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Stories by Jeff Bertolucci

PC users happier with Windows 7, survey says

Nearly a year after its launch, Windows 7 has accomplished what Microsoft and its PC manufacturing partners had hoped it would: Make users forget about its much-maligned predecessor Vista.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci22 Sept. 10 08:18

Samsung tablet's cameras: Video chat is just the start

Not only is the Samsung Galaxy Tab one of the first Android tablets, it's among the first to feature two (front and rear) cameras. To most of us, a camera-equipped tablet means one thing: video chat. But the primary benefit of tablet cameras, particularly from a business standpoint, is that they'll bring augmented reality applications to the mainstream.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci18 Sept. 10 10:29

Internet Explorer 9's forecast for businesses: Murky

Microsoft's new Internet Explorer 9 beta is enjoying favorable reviews, but what impact will it have on the PC market? IE has dominated the desktop browser landscape for years -- its share topped 90 per cent not long ago -- but upstart competitors, most notably Google Chrome, continue to nibble away at IE's massive slice of the global browser pie.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci17 Sept. 10 08:04

Apple iPad looks like a holiday hit

Consumer tablets, particularly Apple's iPad, will be a favorite among gift-givers this holiday season. That's according to Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn, who announced today that the consumer electronics giant is expanding iPad sales to all of its U.S. stores starting Sept. 26.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci15 Sept. 10 23:10

Intel’s Sandy Bridge: PC Sales Supercharger?

Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge microprocessor design is generating a lot of buzz, primarily because it'll integrate the chipmaker's high-end graphics technology with its CPUs.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci15 Sept. 10 06:24

Android goes from underdog to top dog: Watch out Apple

Here's more evidence of Android's meteoritic rise to the top. According to market researcher Gartner, Google's fledgling open-source mobile operating system, barely a blip on the wireless radar a year ago, will grab the No. 2 spot in global market share by the end of 2010. Even more stunning is Gartner's prediction that Android will rival Symbian as the world's top mobile OS by 2014.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci11 Sept. 10 08:30

Android App brings Google Voice to home screen

Google today released an update to its Android app for Google Voice, a free phone management service that provides U.S.-based users with a single 10-digit number for all of their phone lines, including cellular, landline and VoIP.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci10 Sept. 10 08:00

Cybercrime is Rampant Around the World, Says Study

A new study by security vendor Symantec reports that Internet crime has grown into a widespread problem globally. It also provides intriguing insights into consumers' lax attitudes toward online piracy, plagiarism, and other illegally or unethical activities.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci09 Sept. 10 06:09

Crowded smartphone market could bring IT headaches

Business and consumer demand for smartphones is growing rapidly, but no single mobile operating system will rule the market in the way that Windows dominates personal computers.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci08 Sept. 10 08:56

Rumour: iPhone 4 with new antenna coming soon

Is Apple readying an updated iPhone 4 with a new antenna, one without the much-publicized signal attenuation problem of the current model?

Written by Jeff Bertolucci01 Sept. 10 08:06

Why Intel's Infineon buy is a smart move

Intel has been on a buying binge lately. Just two weeks ago the world's largest chip maker agreed to acquire security vendor McAfee for $7.68 billion, and today it announced plans to buy Infineon Technologies' Wireless Solutions (WLS) division for $1.4 billion.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci31 Aug. 10 08:18

The Lowdown on Garmin's Nuvi Recall

GPS manufacturer Garmin is recalling some 1.25 million Nuvi personal navigation devices after detecting potential overheating problems in some of the units, the company announced Wednesday.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci26 Aug. 10 08:12

Google voice chat not ready for business--or is it?

Google's new Gmail calling may be a great way for consumers to make free and low-cost voice calls, but the service isn't quite ready for business customers using Google Apps, the search giant's suite of cloud-based productivity programs.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci26 Aug. 10 08:26
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