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IBM’s Failed Operating System OS/2 Is 25 Years Old—But It Still Powers ATMs and Checkouts [Ibm]

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

On April 2 1987, IBM launched its plan to revolutionize the PC industry: a next-generation operating system called OS/2. Co-developed by IBM and Microsoft, it was designed to replace DOS and change the way we used computers. Sadly, it didn’t. But it still crops up in some of the weirdest places. More »


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IBM’s Failed Operating System OS/2 Is 25 Years Old—But It Still Powers ATMs and Checkouts [Ibm]

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

On April 2 1987, IBM launched its plan to revolutionize the PC industry: a next-generation operating system called OS/2. Co-developed by IBM and Microsoft, it was designed to replace DOS and change the way we used computers. Sadly, it didn’t. But it still crops up in some of the weirdest places. More »


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BlackBerry 10 coming to the PlayBook, RIM confirms

Thursday, March 15th, 2012
RIM’s handsets won’t be getting BlackBerry 10 until later this year, but once they do, the PlayBook will be next in line. That’s according to Rob Orr, RIM’s VP of product management, who confirmed the news to TechRadar. “We’ve said publicly a number of times that our first BB10 handset will be available towards the end of 2012, and that’s still firmly the case,” Orr said. “At some point after the launch we’ll bring BB10 to our PlayBooks, yes.” Orr apparently didn’t get any more specific than that, though he did mention that RIM has seen a spike in updates to PlayBook OS 2.0, which came out just last month. According to the exec, about 50 percent of all users made the jump on the day it came out, which just goes to show how great e-mail is.

BlackBerry 10 coming to the PlayBook, RIM confirms originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 15 Mar 2012 03:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 said to launch on February 21st

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

When Research In Motion released its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, the device had its fair share of problems. RIM promised an operating system update that would address these problems but the launch was delayed by several months. A new report from N4BB claims the official release of the PlayBook 2.0 update is set for February 21st, just over a week later than the company initially planned. The PlayBook OS 2.0 update will include native email, calendar and contacts apps, but unfortunately native BBM will remain absent from the tablet and can only be accessed through BlackBerry Bridge.
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BBX 2.0 demo shows Android apps running on BlackBerry PlayBook [video]

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Earlier this week, Research In Motion introduced the developer beta of BBX OS 2.0, which supports the Eclipse Android development platform on the company’s BlackBerry PlayBook. On Friday, one developer released a video that shows a number of Android applications running on a tablet. We’ve seen a clip of a PlayBook running Android apps from RIM before, but now we have raw footage from an outside source. The video shows a folder on the main home screen called “Android Apps” that is populated with IM+ Pro, IMDb, Gmail, Amazon Kindle, Kik Messenger, Google Places and more, which suggests that a wide range of apps will work on the device. We’re impressed with what we see so far; the apps run without any issue and take just a few seconds to load. We last heard Android support was delayed until late fall and, since it was just pushed to developers, we may have some time left to wait until the feature is released to consumers. Hit the break for the full video of Android apps in action on the PlayBook.

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OS X 10.7.2 Sneakily Fixed One of Our Biggest Pet Peeves in Lion [Os X Lion]

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

OS X Lion 10.7.2 around the corner?

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

We’ve just received a tip that OS X Lion 10.7.2, a combo update, is available for Mac developers in Apple’s developer site. While the OS isn’t available on the regular Mac portal, it’s available as a direct link within the iCloud for Lion beta section. No word on what updates or changes will be in OS X Lion 10.7.2.

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Barnes & Noble updates NOOK for Android app with magazines, newspapers

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Barnes & Noble announced on Friday that it has updated NOOK for Android eReader application with access to newspapers and magazines. Users with 7-inch 800 x 480 resolution tablets running Android OS 2.1 and higher — that includes the Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Tab 10.1, XOOM, G-Slate, and others — can now view more than 120 magazines including popular periodicals such as Esquire, Maxim, Rolling Stone, and Popular Science, as well as national newspapers such as USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and The Chicago Tribune. Users can choose to access the content with a free 14-day trial, a subscription, or by purchasing issues individually. The update is free and should be available in the Android Market now. Hit the jump for the full release.

Barnes & Noble Updates NOOK™ for Android™ App, Gives Tablet Users Access to Largest Digital Periodical Offering on Android

More than 140 NOOK Newsstand™ Titles Including Interactive Magazines
with Exclusive ArticleView™ Now Available to Android Tablet Customers

Optimized Reading Experience for Most 7-Inch and Larger Tablets
Including Honeycomb

Free App Now Available in Android Market, V CAST Apps,
Samsung Apps, GetJar, and AppsLib

New York, New York – May 13, 2011 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today announced an updated version of its popular, free NOOK for Android eReading application that brings the most comprehensive selection of digital periodicals to customers with Android™ tablets including more than 140 top magazine and newspaper brands from ESPN The Magazine and The Economist to Food & Wine and Us Weekly. To take advantage of large and extra large, high-resolution Android tablet screens, NOOK for Android now offers customers an optimized library grid view and reading experience with enhanced book margins and line spacing, aswell as an improved shopping experience and more. The new app features are available for popular 7-inch and larger tablets using Android OS 2.1 and higher (Honeycomb).

