The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
The week some old TechWorld news about Sun’s former CEO praising Google’s adoption has resurfaced in the US. The question now is whether the courts will take notice.
Today two interesting snippets of news surfaced and neither were about the Carbon Tax. We Australians have an appetite for smartphones and online job ads for HTML5 are skyrocketing. Are the two in any way related?
It’s been a big week for Nokia. The roots of its smartphone technology evolved into a consumer product and details of its first Windows-based handset have hit the headlines. Where to now for the once-mighty mobile maker?
Finnish blogger and mobile Linux developer Henri Bergius has written a nice summary of what MeeGo is and how it’s not just a Linux-based OS, but an entire ecosystem. It makes me wonder how long it will be before a large handset or tablet maker will start shipping it in big numbers.
In what seems to be a continuous spate of information security breaches this year, Sony has started warning its PlayStation Network subscribers to be aware of possible fraud resulting from a known compromise. And just think last week we were worried about mobile device vendors’ level of privacy intrusion.
I can’t wait for chocolate eggs and rabbits this Easter so is it too much to ask for a little mobile device security and privacy as well? Right now the smartphone security landscape is enough to make you go hopping for cover.
Microsoft has instigated legal proceedings against a number of companies that ship android-based devices, much to the disappointment of many of its customers.
Word is spreading that Telstra is set to announce an exclusive distribution agreement for the HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7 smartphone. It’s another one for Tesltra’s slow-growing high-end smartphone stable.
With more than 90 per cent of desktop and notebook computers running some variant of Microsoft Windows, it’s worth asking ourselves could the same be repeated in the mobile phone market?
As the dust settles after the Nokia-Microsoft pact over Windows Phone 7, more news has come to light that Microsoft essentially bought its way into the mobile industry by paying Nokia billions for the privilege of being chosen for its handsets. Unfortunately for Nokia money won’t buy market share.