19th December 2009 Archive
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Forces Bing on browser box
Verizon has unilaterally updated user Storm 2 BlackBerries and other smartphones so that their browser search boxes can only be used with Microsoft Bing. The move is part of the five-year search and advertising deal Verizon signed with Microsoft in January for a rumored $500m. Verizon pushed the search change over its network …
Mobile 19 Dec 00:18
Updated Psystar no more?
It's official: the Florida-based Hackingtosher that Apple's legal team has been hacking at for over a year has finally thrown in the towel. "We respect the robe," Psystar lawyer Eugene Action told Dow Jones Newswires, referring presumably to US District Court Judge William Alsup, who issued a ruling earlier this week that …
Hardware 19 Dec 00:24
Microsoft will delay the release of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 in order to have more time to address performance issues. The software giant said Friday it plans an additional test version — a release candidate — to launch in February while the tool set's engineering team focuses on improving performance. "As you …
Developer 19 Dec 00:31
Review Lost in translation?
It was Amazon's Kindle that really turned the idea of an e-book reader into a true mass-market proposition. Well, in the States, at least, because the first Kindle was only ever available to US-based buyers. Now, however, you can get an "international version" of the Kindle 2 in Blighty. More accurately, you can buy it from …
Reg Hardware 19 Dec 09:02
Far east fanbois
The iPhone continues to gain market share worldwide. No news there. What's interesting is the country where it achieved its highest rate of growth during 2009: Japan. This news comes from the latest smartphone ad-tracking report from AdMob, the mobile ad-delivery service that recently walked down the aisle with Google after a …
Mobile 19 Dec 18:03