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  • News: Samsung to debut bada phone OS in April 2010 | Teic.ie
    To that extent Samsung will be late on the scene and may struggle to gain traction as a result The prospect of re working applications for yet another platform may prove unappealing to developers too unless there is a significant incentive to do so By launching a dedicated smartphone OS Samsung is attempting to become more of a challenge to Apple s iPhone amongst others Bada will also compete with Google s Android a system Samsung itself uses on some handsets Samsung is a founder member of the Open Handset Alliance which created Android and is likely to continue to use the platform alongside bada Related Posts Video Samsung N130 Preview No Comments Nov 9 2009 Gran Turismo 5 finally hits the shelves No Comments Nov 24 2010 Apple s tablet expected today No Comments Jan 27 2010 First Windows Phone 7 games revealed No Comments Aug 17 2010 Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Address Website Comment Popular Posts Recent Posts Opinion Will Google s Chrome OS be dead on arrival 26 11 2009 6 Comments IRMA loses in bid to force three strikes on UPC 11

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  • Irish Apple Store offering sim-free iPhone | Teic.ie
    though their versions are 16GB rather than 8GB The iPhone 4 is also now listed on the Irish Apple Store though there is currently no pre order option or price details for the device which will hit Ireland in late July Strangely the iPad which is due to arrive in this country around the same time is still missing from the site Related Posts HTC Legend Desire get colour refresh No Comments Oct 4 2010 Feature Fast and Flexible Microsoft and Trinity College No Comments Nov 10 2009 Pricing plans of first Vodafone 360 phone announced No Comments Nov 2 2009 iPhone 4 getting a firmware upgrade now No Comments Jul 15 2010 Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Address Website Comment Popular Posts Recent Posts Opinion Will Google s Chrome OS be dead on arrival 26 11 2009 6 Comments IRMA loses in bid to force three strikes on UPC 11 10 2010 2 Comments Smart barcodes coming to Ireland from next week 09 04 2010 4 Comments Palm Pre review 30 10 2009 3 Comments Opinion Aesthetics matter especially in computing 27 02 2010 4 Comments

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  • Opinion: Nokia needs apps not maps | Teic.ie
    will not take long for Nokia to lose the unique aspect of its new found unique selling point Once that happens the company will be back to chasing the pack again unless it can get into the real game quickly The real game in the mobile world is the app market and so far things have not gone well for Nokia It must be said that things have not gone too well for any company bar Apple but given Nokia s previously untouchable position when it came to mobiles their problem is all the more apparent The new reality is that the phone the user buys is no longer the most important factor it is its ability to morph to suit the customer s tastes that s crucial So far Nokia s Ovi Store has failed to show it can offer this while Apple s iTunes App Store has become a synonymous with such freedom of choice somewhat ironically To its credit Nokia does realise this is a problem and is pushing hard in Ireland and across the world to make up for its sluggish start Recently the company met with developers in Dublin to try to create a relationship that would in turn create interesting apps and its staff here talk as if this is just the beginning of a long term strategy The problems they face are unenviable however The company has a huge and growing array of phones that use the Ovi Store making compatibility a big issue This leads to further problems if the company wants to promote an app in the way Apple does with its many iPhone TV spots However if the company has any hope of overcoming Apple s commanding lead ArsTechnica reckons the Mac maker held 99 4 of all app sales

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  • Apple unveil their latest iPhone | Teic.ie
    LED flash A front facing camera and Face Time software for video calls only possible via WiFi for now though HD video recording The latest iPhone software iOS 4 as it is now known will also allow for multitasking of applications along with other changes like folder creation The device is slated for a 24th June launch in the US UK and Germany while Apple have promised it in Ireland by the end of July At present none of the Irish iPhone carriers can be any more specific than that To see Steve Jobs keynote speech where the iPhone 4 is revealed or to watch some of the promo videos go to Apple com Related Posts Google seeks to prioritise mail No Comments Aug 31 2010 3DS will be a new platform says Nintendo exec No Comments Apr 14 2010 Opinion Microsoft need not fear Apple s market cap No Comments Jun 9 2010 Shrunken Apple TV to cost 119 in Ireland No Comments Sep 1 2010 Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Address Website Comment Popular Posts Recent Posts Opinion Will Google s Chrome OS be dead

