60 Fantastic Free Android Apps
By Thor Olavsrud | Mobile/Wireless Article Published February 6, 2012
The Android Market has the best selection of free apps of any mobile platform. Here are 60 of the very best free Android apps.
IBM Acquires Worklight to Expand Mobile Capabilities
By Thor Olavsrud | Mobile/Wireless Article Published February 1, 2012
Big Blue will acquire the Israeli specialist in mobile applications platforms and tools for developing software for smartphones and tablets.
Apple Blows Past Estimates with $46.3 Billion Quarter
By Thor Olavsrud | Mobile/Wireless Article Published January 25, 2012
On strong iPhone and iPad sales, the company surpasses its formal revenue guidance for the holiday quarter by $9.3 billion.
50 Android Apps to Customize Your Smartphone
By Thor Olavsrud | Mobile/Wireless Article Published January 23, 2012
Android apps to extend battery life, improve communication, optimize RAM and otherwise boost your smartphone’s performance.
Despite Thailand Floods, Intel Reports Record 2011 Results
By Thor Olavsrud | Data Center Article Published January 20, 2012
Intel Thursday reported record full-year 2011 revenue of $54.2 billion and earnings per share of $2.39 in the face of severe flooding in Thailand. Yet the company warned the first quarter of 2012 might be affected.
Microsoft Defies Weak PC Market and Analysts Expectations
By Thor Olavsrud | Features Article Published January 19, 2012
The software giant on Thursday exceeded analysts' expectations to post revenue of $20.89 billion and net income of $6.62 billion for its second quarter.
LG Signs Microsoft License Agreements for Android, Chrome
By Thor Olavsrud | Mobile/Wireless Article Published January 12, 2012
LG Electronics is the 11th mobile device manufacturer to agree to a licensing agreement from Microsoft rather than face suits for alleged patent infringement over Google's Android mobile operating system and Chrome OS Platform.
Apple Leads App Stores in Revenue, but Android Is King of Free
By Thor Olavsrud | Mobile/Wireless Article Published January 4, 2012
The Apple App Store for iPhone and Apple App Store for iPad both outpace competitors by a wide margin in terms of revenue, but the Google Android Store has the largest selection of free apps.
Microsoft Windows XP Losing Share to Windows 7
By Thor Olavsrud | Applications Article Published January 3, 2012
Microsoft XP shed nearly 11 percent of global desktop operating system market share between February 2011 and December 2011, while Windows 7 picked up nearly 13 percent in the same period.
Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Roadmap Leaked
By Thor Olavsrud | Mobile/Wireless Article Published December 28, 2011
According to a leaked roadmap, Tango, the next release of the Microsoft Windows 7 Phone operating system, will focus on low-end smartphones and will be available in the second quarter of 2012.
Apple Reportedly Snaps up Anobit, Will Build R&D Center in Haifa
By Thor Olavsrud | Data Storage Article Published December 20, 2011
An Israeli newspaper reports that Apple has agreed to acquire Israeli SSD controller specialist Anobit for between $400 million and $500 million and will open a development center in Haifa.
CollabNet: Enterprise Cloud Development to Be Next Wave in 2012
By Thor Olavsrud | Cloud Article Published December 19, 2011
The specialist in cloud development and Agile ALM predicts that the convergence of Agile application lifecycle management, Continuous Delivery and hybrid cloud strategies will bring enterprise cloud development to the forefront in 2012.
Microsoft Beefs Up Office 365 EU, US Regulatory Compliance
By Thor Olavsrud | Security Article Published December 14, 2011
Seeking to make the Office 365 cloud-based productivity suite more attractive to customers subject to regulatory compliance, Microsoft will sign EU model clauses and add features to ensure HIPAA compliance.
Microsoft Windows Azure Update Previews Hadoop Distro
By Thor Olavsrud | Cloud Article Published December 13, 2011
The software giant is making available a limited preview of an Apache Hadoop-based distribution for its cloud operating system platform that will add Big Data capabilities.
Intel Lowers Revenue Guidance by $1 Billion, Blames HDD Shortage
By Thor Olavsrud | Data Center Article Published December 12, 2011
Intel warned that its revenue for the fourth quarter would likely fall short of previous guidance because its PC manufacturing customers have slowed their orders to align with the severe shortage in hard disk drives resulting from severe flooding in Thailand.
