HP has just named their new CEO. No, it’s not Todd Bradley — a popular guess out of the current ranks (and clearly he was thinking about it as well). Instead, HP’s Board went outside and picked Léo Apotheker, the former CEO of SAP.
In February, Apotheker abruptly left SAP after only seven months in the CEO position – well, the sole-CEO position. He had been co-CEO with Henning Kagermann for almost a couple of years before that. But he had been with SAP for over 20 years.
It was almost a year ago that a senior Samsung VP was quoted expressing plans to drop Symbian. Samsung quickly backtracked on those comments with a vague commitment to its multi-OS strategy. Well, the other shoe just dropped via an email sent to registered Symbian developers advising that Samsung would close its Symbian forum and remove all Symbian content by year’s end. Not that we can blame them — while Symbian is just starting to show signs of recovery the OS has been floundering over the last few years. And Samsung, Nokia’s biggest threat in its bid to democratize smartphone sales, is already plenty busy with Bada, Windows Phone 7, and Android. So while Samsung might still be a member of Symbian Foundation, it, like Sony Ericsson, is doing so in name only.
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Medical records app Nimble bets on iPad ClearPractice’s new tablet app, called Nimble, will help medical professionals manage workflow and electronic medical records–but for now it’s only being developed for the iPad. Originally posted at News – Health Tech Read more on CNET
Blackberry Tablet : Apple iPad vs. Blackberry Playbook – Technical Specs Comparison TP Versus Series : Heeding public request yet again. TechPinas’ Apple iPad vs. Blackberry Playbook Definitive Comparison Table Detail/Feature Apple iPad Blackberry Playbook Photo Screen Size 9.7 inches, 4:3 1024 x 768 resolution 133 pixel density 7 inches, 16:10 widescreen ratio 1024 x 600 resolution (WSVGA) 170 pixel density Dimensions and Weight 242.8 x 189.7 x 13.4mm, weighs 680g 193 x 130 x … Read more on Tech Pinas
Medical records app Nimble bets on iPad ClearPractice’s new tablet app, called Nimble, will help medical professionals manage workflow and electronic medical records–but for now it’s only being developed for the iPad. Read more on CNETRelated Posts:
…Wifi. I had someone on a Driod X, EVO and iPhone 3G send me MMS. I have it set to automatically download MMS but it did not. So i clicked on download and it failed repeatedly. I thought it was because i was using the built in messaging app and they were using Handcent. When my iPhone friend sent me a photo and I couldn't get it I knew it had to be… gdgt – new in gadgetsRelated Posts:
Now Verizon’s intentions to roll out LTE service to NFL cities makes sense. The NFL, which has favored Sprint for cellular distribution of content, is apparently talking to Verizon in order to get its content into more hands. The league is apparently contemplating the decision to distribute games on tablets.
Brian Rolapp, the NFL’s senior vice president of media strategy said: “The NFL will be on a tablet. It’s a question of what shape or form. We are currently talking to Verizon about it.” VZW did not comment.
But what tablet is the NFL eying? That’s the question.
Instructables has an excellent how-to on building your own six cheese hexagonal fountain. Why would you want to do this? God only knows.
Compare Android phones with Google Phone Gallery Google has realized that the number of Android smartphones on the market is growing rapidly, and choosing one might be tough when presented with all the options. To solve this Google has rolled out Google Phone Gallery. The gallery acts as a showcase for Android phones. Each phone in the list has a link to a [...] Read more on Geek.com
Android apps collecting GPS data? You consented…right? It’s time for Google to step in and make sure that Android users are protected from malicious applications. Read more on ZDNet
Your Android Apps May Be Sweet-Talking Advertisers Behind Your Back A study conducted jointly by Penn State University, Duke University and Intel Labs has found that some Android apps surreptitiously send user information to remote servers at ad networks and analytics firms. Some of the apps send users’ geographic locations to remote ad networks; others send a unique hardware identifier and, in some cases, the phone number and SIM card serial number to … Read more on TechNewsWorld.comRelated Posts:
If you’re a numbers geek, you’re trying to be scientific about your next smartphone purchase, or you just like pretty colors, you might appreciate DisplayMate’s latest report rounding up examples of all (well, most) of the latest and greatest display technologies out there: IPS LCD, Super AMOLED, AMOLED, and TFT, represented by the iPhone 4 and Droid, the Galaxy S, the Nexus One, and the iPhone 3GS, respectively. Noticeably missing is SLCD, the technology HTC has been using to make up for lost ground on its AMOLED shortage from component supplier Samsung, but we’ve got a hunch DisplayMate’s hard at work at adding that into the mix.
Anyhow, considering the sheer number of variables the firm takes into consideration — everything from color depth, to brightness, to reflectance, to color gamut — there’s no clear-cut winner, but the Droid and iPhone 4 are obviously a cut above the rest with generally higher scores and better performance across the board. The Galaxy S’ Super AMOLED turns in a decent performance, too, but takes a little hit for its 16-bit color depth and blown-out colors. Of course, if you consider any of these — even the crappy TFT on the 3GS — to a phone from five years ago, it still looks like science fiction… so you really can’t go wrong, can you?
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Review: Weber’s on the Grill for iPhone and iPad Whether you use the iPhone or iPad version, Weber’s on the Grill is a really nice app for elevating your grilling game. It’s well designed, easy to use and chock full of great information and recipes. Read more on MacworldRelated Posts: