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Filed Under:Technology / Hardware
Posts on Regator:1633
Posts / Week:5.8
Archived Since:August 9, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Why Windows 8 won't reimagine hardware that much

Problem is, failure is still very much an option, and the idea of Windows 8 being a catastrophic failure is a massive turn-off for hardware makers. Failures of devices such as Motorola’s Xoom and RIM’s PlayBook are still on the minds of all OEMs.

600,000 apps in Apple's App Store, yet I can't find anything I want

Here are a few a sobering thoughts for any developers reading this. More is not always better, and the chances are, I’ll never find your app in the online store.

Why Apple wants to 'capture' defective 3rd-gen iPads

‘Capturing’ defecting products for investigation is a common practice in the tech industry as a whole. It’s a way of gathering information about defective products with the idea of making fewer of them.

Apple's mythical TV could be called 'iPanel'

I’m not even convinced that Apple needs to make a TV.

Mozilla posts Firefox redesign mockups

Mozilla’s user interface changes between Firefox 3 and 4 caused quite a controversy, with a significant percentage of the userbase choosing to stick with Firefox 3.

When you don't trust Windows for online shopping and banking

There are no good reasons why you can’t trust Windows for shopping and banking as long as you take a few sensible precautions.

100 reasons to jailbreak an iPhone

It’s perfectly legal in the US to jailbreak your handset. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act says so.

Microsoft: 'Unlikely' that credit card details can be lifted from Xbox consoles

Microsoft claims that a data leakage is unlikely given that credit card information is not stored on the console.

Fixing a water damaged iPhone 4S

There are no guarantees, but if your iPhone’s gone for a swim, then this is worth a try.

Will Windows 8 drive sales of touchscreen notebooks?

Notebooks were never designed for you to go touching the screen, and trying to retrofit touchscreen technology onto them will need more innovative thinking than just replacing the panel.

Consumers 'very satisfied' with the new iPad

According to a survey, 89 percent claim that they ‘never experienced any heat problems.’

The battle between the browsers might be over

It’s now quite possible that the browser wars are over — for now at any rate, as all the major browsers’ market share has flat-lined.

Should I buy the iPad 3, or wait for the bugs to be fixed?

Scratch the surface of each of the ‘flaws’ that have been in the news lately and you find out that there’s very little substance to them.

The sorry state of Android hardware fragmentation

There’s a bigger problem facing Android, and one that has an even greater negative effect on developers than operating system fragmentation: device fragmentation.

The BIG browser benchmark: Chrome 18 vs Opera 11 vs Firefox 11 vs IE9 vs Safari 5

The BIG browser benchmark! Chrome 18 vs Opera 11 vs Firefox 11 vs IE9 vs Safari 5 … which browser will be triumphant?

Half of US households own an Apple product

About 55 million homes in all that own something bearing the Apple logo on it.

Hardware imported from China could leave U.S. open to cyber-threats

Cybersecurity advisor Richard Clarke warns that imports of chips, routers and hardware from China and other foreign suppliers could leave the U.S. open to cyber-attacks and cyber-threats.

The time displayed on most Android phones is wrong

The problem dates back to an Android bug first uncovered in December 2009.

Smartphones account for half of all mobile phones in the U.S.

Over the past three months, more than two-thirds of those who bought a new handset chose a smartphone.

iPhone 4 owners can now pick up $15 'Antennagate' settlement

iPhone 4 users have until August 28 to claim your $15, provided you have not already acquired a free bumper for the phone.

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