The company VMware, a leader in the virtual machine segment, has introduced new technologies allowing employees to use personal mobile devices for work. At the same time, the applications on these phones that are related to work will be controlled by means of a number of novel security settings. One example of one such state of the art device is Horizon Mobile, which the company introduced last week. This device can operate a virtual machine of a work Smartphone that is inside your personal phone. Other devices, thanks to which you can benefit from a work phone inside your personal one, include applications that can deliver a virtual desktop image to your desktop computer at work and applications that can deliver other work-related graphics and designs to your Smartphone or tablet. [Read more…]
Alright, to clear out confusion regarding the recent change in the delivery date of iPad pre-orders on the Apple Store, Apple made an official announcement stating that the iPad Wi-Fi +3G will ship on April 30 to those who pre-ordered earlier than this week. Likewise, it will also be available on Apple retail store at around 5:00 PM, on the same day that Apple starts shipping these iPads.
The confusion started yesterday, when Apple puts a May 7 shipping date for the iPad Wi-Fi+3G on the online Apple Store. Many thought that Apple moved the shipment date of the said iPad model to the said date. Â Many got worried and irritated perhaps because those who pre-ordered the said iPad earlier thought that their magical device will not be ship during the last week of April.
It turns out that the May 7 shipping date apply only to those who just placed their order this week, starting yesterday. Among those people is yours truly.
Aside from this, nothing much has changed from the previous pre-conditions relating to the release of the iPad Wi-Fi+3G model. Price-wise, it’s still $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB and $829 for 64GB. In line with the release of the 3G iPad, AT&T also announced that it will be offering a “breakthrough” 3G pre-paid data plans for iPad users.
Now, before you jump for joy since April 30 is just a few days away and start ordering your iPad in the hopes of getting it on April 30, well you’re in bad luck as the April 30 shipment does not apply to you. If you order the said iPad now from the Apple Store, the May 7 shipment day applies.
And if you’re not from the U.S., it might interest you to know that Apple will start accepting pre-orders for the iPad on May 10 in Australia,Â Â Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Â International pricing is yet to be announced.
Google has just updated its Google Maps for BlackBerry app to version for. It’s a pretty big update if I may say so with some great features such as Google Buzz on Maps, voice search, location starring and more. Â It’s a pretty cool update, especially Google Buzz which I’ve been wanting to check out on my Nexus One phone but still couldn’t make it run.
Let’s go over to these new features of Google Maps 4.0 for BlackBerry. First off we have search by voice. Â The new feature lets you do your search by simply speaking out your search term. Just press the green “call” button, speak out and wait for your search results. As easy as that. The app lets you search for name of establishments, addresses or generic search terms. Search by voice support English and Mandarin Chinese.
Next Google Buzz for Mobile – a feature that I’ve been wanting to try in my other smartphones but failed to execute. Google Buzz for mobile on BlackBerry Maps 4.0 app lets you add the Google Buzz layer to see what’s going on around you as well as post to your Google Buzz account. You can share pictures, news and more. You can enable this feature by selecting Layers > Buzz and you’re good to go with your Google Buzz activities.
Another nice feature of Â Google Maps for mobile 4.0 for BlackBerry device is personalized search suggestions. What the app does is to utilize your search history to suggest search terms for your new search. You need to enable web history on your Google account to use this feature on Maps for Mobile.
Once you’re signed in to your Google Account, the app will synchronize starred items between your maps.google.com on your computer and on your BlackBerry so much so that you’ll have the same starred locations on both interfaces.
Other new features of Google Maps 4.0 for BlackBerry include – Google Labs’ experimental features and viewing nearby businesses by choosing a point from the map.
To get Google Maps 4.0 for Mobile on your BlackBerry devices, simply point your phone’s browser to m.google.com/maps.
Suddenly, Amazon announced the availability of Kindle for Mac app. As if sending a signal to all Mac users planning to buy the iPad for e-book reading purpose that they can do the same thing with their current machine. Â That they don’t need to spend some precious $525 dollar just to have an e-book reader. Â They can do so with their existing machine and with the help of Amazon’s Kindle for Mac.
Now that I have let that issue out, let’s get into the details of the Kindle for Mac. Features? Pretty much what the application can do with its other iteration – Kindle for PC, Kindle for iPhone, and Kindle for BlackBerry.
Some of these features will let you:
- Purchase, download, and read hundreds of thousands of books available in the Kindle Store
- Access their library of previously purchased Kindle books stored on Amazon’s servers for free
- Choose from 10 different font sizes and adjust words per line
- Add and automatically synchronize bookmarks and last page read
- View notes and highlights marked on Kindle, Kindle DX, and Kindle for iPhone
- Read books in full color including children’s books, cookbooks, travel books and textbooks
Amazon also promise to roll out some more features soon. These include – full text search and the ability to create and edit notes and highlights. Kindle for Mac is available as a free download requiring around 20MB of your Mac’s storage. It works for all Intel Mac models. Â Ready to take this app for a spin? Â Here’s the download link -Â www.amazon.com/kindleformac.
Have you often looked up to the sky at night and keeps on wondering what could be out there in the vast universe? Have you ever wished that you can check the sparkling stars and name each and everyone of them without using a high-powered telescope in some laboratory? Well, now you can, right smack on your computer screen. Thanks for Bing Maps and the World Wide Telescope (WWT) Â application.
The WWT application lets you explore the constellations and other known space objects similar to how you navigate through a regular Bing Map. It utilizes Microsoft Silverlight client right in Bing Maps and provides real time information about how the space is moving over the Earth. If you’ve been using Bing Maps before you’d pretty much have an idea how to go through the WWT application and navigate your way through the virtua stars and constellation unfolding right in front of you.
Now, here’s the coolest part. When you’ve selected a particular spot, you can click on it and the WWT application will shift to Bing Maps Street View. Giving you the sweet spot on earth where you should have been if you were actually looking at the sky using a real telescope. Sweet, right? This feature was demonstrated at the last TED event actually.
Want to go stargazing tonight? Check out the Bing Maps World Wide Telescope app. Make sure that you have Microsoft Silverlight installed on your computer to make the app work.