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Stories by Barbara E. Hernandez

5 questions to ask your data center

While tech companies are trying to outdo each other in data center design and energy efficiency, small businesses still can find choosing a data center a tough proposition. Entrusting your company's data and valuable information to someone else needs additional research and a certain confidence level with customer service.

Written by Barbara E. Hernandez17 Nov. 10 11:10

Samsung Galaxy Tab doesn't need to beat iPad sales

Samsung said it will likely sell one million Galaxy Tabs by the end of the year, but what do theoretical sales really mean, especially when Apple has already sold seven million iPads this year? For Samsung, one million units would mean a tidy profit and the establishment of the company as a solid competitor in the tablet and wireless market.

Written by Barbara E. Hernandez09 Nov. 10 04:36

Five reasons you don't need an e-book reader

The news that color E Ink is coming and saving users from plain black-and-white electronic book readers has goosed interest in the gadgets. But with technology changing so quickly and tablet computers cropping up in businesses, with color or not, the e-reader is a superfluous purchase.

Written by Barbara E. Hernandez09 Nov. 10 12:00

MacBook Air bugs are a reminder of iPhone woes

Some users of the new MacBook Air have been reporting frustrations on the screen, such as random flashing, the appearance of horizontal or vertical lines, and in some cases, different colors filling the screen just before the computer crashes.

Written by Barbara E. Hernandez05 Nov. 10 11:34

Size matters for tablet PCs

ViewSonic's ViewPad 7, a tablet PC with a 7-inch display, is the latest in a line of machines that bridge the gap between a smartphone and a tablet.

Written by Barbara E. Hernandez03 Nov. 10 05:34

Acer and Asus take a stab at iPad killers

A flood of computer tablets is scheduled to hit the market in the next few months, but can any of them cut into iPad's market share?

Written by Barbara E. Hernandez30 Oct. 10 10:29

What Microsoft should do with Windows 8

Microsoft is at work on its new operating system, Windows 8, which will reportedly be released in 2012. Leaks continue to focus on the project, including that it will be a 128-bit version of Windows with facial recognition software.

Written by Barbara E. Hernandez28 Oct. 10 04:49

Windows Phone Marketplace hits 1000 apps

Windows Phone 7's commercials make it very clear that it's not about the phone's applications but about freeing a user from being obsessed with his or her smartphone. Now that the Windows Phone Marketplace has hit the milestone of 1000 applications, has Windows Phone changed its tune? Unfortunately for Microsoft, it hasn't, just as other smartphones are gaining traction.

Written by Barbara E. Hernandez27 Oct. 10 11:01

Verizon's tiered data plans will save money

Verizon will move to tiered data pricing Oct. 28, but the changes will probably not affect most subscribers. Currently, Verizon charges $29.99 a month for an unlimited data plan that's required for all its smartphones, and that price won't change at the end of the month.

Written by Barbara E. Hernandez21 Oct. 10 04:11

5 lessons to learn from Facebook's privacy blunders

Thousands of Facebook applications have been reportedly transmitting data on users and their friends to third parties, including advertising and Internet tracking companies -- breaking Facebook's privacy rules.

Written by Barbara E. Hernandez19 Oct. 10 11:59

New MacBook Air could bridge iPad-MacBook gap

Rumors are flying that Apple is soon to release the new MacBook Air, a 13.3-inch laptop, in hopes that it will capitalize on iPad business sales and boost interest in a Mac laptop at Apple's "Back to the Mac" event Wednesday.

Written by Barbara E. Hernandez19 Oct. 10 05:45

The myth of the smartphone wars

Although the iPhone has a lot of admirers, it's possible to critique a smartphone without making it seems as if we are destined to default automatically to the iPhone and only one other rival platform. There should be enough room for more than two platforms coexisting without expecting one's imminent demise.

Written by Barbara E. Hernandez16 Oct. 10 12:42

No 'Sexting' on Apple iPhone is good for business

Apple's new anti-"sexting" patent was approved this week and despite the uproar, it may make perfect sense for businesses scared of sexual harassment lawsuits or just wanting to keep a closer eye on employee shenanigans.

Written by Barbara E. Hernandez15 Oct. 10 09:04

iOS rises for business, Android expands among consumers

Apple's iPhone 4 and iPad made up about half of new activations of mobile devices among businesses during the last three months, while Android smartphones again gained more marketshare, according to two new studies.

Written by Barbara E. Hernandez08 Oct. 10 06:17

The iPad is a runaway hit, but will it last?

iPads are the fastest-selling electronic devices ever, beating out stiff competition such as DVD players and iPods to move 4.5 million units every three months, according to a study by Bernstein Research.

Written by Barbara E. Hernandez06 Oct. 10 09:17

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