Archive for May 28, 2009

SAP Philippines announces that Optical Works has licensed SAP Business One software to streamline the company’s operations.

The acquisition is significant for Optical Works since it has plans to expand its operations and branch network further. Currently, the company has 12 branches located mostly in Metro Manila and employs 80 people.

With the implementation of SAP Business One, Optical Works hopes to improve its cash flow by minimizing opportunity losses and prevent overstocking from inaccurate inventory reports. The company also expects more synergy between the head office and its branch offices and increase efficiency on a branch-to-branch level.

Optical Works is one of the premier optometric clinics and eye wear provider trusted by the public in the Philippines. Optical Works has selected Clerysys Philippines Inc. to implement the software throughout Optical Works systems.

Apple Updates White MacBook

Posted: May 28, 2009 in Tech

Apple has updated the white 13-inch MacBook to a more powerful one.. The new model features a 2.13GHz Core 2 Duo processor (up from 2.0GHz) with a 1066MHz frontside bus, 2GB of 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM (up from 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM), 160GB hard drive (up from 120GB), and integrated NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics.

The rest of the specs for this model have pretty much remained the same.

Google puts their bet on HTML 5

Posted: May 28, 2009 in Tech

At the Google I/O Developer Conference, Google showed off some of the new HTML 5 features that it will be building into future releases of Chrome and Android 2.0, codenamed Donut.

HTML 5 offers a way to free developers from writing applications for specific operating systems by letting them write for open browser standards instead. Nearly half a billion people now use open source browsers.

Other features include support for geolocation services and a new way of adding applications to web pages.

Time Warner and AOL to part ways

Posted: May 28, 2009 in Tech

Time Warner said it would separate its AOL unit into an independent company. Time Warner said it will first purchase Google Inc.’s 5% stake in the web-services business during the third quarter. Time Warner currently owns 95% of AOL.

The separation will provide both companies with greater operational and strategic flexibility, according to Time Warner Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bewkes.

Time Warner said AOL will be a publicly-traded company.

Microsoft Announces Zune HD

Posted: May 28, 2009 in Tech

Microsoft confirmed that Zune HD is indeed under development. Microsoft Zune HD would be a touch screen edition capable of surfing the web in addition to playing high definition video.

Microsoft added that the device would also feature a HD Radio Tuner, a high quality OLED touchscreen. The OS would be based on Windows CE and it would ship with a customized edition of Internet Explorer.