Archive for January, 2013

Apple says no to Java 7, blocks browser plug-in

Apple says no to Java 7, blocks browser plug-in

You've likely already heard of the Java security scandal, which was something Oracle looked to fix quickly with an update to the software. Even though Oracle says it has patched the issue, some entities disagree. The latest to add its name to the list of dissenters seems to be Apple, as it has decided to block the Java 7 browser plug-in, even after the update was delivered by Oracle.

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IDC shows ASUS and Samsung skyrocketing in tablet sales

IDC shows ASUS and Samsung skyrocketing in tablet sales

Though Apple's iPad lineup remains undeniably dominant in tablet PCs globally with a beastly 43.6% market share, IDC is showing that this Q4 2012 both Samsung and ASUS have bashed their previous records for sales to bits. Samsung's Q4 shipments hit 7.9 million units in 2012 while one year before their quarter only hit 2.2 million - that's a 263% jump in unit sales. ASUS also had a mighty jump with 402% more units sold this quarter compared to one year ago, with 3.1 million compared to just 600,000 in Q4 2011.

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CEA seeks new Best of CES partner amid DISH debacle

CEA seeks new Best of CES partner amid DISH debacle

It would appear that the news of CNET's official kicking of DISH's Hopper technology from their "Best Of CES" list on orders from parent company CBS has cost them their spot as the official partner running the awards program. CNET has been the official CES partner in charge of selecting the Best of CES awards for several years but will, according to the press release from CES today, no longer be a part of the program from this point forward. The events that lead up to this situation involve CBS - the parent company of CNET at the moment - and their litigation against DISH, and it's not pretty.

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Motorola X-Phone pops up in job listing

Motorola X-Phone pops up in job listing

We've heard plenty of rumors about the Motorola X-Phone, but it seems that Motorola itself just confirmed the device. Motorola has a job listing for a Senior Director of Product Management up on LinkedIn, and in the job listing, it refers to the X-Phone by name. After Phandroid spotted the listing, it seems that Motorola has made it inactive, which adds a bit more mystery to the rumors we've been hearing.

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BlackBerry 10’s app library tipped as 40% repackaged Android

BlackBerry 10’s app library tipped as 40% repackaged Android

Just incase you didn't remember from the first time we spoke about the fact that BlackBerry 10 supports rather easily repackaged Android apps back in November of 2011, the point is being made abundantly clear here at the launch of the mobile OS. Here inside the launch week for BlackBerry 10 the 70,000 apps at launch have been called 40% Android in origin by none other than BlackBerry UX designer Don Lindsay as he spoke with PC Mag about the collection. The high conversion rate comes from none other than the basic BlackBerry Android toolset that's ready to rock for Android developers across the nation right this minute.

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Kutcher talks focus, customers, and the impossible in JOBS

Kutcher talks focus, customers, and the impossible in JOBS

JOBS star Ashton Kutcher, who plays the lead role of Steve Jobs in the film, gave a talk this morning at Macworld/iWorld 2013 and discussed what it was like to play the role of the co-founder and former CEO of one of the biggest technology companies on Earth. When asked what he thought the most important things were that viewers should get out of the movie, he had a few things in mind.

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