Archive for February 1, 2009

Intel launches own Netbook OS

Posted: February 1, 2009 in Tech

Intel has released an alpha version of its second-generation “Moblin V2” Linux-based toolkit for mobile devices — and it targets netbooks initially, rather than mobile Internet devices (MIDs). it offers fast boot times and a unique Internet connection manager.

Moblin is based largely on Fedora, and its main goal is to optimise performance for Atom and Core 2 processors running on smaller machines. It works well with Dell’s Mini 9, the Acer Aspire One, and the Eee PC 901.

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Dell to launch own smartphone

Posted: February 1, 2009 in Tech

Dell will soon be marking its entry into the smartphone world, in competition with Apple and Research in Motion!

Dell is reportedly introducing its handsets, running Windows Mobile from Microsoft as well as Android from Google. Reports have it that Dell’s initial offerings would include a device with a touchscreen, and another with a slide-out QWERTY keypad.

Google labels entire Internet as malware

Posted: February 1, 2009 in Tech

Google scared computer users worldwide when a glitch identified every site as potentially dangerous.

The problem lasted for 55 minutes, every search produced a warning message that a site might be harmful to the user’s computer and attempts to reach all sites were unsuccessful.

In its blog, Google said an employee updating sites listed as dangerous mistyped an address. The result was the global alert.

Yahoo to close down Yahoo Briefcase

Posted: February 1, 2009 in Tech

Yahoo will close down Yahoo Briefcase come March 30, 2009. Visiting the Yahoo Briefcase website will inform users that they have till March 30 to get their files from the service. Briefcase will be closing on March 30, 2009. You must download or delete your files before this date. For more information, please see Help.

Yahoo said that services like Yahoo Mail and Flickr are a better place to store important files.

Nokia has released SMS Cleaner for Nokia S60 3rd Edition (Initial or Feature Pack 1) based devices, which may have received a so called “Curse of Silence” SMS message.

The “Curse of Silence” SMS message that blocks reception of further SMS’s or MMS’s on many current Nokia mobile phones.