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March, 2011


March 27, 2011  10:24 PM

Windows Phone 7 Gets Copy and Paste (Finally)



Posted by: Tony Bradley
copy and paste, Microsoft, NoDo update, Windows Phone 7

Microsoft finally unleashed the highly-anticipated NoDo update for Windows Phone 7, and with it the even more highly-anticipated copy and paste functionality the mobile...

March 26, 2011  12:39 AM

IPv4 Addresses Are a Hot Commodity



Posted by: Tony Bradley
IANA, IP address, IPv4, IPv6, Microsoft, Nortel

This is what the Internet has come to. Microsoft has reportedly purchased more than 650,000 IPv4 addresses from the bankrupt Nortel at a cost amounting to $11.25 per IP address. As The Register describes...

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March 22, 2011  10:53 PM

Who Doesn’t Like Earning Badges (and Amazon Gift Cards)?



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Amazon gift card, badge, badge program, earn badges, IT Answers, IT Knowledge Exchange, ITKE Forums

Badges make the world go around. OK, that is perhaps overstating the value of badges a tad. But, people love to earn badges. The quest for badges is the fuel that drives services like Gowalla and

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March 21, 2011  9:25 PM

Japan Disaster to Have Long-Term Impact on Technology



Posted by: Tony Bradley
earthquake, isuppli, Japan, nuclear meltdown, nuclear reactor, semiconductor, silicon wafer, tsunami, volcano

It was bad enough that Japan was rocked to its core by 9.0 magnitude earthquake off its shore. It was bad enough that the earthquake stirred up a tsunami that broadsided the island nation and washed away entire homes with a giant wave. It was bad enough that a volcano eruption was also triggered....


March 19, 2011  10:38 AM

Putting the IE9 Launch Numbers in Perspective



Posted by: Tony Bradley
downloads, Firefox, IE8, IE9, Internet Explorer, launch, Microsoft

Microsoft reports that Internet Explorer 9 was downloaded 2.35 million times in the first 24 hours following its official launch. That is almost 100,000...


March 16, 2011  10:26 AM

Hey Microsoft, There’s No Rush for Windows 8



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Microsoft, operating system, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP

Microsoft is reportedly hard at work on the next-generation desktop operating system--ostensibly dubbed Windows 8. There were initially some leaked rumors that Windows 8 was being fast-tracked for July of 2011, followed by rumors that


March 14, 2011  8:44 PM

It’s Here! Download Internet Explorer 9



Posted by: Tony Bradley
browser, hardware accelerated graphics, HTML5, IE9, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, South by Southwest, SXSW

Well, it's not here right this second, but it will be in just a couple short hours. Microsoft is officially unveiling Internet Explorer 9 tonight in Austin, TX at the South by Southwest (SXSW) event. At 9pm Pacific time / Midnight Eastern time tonight, the official release of


March 14, 2011  10:08 AM

Windows Phone 7 Copy/Paste Leaves Something To Be Desired



Posted by: Tony Bradley
copy, NoDo update, paste, Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 appears to be a very capable platform. The highly anticipated copy/paste functionality, though, may not be all it's cracked up to be according to initial feedback. Tom Warren reports on the

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March 9, 2011  3:01 PM

HP Promises WebOS on All PCs by 2012



Posted by: Tony Bradley
apps, desktop OS, HP, mobile OS, WebOS, Windows 7

HP has revealed plans to include WebOS on all of its WIndows PCs in 2012. It is not a dual-boot scenario--more like some form of WebOS running on or within Windows to provide...


March 7, 2011  5:29 PM

Microsoft Gambled $1 Billion Wooing Nokia for Windows Phone 7



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Microsoft, Nokia, smartphones, Windows Phone 7

The launch of Windows Phone 7 seems to be a relative success. It certainly didn't flop like the Kin social media phone Microsoft put out last year, and it has received a fair amount of critical acclaim in reviews for having an innovative approach to bring to market rather than just another iOS "me...


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