Technology

26
Dec
Apple keeps dominating the tablet market

Apple's iPad device keeps dominating the tablet market in the third quarter as well. However, rivals like Amazon and Barnes and Nobles are hot on its tail. The data gathered by the market research firm IDC showed that Apple was responsible for 61 per cent of the sales that took place in the tablet market. The company managed to sell 11.1 million iPad units in the third quarter. The total number of tablets sold in the third quarter increased by... [read news]

26
Dec
Anonymous attack hits Texas company

The global activist hacking group Anonymous appears to have managed to obtain thousands of credit card numbers from the clients of an analytical intelligence company. It appears the clients’ personal information has also been compromised. Stratfor, a company with is base in Austin, Texas apparently lost $1 million. Among its clients we include Apple and the U.S. Air Force. "#AntiSec plundered 200gb of their mails and more booty," wrote a... [read news]

25
Dec
Jacob Goldman dies at 90 years old

Jacob E. Goldman, the former Xerox chief scientist who created the famous Palo Alto Research Center has died at the age of 90 years old. His son Melvin announced the man had died on Tuesday in a Stamford hospital after a short illness. When he joined Xerox, Goldman made sure to focus on new technologies. "There was this whole concept of the paperless office that was sort of in the air at the time," said Michael Hiltzik, who is a Los Angeles... [read news]

25
Dec
What should you add on your new Kindle?

After Amazon announced it was selling "well over" 1 million Kindle devices per week, many customers can expect to get a new tablet or e-reader as a gift for Christmas or Hanukkah. In order to help you decide what to add to your new device, the retailer released the "Best of Digital” list in which it recommended apps, books, magazines, music, and more. Amazon admitted Christmas Day is usually the best day for the company. Last year, between... [read news]

23
Dec
Wall street analyst believes there will be no 7 inch iPad

At the moment the latest Apple rumours stated the company had developed prototypes for a 7-inch iPad. The same rumours also added that the new tablet would be launched at some point in 2012. However, one Wall Street analyst does not believe these rumours to be true. Analyst Brian Blair a member of Wedge Partner wrote in a note to his investors this week that he does not believe Apple will release anything with a 7 inch screen in 2012, neither... [read news]

23
Dec
No messages off-shifts at VW

Volkswagen has finally agreed to stop their Blackberry servers from sending emails to their employees when they are not on their shift. The company finally agreed to this step after their workers complained that their work and home lives had started blending together."We confirm that this agreement between VW and the company's work council exists", stated a spokesperson from the company, but did not comment further.Based on these arrangements... [read news]

22
Dec
Grammy Award for Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was recently named the posthumous winner of a Grammy Award. The Recording Academy gave him the so called Trustees Award on Wednesday. The Recording Academy made sure to mention the great contribution Steve Jobs brought to the music industry. “As former CEO and co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs helped create products and technology that transformed the way we consume music, TV, movies, and books.” the news release said. “A... [read news]

21
Dec
New Kindle Fire competitor from Archos

Archos is releasing a competitor for Amazon’s Kindle Fire. The new 7 inch tablet is priced under $200 and runs on Android Honeycomb. The Archos 70b internet tablet features Android 3.2 "Honeycomb" and has a low price that may attract the attention of those who want a tablet running on the newer OS. The tablet has an updated capacitive screen, a 1.2 GHz processor and runs on the OS designed especially for tablets. "With Honeycomb, users... [read news]

19
Dec
Facebook vs Zuckerberg

Facebook is dealing with the complicated matter of going against Mark Zuckerberg for violating the social network’s terms of service. Of course, the company is not going against its own leader, but rather the man who changed his name in order to mirror that of the Facebook CEO. The action was meant to be a publicity stunt. Giving a new name to trolling, businessman Rotem Guez changed his name to Mark Zuckerberg after the company had issued... [read news]

18
Dec
Apple competitor for Kindle Fire

People have talked a lot about the iPad 3 that Apple is due to release in Spring. Now, it seems that new rumours have come to life. It appears that the company is preparing to launch an Amazon Kindle Fire competitor. Apple’s new device will have a similar size to the Kindle Fire and will give the cheap tablet market an iPad option. A publication recently revealed what types of tablet screens were purchased by Apple. The DigiTimes report... [read news]


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