Posts Tagged ‘mobile device’

Surface Pro – Price and Battery Life Disappoint

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Speaking as an old guy, who grew up in the desktop era, the phrase “bulky laptop” always cracks me up.

I had high hopes for the Surface Pro ever since Microsoft announced that it would release the device a few months after the Windows 8 operating system. It was the device that I was looking for, running a full version of the operating system allowing me to run my legacy x86 programs on the device. The Full HD resolution, enough RAM, the form factor and the design with its integrated kickstand and attachable keyboard had me hooked.


Test Firefox OS on the Desktop

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Apparently, Mozilla has decided to get into the operating system business … so far, they’ve just got a prototype OS for mobile devices; I wonder if they’ll decide to tackle a desktop/laptop OS next?

Mozilla in recent time has started to expand the Firefox brand from being desktop computer centric to something that is available for other device types as well. Engineers started to work on Firefox for mobile devices such as smartphones for instance, and also on Firefox OS, formerly known as Boot to Gecko or B2G. The latter is an open source operating system designed for mobile devices such as smartphones or tablet computers.


Opera Mobile 12 and Mini Next Relased

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Mobile device users should probably find this one interesting …

Norwegian based Opera Software has just released Opera Mobile 12 and Opera Mini Next. Unlike on the desktop, where the Opera browser does not get much traction, it is Opera who is the leading browser on mobile devices.


Android attacks uncovered

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

If you’ve got an Android or another similar mobile device, here’s something to look out for …

Malware posing as movie player sends premium-rate text messages – but permission alert should protect careful users

Two new attacks on Android mobile phones and other devices have been uncovered by security firms.