Stories for Apr. 15, 2005

With US telecoms merging faster than singles at a speed dating event, you might think that the European telecoms may be getting an urge to merge. Research firm Ovum says that despite improving balance sheets, large telecoms are not looking to indulge in mega-mergers, and instead […] Read more »

Paul Thurrott is the Windows guru and source of advance looks at Windows operating systems and Microsoft programs but apparently he is also a closet Mac fan.  His site WinSuperSite has published a very good review of the next version (Tiger) of the Mac OS X […] Read more »

Loren Heiny is to blame for me wasting some time this afternoon.  He got me to thinking about what the screen resolution of the prototype Ruby mini-Tablet PC might be.  I have been playing around with screen resolutions on my Sony U in portrait mode and […] Read more »

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I had been waiting for the inevitable moment when Microsoft apologist and brown-noser extraordinare Paul Thurrott would come out with a diatribe on Tiger, and credit goes to Slashdot‘s front page for bringing it to my attention. Thurrott has done this for each release since 10.1 […] Read more »

When P. Diddy declared “I am an MVNO” a lot of people tittered, and a lot of people thought “Actually, he’s got a very good point”. Let’s f… Read more »

I-play (formerly Digital Bridges) has signed a deal with Spanish Telefonica to offer its suite of mobile games directly from Telefonica’s em… Read more »

Thanks to the MIPTV/MILIA audiovisual and digital content trade show everyone is talking about TV on mobile phones. The general concensus se… Read more »

So a lot of buzz around Cingular launching ColdPlay’s latest single and basically giving labels another reason to think like Gordon Gekko. If you can get $2.99 for a single via a mobile phone, why offer it via iTunes store. Mobile Playa has an interview with […] Read more »

The Windows XP registry is the heart of a smooth running computer but unfortunately Windows doesn’t do a good job of keeping it cleaned up on its own.  If you do a lot of program installs and removals your Windows registry can become a minefield of […] Read more »

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I recently ran across an interesting website,, that covers Linux based handhelds and actively promotes the adoption of Linux for both handhelds and wearable computers.  Their mission statement says it all: Our goal is to encourage and facilitate the creation of open source software for […] Read more »

A lot of Linux lovers have converted notebook computers to run the Linux operating system since it is so efficient and requires fewer hardware resources to run than Windows based laptops.  OSNews has written a nice article about optimizing Debian on a notebook computer to get […] Read more »

Laguna Niguel, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2005 — Active Ink Software, Inc., a Microsoft Premier PC Partner announced the general availability of an entire new family of form design products for both the PC and Tablet PC platforms. The product offerings include a Standard Edition, a […] Read more »

According to Tech Insider, Microsoft has released a public beta of the Data Protection Manager (DPM) program which promises to automate disk backup protections.  DPM provides a disk to disk backup solution that is faster then current disk to tape backup systems and is designed to […] Read more »

I have received a dozen emails from readers pointing me to the prototype Ruby mini-Tablet PC that appeared today on Akihabara News.  My long-time desire for a small Tablet PC is no secret as I have written about it often over the past year.   The appearance […] Read more »

BusinessWeek’s latest international edition has a cover story (and a bunch of related stories) on efforts by the triumverate of handset manu… Read more »

Mobile gaming has been compared to the early years of PC gaming…”It is reminiscent of the early 90s, when PC gaming was about to break. Fo… Read more »

It’s been 31 years since Bob Metcalfe invented Ethernet protocol. With nearly 8 billion Ethernet ports, it could use be as ubiquitous as water and air, at least from Silicon Valley’s perspective. Today the networking technology thanks to its elegant simplicity has spread its tentacles everywhere […] Read more »

Stories for Apr. 14, 2005

Rogers Wireless and Bell Mobility, two of the largest operators in Canada, have tied up with US company Idetic (operator of MobiTV), to laun… Read more »

LA Times story on Grouper is getting Hollywood all in a tizzy. (Never mind thestory is trying to stir up a controversy where there should be none, much like that old piece in the San Francisco Chronicle.) Nicolas Firth, chairman of BMG Music Publishing Worldwide sees […] Read more »

Quick – which is the number one digital camera maker in the world? If you guessed Cannon, Pentax, Olympus or any of the usual suspects, well you are wrong. According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, 257 million camera phones were shipped worldwide 2004. That’s […] Read more »

If you are the leading broadband company in the planet – nearly 7 million customers – then it doesn’t look good when you say we don’t know what is the real reason why there has been an outage in your broadband network. Excuse me… what kind […] Read more »

British fixed wireless broadband operator, Mesh Broadband is off the air, and that puts citizens of rural Bedfordshire County without high speed access. The company has ceased operations for now. Bedfordshire on Broadband was jump started by funding through the County Council by the East of […] Read more »

Vodafone has announced that it will charge content providers for undeliverable premium messages. “From next month, if the successful billing… Read more »

Japanese company Faith Inc — which owns Moderati (previously known as FaithWest) — has quietly acquired Takenet, the Brazilian mobile cont… Read more »

On the heels of Google (NSDQ: GOOG), Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) and (NSDQ: ANSW) testing local mobile search and information, comes the… Read more »

Charles Arthur has taken a recent news story about a study that found mobile phones do not cause cancer and extrapolated it to a utopia for… Read more »

Using Skype to make conference calls, well all you need is a Jazz Hipster! Citron wants A Broadband Bill of Rights. Skype Journal: Skype today represents 1% of broadband usage at any point in time, and this figure is growing rapidly? SkypeIn has now added SkypeIn […] Read more »

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