
  • News Corp U.S. shareholder case adds hacking claims
    July 11, 2011
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - News Corp shareholders suing over the purchase of a business run by Chairman Rupert Murdoch's daughter filed a revised complaint, saying the British phone hacking scandal reflects how the company's board fails to do its job.

  • Assad loyalists storm U.S. and French embassies in Syria
    July 11, 2011
    AMMAN (Reuters) - Protesters loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad briefly broke into the U.S. embassy in Damascus on Monday and security guards used live ammunition to prevent them storming the French embassy, diplomats said.

  • China raps U.S. over military drills in disputed seas
    July 11, 2011
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military sharply criticized the United States on Monday for holding military drills in contested waters of the South China Sea, a dispute Beijing has warned Washington not to meddle in.

  • Is Facebook a Liberator or The Man?
    July 11, 2011
    This post is highlighting content areas for The Future of Facebook project, a six-part video series exploring the impacts of social networking technologies on our lives and business.
  • Technology and Moral Panic
    July 11, 2011
    pbahra writes "Why do some technologies cause moral panic and others don't? Why was the introduction of electricity seen as a terrible thing, while nobody cared much about the fountain pen? According to Genevieve Bell, the director of Intel Corporation's Interaction and Experience Research, we have had moral panic over new technology for pretty well as long as we have had technology. It is one of the constants in our culture. '... moral panic is remarkably stable and it is always played out in the
  • Philly papers to sell Android tablets with content (AP)
    July 11, 2011
    AP - The company that owns Philadelphia's two major newspapers will begin selling Android tablet computers preloaded with their content.
  • Google+ Hit With Spam Bug
    July 11, 2011
    The Google+ social networking site malfunctioned this weekend, spamming its users with repeated notifications via e-mail.

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  • AMD: JMP Downgrades; Will ARM's Rise Make It 'Irrelevant'?
    July 11, 2011
    JMP Securities analyst Alex Gauna this morning cut his rating on Advanced Micro Devices to Market Underperform from Market Perform headed into the company's Q2 earnings report, which is due in July 21.
  • How to Hide your Email Address from Facebook Apps
    July 11, 2011
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    Facebook is home to more than half a million apps and some of these apps would like to know your actual email address before you can add them to your Facebook profile.
    For instance, if you are planning to play Farmville or CityVille or any of the other popular games on Facebook, you’ll be required to share your email address with the game developer, Zynga in this case (see the above screenshot).
    If you would like to avoid sharing your email address with the developer and yet use their Facebook app, just click Change under “Send me email” and Facebook will offer you a new and anonymous email address that you can share with the app developer.
    Any messages sent to this address will still reach your main inbox but your actual email address will stay hidden from the app developer. Also, once you decide to remove the game /app from your Facebook profile, that proxy email address will be gone too. Simple!
    Also see: How to Block all Facebook Apps Forever!
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    Digital Inspiration @labnolThis story, How to Hide your Email Address from Facebook Apps, was originally published at Digital Inspiration on July 11, 2011 under Facebook, Internet.



  • iOS Users Download More and Pricier Apps
    July 11, 2011
    The average user will download 83 apps in 2011, and prices are rebounding.

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  • Sirius XM's Comeback Continues With Addition To Nasdaq 100
    July 11, 2011
    Shares of Sirius XM Satellite Radio were changing hands for less than a buck a year ago, and that represented a major comeback from where they were at the depths of the recession, when business was bad in general and particularly in the automotive industry the company has such a close relationship with.
  • EA Snubbing Steam for Battlefield 3 Launch?
    July 11, 2011
    Battlefield 3 publisher apparently spurns world's largest gaming-focused digital distribution platform.

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  • Apple's App Store sees sales surge, report says
    July 11, 2011
    The number of applications downloaded by iOS users rose 61 percent, while the average selling price per app rose 14 percent, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
  • Road Trip Pic of the Day, 7/11: What is this?
    July 11, 2011
    If you know what today's picture is, you could be eligible to win a prize in the CNET Road Trip Picture of the Day contest.
  • HTC to allow unlocked phones in August, satisfies consumer appeals (Appolicious)
    July 11, 2011
    Appolicious - Earlier this year, HTC let on that it would reconsider its policy on unlocked phones, but no details were given at the time. Today, we learned that HTC is indeed giving consumers something to get excited about, announcing a timeline for unlocking boot loaders on a handful of its devices. The company plans to release software updates sometime in August, allowing HTC Sensation users to unlock their phones. HTC Sensation 4G users at T-Mobile, and Sprint’s HTC Evo 3D will also be able
  • Google: Rethink Your Mission! Part 2: Google+
    July 11, 2011
    As I indicated in yesterday's article, Google: Rethink Your Mission!, Google launched its new social network tool last week, Google+, while also announcing the retirement of two other initiatives, Google Health and Google PowerMeter, which had failed to get the response that Google had hoped. Google+ has a number of desirable
  • Google+: 5 Big Developments
    July 11, 2011
    Google+ is not even two weeks old yet and is already becoming a social networking favorite among early adopters: Here are the signs.

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  • Eurozone mulls Greek options, fears spread to Italy
    July 11, 2011
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU finance officials will discuss a range of options for Greece's intractable debt crisis on Monday, galvanized by the growing threat of contagion to Italy, the euro zone's third-largest economy.

  • 25% of Car Accidents Linked to Gadget Use
    July 11, 2011
    BogenDorpher writes "In a recent study by the Governors Highway Safety Association (PDF), driving distractions such as cell phones and other electronic devices cause as much as 25% of all US car accidents. It is common knowledge that driving while distracted is not a safe thing to do, but now we have some scientific data that goes in-depth on the topic. From the article: '"Despite all that has been written about driver distraction, there is still a lot that we do not know. Much of the research is
  • Video game spending ticks up in 1st quarter, NPD says
    July 11, 2011
    The slight growth is attributed to newer forms of content including digital downloads, mobile games, downloadable content, and social network games.
  • Leaked Details: Dell Latitude ST Windows 7 Tablet
    July 11, 2011
    The Dell "Peju" or Latitude ST is coming in October loaded with Windows 7 according to details leaked on a website.

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  • Is data Google's new advertising trump card?
    July 11, 2011
    The company is reportedly planning to launch an exchange that would allow Web publishers to sell data on their users in addition to ad space on their site.
  • Atlantis docks at space station on last mission
    July 11, 2011
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Space shuttle Atlantis arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday to deliver a last batch of supplies to the orbiting outpost on the final flight of the U.S. shuttle program.

  • 7 Free Windows Tune-up Tools and Tips
    July 11, 2011
    You don't need to spend money to keep a Windows computer running in top form. Here's how to fix, clean and maintain Windows using programs you can download now

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