Microsoft Fix It comes to Windows Vista, XP

Good news for those of you who are still plugging along on Windows XP and Vista. Microsoftis bringing Fix It to said operating systems; it’s already available on Windows 7. Fix It tries to—wait for it—fix your PC problems before they require your to break out a sledgehammer and teach your hard drive a lesson. It’s in beta right now, so feel free to give it a shot. “Feel free,” as if I’m the arbiter of your free time! Fix It seems pretty handy. It scans your PC (and any devices … [Read more...]

Apple requests return of lost iPhone prototype

Gizmodo said Monday evening it is making arrangements to return an errant device that is believed to be a prototype of the next iPhone following a request from Apple's legal department, which it calls verification of the device's authenticity. The tech blog site revealed early Monday that it was in possession of a device it concluded to be a prototype of the unreleased and as-yet-unannounced next-generation iPhone G4. The device was reportedly found last month on the floor of a San Francisco … [Read more...]

Facebook “Likes” World Domination

Facebook will host its F8 developer conference this Wednesday, outlining its plans to further its influence across the web. Those plans include a web-wide “Like” button and a social toolbar for your website, The New York Times reports. It’s all part of Facebook’s plan to follow you around the web and perhaps avoid the same fate as MySpace. The Starbucks of Social Networks? Previous social networks, you’ll remember, were destinations. As soon as Friendster became slow and … [Read more...]

Gizmodo Goes Hands-on With the iPhone 4G; iPad 3G Shipping May 7

The iPhone 4G saga blows up over the weekend "Is you is or is you ain't my baby?" Over the weekend, Engadget posted pictures of what it claimed to be the next generation iPhone 4G. The pictures sparked quite a debate over their authenticity and many flatly rejected the design saying that it was too ugly to be an iPhone. Detractors noted the blocky shape and seams along the edge of the devices as reasons why this design couldn't have possibly come from the likes of Jonathan Ive. Mac Rumors … [Read more...]

Microsoft RTMs finished Office 2010

April turn on for business Web editions Businesses will get their hands on web and desktop Office 2010 in just under two weeks. The company's Office team has released code for Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010, and Project 2010 to manufacturing. Customers on Microsoft's volume licenses - 250 or more PCs - with Software Assurance can download from the Volume Licensing Service Center on April 27. Volume-licensing customers without SA can get the software May 1. Microsoft began … [Read more...]

Coming Soon: Multi-Tasking on the iPad with Many-Device Apps

Virtualization is a star - at least in the big stage of the iPad. Since the device launched, Citrix Receiver has been one of the top ranked business apps in the store. Chris Fleck, mobility leader on the Citrix team shares this demonstration showing a Citrix Receiver application enabled with four applications running side by side on iPad. He goes further to show the same apps running on a host of other devices. Born to Multitask Citrix Receiver uses HDX, the name of the remoting … [Read more...]

Google Cloud Print: coming to a wireless device near you

The question of how to print from wireless devices has been thrust once again into the limelight recently thanks to the printing-anemic iPad. Longtime notebook and mobile device users are quite familiar with the printing conundrum—cables, drivers and all. Google has announced that it's looking to address this problem in the form of Cloud Print. Part of the Chromium and Chromium OS projects, Cloud Print aims to allow any type of application to print to any printer. This includes Web, … [Read more...]

That Didn’t Take Long: iPhone 4.0 Beta Jailbreak Tool Released

We already suspected that, when it comes to jailbreaking it, the iPhone 4.0 software is nothing special compared to the previous versions. Now, a jailbreak tool is released for iPhone 4.0 Beta, and the eternal game of cat and mouse between Apple and the hacking community continues. Even if you’ve managed to install iPhone 4.0 beta software on your iPhone, this jailbreak is not for the meek, as it comes with all sorts of warnings that should give you an idea of what you’re getting yourself … [Read more...]

Apple iPad banned in Israel

Headed to Israel? Better leave that brand new Apple iPad behind. Earlier this week, the Israeli Communications Ministry directed the customs authority to confiscate all iPads coming into the country – effectively instituting a ban on Apple's newest device. The announcement "follows the refusal of the ministry's engineering staff to compromise on testing the device's suitability and compliance with Israeli wireless networks," reports Israeli newspaper Haaretz. Haaretz spoke to one man who … [Read more...]

Opera Mini iPhone App Downloaded 1 Million Times On First Day In App Store

On its first day of availability on the App Store since it was – surprisingly, to many – approved by Apple, Opera Mini for iPhone was downloaded one million times. Opera this morning announced the milestone, and added that Opera Mini is currently the number one iPhone app in the 22 featured Apple App Stores on their site, as of 8 AM CET on Thursday. Read more: techcrunch.com … [Read more...]