Today’s announcement marks the largest digital newsstand offering for Android tablet customers to date, with more than 140 of the best daily, weekly and monthlyperiodicals, all optimized for high-resolution displays in rich color. Barnes & Noble’s interactive NOOK Magazine™ experience, previouslyavailable only to NOOK Color™ Reader’s Tablet™ customers, is now available to the Android tablet community, featuring more than 120 popular titles such as Esquire, Maxim, Men’s Health, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Popular Science, PC Magazine, Elle, O, The Oprah Magazine, Travel + Leisure and many more. NOOK for Android customers with large tablets can also enjoyfavorite NOOK Newspapers™ including USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and The Chicago Tribune. All can be enjoyed with a 14-day free trial, via subscription or purchased in single issue form.

With NOOK for Android on larger tablets, magazine reading is easy and engaging with full-color pages in landscape and portrait mode, and Barnes & Noble’s exclusive ArticleView technology (formerly available only on NOOK Color) which features only the article’s text, customized to the reader’s favorite style, on a central panel on the display. NOOK Magazines also feature a universal, easy-to-use reading experience with a slider to jump to the desired page, pinch and zoom to enlarge images and more.

“With our free, updated NOOK for Android application, we’re delivering customers with Android tablets a great optimized reading experience and access to the largest ever collection of interactive magazines, as well as top newspapers, all optimized for high-resolution displays,” said Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products at Barnes & Noble. “Using their Android tablets, customers can enjoy our collection of more than two million digital books, as well as their morning paper and latest magazines,delivered right to their device through their NOOK for Android app, for an amazing periodical experience which includes our innovative ArticleView feature.”

NOOK Newsstand and the optimized book reading experience on NOOK for Android will be available for customers using 7-inch and larger Android OS 2.1 and higher (Honeycomb) tablets with 800 x 480 (160 DPI or less) or higher screen resolution, and include Samsung Galaxy Tab™, Motorola XOOM™, LGG-Slate™ and ARCHOS internet tablets, among others. NOOK for Android customers on smartphones will also enjoy minor performance enhancements.

NOOK for Android gives customers with Android smartphones and tablets access to Barnes & Noble’s expansive NOOK Bookstore™, one of the world’s largest digital content catalogs, with the most NOOK Books™ priced at $9.99 or less. As part of Barnes & Noble’s promise to “Read What You Love, Anywhere You Like™,” customers can enjoy NOOK Books from their Barnes & Noble digital library on their NOOK Color, NOOK eReader devices and mobile and computing devices using free NOOK eReading software or apps.

Expanded App Availability
To make it easy for Android smartphone and tablet customers to find and download the free NOOK for Android app, Barnes & Noble has expanded availability for the free app to include Android Market, V CAST Apps from Verizon Wireless, Samsung Apps, GetJar, and AppsLib, with more to come. NOOK for Android willalso be pre-loaded or made available in future firmware upgrades for some of the current leading and highly anticipated Android tablets coming to market. Customers can learn more about NOOK for Android v2.6.1 at www.bn.com/nookforandroid.

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HTC Thunderbolt now available to buy, $250 for the almighty power of 4G

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Another saga put to rest. The question of just when Verizon will release its first 4G LTE handset was answered yesterday with the word “tomorrow,” which makes today that day! Verizon Wireless is now taking online orders for HTC’s 4.3-inch Thunderbolt, pricing the LTE lubber at $250 on a two-year contract. It comes with Android 2.2 as the OS underlying the HTC Sense 2.0 UI, an 8 megapixel camera with HD video recording, 768MB of RAM, and a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 chip that will have to do its best to keep up with those crazy 4G download speeds. If Verizon’s own pricing feels a bit rich to you, shop around — we’ve found the Thunderbolt as low as $180 at Amazon, although the online retailer has it on back order for the moment.

[Thanks, Justin]

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HTC Thunderbolt now available to buy, $250 for the almighty power of 4G originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 17 Mar 2011 04:04:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Unannounced Sony Ericsson Vivaz 2 gets exhaustive preview

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Mobile-review.com managed to get its mitts on yet another unannounced smartphone and as has become customary, the site has issued a massive and thorough preview. What’s more — since the device in question isn’t of Finnish origin, we don’t have to worry about an overly harsh review this time around. Mobile-review.com writer Martin Elm did the honors on Thursday, and the device in question is Sony Ericsson’s upcoming Vivaz sequel, appropriately named Vivaz 2. While the hardware most definitely doesn’t look like anything special — in fact, it looks very plasticky and thick — Elm had very nice things to say about this upcoming Gingerbread phone, calling it a “truly cutting edge” device. Spec highlights include a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, an Adreno 205 GPU, dual cameras, HD video capture (720p), an HDMI-out port, an 854 x 480-pixel Reality Display, 512MB of RAM, a hefty 1500 mAh battery and, of course, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. The Sony Ericsson Vivaz 2 is expected to be announced next month at Mobile World Congress. Hit the break for more images and then be sure to hit the read link for the full preview.

