Archive for July, 2010

Android 2.2 comes to Evo 4G next week with lots of new features.

Saturday, July 31, 2010 4:25 No Comments

The feature-laden update to Google’s Android operating system is finally getting ready to make its way to Sprint’s Evo 4G phone, becoming the second device to get the upgrade. Android 2.2 brings with it a number of new features, including the ability to turn the phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot, improved performance, and new widgets for the home screen. The only other phone that has officially received the new version of Google’s operating system is the only phone that was actually designed by Google, the Nexus One. However, that phone is no longer even sold in the US due to sluggish sales, and it accounts for less than 5% of Android owners in the country. Thus, the Evo w

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IE9 Screens Leaked, Popular Sites page & Download Manager included, Beta in September 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010 3:50 2 Comments

Microsoft is readying a beta of its Internet Explorer (IE) 9 browser that it will roll out in September, according to Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner. Turner shared the beta date during his morning keynote at the annual Microsoft Financial Analyst Meeting (FAM) on July 29. According to several recent leaks, Microsoft had been targeting August as its beta delivery target for IE 9. This beta is expected to be public (as the test previews have been), and to feature more of the user interface elements. On July 29, Neowin.net reposted some screen shots from what they believe to be a newly leaked test build of IE 9. That build includes a new download manager, but doesn’t yet fe

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Google now going to selling Apps to the government

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 1:03 No Comments

Hoping to grab some money away from the federal government’s current $76 billion per year computing and software budget, Google today announced that it has a special version of its Apps platform for official government use. The online search giant just recently received the level of security certification that is required for vendors of the federal government, and it’s taking no time in taking that all the way to the bank. Google wants the government to shift away from its current system that stores everything on specific internal servers, up to the cloud where everything could be more easily accounted for. Google Apps for Government would be just like civilian Google A

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Now in United States Jailbreaking and Unlocking is Now Officially Legal

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 13:54 No Comments

The United States government today has announced that jailbreaking and unlocking iPhones, rooting of Android phones and ripping DVDs (for educational purposes) is completely legal as long as they are not violating copyright law. Jailbreaking and Unlocking of iPhones has never been illegal, it was just that Apple had strict policies right from the start which prohibited users from installing apps on their device which were not approved by Apple, along with locking the phone so that it can be used on one carrier only. So in case you previously had any doubts about getting into legal trouble for jailbreaking or unlocking your phone so that you can run it on multiple carriers, you don’t ha

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Apple iPhone 4 hits Friday, 17 more countries get the iPhone 4.

Monday, July 26, 2010 14:31 No Comments

Apple’s latest generation iPhone will become available starting this Friday in more than a dozen additional countries, including New Zealand. The culture-shifting company has sold more than three million of the smartphones since it was launched a month ago in France, Britain, Germany, Japan, and the United States. iPhone 4 sales will expand on July 30 to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The iPhone 4 16GB will sell outright for $1099 in New Zealand, and 8GB versions of its 3GS predecessor will drop to $899. Vodafone had no comment on any details

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