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Intel overtakes AMD in early 2007

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Intel overtakes AMD in early 2007 Intel regained 4.5 percentage points of market share against rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) during the first quarter, market researcher iSuppli said Thursday. Intel took 80.2 per cent of global microprocessor revenue during the three months ending 31 March, up from 75.7 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year, iSuppli said. AMD’s ...

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Apple end-to-end encryption far from bulletproof

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Apple end-to-end encryption far from bulletproof Apple says it has end-to-end encryption for iMessage and FaceTime communications, but users should not interpret that as providing an ironclad defense against government snooping. Apple made the disclosure late Sunday in releasing the number of user-information requests made by U.S. authorities, including intelligence agencies, from December through May. In releasing the figures, Apple ...

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Quark big-wig addresses London show

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Quark big-wig addresses London show Quark’s vice president of strategic development Mark Lemmons will give a keynote address at the Digital Solutions show in London. Lemmons will discuss the changing face of publishing and communication, and Quark’s strategic vision for media-independent publishing that was unveiled at the Seybold Seminars in Boston last month. Lemmons explained: “There was a time when ...

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Online gamers ‘rich and lonely’

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Online gamers ‘rich and lonely’ The average online gamer is a 23-year old student with a yearly income of $50,000, research shows. A report by Denmark-based analyst firm Game Research also revealed online gamers will typically use a six-month old computer and a 512kbps Internet connection. The study examined the online-gaming habits of US, UK, Canadian and Nordic gamers. It ...

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Episode Duscae gets a Massive Update | Final Fantasy XV

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Episode Duscae gets a Massive Update | Final Fantasy XV Square Enix’s latest masterpiece gets over-hauled. For those who preordered Final Fantasy Type-0, the accompanying demo Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae will be receiving a massive update today. This update includes several quality-of-life changes like an improved lock-on system and better frame rate stability, as well as player requested changes such ...

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Napster offers music rental beta

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Napster offers music rental beta Napster is previewing its forthcoming Napster To Go service. This service leverages new Windows Media 10 technologies to enable Napster subscribers to download music to portable devices, a technology called Janus. Music remains protected, and if a user’s subscription ends, the music won’t play any more. It’s tunes to rent. The final version of Napster ...

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Developers find a lot to love in Windows Phone 7 Mango

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Developers find a lot to love in Windows Phone 7 Mango A trio of Windows Phone software developers say Microsoft’s Mango release is ripe and juicy for programmers, and brings new ease and power to mobile enterprise applications. The Mango version of Microsoft’s radically redesigned smartphone OS includes more than 500 new features, and over 1,500 new APIs, creating a ...

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Smartphones dominate mobile device market: Gartner

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Smartphones dominate mobile device market: Gartner The mobile device market is dominated by smartphones, according a recent study by Gartner. And among the mobile device brands, Apple, Samsung and HTC reported strong first quarter results. As of the first quarter this year, total mobile devices sold to end-users reached 427.8 million units, representing a 19 per cent increase from the ...

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Be the Dinosaur You Were Born to Be in Saurian | Saurian: Hell Creek

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Be the Dinosaur You Were Born to Be in Saurian | Saurian: Hell Creek Saurian’s developers are currently asking for backing on Kickstarter, and their project only has 28 days left for donations. If you were anything like me as a child, you went through a dinosaur phase. My T-shirts had velociraptors on them, I loved The Land Before Time ...

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iPad Editing App Faceoff: Microsoft Word vs. CloudOn

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iPad Editing App Faceoff: Microsoft Word vs. CloudOn The iPad-based document-editing universe saw two major updated in recent days — updates that could compel you to switch to a new app for wording processing via your Apple tablet. On Oct. 30, CloudOn, which used to be my favorite app for getting the full (albeit virtualized) Microsoft Office suite on an iPad, ...

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