Monday, August 31, 2009

HP dx9000 TouchSmart Business PC Giveaway

Last month, we introduced the HP TouchSmart dx9000 giveaway to a lucky winner who develops a great business-ready application. This baby is up for grabs—it could be all yours! All you need to do create a touch app that businesses can use.

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Swiss government listens in on VOIP

Not content to be the bankers for the world’s dictators, and other bad people, the Swiss government has added VOIP snooping to their list of tasks.

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Diskeeper invents new defragmentation scheme

If the claims in this Computerworld story are true, Diskeeper is poised to deliver some serious $$$ to stakeholders!

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Snow Leopard: upgrade pricing done right!

While is is not like me to give props to the loops at #1, Infinite Loop, in Cupertino, I have to give them mungo props for having an impressive connection to their consumers.

Take the upgrade price for the recently-released Mac OS X, known as Snow Leper: $30 USD.

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Windows 7 Sins?


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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

OS X has, em, malware?

Just caught this tidbit on the blogosphere: that OS X 10.6 (Snow Leper) will come with anti-malware software out of the box!

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Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions – free ebook

Microsoft Press is offering all the eBook above completely free.

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Another open source vendor joins the continuum

So, come to find out that despite the bleating of the open source types, some companies are being realistic, and kissing Microsoft’s ring signing protection agreements with Microsoft.

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SCO really is Lazarus!!!

Do you remember in the old, campy horror flicks, where the hero/heroine uses a sharpened silver implement, usually of the improvised type, to continually stab the evil zombie fiend, while insanely chanting, die, die, die?

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Nokia Booklet 3G Netbook – this is BIG!

When Microsoft announced an alliance with Nokia two weeks ago today, I was left, well, completely underwhelmed.

To me, what was necessary, was for Microsoft and Nokia to form an alliance centered around operating systems.

Since it was Nokia, I assumed, and wanted such an OS alliance to be centered around cellular telephones.

I was shortsighted.

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Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard to ship on Friday

For the first time in a very long time, I am torn between performing a cursory look at the forthcoming Apple Mac OS X v10.6, aka ‘Snow Leper’, and performing an in-depth review.

I have sent out an email to all business owner clients to gauge their interest in such a review.

Let’s see how it goes….

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

4 ways to make HP Gabble more relevant

HP Gabble is an intriguing concept: video calls anywhere, using HP transportation and technology.

However, the implementation is less than optimal.

Four modifications to Gabble should mitigate that. (read more)

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The Redbox onslaught: was Blockbuster asleep?

The current flap initiated by the movie studios over Redbox has me wondering where Blockbuster the sleeping giant is, and when it would awaken.

Can someone tell me why Blockbuster didn’t see this? (read more)

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Monday, August 17, 2009

iPhone GPS app for $100? Hello, anybody home?

One of the greatest shows out there for a long time, was The Twilight Zone. Crazy stuff happening that you could sorta explain, and mostly couldn’t.

Fast forward to today, and you have TomTom selling an iPhone GPS application for $100….(read more)

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

The SmallBizWindows HP z400 Personal Workstation Review

Last year, HP led all comers in ISA workstations with their xw8600 personal workstation, one of which was reviewed by yours truly.

We were so impressed by the xw8600 that we gave it the very first SmallBizWindows Absolute Best Award, with it going on to win the Product of the Year Award 2008 from our editorial board.

In March this year, HP dropped another bombshell: they weren’t sitting still, and they announced, and shipped the new HP Z-series workstations, a very worthy replacement for the xw-series…(read more)

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Stardock & Windows Customizations

One of the most intrepid companies out there in the Windows space is Stardock, with the impressive range of customization products that allow for personalization of Windows to the nth degree…(read more)

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Microsoft & Nokia, sitting in a tree….

Earlier today, Microsoft and Nokia informed the Earth of their latest agreement, one that allows for the development and delivery of Microsoft’s Office Mobile to Nokia’s line of smartphones.

In a vacuum, it would be giddy news…(read more)

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Verbatim moves in, starts redefining the USB Flash drive space

For a long while now, the USB flash drive space has been commoditized, with lackluster, piecemeal improvements in the sector.

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The 787, Boeing, and hubris

Last year, flush with profits, Boeing executives decided to completely lose their minds, and, rather than negotiate with its unions, the dolts decided to allow a strike.

Whomever came up with that adage, “If you ever want to hear God laugh, make a plan” is a bonafide genius...(Read more)

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Go Google all the way? Nyet!!

I hear that Google has been advertizing that people disconnect from their current productivity applications, and catch the (Google) Wave.

Erh, I don’t think so…(read more)

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Windows 7 RTM migrations are on!

Since August 6, Microsoft has allowed downloads of Windows 7 RTM to IT professionals and invited beta testers, through the MSDN, TechNet, and Microsoft Connect portals…(read more)

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Verbatim 1TB quad-interface portable hard drive.

I have received a Verbatim Quad-Interface Portable Hard Drive in the Orbiting O’Odua.

eSATA II, USB 2.0, FireWire 400, and FireWire 800, this drive aims to do it all.

We are up to tasking it, what with our Windows 7 migrations taking place.

More to come.

Monday, August 03, 2009