Archive for November 7, 2007

COMDDAP EXPO 2007 – I.T.’s Your Life

Posted: November 7, 2007 in Tech

The Computer Manufacturers, Distributors and Dealers Association of the Philippines (COMDDAP) brings together distributors and resellers in one big event to celebrate the progress of the country’s information technology industry.

Dubbed “I.T.’s Your Life”, the event is is open to the public from November 8 to 11, 2007 at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia grounds, Pasay City, from 10:00am to 7:00pm. Admission is FREE.

Sony Ericsson revealed a new addition to its Walkman mobile phone portfolio. For the music fan on the move, the Sony Ericsson W380 Walkman phone combines a unique clamshell design with all the music cred users expect from Sony Ericsson’s Walkman phones. The phone packs in never-seen before features, including Gesture control which allows users to mute calls with a wave of their hands. There is also an external display that comes to life only when you need it; to show the name of a music track or to let you know who is calling.

Sony Ericsson also revealed its super slim, stylish design, massive 2GB music storage capacity, and 3.2 megapixel camera, the Sony Ericsson W890 Walkman phone promises to hit the right notes with sophisticated music lovers and design connoisseurs alike.

Sony Ericsson also expanded its PlayNow offering.  At first PlayNow was limited to polyphonic ring tones. Now available in 32 countries, it has already expanded to include mastertones (MP3 ringtones), games, full music tracks, themes and wallpapers.  Sony Ericsson is promising that PlayNow arena will be expanded to include millions of music tracks and thousands of mastertones, from both major and independent labels.

Lenovo launches new Think-branded PCs

Posted: November 7, 2007 in Tech

Lenovo Group Ltd. showcased its powerful new entry into the workstation PC market with the launch of the ThinkStation brand, showing its resolution to substitute IBM brand with its own logo.

The newly launched ThinkStation S10 and D10 workstations are customized for professionals in the most demanding data and graphics-intensive environments, such as computer-aided design (CDA), digital content creation, oil and gas exploration and electronic design automation.

Apple’s latest QuickTime release fixes at least seven major security vulnerabilities in earlier versions of QuickTime for Mac, Windows XP and Windows Vista.

The ‘update’ is available for both Mac and Windows (XP and Vista) users and includes the removal of QuickTime for Java.

Microsoft has entered the fray in low-end enterprise search, with the announcement of its intention to offer both free and paid-for versions of server software to compete with offerings from Google and IBM.

The products are Search Server 2008, and Search Server 2008 Express, which is the freely downloadable version.

The new products will compete against Google’s Mini and Search Appliance, as well as against IBM’s freebie software, OmniFind Yahoo! Edition.

Cisco Systems, Inc. rolled out two enhancements to its Catalyst 6500 Series and 4500 Series routing switches. The new improvements are designed to better support peer-to-peer and real-time applications.

They are the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Virtual Switching System 1440, which combines multiple Catalyst 6500 switches into one and scales system bandwidth capacity to 1.44 terabits per second; and the Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series with CenterFlex technology, which the company says it provides high network performance for rich applications.

IBM introduced a new video game designed to help university students and young professionals develop a combination of business and information technology (IT) skills. Thousands of universities around the world now have access to Innov8, IBM’s new “serious game,” available at no charge.

Innov8 is an interactive, 3-D educational game designed to bridge the gap in understanding between IT teams and business leaders in an organization. This type of serious gaming — simulations which have the look and feel of a game but correspond to non-game events or processes such as business operations — has emerged as a successful method to train employees or develop new skills.