Stories for Oct. 15, 2008

According to John Nack, Principal Product Manager for Adobe Photoshop, the entire Creative Suite 4 is now shipping. Announced in September, the release date itself was not initially specified.  Those looking to test out the new programs before deciding whether or not to upgrade will have […] Read more »

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One of my ‘pet peeves’ about OS X is the inability to force a window to remain on top of all the others. Several years ago, when using Windows, this was a functionality that I found invaluable for watching videos and keeping certain web pages or […] Read more »

Most of the talk about solar being integrated with vehicles focuses on solar rooftops that can charge features like air conditioning — the solar roof of the next generation Prius will reportedly power just part of the 2- to 5-kilowatt air conditioning system. But what if […] Read more »

I consider PDF Annotator a “must-have” app if you work with PDFs and own a Tablet PC. That’s an arguable opinion of course, but take it for a 30-day test-drive and see what you think. If you already have tested the software but held off on […] Read more »

We’ve managed to get our hands on a brand new 15″ MacBook Pro and have a collection of photos of the box, packaging and accessories. Initial Impressions The look and feel of the new MacBook Pro is one of luxury. The aluminum shell has clearly enjoyed […] Read more »

I’m going to have to take SIMable’s word on the “unlocks 85% of the world’s phones” bit because I just don’t have the time or travel budget to test every phone in the world. Maybe Verizon’s “can you hear me now?” guy would consider defecting from […] Read more »

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In the "at least it’s not the same old, same old" department, AVING has spotted a handset from Sharp that looks and acts like a MID.  The 9225H is surprisingly small and thin yet has a Sharp Zaurus-like keyboard inside that looks pretty darn functional.  It […] Read more »

I just got a promotional email from HP that shows the Mini-Note is now available for $399.  This starting configuration is the low-end version of the netbook: Via processor 512 MB of RAM Suse Linux 4 GB SSD The unit with 1 GB of RAM, 120 […] Read more »

[qi:___wifi]  Cablevision said today it now offers Wi-Fi access to commercial and high-traffic locations across its Long Island, Connecticut and Westchester/Dutchess service areas as an additional service for its high-speed Internet customers. Commuters may enjoy the fact that the Wi-Fi is also available on the commuter […] Read more »

When it comes to web working, Africa is one of the last frontiers. In most sub-Saharan African countries, people tend to use mobile phones more than the Internet for business-related activities and communications. Factors contributing to this are high illiteracy rates and linguistic diversity. Read more »

The big topic in mobile tech has certainly been the new MacBooks announced by Apple.  One thing is certain there are probably equal number of folks who are excited by the refresh as there are those who wanted more.  We’ve soaked up everything we could find […] Read more »

Filemaker announced Bento 2.0 yesterday. It’s been a while since we’ve seen any updates to Bento (1.0v2 was released in February) but version 2.0 shows some big improvements. I’ve had a chance to spend a few days with this latest update and it looks like a solid […] Read more »

The Obama campaign’s web site is suggesting that their new economic plan may be eliminating capital gains taxes for venture capital investors, a move that would surely be welcomed as VCs look for strategies that will carry them through a tough economy. For cleantech startups, such […] Read more »

Stories for Oct. 14, 2008

Adobe on Wednesday will launch Flash Player 10, the latest in its ubiquitous 13-year-old line of multimedia plug-ins. For online video watchers, one big improvement is dynamic streaming, which will automatically shift bitrates as media is being streamed, depending on changing bandwidth. Content owners will need […] Read more »

A private equity firm that was trying to raise a $300 million fund to invest in biofuel startups has apparently ditched its fundraising plans, according to PE Week’s Alex Haislip. The firm, Biofuels Capital Partners, had been trying to raise its first fund for 18 months […] Read more »

Movie downloads are great…if you want to watch them on your PC, that is. Media extenders and other devices will let you stream content from your PC so you can view it on your TV, but they’re often difficult to install and don’t always work as […] Read more »

Movie downloads are great…if you want to watch them on your PC, that is. Media extenders and other devices will let you stream content from your PC so you can view it on your TV, but they’re often difficult to install and don’t always work as advertised. Transferring that content […] Read more »

This is where I’m supposed to write a bunch of stuff about who I am and why you should read my articles until your eyes bleed. You can read something about me on my author’s page, but here is much more detailed and specific information: I […] Read more »

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