Tag Archives: OS

Google Planning “Printer” Cloud Update; Users Rejoice

By wedging itself between your OS applications that run in the cloud, and your hardware, Google aims to solve one if it’s worst problems plaguing their newest creation. Essentially, it works by receiving messages from your cloud computer, running them through their servers, and passing them along to either a “cloud-aware” printer, or your home network and other “legacy” hardware. Code and dev help is available now from Google.

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Apple Announces Sneak Peek of iPhone 4.0, Set April 8th

After only a week of launching the iPad, it seems Apple won’t be slowing down any time soon. They’ve just recently announced iPhone OS 4.0, and media outlets will be able to get a sneak peek on April 8th.

It comes as a big shocker to many that Apple is being so quick to release (or at least publicize) another huge product. It is expected that an “Expose-like” multi-tasking interface will show itself, along with a merged inbox concept, improved Phone app, and some sort of gesture improvement. Of course though, there may be one more thing that leaves us stunned.

Google Announces (Free) Chrome OS

Google thinks it can take over the netbook OS market, and plans to do so by 2010 with its new OS, centered around Chrome and use of the internet.

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Speed, simplicity and security are the key aspects of Google Chrome OS. We’re designing the OS to be fast and lightweight, to start up and get you onto the web in a few seconds. The user interface is minimal to stay out of your way, and most of the user experience takes place on the web. And as we did for the Google Chrome browser, we are going back to the basics and completely redesigning the underlying security architecture of the OS so that users don’t have to deal with viruses, malware and security updates. It should just work.

The software architecture is simple — Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel. For application developers, the web is the platform. All web-based applications will automatically work and new applications can be written using your favorite web technologies. And of course, these apps will run not only on Google Chrome OS, but on any standards-based browser on Windows, Mac and Linux thereby giving developers the largest user base of any platform.

Be sure to check out Jeff Bertolucci’s “5 Ways Microsoft Will Bring the Hurt to Chrome OS.” article over at PC World.

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Palm Pre Quick News

While the Palm Pre gets ever so closer, we can only watch those sparse YouTube videos of demos, look at screenshots, and sneak across the internet looking for any clue we can find. For those of you who care about the Pre, that including myself even as a pledged iPhone/Mac user, a few news stories leaked information today about the all new webOS god phone.

palm-pre-to-do-memo-web-rm-eng.jpgAs you can see here, lists, post-it-notes, and the web browser for the webOS are shown here. You can find more links with more images and details at the end of this post.

The to-do list and post-it-note features look promising, and will surely hit with a bang if the interface is snappy. If you also notice, at the top left hand corner there appears to be a drop down menu for each application. This would show a small connection to the old PalmOS, and there is no word on if that menu would control app switching, or settings for that app to de-clutter the phone’s OS. It is most likely that the menu is NOT for application switching, due to the introduced “cards” and “banned” feature introduced at the first press event.

The web browser also looks promising, showing off multiple content-heavy pages. Hopefully, the network (Sprint) preforms properly and is speedy.

Meanwhile, Sprint has published a list of apps that they think will be out by the launch date. The picture leaked, and features a “SlingMedia” titled app, which is most likely a SlingPlayer application just like the one recently released for the iPhone.

Palm OS Web Browser, “Memo’s“,