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  • Opinion: Kin’s demise a warning for Nokia | Teic.ie
    attempts to create a totally new system According to the website MeeGo is more than just a mobile phone OS it is also supposed to be for netbooks in car entertainment systems and other portable devices Much like Apple has done with iOS and Google is doing with Android this will be a cross device system So far it looks like it could be a good one too Yesterday just as Microsoft were quietly smothering Kin with a pillow MeeGo released a preview of its handset iteration It is likely to appear on a commercially released phone before the year is out On first impressions it seems to take a lot of what is available on Android and put its own spin on things combining the Nokia Ovi Store for good measure In other words it is an operating system designed for smartphones and touchscreens unlike Symbian Of course once it goes commercial Nokia are going to have a very hard time explaining why MeeGo is great without bashing Symbian and vice versa The idea that each OS is suited to different uses is instantly dismiss able too due to MeeGo s flexibility and the similiarities of the two from their open source nature to the execution of their functionality albeit somewhat differing What Nokia will soon realise just as Microsoft has is that there is no logic in the dual OS approach one will always find more favour with users and prove to be the one worth backing The longer Nokia sits back and hopes both might succeed against the odds the more money it wastes and handsets it cripples with under achieving software If it has any sense Nokia will begin to sunset its support for Symbian very rapidly after MeeGo becomes a viable piece of phone software Bar in the business market Symbian should cease to exist on new devices almost immediately with even that market segment being transferred across fairly rapidly It may be hard to turn for Nokia to turn its back on the money already invested and there is sure to be a fear that such a change will alienate users But when no one else not even the software s biggest fans can support what you are already doing any more it is clearly time for a dramatic change If Nokia is not bold enough to kill Symbian Symbian will very likely kill Nokia Related Posts Review Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 2 Comments Jul 7 2010 Waterproof CyberShot launched by Sony No Comments Feb 19 2010 Apple s wearable needs to No Comments Sep 5 2014 Video Review Palm Pre 2 Comments Nov 6 2009 3 Comments Branedy 01 07 2010 First Nokia was already supporting multiple OS s in the form of S40 and Symbian and on the side Maemo on the 770 800 810 900 Both S40 java and Symbian are well established and are not in need of much support Maemo Meego will be the future and the Bloggers that

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  • Feature: Demise of the desktop | Teic.ie
    chair in order to be functional is less appealing and more obtrusive than a simple laptop When people buy something now they go for a laptop so they can sit on the couch and use it said Holmes This is especially true for those living in an apartment as space is an issue and desktop requires a lot of that All of this has combined to create a market hugely skewed in favour of laptops HP the biggest computer manufacturer in the world currently sees 79 per cent of its sales going on notebooks in the EMEA Europe Middle East and Asia region Ireland trumps that average with 86 per cent of HP machines sold here being portables Things are more balanced on the commercial side however where HP records a near 50 50 split in EMEA Interestingly Ireland is lagging behind here with a 58 42 per cent split in favour of desktops We re slower to move on the commercial side and faster on the consumer side says Stephen McDonald head of corporate enterprise and public sectors at HP Commercial would be more conservative for a number of reasons and no organisations within the public sector have moved whole scale to mobile computing yet which has a huge effect in the island of Ireland However while desktops lack mobility they do retain one crucial selling point over notebooks their ability to be easily tweaked and upgraded This has kept desktops as the tool of choice for so called power users be they hardcore gamers or professional designers Power users is where the desktop still thrives and this is where the laptop still has not caught up McKenna says Notebooks are not as customisable with a desktop you can change your graphics card or upgrade the processor and so on With a laptop you can change your memory and hard drive but that is about it Not only are they less customisable gaming laptops also suffer still from the large price differential against desktops that has been all but eliminated at the lower end The other deficiency in this market is that the main benefit of the laptop over a desktop its mobility is also wiped out You can buy gaming laptops from Dell and so on but they re bulky and they re heavy to carry around said Mr McKenna So what is the desktop s fate McDonald feels it does have a future although as a far more niche machine than it was before The likes of engineers designers broadcasters and so on they will all stick with desktops for what they do he said In the consumer space I cannot see the tower machines surviving though What is happening now is a move towards the all in one devices that effectively look like a monitor with a keyboard and mouse attached These types of machines perhaps the most notable example of which is the Apple iMac fit into the idea of an aesthetically pleasing and space

