Multitasking finally comes to the iPhone OS

As anticipated, iPhone OS 4 will get multitasking. Apple is touting over 100 new features as well in this version. iPhone OS 4 will work with iPhone 3G and 3GS and iPod touches from late 2008 and newer. The iPad will get this update in Fall. What else comes to your iPhone this summer? Of… Continue reading Multitasking finally comes to the iPhone OS

Apple iPad – view from another Geek

Chief Gadgeteer wrote a post about specs and his initial thoughts of the tablet. To summarize in a word his thoughts on the iPad it would be “meh”. I like to think of myself as an Vendor-agnostic Geek that doesn’t take sides in the Linux/Mac/Windows debate, but I have a different view than my fellow… Continue reading Apple iPad – view from another Geek

Apple iPad tablet – Specs and Thoughts

Apple has just unveiled it’s long anticipated tablet device, named the iPad. iPads will start shipping in about 60 days. Here’s the rundown on it: 1/2″ thick a featherweight 1.5lbs 9.7″ IPS display full multitouch touch-screen Comes in 3 storage sizes: 16GB ($499), 32GB ($599) and 64GB ($699) WiFi 802.11n & Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. Some models… Continue reading Apple iPad tablet – Specs and Thoughts

Lockheed Martin makes self-contained PC on a USB Thumb Drive

In what seems like a strange jump for a defense contractor, Lockheed Martin just introduced IronClad, a complete PC on a USB flash drive. IronClad contains all of the operating system, applications and user data in the 8GB stick made in conjunction with storage vendor, IronKey. The entire stick is encrypted with 256-bit encryption and… Continue reading Lockheed Martin makes self-contained PC on a USB Thumb Drive

Windows 7 outsells Vista by 234% during initial days

According to 1 market research outfit, Windows 7 has outsold Windows Vista by 234% in their first few days of sales. Not surprising is it? The question is whether or not this is sustained and makes significant inroads into the business market where Microsoft makes a great deal of its income from operating system and… Continue reading Windows 7 outsells Vista by 234% during initial days

Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) available Fri

Apple’s latest revision of the Mac OS operating system, version 10.6 (codenamed “Snow Leopard”) drops tomorrow (Fri) for an upgrade price of $29. Yes, $29. Why? Because Snow Leopard is meant to be more of a performance and efficiency improvement, not a version replete with new features. Not only is the memory footprint smaller, but… Continue reading Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) available Fri

Google’s Android OS to appear in more than just cell phone handsets?

Android appears set to start appearing in more than just cell phones. A few reports point the way. Although Google appears mum, one touchscreen manufacturer, Touch Revolution, says they’re working on Android-based devices for quite a few companies. Another company, MIPS Technologies, reported this week that they’ve ported the open-source Android to their architecture, which… Continue reading Google’s Android OS to appear in more than just cell phone handsets?

Google launching its own operating system – Chrome OS

Google has taken the much rumored step of creating its own OS. Named Chrome after the browser of the same name, this new OS will have a windowing environment based on a Linux kernel (of course) and will naturally contain the Chrome browser as its browser-of-choice. Google expects Google Chrome Operating System to be available… Continue reading Google launching its own operating system – Chrome OS