This year 1.86 billion mobile phones will be sold around the world, according to one survey. Play that out and in four years there will be more mobile devices than humans.Read More
Microsoft expects to ship as many copies of its Windows 7 operating system in the next 6 months as it shipped in its entire 18 month history.Read More
Toyota, one of the world’s top auto makers, issued an alert to 200 dealers that a software glitch in the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPod Nano 6G can affect the audio in many of their cars. Upon discovery of this technical issue, Toyota warns that Apple’s operating systems are incompatible with the car’s audio. When used, the iPod displays a “Loading” message, and the USB input for the device is completely unusable, leaving the consumer in unexpected silence.
This software glitch with iPhone and iPad devices, which occurred when the iOS4.1 iTunes software update was released last fall, has already impacted tens of thousands of Toyota’s best-selling models that include the Yaris, Corolla, Prius, and LandCruiser.Read More
First the U.S. Army, and now the Air Force are making smart phones their next priority. Right now, the U.S. Air Force is weighing the decision to move towards commercial, off-the-shelf smart phones (e.g., the iPhone or Google Android) for field operations. Their greatest concern is being able to obtain the highest level of encryption that can ensure secure classified processing on a smart phone.Read More