Posts tagged as: OS

Ford Brings Voice Control for Smartphone Apps to 3 Million First-Generation SYNC Vehicles

Ford has expanded availability of SYNC AppLink to 3-million additional vehicles in the U.S. Owners of qualifying 2010-2013 model year vehicles with the first-generation SYNC system can simply download the AppLink software off their home computers and install in their cars using a USB stick. Ford first showed the first SYNC software back in 2007.  […]

Jot Touch Pressure-Sensitive Touchscreen Stylus for iOS and Android

Adonit has begun shipping its Jot Touch, a stylus that is said to work with any touchscreen device. A dampening tip integrates a transparent disc with enough contact area to register touch input on capacitive screens, while enabling users to see where the mark will be made. When paired with a second- or third-generation iPad […]

Lion Arrives – USB Flash Drive Version Coming August

Apple as promised posted Mac OS X Lion for download for $30as well as the Lion Server add-on for $50 with the promise of a physical version. The OS we just reviewed gives Snow Leopard users an upgrade to the iOS-influenced software and is the first that won’t need a disc. Those who face low […]

No Flash or Android for BlackBerry 7 OS

RIM Monday night revealed that had no plans to support some of the features in BlackBerry 7 that it did in the BlackBerry PlayBook. The company no longer planned to support Flash on the current BlackBerry platform and would wait until the phones were sharing the same QNX-based roots as the PlayBook tablet. BB7 phones […]

AT&T Releases Blackberry 6 for Bold 9700, Curve 3G

AT&T has released the Blackberry 6 operating system for customers with the Bold 9700 and Curve 3G. Blackberry 6 brings a performance boost, as well as a cleaner interface. The update corrects what was seen as one of the major flaws in these two handsets. Rumors of an OS update for the Bold 9700 were […]

Android Will be Top for the Next 4 years, Windows Phone Will Pass iPhone

IDC has predicted both that Android would keep its lead until 2015 and  Windows Phone would overtake the iPhone for second place. Android would take 39.5 percent this year but gain only slightly to hit 45.4 percent four years later. Nokia’s Windows Phone switch would end up reversing its situation and Symbian’s predicted 20.9 percent share in […]

Even With Nokia’s Exit, Intel Still Optimistic About MeeGo

Intel’s CEO Paul Otellini recently said the MeeGo mobile operating system developed in conjunction with Nokia remains to have a bright future, despite its recent announcement to produce Windows Phone 7 based handsets. “I don’t see that Nokia changing its strategy changes the industry strategy,” Otellini said in an interview with Bloomberg at Mobile World Congress. […]

Google will be Hosting a Chrome event in San Francisco on Dec 7th

Google on Friday sent out an invitation to the press for a special Chrome-related event in San Francisco on December 7. It provided no special details other than that there would be “exciting news.” While not mentioned, the event is almost certain to focus on Chrome OS, the Chrome Web Store or both. Google has […]

Mac’s Web Share Dropping Due to iOS Devices

iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad are having more of an effect on the Mac’s share of the web than Windows, Net Applications found in its report for October. The Mac has dipped below five percent share for the first time in about a year, but it came mostly as iOS grew to a […]

Windows Phone 7 Series Interview and Overview (Audio)

Microsoft at Mobile World Congress officially launched Windows Phone 7 series.   In some ways this is the long-rumored Zune phone, as you can see via its UI which is heavily Zune HD inspired.     But it is more than that as you will learn when you finish this post and listen to the […]

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