Archive for September 14, 2008

iTunes 8 crashes Vista

Posted: September 14, 2008 in Tech

Users of Vista who downloaded the latest iTunes version 8 are experiencing problems.  It seems iTunes 8 is causing Vista to crash – It’s affecting users on both the 32bit and 64bit editions of Vista.

Apple is aware of the problem and is looking into potential fixes. The most commonly held theory is that there’s an incompatibility between Vista and a USB driver that’s part of the iTunes 8 software package.

Sony Ericsson to launch Xperia X1 soon

Posted: September 14, 2008 in Tech

Sony Ericsson has announced that they would be launching their highly awaited Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Smartphone within the year.  

The XPERIA X1 combines a 3-inch clear wide VGA display and a full QWERTY keyboard within a quality metal-finish body.  With Windows Mobile 6.1 inside, the XPERIA X1 lets you choose from a dynamic range of activities at anytime and anywhere; from enjoying your favourite entertainment content to working efficiently on-the-move.  Access a world of experiences simply by touching the XPERIA panel on the screen.

MySpace and Research In Motion (RIM) announced they are joining forces to develop an integrated MySpace Mobile experience customized for BlackBerry smartphones.

The new MySpace for BlackBerry smartphones application is fully optimized to deliver rich content and data to users on the go. MySpace for BlackBerry smartphones integrates MySpace’s main social networking components with the BlackBerry platform to provide instant, push-based messaging to BlackBerry and MySpace users. The application will be available in all BlackBerry markets globally.

As part of this collaboration, RIM is also creating a BlackBerry community page on MySpace for users to access the latest BlackBerry smartphone news, content, videos, games, ringtones, skins and other unique and engaging features.

Google acquires Tatter and Company

Posted: September 14, 2008 in Tech

Google recently acquired South Korean blogging software company Tatter and Company (TNC). The deal is aimed at expanding Google’s presence in the fast growing South East Asian market.

Currently TNC has about 400,000 blog users. TNC is comparable to Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.