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Acer postpones Windows RT tablets until at least next year

It looks like at least one of Microsoft‘s major OEM partners isn’t as keen to jump on the Windows RT bandwagon. Acer is reportedly holding off releasing any of its own Windows RT-based tablets until the second quarter of calendar year 2013 at the very earliest, according to Reuters. Most of Acer president Jim Wong’s comments to the international news… Read more →

Android 4.2’s four best new features

Say hi to Android 4.2, aka Jelly Bean mark 2. When Google announced its new Nexus tablet and smartphone line, the search giant also announced, almost in passing, that there’s a new version of Android on its way: Android 4.2. While Android 4.2 isn’t a major upgrade, it does bring significant improvements to the popular, open-source mobile operating system. Android… Read more →

Android 4.2’s four best new features

Say hi to Android 4.2, aka Jelly Bean mark 2. When Google announced its new Nexus tablet and smartphone line, the search giant also announced, almost in passing, that there’s a new version of Android on its way: Android 4.2. While Android 4.2 isn’t a major upgrade, it does bring significant improvements to the popular, open-source mobile operating system. Android… Read more →

Microsoft delivers Windows Phone 8 software development kit

After a couple of delays, Microsoft finally has made available to the public the Windows Phone 8 software development kit (SDK) — a day after launching its next-generation smartphone platform. Microsoft made the SDK, along with a free version of Visual Studio Express 2012 and Blend 5, available to MSDN subscribers and to the public for download on October 30…. Read more →

Seagate bumps first fiscal quarter earnings release due to Sandy

This might not come as much of a surprise given the extreme weather conditions on the Eastern Seaboard, but Seagate is postponing its first fiscal quarter earnings announcement. The hard drive maker originally scheduled its financial results and quarterly conference call for Tuesday. But the Cupertino, Calif.-based company issued a brief statement this morning that it will be bumping that… Read more →

U.S. cell networks ‘assessing’ Sandy outages: No fixes soon

Hundreds of thousands, if not millions are struggling to connect to Internet services or access cell services across the U.S. east coast after Hurricane Sandy swept across land, hitting New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York City and Massachusetts, just to name a few. While storm is not over yet, the major metropolitan areas on the eastern seaboard of the United States have seen… Read more →

Phishing email hijacks Windows 8 launch

Cybercriminals don’t waste much time these days. Keep on top of trends and significant events, whether it is PayPal’s changing terms and conditions, an overdue student loan or the launch of a new tech product — any hook that cybercriminals can use will be exploited. The recent launch of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system is no exception. Security experts at… Read more →

With changes, Apple’s Cook takes decisive action for future

As Hurricane Sandy reconfigured the eastern seaboard of the United States, so did Apple chief executive Tim Cook, dismissing longtime exec Scott Forstall (most recently head of iOS) and retail chief John Browett in a series of executive changes announced last night. Much will be made of the personality clashes that serve as the undercurrent to these changes, but the… Read more →

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8: What’s new for business users

At its Windows Phone 8 launch on October 29, Microsoft unveiled a few additional business-focused features in the newest release of its phone operating system. Back in June of this year, Microsoft disclosed a handful of business-tailored features that it had built into the Windows Phone 8 operating system. Among them: Device encryption and UEFI secure boot; private application sideloading… Read more →

Mobile app uncovers social media marketing activity

Ever wish you had a better pulse on the sorts of promotions and marketing campaigns being run by other local businesses in your immediate area? That’s the idea behind Perch, a mobile application developed by former MapQuest executive Perry Evans. You can think of Perch as an aggregator for social media activity specific to a certain location and also specific… Read more →

Smartphone apps hold relevance for India

Last winter, during a family function in Jaipur, we had a great time when a relative used an iPhone app to tell everyone’s age. The app would play a sound which only those under a certain age could hear it.  Although for us, it was more an exercise for fun, apps like this have huge relevance in a country like India,… Read more →