Archive for May, 2008

ASUSTeK, the maker of the popular EEE PC is expected to globally launch its new Eee PC 901 notebook at Computex Show in Taiwan. On top of that, it appears that the company will also release the Eee PC 1000 series.

The invitation to the press indicated that the event will be the official global launch of the new Eee PC 901 and 1000 series.

Reports indicated that the Eee PC 901 and 1000 series will have improved screen size. If true, the recently launch Eee PC 900 which comes with 8.9″ inch screen display may slowly lose its popularity.

Yahoo’s Chief Executive Officer Jerry Yang says Microsoft is still interested in potential partnerships with Yahoo.

“They are discussing various other ideas and partnerships with us and we’re listening,” said Yang.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that the two companies were in ongoing discussions about developing a partnership, but declined to provide any specifics.

Facebook Goes Open Source

Posted: May 29, 2008 in Tech

Facebook announced that it will open up its Facebook Platform, allowing similar sites to develop compatible applications.

The move is seen as a competitive response to Open Social, the offering backed by Google, MySpace and Yahoo!

Apple has released the Mac OS X 10.5.3 update. The update includes general operating system improvements that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of its Macintosh computers.

Apple fixed some 70 problems including more than 40 vulnerabilities in its update.

NY State Supreme Court Justice Joseph C. Teresi said Dell and its financing arm engaged in deceptive business practices related to financing promotions for its computers and technical support.

The judge said Dell engaged in repeated misleading, deceptive and unlawful business conduct, including false and deceptive advertising of financing promotions and the terms of warranties, fraudulent, misleading and deceptive practices in credit financing and failure to provide warranty service and rebates.

Dell said that it didn’t agree with the decision and it would be defending its position vigorously.

Adobe Systems Incorporated gave a sneak peek at three applications from the next release of Adobe Creative Suite, its award-winning collection of graphic design, Web development and video editing applications.

The company released public beta of new versions of Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks and Adobe Soundbooth as free downloads on Adobe labs. Once downloaded and launched, the betas will be active for 48 hours after which time only Creative Suite 3 customers will have an extended ability to use the betas until the next release of Creative Suite becomes available.

The betas can be immediately downloaded from Adobe Labs at http://www.labs.adobe.com.

Nokia Maps 2.0 ready for download

Posted: May 28, 2008 in Tech

Nokia has announced that Nokia Maps 2.0 are finally available for download. Among new features users will have new enhanced Car Navigation with voice navigation, special pedestrian navigation, multimedia city guides, satellite images with extended maps database for over 200 countries and redesigned user interface.

Get your own Nokia Maps 2.0 from maps.nokia.com.

Cisco executives will discuss how to enable business mobility with ease – from more places than ever before, as well as how the barriers between public, personal and private wireless networks will disappear, simplifying IT management of mobile devices and assets.

The discussion will highlight:
- How enterprises can eliminate silos that divide networks, applications and mobile devices

- How visibility and control can be extended to existing and future mobile devices and assets

- How businesses can work with Cisco’s ecosystem of partners to mobilize business applications and use network information

- How advances in supercharging mobile collaboration are providing access to the right business applications at the right time and place