April 8, 2009

iPhone 3.0 Screenshots Reveal Video Recording and Voice Control

BGR has posted screenshots on iPhone 3.0 beta firmware showing previously unknown features. The first image shows video recording and viewing capabilities. The text in the image says “No Videos” and “You can take videos using the camera”. This feature is only available if you change the system preference files for camera in iPhone 3.0 and is not directly accessible. Read More

April 7, 2009

Microsoft Claims 96 Percent Netbooks Running on Windows

Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc said recent data from NPD shows that Windows share of the US netbook market has grown from less than 10 percent in first quarter of 2008 to 96 percent in February 2009. Brandon claims that this sudden growth in netbook market is driven by consumers’ desire for a netbook computing environment that mirrors their full size PC. Read More

Fusion-io Claims Extremely High Data Transfer Speed in Solid State Drives

Fusion-io says that it has achieved extremely high data transfer speeds in solid-state drives on HP servers. Fusion-io and HP built a system using five 320GB ioDrive Duos and six 160GB ioDrives in a single HP ProLiant DL785 G5 server, running with four quad-core Opteron processor. The System was able to achieve 1 million input/output operations per second (IOPS). Read More

April 6, 2009

Apple’s Browser and OS Market Share Continues to Increase in March

After seeing slight drop in February, Apple’s web browser and OS market share continued to increase in March 2009. According to latest statistics from Net Applications, Apple’s Mac OS X market share reached 9.77 percent, whereas iPhone OS reached 0.49 percent and iPod touch OS reached 0.11 percent. Windows market share continued to fall and it dropped from 88.41 percent in February to 88.14 percent in March. Read More

Next Gen iPhone to Feature 802.11n and FM Transmitter?

AppleInsider has revealed that iPhone 3.0 beta firmware contains information about wireless radio that next gen iPhone will use. The firmware shows that Apple will be using Broadcom BCM4329 wireless chipset in place of BCM4325 that brought WiFi and Bluetooth support in present generation iPhone. The new wireless chipset adds 802.11n support along with FM receiver and transmitter to previous generation chipset. Read More