Archive for Oct 27, 2011

Dropbox for Teams service aims for small business owners

Dropbox for Teams service aims for small business owners

So you've got a business in the works that needs to share files that are potentially gigantic across the ocean and through the woods, but you don't exactly want to be transferring these files by mailing iPods back and forth - what do you do? How about Dropbox for Teams? That's what Dropbox is essentially saying this week as it launches the new service which has plans starting at $795 for a total of five users. The differences between this and Dropbox's free service might seem slight to the lay user, but for the small business owner - features here are great.

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Motorola DROID 4 leaked in Beta build photos

Motorola DROID 4 leaked in Beta build photos

It appears extremely likely that the photos and specifications you're about to see belong to none other than the fourth in the basic-named DROID line from Verizon and Motorola. This is the DROID 4, if I may be so bold, ladies and gentlemen, and it looks rather similar to the rest of the very recent stylings of the Motorola family, having the same bent-in corners, dual ports (microHDMI and microUSB), and overall look of both previous DROID models and the ATRIX 2, the DROID RAZR, and the unconfirmed next-level XOOM tablet.

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Sony Just Bought Its Future

Sony Just Bought Its Future

Sony, with a $1.47bn check, just bought back its destiny. In agreeing to buy out Ericsson's 50-percent stake in the Sony Ericsson smartphone partnership, the Japanese company brings to an end a decade of collaboration; more importantly, though, it buys the opportunity for Sony to come up to speed with its rivals and - if it leverages its strengths correctly - overtake Samsung, LG and even Apple in the consumer electronics market. "We can more rapidly and more widely offer consumers smartphones, laptops, tablets and televisions" CEO Howard Stringer promised in the announcement, "that seamlessly connect with one another and open up new worlds of online entertainment." Big words, but Sony is one of the few companies that could ever deliver on them.

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RIM Porsche Design P’9981 gets official

RIM Porsche Design P’9981 gets official

I hardly think a cool design is going to be enough to lure people back to the Blackberry smartphone from more popular devices like the iPhone. We mentioned the Blackberry Porsche Design smartphone a few weeks ago when the first details of the device started to surface. The device was said to be coming on October 27. Today being the 27, RIM did in fact offer up some of the details on the Porsche Design smartphone.

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NASA sting over a tiny rock makes 73-year-old woman wet herself

NASA sting over a tiny rock makes 73-year-old woman wet herself

I don't know about you, but I had no idea that every moon rock in the country was considered to be government property. I can recall as a kid the local planetarium selling what they claimed to be moon rocks for $5 each. One elderly woman apparently tried to sell a chunk of moon rock her husband left her when he died and ended up the target of a NASA and law enforcement sting.

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Zagat cost Google $151 million

Zagat cost Google $151 million

Google has offered the numbers it paid for two of its more recent purchases in a regulatory filing this week. The two purchases are the buy of Zagat Survey LLC and Daily Deals GmbH. According to the filing, the purchase of Zagat cost Google $151 million. That is a lot of money for a restaurant review service. Google plans to integrate the data into its Google Maps results.

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Price-cut PlayBook still unpopular

Price-cut PlayBook still unpopular

The Blackberry PlayBook has been a sales disappointment for RIM since it was launched. Consumers simply didn’t buy the tablet and those that did aren't happy that the Playbook lacks the basic features that you expect in a tablet like email and others. RIM recently confirmed that the Playbook OS 2.0 wouldn't come until February 2012 bringing email and Android app support to the tablet.

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Facebook to install giant server farm near Arctic Circle

Facebook to install giant server farm near Arctic Circle

When you have a giant server farm that handles tons of traffic like the ones Facebook operates, the cost of keeping all that hardware cool is massive. Facebook has plans to build its latest massive server farm a mere 62 miles south of the Arctic Circle. The giant server farm will reportedly be installed in a facility located in Lulea in northern Sweden.

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Nokia Lumia 800 vs iPhone 4S vs Galaxy SII Browser showdown

Nokia Lumia 800 vs iPhone 4S vs Galaxy SII Browser showdown

Day two of Nokia World 2011, and Nokia loaned us a new Lumia 800 to get to grips with at the show. We couldn't help but pit the Lumia 800 against two of its key rivals - Apple's iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S II - to see how the browser holds up. With many smartphone users spending a huge amount of their mobile time on the web, that's a key element of the owner experience. Read on for our comparison videos and more.

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Nokia Lumia 800 camera samples (vs iPhone 4S/GSII)

Nokia Lumia 800 camera samples (vs iPhone 4S/GSII)

Nokia is particularly proud of the photographic abilities of its smartphones, and so when they said we could borrow of Lumia 800 here at Nokia World to test out the 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, we thought we'd take it for a spin. Since we also had an iPhone 4S and a Samsung Galaxy S II weighing down our pockets, it only seemed fair to shoot a few comparison shots as well. Check out how they hold up, plus a 720p HD video sample from the Lumia 800, after the cut.

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