Apple's 'Joint Venture' may focus on Small Business

Apple is a consumer-focused company first and foremost. They have enterprise sales departments but the bulk of their marketing and support effort go into consumer sales. That may all be changing soon. Apple recently filed for the...

The new Mac browsing speed champ: Opera?!

Opera today released its 10.50 beta browser for the Mac. As soon as I started using it, I noticed that it was the fastest browser I've ever tried. But was it a figment of my imagination or was Opera really faster than Webkit...

Quicken Essentials 2010 for Mac is pretty but not powerful

I've been playing with Quicken Essentials 2010 for Mac (or QEM for short) for the past few weeks, and while its user interface is beautiful, it doesn't have many of the features that Quicken users have come to expect. If they'd...

European courts giving Google headaches

Two surprising news bits from Google coming out of Europe this morning.First, an Italian court sentenced three US-based Google executives to six-month prison terms because a video of students bullying a disabled boy was posted on...

Will Apple's iBookstore be G-rated too?

There is a furor today over the App Store's recent policy of kicking out "sexy" apps (NSFW link), save for those from big companies like Playboy and SportsIllustrated.  Giving big companies the ability to show skin while cutting out...

Apple bringing iPhoneOS/ARM architecture to new platforms

tweetmeme_url = "http://blogs.computerworld.com/15635/apple_bringing_arm_architecture_to_new_platforms"; With the launch of Apple's tablet a mere few weeks away, we can already start looking at other platforms which Apple may aim...

Google Voice releases new HowTo (and WhatIs) videos

Google Voice is a pretty incredible service, but not everyone understands what exactly it does (hint: it isn't VoIP - yet!).  Google is hoping to remedy that with a fantastic series of videos which I've painstakingly pasted below for...

Did Microsoft just exit the Enterprise with Windows Phone 7 Series?

First of all, I must say I like the design of the new Windows Phone 7 Series OS (but what a horrible name!).  It is very ZuneHD-like which in my experience has been a quick, minimalist OS.  Gizmodo had a chance to play with it and...

Verizon allows unlimited Skype calls over its network on select phones

Verizon's Android and  Blackberry customers who use Skype got some huge news today.  Verizon and Skype announced that they are going to let Skype work over 3G in an always-on type of mode, thus allowing their phones to act as Skype...

Apple's Aperture 3 causing significant memory leak for many users

Apple released Pro level Photo editing and organizing application Aperture 3 last week promising the "faces and places" of consumer level iPhoto as well as some new high end features that professionals could use.  What a lot of those...

The best products of Macworld Expo 2010

I'd been wavering on whether I think Macworld Expo can continue to be a success without Apple on board.  The products on the show floor by and large aren't anything you haven't already seen on the Internet.  You could probably visit...

Boom! Google becomes a Gigabit Fiber to the home ISP

The US has been falling behind the world in Broadband capacity to the home largely because of the complacency of the telcos and cable service providers. Google might get them to switch into high gear with their announcement today,...

Will Apple's new Core i5 and i7 MacBook Pros have 3G?

Ever since the MacBook Air, a machine made for 3G wireless access, was released without built-in ability to connect to mobile wireless, I've been waiting for Apple to put 3G access in their laptops.Will my wait be over soon?A...

Will my child learn to read on an iPad?

I have a 16-month old who loves books.  He also loves playing games on my iPhone and typing keys on the family computer.  He knows a few letters and numbers but clearly he's nowhere near learning to read.  But I have to wonder: In...

Will thin clients and remote desktop be big on the iPad?

Maybe I'm not thinking out of the box enough on this one, but one of the things I am most looking forward to on the iPad is the ability to use remote desktop to control my larger computers.The iPhone does a few remote desktop apps. ...

Watch out iPad: Google's Chrome OS tablet is coming soon

Did you know that Google's ChomeOS is taking the form of a Tablet?  I covered a previous report on the matter, but now we are starting to get images of prototype OS shots.  And they look very tablet- y.On Google's ChomeOS User...

iPad's two biggest surprises were price and price

...or price of the device (starting at $499) and price of the data plan ($30/month for unlimited data).In the run-up to the iPad event, the price for the device was guestimated  anywhere from $700 - $1000 or more.  Apple being able...

The iPad shows that Apple and Google still have a relationship

If you were worried about the demise of the Apple-Google business relationship, the iPad announcement gave you some reason to hope that there is still a lot of cooperation.Recent reports have had Apple talking to Microsoft about...

Google adds Mac bulk email uploader for Apps

If you or your company is making the switch to Google Apps and you are on the Mac, you now have a quick way to upload your email to Google's servers.Google today released its Google Mail uploader for Mac. You can now push your old...

Apple live blog: January 27th, 2010, 1 P.M. Eastern time

8:00 am, on my way  to the show...Below find live videos of the event Sorry we've been having technical difficulties iPad is the name - best browser ever. Built in calendar/address book iTunes store Lot of Google stuff for...

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