If you are one of the people – like me – who cannot yet give up your land line, Motorola may just have the answer for you! The new HS1001 cordless Android phone allows you to not only call your parents, but also enables you to check the Web or your email! This sweet little gadget will be available this summer for around $150.00 in the United States.
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Earlier this evening, Google announced on its blog that the new Google Apps Marketplace is finally ready for your creative submissions. However, these Apps aren’t the same type as you would find for your iPhone or iPod Touch. Instead, this will be a store for enterprise apps in the cloud. Using a set of APIs, these third-party apps will be able to integrate their products within Google Apps.
Windows XP users are not very happy campers this week. Microsoft is busy investigating a multitude of reports that claim MS10-015, which was rolled out on Tuesday, is causing XP installations to blue-screen. Microsoft has acknowledged that this particular patch appears to be at fault, but are still unwilling to state that the issues are related solely to that. Instead, they are looking in to the situation further, trying to determine if this could possibly be the result of interoperability issues with another component, or even third-party software.
You know exactly who I’m talking about, don’t you? Fanboys are those people who swear that one manufacturer or another is better than everyone else. They will argue until they are blue in the face, claiming that nothing can possibly come close to being as good as their beloved company and its products. I have witnessed some ludicrous statements in my time coming from fanboys, but none as bad as the one directed at me on Wednesday – from an Apple fanboy!
Quix is a nifty new application that allows you to create an all-in-one solution for bookmarklets and bookmarks, as well as an easy way to shorten links and post to multiple locations, all from any browser. Use Quix to free up a large portion of your bookmark toolbar real estate! It is an extensible bookmark in and of itself, allowing you to access all of your bookmarks – no matter which browser you happen to be using! It maintains all of the necessary shortcuts in one tiny space.
It’s finally official: Apple is releasing their very own tablet computer. The sleek little iPad boasts a 9.7 inch display that is a fully-functional multi-touch screen. It’s only half of an inch thick, and weighs just over a pound. You can purchase one of these with anywhere from 16 GB to 64 GB of storage. The device will support WiFi, and some models will allow 3G connections – via AT&T, of course. There’s a built-in speaker and mic, much like the iPhone has. The battery life is purported to be about ten hours! All of this sounds fantastic on the surface, doesn’t it? However, there are a few very large drawbacks that I have to point out.
In December of last year, a hacker gained access to more than 32 million usernames and passwords from the users of RockYou. After obtaining and studying the data from that hack, data security firm Imperva has come up with a list of the top ten most common passwords. In reading the list of passwords, I felt the need to pick my mouth up off of the floor. In this day and age of Identity Theft, people are still using things such as 123456 as a password!
With so many apps available for phones such as the iPhone and the Nexus One, it’s easy to imagine that you can find an app for pretty much anything – and everything! You can find apps to help you calculate a tip in a restaurant, create a ringtone for your phone, save your own life – or even help you make a baby.
Are you a girl who loves video games? Have you also perhaps thought of a career in video game design? If so, I have some excellent news for you! Sony Online Entertainment is now accepting applications for their third-annual G.I.R.L. Scholarship! This award comes with up to $10,000.00 towards a student’s tuition and other educational expenses. Even better – the winner will have the option of participating in a 10 week internship with Sony Online Entertainment!
I bet you are raising an eyebrow at me right about now. You’re thinking that I’ve likely lost my mind. After all, everyone knows you cannot put your whole computer into your pocket. You cannot possibly cram all of your data, your operating system and your software onto a tiny little old USB Flash drive. It’s not even thinkable that you could then plug said drive into any computer – anywhere – and run YOUR computer environment in an instant. If you now think I’ve gone off the deep end, you might want to sit back and prepare to be dazzled.