Microsoft and HP Seal Deal on Public, Private Cloud Apps
By Thor Olavsrud | Cloud Article Published December 9, 2011
The four-year initiative will make HP a reseller of the Microsoft Office 365 cloud productivity suite, while Microsoft delivers solutions like Exchange Server 2010 as a service via HP's global array of data centers.
Microsoft to Launch Windows 8 Beta, Windows Store in February
By Thor Olavsrud | Applications Article Published December 7, 2011
The software giant will open its latest operating system for public beta in late February, and it will open its new Windows Store for Metro-style apps at the same time.
Microsoft Updates Exchange 2010 with Service Pack 2
By Thor Olavsrud | Applications Article Published December 6, 2011
SP2 adds increased support for hybrid environments that blend on-premises mailboxes with cloud-based mailboxes, as well as a number of other enhancements and bug fixes.
100 Top Android Apps of 2011
By Thor Olavsrud | Mobile/Wireless Article Published December 5, 2011
Our favorite Android apps in 2011, including apps for search, communication, note taking, backup, travel and more.
Verizon Deals for More Spectrum as AT&T Lashes Out at FCC
By Thor Olavsrud | Mobile/Wireless Article Published December 2, 2011
Verizon announced a $3.6 billion agreement to acquire wireless spectrum from three cable companies. Meanwhile, AT&T castigated the FCC for what it called a slanted analysis of its own bid for additional spectrum: the $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile.
Microsoft Streamlines Windows 8 Setup
By Thor Olavsrud | News Article Published November 24, 2011
The software giant will shift its focus to Web delivery for upgrades to Windows 8 and says it has streamlined the setup process to make it easier than ever before.
HP Chief Whitman Promises No More Surprises
By Thor Olavsrud | Data Center Article Published November 22, 2011
Meg Whitman, handling her first earnings call since taking over as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, promised the company would return to business fundamentals and consistent execution.
Box Offers $2M to Spur Enterprise Cloud App Development
By Thor Olavsrud | Cloud Article Published November 18, 2011
The company is seeking to bolster development of enterprise applications on its cloud-based content management system and is putting up $2 million in funding to sweeten the deal.
Alcatel-Lucent Introduces 'Carrier Cloud'
By Thor Olavsrud | Cloud Article Published November 17, 2011
The communications technology company's new CloudBand solution promises to help carriers deliver cloud-based networking services with guaranteed performance, reliability and security.
Microsoft Minimizes Windows Update Auto-Restarts in Windows 8
By Thor Olavsrud | Applications Article Published November 16, 2011
The software behemoth is revising how Windows Update works in Windows 8 to minimize the number of automatic restarts required and prevent disruption and data loss. But one thing it won't do is push updates for third-party applications.
50 Good Android Apps: Utilities, Games, Productivity
By Thor Olavsrud | Mobile/Wireless Article Published November 16, 2011
From productivity to utilities to games, these Android apps are among the finest available for the popular mobile platform.
AT&T Debuts AT&T Platform as a Service
By Thor Olavsrud | Cloud Article Published November 15, 2011
The telecommunications firm seeks to expand its footprint by helping business professionals build and deploy their own cloud-based business apps.
AMD Launches 16-Core Opteron 6200 Series, Expands 2012 Road Map
By Thor Olavsrud | Data Center Article Published November 15, 2011
The chip maker unveils the newest series of Opteron chips, intended to boost the performance, scalability and efficiency of database, cloud and high-performance computing applications.
50 Fabulous Free Android Apps
By Thor Olavsrud | Mobile/Wireless Article Published October 10, 2011
A list of 50 great free Android apps to get you started.
50 Good Android Apps: Social, Downloads, Hands-Free
By Thor Olavsrud | Mobile/Wireless Article Published September 19, 2011
Want to make sure you've loaded your Android phone with the best apps around? These 50 apps are a great start.
