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Google Counts On a New Social Strategy with the introduction of +1

Google has floundered with the development of a viable social strategy, but Ignited SVP Dave Martin believes that its efforts in that area are about to become turbocharged with the introduction of +1. “Since Google is the dominant referrer of traffic on the Web, they …

Touchwriter HD-a handwriting-based note-taking app

Touchwriter HD-a handwriting-based note-taking app

It turns out that my touch-based handwriting with my index finger really sucks. Sure, the notes resemble my handwriting, but the touch field is very sensitive, so if I have a weird jog in a letter because I don’t pick up my finger completely, a …

Easing the Throb of Mobile Security Headaches

Easing the Throb of Mobile Security Headaches

When both private and corporate data is stored on the same device, it becomes a data container that is vulnerable to data leakage. As a result, when employees use personal devices to access core business applications that reside in the cloud, how can organizations ensure …

Google Search for iPhone Hits Its Awkward Stage

Google Search for iPhone Hits Its Awkward Stage

Google has updated its search app for iPhone with a new interface, as well as the addition of Google Goggles. The slide’n’swipe interface features an interesting way of arranging menu items, yet the slide action feels jerky. Like its original version, the app can take …

Apple CEO Waves Off Radiation-Detecting App

Apple CEO Waves Off Radiation-Detecting App

A radiation-detecting app for smartphones is bound to draw the interest of a lot of people, but don’t count Apple CEO Steve Jobs among them. Tawkon’s app purports to detect non-ionizing radiation emitted by mobile phones (not the ionizing radiation that is causing problems in …

America’s Perilous Patchwork of Privacy Laws

America’s Perilous Patchwork of Privacy Laws

The United States, unlike many other developed nations, does not have a federal consumer data protection law. Instead, a patchwork of laws apply in different situations. We have laws that apply to medical records, other laws that apply to banking records, still others that apply …

Mozilla launched fourth full version of Firefox

Mozilla launched fourth full version of Firefox

Hot on the heels of Microsoft’s release of Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla has launched its fourth full version of Firefox. New features include the obligatory speed bump as well as App Tabs and a drag-and-drop feature called “Panorama.” Also on board is a Do Not …

Smart beds give patients a lift when they need

Smart beds give patients a lift when they need

Hospitals may one day be equipped with computerized “smart” beds that automatically make adjustments to accommodate a patient’s needs. The beds could be useful in stabilizing blood pressures, preventing bed sores and helping to reduce the incidence of sleep apneas, among other things. Discussions with …

Android mobile operating system faster than Apple’s iOS

Android mobile operating system faster than Apple’s iOS

The browser in Google’s (Nasdaq: GOOG) Android mobile operating system is more than 50 percent faster than the browser found in Apple’s (Nasdaq: AAPL) iOS, according to company Blaze.io. Blaze tested the embedded browsers in Android 2.3 (aka “Gingerbread”) and iOS 4.3. These were WebView …

The Neverending Quest for IT Security

There’s no end-state where we can call ourselves “secure” and move on to something else. It’s not that security doesn’t have the same challenges and complexities that other projects have — like resource availability, competing priorities, and implementation complexity. It’s just that it’s so very …

What Can 3D do for the Web?

Electronics manufacturers are still trying to pull together the right mix of conditions necessary to make 3D TV reach critical mass in consumer popularity — price, content, standards, etc. Could the Web be an easier channel through which 3D can blossom? It may be easier …

PS3 Could Become a Harder Nut to Crack

Sony is neither confirming nor denying rumors that it will soon phase out current models of its PlayStation 3 in favor of a new version that makes it much harder for hackers to crack its firmware and reprogram it for other uses. Sony contends that …

Microsoft’s Paralyzing Windows Fixation

Microsoft claims that Windows Phone 7 is completely new, built specifically for mobile devices and divorced from any previous versions of Windows. Yet, at CES, CEO Steve Ballmer was still expressing a desire to have users connect all their devices — PCs, tablets and phones …

Alcatel-Lucent Aims to Rid the Planet of Monster Cell Towers

Alcatel-Lucent is plugging its lightRadio as a revolutionary technology that could replace many of the giant cell towers dotting the landscape with tiny little cubes of networking power. The technology is drawing guarded interest and some unguarded skepticism. “This approach could certainly improve coverage in …

T-Mobile announced two new 4G devices

T-Mobile has rolled out a new smartphone and a new tablet. Both take advantage of the carrier’s high-speed data network, which T-Mobile refers to as “4G,” though some have questioned that categorization. The phone is the latest in Samsung’s Galaxy S series, and the tablet …