Why would anyone want to pretend to be Britney Spears or Elen DeGeneres? Isn’t that kind of counter-intuitive?
Xbox 360 users in France can now watch Canal + TV free thanks to a deal with Microsoft.
Can Apple get along without their CEO? Remember in the 90s everyone thought Intel was done-in when Andy Grove retired? Well, maybe everyone was right?
Living in Europe? Don’t throw out your tactile books just yet.
Mobile Devices are the big news today :
This is Sony’s supposed iPhone killer
Trying to create some demand in a shriking economy
File this one in the “Let’s copy Linux” department. Mandriva 2009 is also offered on a 8GB USB stick
But still more expensive than Linux…
Apple’s iPhone app store featured a soft-pornography app yesterday. Today, that app was removed, which everyone presumed was a move by Apple. Do they have someone monitoring new apps as they’re included by vendors? If Apple didn’t before, they will now…
That’s a sensible approach. That’s usually, however, the comments of a loser. You never hear Microsoft or Google saying, “we’ll be content to be number two in that market”. As Tom Arnold said in the classic scene of the Austin Powers movie, “You show him who’s number two!”…
A beta version of Facebook’s publisher gives users more control over who can see their content. The first thing I do when checking out a potential contractor or business relationship is to check their Facebook and Linked In profiles.
Yet another anti-virus package thrown into the forray. Microsoft had 75,000 beta tester downloads on the first day. Evidently, the world is still looking for the magic box. MSE, (Microsoft Security Essentials) will surely be a driving force since Microsoft, more than any other vendor, has the inside track of understanding how viruses affect their products. I’d like to see time tests once they’re out of beta to compare with Norton (which terminally slows down every Windows installation I’ve ever had).
The browser wars are heating up. I’ve been testing Opera and Google Chrome (and Chromium in Linux Beta) in my lab and have been very happy with their performance. More on that later…