50 Fun Android Apps: Gaming and Entertainment
By Thor Olavsrud | Mobile/Wireless Article Published August 16, 2011
50 Android apps to provide a little fun, including some classic choices along with some lesser known apps.
50 Essential Android Apps
By Thor Olavsrud | Mobile/Wireless Article Published July 27, 2011
Download the hottest and best Android apps -- these 50 Androids apps are all must-haves.
50 Paid Android Apps Worth the Price
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published May 26, 2011
Want some more Android apps but not sure they're worth the price? These 50 Android apps are clearly worth your hard-earned pennies.
50 Must-Have Android Apps
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published May 18, 2011
Want the hottest and best Android apps for your mobile unit? Here's a list of 50 android apps you simply must have.
50 Android Apps to Customize Your Phone
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published April 27, 2011
Want new Android apps to add function to your phone? Here are 50 great Android apps for your must have list.
50 Android Apps to Manage Your Phone (and Your Life)
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published April 13, 2011
Android apps can extend your phones functionality. These 50 Android apps allow you to control many aspects of your Android phone and its functions.
50 Android Apps for Business Travelers
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published March 16, 2011
Android apps to help travelers get where theyre going, find a place to eat, stay in touch, and more. Many free Android apps.
Free Android Apps: 50 Top Downloads
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published February 21, 2011
Free Android apps are just a couple clicks away -- here's a list of 50 must-have free Android apps to get you started.
50 Android Apps to Inform, Monitor and Manage
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published January 31, 2011
Android apps are incredibly versatile tools that can help you manage and monitor your life from work to play.
50 Android Apps for Your Lunch Break
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published January 18, 2011
Android apps- most of them free -- to lighten your workload, from games to sports to music to communicating with friends.
50 Android Apps for the Mobile Knowledge Worker
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published December 20, 2010
Android apps that provide information on the go, whether it's an important document or the latest sports scores.
35 Great Free Android Apps
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published November 16, 2010
Want more free apps for your Android phone? Here's a list of 35 of the best free Android apps to get you going.
35 Inspired Android Apps to Boost Your Productivity
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published October 27, 2010
Android apps put power in the hands of knowledge workers no matter where that worker happens to be. Plus: some Android apps are free.
35 Amazing Android Apps: Inform, Update, Manage
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published October 12, 2010
With the right Android app, you can stay on top of appointments, information, news and all the rest of the information flood in your life.
SAP Unveils Business Analytics Apps Aimed at Industry Verticals
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published September 15, 2010
The enterprise software giant seeks to give companies an anywhere, anytime X-Ray view of their business with a host of new business analytics applications.
50 Fantastic Free Android Apps
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published September 13, 2010
Finding the best free Android apps got you down? Here's a list of our favorite 50 free Android apps to get you started.
VMware Rounds Out Cloud Offerings With Security, Analytics Acquisitions
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published August 31, 2010
The virtualization giant announced today that it will acquire real-time IT analytics firm Integrien and online access management and security firm TriCipher.
Study: Firms Lack Business Analytics Benefits
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published August 27, 2010
A Deloitte study indicates a full third of enterprises are missing the benefits from business analytics.
Intel Introduces Dual-Core Atom Processor for Netbooks
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published August 24, 2010
Seeking to give netbooks a performance boost, Intel unleashes the dual-core Intel Atom N550 microprocessor while a number of PC makers roll out new netbook models using the chip.
Chip Sales Rise Significantly
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published August 23, 2010
IDC said Q2 global PC microprocessor shipments and revenues increased 3.6 percent and 6.2 percent, respectively.
75 Awesome Android Apps
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published August 17, 2010
From augmented reality to social networking, the Android apps that will make your friends eager to get their hands on an Android phone.
IT Outsourcing Trends: Slow Growth, Cloud Computing
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published June 3, 2010
The IT outsourcing sector is returning to growth, though now slower in the recessions wake. Meanwhile, cloud computing is changing the IT outsourcing equation.
Cloud Computing Guide
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published May 11, 2010
Cloud computing utilizes shared software and hardware resources rather than solely local technology. Plus: cloud computing's debates and challenges.
Ten Leading Business Intelligence Software Solutions
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published May 5, 2010
An overview of the business intelligence software solutions that dominate the market, including offerings from the established titans and the newer BI challengers.
