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HP seeks PalmPad trademark; Is a WebOS-based iPad killer on the way?

Hewlett Packard is seeking to trademark the name "PalmPad" for computer hardware and mobile devices, providing a solid indication that a tablet computer based on HP's purchase of Palm and its WebOS is under development.

By Matt Hamblen | 21 July, 2010 06:47

Tags: Mobile Apps and Services, Mobile and Wireless, telecommunication, Macintosh, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, hardware systems, laptops, mobile, Palm, Apple

Facebook user satisfaction 'abysmal'

While Facebook is expected to announce this week that it's grabbed its 500 millionth user, a new study shows that not everyone is so happy with the social networking site.

By Sharon Gaudin | 20 July, 2010 20:11

Tags: ForeSee Results, Google, Web 2.0 and Web Apps, internet, Internet Search, Facebook, youtube, search engines

Google lets Apps admins set usage policies for groups

Google Apps administrators can now set different usage policies for groups within their organization's domains, a feature that many IT departments have requested Google add to this hosted collaboration and communication suite.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 21 July, 2010 02:57

Tags: Google, applications, e-mail, software, collaboration, Office suites

Adobe to beef up PDF security with Reader sandboxing

Adobe Systems Inc. today announced that it will harden the next version of its popular Reader PDF viewer, a frequent target of attacks, by adding "sandboxing" technology to the software.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 July, 2010 01:03

Tags: App Security, Google, applications, Adobe Systems, security, Microsoft, browsers, software, Malware and Vulnerabilities

TSMC, Arm join to develop next-generation mobile chips

Arm and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company announced a partnership to enable the design of smaller chips for devices like smartphones and tablets, the companies said on Tuesday.

By Agam Shah | 21 July, 2010 03:40

Tags: pc components, Arm Holdings, Arm, smartphones, Components, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.

App Store security record unblemished after 2 years

While the rest of the world focuses on the perceived issues surrounding the iPhone 4's antenna reception, I thought I'd bring us back to something that really matters to iPhone users, namely, the security of Apple's App Store, which just marked its two-year birthday.

By Kenneth van Wyk | 21 July, 2010 03:49

Tags: Apple, telecommunication, mobile phones, Phones, iphone 4, smartphones, Phone applications, mobile

HP lists HP Slate 500, requests PalmPad trademark

Hewlett-Packard has listed the Windows-based HP Slate 500 on its website, and also applied to trademark the term Palmpad, fueling speculation surrounding the company's tablet plans.

By Agam Shah | 21 July, 2010 06:25

Tags: hardware systems, laptops, tablet PCs, Hewlett-Packard

Microsoft's $150 Kinect Price: Right For You, But Not Me

Microsoft's Kinect has an identity problem. The company won't come right out and say it, but their newfangled "you are the controller" motion-sensing camera for the Xbox 360 probably isn't for gamers like me. It's for gamers like you. That is, assuming you're not really a gamer.

By Matt Peckham | 21 July, 2010 08:08

Tags: Nintendo, Game platforms, gaming, Microsoft, Xbox, games

Yahoo profit up, but revenue falls short of forecasts

Yahoo's second-quarter revenue was US$1.60 billion, coming in on the low end of the company's expectations and falling short of analyst predictions.

By Nancy Gohring | 21 July, 2010 09:17

Tags: advertising, business issues, Yahoo, financial results, internet, search engines

Yahoo profit up, but revenue falls short of forecasts

Yahoo's second-quarter revenue was $US1.60 billion, coming in on the low end of the company's expectations and falling short of analyst predictions.

By Nancy Gohring | 21 July, 2010 06:59

Tags: advertising, business issues, Yahoo, financial results, internet, search engines

Oracle announces service bus for SOA

Oracle announced this week Oracle Service Bus 11g, an enterprise service bus providing integration services in SOA environments and featuring improvements around caching and service governance.

By Paul Krill | 21 July, 2010 07:08

Tags: SOA (service-oriented architecture), Architecture, software, internet, cloud computing, Oracle

Foursquare registers 100 millionth check-in

Foursquare, the location-based social-networking service, registered its 100 millionth "check-in" on Monday evening, the company said Tuesday.

By Martyn Williams | 21 July, 2010 09:20

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Foursquare, social networking, internet, social media

Adobe to add iPad app-creation tools to InDesign

Adobe has announced the Digital Publishing Solution, the first stage in a new set of tools that allows designers to create interactive magazines in InDesign that can be output as apps for the iPad and other mobile devices (and the desktop).

By Neil Bennett | 21 July, 2010 00:17

Tags: Interactive Design, applications, Adobe Systems, software

Hollywood pushes movie streaming standard, UltraViolet

The Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), a group of 58 Hollywood studios and technology companies, is pinning its hopes for the future of entertainment on UltraViolet, an online digital locker that would allow you to buy a movie once, and stream it over the Internet for free on any other compatible devices.

By Daniel Ionescu | 21 July, 2010 02:17

Tags: applications, comcast, philips, downloads, copyright, Home Theater, intellectual property, Panasonic, legal, Nokia, software, home entertainment, data protection, intel, netflix, sony

Antennagate won't hurt Apple's image, say PR experts

Apple flunked its first response to the iPhone 4's antenna problems, but the company turned everything around with a last-minute press conference and free bumper cases, one crisis communications expert said.

By Jared Newman | 21 July, 2010 02:25

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, Phones, iphone 4

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