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Google pushes Android Gingerbread 2.3 to Nexus One handsets?

Monday, December 6th, 2010


If you’re feeling a little down now that the official successor to the Google Nexus One, the Nexus S, has been announced, don’t feel too bad — reports around the internet indicate that Google has just started pushing the Android OS 2.3 update out, and it’s ready for you to hit that upgrade button. Gingerbread brings along Wi-Fi calling at the OS level, faster keyboard support, even better power manager, download manager, UI refinements and updates, along with support for some pretty sexy hardware that the current Nexus One unfortunately doesn’t contain.

UPDATE: False alarm on the Android 2.3 update for the Nexus One. According to Reto Meier, developer advocate at Google, the update is due in the next “few weeks.” If you’re really anxious you can check out the Android 2.3 user guide.

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Apple to charge for iOS 4 upgrade for iPad?

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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This particular piece of intel rates high on the rumor-Richter scale, so do take this one with a hefty dose of salt. Stuff.tv is reporting that a source “working on a future iPad app” has informed the online publication that Apple plans to charge users for the privilege of upgrading from iPhone OS 3.2 to iOS 4 on their iPads. Why someone working on a future iPad application would have this type of information is beyond us, but Apple charging for mobile OS upgrades certainly isn’t out of the question (see: iPod Touch). The closest we’ve gotten to a timeline for iOS 4 on the iPad is “fall.” It looks like we’ll just have to wait until then to find out.

[Via Engadget]

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More on the Motorola RAZR3

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

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We have to admit we were pretty blown away by the response for our exclusive pics of the Motorola RAZR3. So with this in mind (and the fact that it’s Sunday) we thought we’d have a little fun today and share a gallery’s worth of pictures and information about how this particular phone, which also happens to star in a YouTube video, came to be. All of this — and more — is available right after the jump.

First and foremost, let’s take a moment to talk about the phone itself. For something that wasn’t a smartphone, it would have had enough features and functionality to make Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Average happy had it not been killed off. Here are the key specs of the prototype:

  • 850/1900MHz UMTS/HSDPA
  • Quad-band EDGE
  • 420MHz ARM11 processor
  • 109mb RAM / 19mb ROM
  • GPS
  • Wi-Fi
  • Symbian UIQ OS
  • 2.2″ QVGA internal display
  • 2″ QVGA external display (touchscreen)
  • 5 megapixel camera with LED flash
  • Ad hoc internet sharing
  • Mesh WAN support
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP
  • microSD support up to 16GB
  • Opera Mini browser
  • MicroUSB

Now that the specs are out of the way, here’s the story behind how this particular engineering prototype surfaced this week. Travis, the gentleman who now owns it, recently spotted an eBay listing for a unnamed mobile phone that was literally in pieces. Immediately recognizing it as the same phone a Motorola rep once showed when he used to work at Rogers, Travis immediately bought the phone so he could assemble it and bring it back to life.

Pretty crazy to think this thing was scheduled to debut at the same time as the DROID, right? Anyway…

Click here to check out our Motorola RAZR3 gallery!

Thanks, Travis!

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iPhone OS 4.0 beta 2 up for grabs

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

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Alright, iPhone developers. Kick everyone out of the room, lock your door and grab a chilled can of Red Bull because Apple has just released iPhone OS 4.0 beta and the accompanying SDK. We haven’t had a chance to play around with it yet so we’re not sure what surprises await us, but we’ll be back if we find anything of interest.

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Apple iPad OS 3.2 GM available

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Apple just updated the Developer Center with the iPad’s GM build of 7B367 (the shipping OS) as well as the new corresponding SDK. We can taste Saturday already… Have fun.

UPDATE: The file is live on Apple’s servers but hasn’t been updated in the Developer Center just yet. It’s 456.8MB.

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BlackBerry OS 6.0 shots surface? Probably not

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Take this as you will, but we’ve been told the images floating around of “BlackBerry OS 6.0″ are nothing more than concept mockups that were originally made for RIM’s MWC presentation.

You might remember a similar looking one… Additionally, we’re told that the group working on OS 6.0 is so secretive that many RIM employees have never even seen the new OS so far. Lastly, we have heard that RIM is skipping right past OS 5.2 and will release OS 6.0 instead. Whenever that may be.

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