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July 16, 2010  10:08 AM

The problem with Apple

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Apple, fault, ipad, iPhone, left-hand, recall

The media seems to love the iPhone and iPad. TV gadget shows, celebrities and  journalists feed the hype over a new Apple product. An iPhone or iPad launch is a big event, which drives more and more people to  buy products on Day One of launch, before anyone has even reviewed the...

April 9, 2010  8:02 AM

Apple targets theenterpise with iPhone 4.0

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BlackBerry, iPhone, Microsoft, nokia

With iPhone 4.0 Apple has made the iPhone enterprise ready. The new operating sytsem is mutli-tasking, supports SSL VPNs for secure connections to corporate networks, and includes a suite of APIs for protecting data and managing iPhones.

Apple is also allowing enterprises to distribute...

March 17, 2010  9:32 AM

Microsoft makes Windows Mobile 7 plug-in free

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Windows Mobile

If you are interested in developing apps for the Windows Mobile 7.0 platform, Microsoft has made available free plug-ins and a moblile phone simulator for Visual Studio and its Expressions dev tools available here >>

June 25, 2009  2:47 PM

Steve Jobs needs a successor

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Apple, steve jobs

The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Steve Jobs, the  head of Apple, had a liver transplant two months ago after treatment for pancreatic cancer. If we look at how Microsoft prepared for the retirement of Bill Gates, with Steve Ballmer taking a very public role and...

February 2, 2009  10:08 AM

Snowed in…work from home…if only the network would let me in

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Broadband, home, Mobile, Security, tele-working

This is the view from my home office window this morning, in Hove. Looks like I'm not going to work today...

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January 14, 2009  1:50 PM

Sony blasts cheap NetBooks

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Netbook, P-Series, Sony, vaio

Sony's just annouced an Intel-Atom powered NetBook, with a starting price of £849. That's probably four time more expensive than the cheapest NetBooks and significantly more expensive than the majority of...

November 12, 2008  10:15 AM


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iPhone, VMware

VMware Mobile Virtualisation Platform (MVP), the company's mobile virtualisation platform has the potential to open up mobile application development. The question is whether operators will allow third-party applications on their networks. Mobile telcos seem particularly reluctant about making...

October 14, 2008  7:41 PM

Apple MacBook – Steve Jobs’s lost opportunity

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Advent, Apple, ASUS, HP, MacBook, Netbook

We had a moment earlier today on the news desk. Someone was raving about how important this new Apple would be. "Sub $800, that'll change the market, why buy a PC et etc etc." Well, as it turned out, Steve Jobs blew it.

He could have really gone to town with a...

July 16, 2008  10:07 PM

Sony paints corporate image for designer Vaio

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air, Apple, MacBook, Sony, vaio, XP

This afternoon I was at the launch of a family of business laptop PCs from Sony.  Powered by the latest generation of Intel Centrino and Core Duo chips, the new Sony Vaios offer...

July 10, 2008  4:10 PM

BA puts flights on iPhone 3G

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BA, iPhone

There's a buzz in the blogosphere. Apple's iPhone 3 arrives in the UK tomrrow. BA has created a flight info application for the iPhone. It's available from Apple AppStore site. Here's a screenshot from 

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