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  • Opinion: Microsoft need not fear Apple’s market cap | Teic.ie
    the company refuses to support key technologies such as virtualisation presumably for fear of cannibalising Macintosh hardware sales Apple s consumer electronics business centred on the iPod iPhone and now iPad is impressive and impressively profitable but it is also relatively limited Apple is still a new player in the market and has little interest in engaging with what it sees as outdated products such as digital radios DVD and Blu Ray players In short the iPod and its siblings are surely the greatest consumer electronics success of the last decade but that doesn t mean Apple is suddenly Sony Where there is a direct and historical overlap such as between sales of Macintosh computers versus sales of Windows powered machines Apple has long enjoyed huge profits and even huger margins despite playing second fiddle to Microsoft precisely the position Microsoft now finds itself in when it comes to new products Unlike the relatively narrow offerings of Apple Microsoft possibly the most boring corporation on the face of the earth has its bloated fingers in every technology pie you can imagine Even if in the areas where it has attempted to compete with Apple directly of late such as consumer electronics Microsoft s efforts have been in vain unlike Apple it is involved in just about every sector there is including the invisible but massively profitable area of embedded devices computers found in cars washing machines and just about everything else These are not areas Apple has any interest in competing in and yet they remain profitable for Microsoft And herein lies the source of the error the whole exercise of comparing Apple and Microsoft is akin to comparing Apples to the shiny enraged and purple heads of so many Steve Ballmers So why is Wall Street pimping Apple and dissing Microsoft For the same reason it dismissed Apple in the late 1990s stock markets are a guide to nothing Economic illiteracy isn t only a characteristic of tech pundits it s also a blind spot for capitalists Let s have a quick look at some salient facts 90 per cent of investment expenditures are drawn from operating profits not stock 1 Despite their potential to produce huge amounts of cash stock markets are not even remotely close to being a major source of investment in actual business activity Between 1901 and 1996 net flotations of new stock paid for just four per cent of non financial corporations capital expenditure 2 Capital expenditure is expenditures that creates future benefits such as the purchase or upgrading of fixed assets a cost that must be paid somehow but it turns out is paid from operating profits not the issuing of new stock As a result of takeovers and buybacks in recent years more stock has been retired than issued resulting in the cold hard fact that net new stock offerings were minus eleven per cent of capital expenditure between 1980 and 1997 making the stock market a negative source of funds 3

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  • TeicTat: The Acer Liquid E Ferrari | Teic.ie
    who just so happens to be poor Akin to putting a Porshe logo on your clapped out 91 Nissan Micra this is simply the Acer Liquid E phone with a tacky red paint job and more than likely a bigger price tag For those wanting to push their sap o meters to 11 there is also the option of a branded Bluetooth headset the perfect accessory for the man who wants to give people some sort of visual entertainment on a constant basis The press release describes it as passionate sophisticated high performance exclusive and fully equipped It is none of these things Related Posts Xbox Kinect launches in Ireland No Comments Nov 10 2010 Blueprint for a digital publisher No Comments Oct 2 2012 O2 clients can leave without a penalty fee No Comments Jun 25 2010 Feature Cyberpsychology No Comments Jun 30 2010 Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Address Website Comment Popular Posts Recent Posts Opinion Will Google s Chrome OS be dead on arrival 26 11 2009 6 Comments IRMA loses in bid to force three strikes on UPC 11 10 2010 2 Comments

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