Business Intelligence Software
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published April 15, 2010
Business Intelligence software enables companies to better analyze business data for improved decision making. Plus: the leading Business Intelligence software companies.
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published April 7, 2010
IT outsourcing continues to dramatically affect global business, as ever more IT functions are outsourced. Plus: a list of 50 top IT outsourcing providers.
Microsoft Debuts First Office Solution Accelerator
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published October 8, 2003
The software giant introduces the first package in its new line of products aimed at helping customers streamline organizational tasks.
Sun, Microsoft Reach Java Deal
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published October 7, 2003
UPDATE: The two rivals come together to give developers more time to migrate applications from Microsoft's JVM to Sun's version.
HP to Indemnify Linux Customers
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published September 24, 2003
UPDATE: The hardware giant says it will protect future customers from any potential legal troubles raised by SCO Group but denies there is something there.
Berners-Lee Talks Up Semantic Web
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published September 23, 2003
One of the Web's weavers, Tim Berners-Lee, delivers a lecture at The Royal Society, propounding the benefit of the Semantic Web.
Microsoft Unveils Office 'Fourth Pillar'
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published September 22, 2003
The software titan steps into the solutions space with a series of packages that sit on top of Office and can jumpstart efforts like Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
Open Security Exchange Comes Under ISTO Umbrella
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published September 15, 2003
The Open Security Exchange, which promotes the integration of physical and cyber-security, has selected the IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization to provide administrative and management services.
SCO CEO Chastises Open Source Community
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published September 9, 2003
Citing denial of service attacks and what he claims is an admission by an open source leader that Unix source code was copied into Linux, SCO CEO Darl McBride says the open source community is losing credibility.
Business Process Outsourcing Overhyped?
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published September 2, 2003
Many firms are investigating business process outsourcing for back-end processes as a way to cut costs and focus on core competencies, but analysts say current offerings may be overstated.
Microsoft Gears Up Software Assurance Changes
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published August 28, 2003
The software giant prepares to alter its Software Assurance upgrade protection program again, offering concessions to customers caught flat-footed by its decision to differentiate applications in the 2003 editions of Office.
IEEE Drafts Mobile Computer Battery Standard
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published August 27, 2003
Seeking to take a new approach to next-generation rechargeable batteries for notebook and handheld computers, the IEEE issues the first draft of a new standard.
Analyst: No Longhorn Before 2006
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published August 20, 2003
Because of its plan to align existing applications with the release of the Longhorn version of Windows, one analyst argues Microsoft won't make its anticipated 2005 ship date for the operating system.
Energy Transmission, Distribution Systems Need Major Overhaul
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published August 15, 2003
Experts say the United States energy grid requires major investment in order to prevent repeats of the cascading blackout that left about 50 million people in the U.S. and Canada in the dark Thursday.
Microsoft Reveals Greenwich Pricing
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published August 11, 2003
As Microsoft's Live Communications Server (formerly Greenwich) nears its release to manufacturing, the company details server and client access license pricing.
Analyst: Linux Kernel Code Seems to be Copied
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published August 7, 2003
UPDATE: One analyst sees evidence of copying from the Unix System V kernel to the Linux kernel; however adds that compelling evidence may not affect IBM.
Analysts: Ximian a Good Fit with Novell
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published August 5, 2003
UPDATE: Analysts say Ximian brings complementary technologies to the Novell mix, and gives Novell credibility with the Linux crowd.
Unisys Debuts New High-End Mainframe
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published July 28, 2003
The firm touts the new mainframe's support for .NET and J2EE, as well as 25 percent more scalability.
SCO Escalates Linux Battle
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published July 21, 2003
UPDATE: SCO Group ups the ante in its battle against Linux, equating running the operating system with software piracy. But with the Unix System V copyright registrations in hand, the firm offers to sell users a license.
PC Market Brightens in Second Quarter
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published July 18, 2003
Analysts say worldwide PC shipments reach growth in the second quarter that hasn't been seen since the end of 2000.
Open Source Takes on Exchange
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published July 10, 2003
OpenOffice.org gains a sister organization with an open source groupware server designed to tackle Microsoft Exchange Server in the marketplace.