Archive for December, 2010

Microsoft to focus on Kinect in 2011

Thursday, December 30, 2010 0:22 No Comments

News from the land of Microsoft suggests that the sales of Kinect this holiday season have reinforced the company’s desire to expand their offerings of titles that make use of Kinect. In addition to Microsoft, 3rd party developers are jumping further into the fray with additional offerings, as they have been encouraged by Microsoft’s sales numbers of Kinect so far. The best news for Microsoft might be that analysts believe that Kinect will continue to outsell PlayStation Move during 2011. These analyst predictions could explain why Microsoft is putting so much effort promoting Kinect during 2011, and why more 3rd party developers are jumping on board with new titles for Kinect.

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iPad 2 and iPhone 5 to Sport Dual Core Processors

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 0:35 No Comments

Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar has shared some interesting information with regard to Apple’s ambitions for their next generation iPhone and iPad products. According to Kumar, Apple’s is planning to incorporate a dual-core processor on the iPad 2 in order to compete with both Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook and Motorola’s Gingerbread tablet. “Apple is on track to refresh the iPad by March and iPhone by late summer. A key component upgrade across these platforms will be a dual-core processor featuring a pair of 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 cores,” said Kumar. Given that both the iPhone 4 and iPad share the same A4 1GHz processor, it would only make sense that Ap

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Apple, Steve Jobs hit new heights in 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010 22:55 1 Comment

Apple dethroned Microsoft as the world’s most valuable technology company in 2010 as its co-founder Steve Jobs soared to new heights with the touchscreen iPad tablet computer and the latest iPhone. Britain’s Financial Times last week named Jobs its “Person of the Year” and even US President Barack Obama joined in the plaudits to the 55-year-old chief executive of the Cupertino, California-based gadget-maker. Jobs’ appearance on a San Francisco stage in January to unveil the iPad capped what the FT called “the most remarkable comeback in modern business history.” “It wasn’t simply a matter of the illness that had sidelined him fo

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Skype CEO offers apology, credit for Wednesday’s outage

Saturday, December 25, 2010 22:48 1 Comment

The outage is over, and now it’s time for the damage control. Skype’s CEO took to the company’s official blog to discuss the problems and offer compensation to the millions of affected users. The world was in a tailspin over the last couple days as they found virtually every Skype service completely unusable. It couldn’t have come at a worse time, as businesses were winding down their operations in time for the holidays and everyone else was trying to contact friends and families to set up Christmas plans. For Skype CEO Tony Bates, the idea of a relaxing week before the holidays no longer exists. He went to the company’s official blog to say the proble

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Android 2.2 Froyo Now Hitting HTC Wildfire in Europe

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 11:35 No Comments

Good news, HTC Wildfire owners in Europe! It would appear as if the Android 2.2 Froyo update for your devices has begun to hit. That’s according to HTC, who noted that “scheduled to begin rolling out this week in Europe, reaching all areas of the world in February.” As of this writing, it would would appear as if the only carrier distributing the update is Vodafone, though as HTC noted, the list is soon to expand over the coming months. Of course, we can probably say with certainty as to who is getting the update just by asking the folks in Europe with the Wildfire handset. Have you received your update?

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